Bohemian Dream and Things We Love
Home editor Jessica Sinichak finds the local gems you’ll be obsessing over.
Anthropologie, the bohemian chic home, clothes and retail brand, has opened its first-ever home outlet store.
The location? Pittsburgh.
Housed in the 40,000-square-foot former Pat Catan’s store at the Mt. Nebo Pointe shopping center in Ohio Township, the outlet carries furniture, lighting, rugs and mirrors starting at 40 percent off the retail price.
It also houses discontinued pieces, photo shoot samples and retail store floor models. The outlet is open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Anthropologie Home Outlet
Mt. Nebo Pointe Shopping Center, Ohio Township
Things We Love
This is a mug made with some love. Local artisan Jenna Vanden Brink Ceramics creates each of her functional earthernware mugs on a potter’s wheel The pieces also are hand-painted and carved, meaning that when you drink your morning coffee (or tea, we don’t discriminate) out of this mug, you’re drinking out of a bonafide, one-of-a-kind piece.
Jenna Vanden Brink Ceramics
1104 N. Canal St., Sharpsburg
Bottle it Up
The new year calls for breaking out the vintage wine — or in this case, just the bottles. These miners’ bottles, available at Weisshouse in Shadyside, consist of rainbow-hued detonation wire decoratively woven around empty wine bottles. According to Weisshouse, it’s believed these one-of-a-kind pieces were created while the miners relaxed before their shifts, or possibly as they waited to return to the mines after precautionary evacuations.
324 South Highland Ave., Shadyside
Cold weather makes us want to get cozy, and here’s a way to do it in style. Inspired by vintage weaving from the early 19th century, the navy-and-white Winter + Summer cotton coverlet from Schoolhouse in East Liberty is crafted from yarn-dyed cotton. Thanks to its graphic color contrast — created by a traditional float weaving technique — the piece, besides keeping you warm, also looks good draped over your bed or sofa.
$149 to $199, depending on size
Schoolhouse, 5811 Broad St., East Liberty
Give your tabletop some zen with this flower-wrapped bowl by Michael Aram, available at Splurge in Fox Chapel. Part of the Anemone collection, the delicate flowers are said to be associated with purity and peace, as well as good luck — which makes it perfect to set out as we enter a new year.
Small vase: $150
Splurge, 1109 Freeport Rd., Fox Chapel