*Be sure to read through this post as there is a 25% off coupon code for a great Cork bag just for StyleBlueprint readers!
Cork: it’s natural, environmentally friendly, durable and just plain cool. It’s everywhere now and promises to continue to grow in popularity as the green movement has become mainstream.
Ten years ago, when I was actively looking for cork floors in the midst of my remodel, no one I talked to knew how to handle the request and I was finally told that cork was simply too much trouble. This is absolutely not true but I didn’t know any better so I took their word for it. Nowadays, you see cork floors everywhere and I’m loving cork so much that I keep daydreaming of a corked “wallpapered” room.
Cork for the Home
Here is a photo from Thibaut featuring their cork wallpaper in gold:
And check out this Jelinek Cork Mosaic flooring. This makes me want to redo a kitchen or bath simply to use this product. Imagine how warm it would feel on your feet in a bathroom? Much better than my tile, albeit beautiful tile, that I have in my bath right now. Available through www.corkstore.com
No post on cork would be complete without a new take on how to use wine corks. I snapped this picture when I ate at Bottega, one of Frank Stitt’s restaurants in Birmingham this past March.
And, oh my gosh the cork shoes and bags If you have been having the same cork love affair that I have been, check out these finds:
To start with, check out this London Desert Dune bag by PYKNYK as StyleBlueprint has secured a 25% off coupon code good through May 15th! With a cork front, water resistant lining and canvas bottom & back, this bag has all sorts of pockets, so it can be a either diaper bag or simply a highly organized bucket bag. It comes in black, brown and red. They just added yellow although it’s not on the site yet. Normally just $75, for you it’s $56.25! Makes a great baby shower gift as well. Enter code 832f4e66 at www.pyknyk.com by Saturday the 15th to receive your discount on this bag. And yes, they do sell wholesale for all you store owners who are drooling over this bag at this price point.
This cork bag is simply gorgeous, By Jean Cristoff, for a pricier $315. See the entire collection at one of the finest cork stores on the web, www.corkstore.com.
And check out this cool clutch from Cork and Cotton. Available through 1000 markets (a kindred spirit to etsy), this designer is making some irresistible bags. Click here to see her flickr photo-stream.
And the SHOES. Goodness the cork shoes this season. I actually fell in love with some Donald Pliner (shocker, I know) cork shoes in Spring 2009. I didn’t buy them and I was kicking myself. Well, look what’s on my favorite shoes discount site, www.6pm.com right now?
By Johnston and Murphy, I just bought these shoes last week and I’ve already worn them three times. I love them:
Nine West has tons of great cork shoes from which to choose:
And, while I love cork, here is proof that there is someone who loves it far more than I do….