entrepo is my kind of home-ware store. It’s simple but sexy. I spotted it today for the first time (at Canal Walk, of all dreadful places) and boy did my eyeballs get some sweet, sweet lovin’.
I took the liberty of growing myself a pair of metaphorical balls and boldly soldiered about the store snapping pics of some drool-worthy stuff. So if you’re wondering what the name ‘entrepo’ means, this pic should help some.
Check out these clever Pendant Lamps. They are friggin amazing. If I wasn’t living in a rented flat, my ceiling would’ve looked like a colander by now – painstakingly drilled with countless little holes to stick these sexy lights into. Sigh. I’ll be patient and salivate over them until that sweet day when I become a home owner.
OK, so here’s another clever little item that caught my eye. Again, I like this product because it demonstrates how a simple concept and clever design can come together to create maximum impact. It certainly had me ‘ooh’ing and ‘aah’ ing.
Here’s a closer look.
These would be great for souffles or really decadent chocolate fondants. But with a price tag of over R400 for a set of four, I’m going to have to grow another pair of balls (at least) before I’d have the guts to fork out that kind of cash for ceramics. Never-the-less, it has been added to my wish-list.
I did, however, treat myself to a few glassware items. They had quite a range – some of the vases and bottles even had that industrial/apothecary-type feel going on – which of course, I could not and refused to resist.
The cherry on the top had to be the packaging. I’m really into simple packaging and entrepo’s is as clean-looking as they come. In the end – after aggressive salivating and meaningful scowls from the hubby – I left with some cool vases, a paper bag and smile of contentment.
The store has apparently only been around for about a month now – wanted to post a link to their site but they don’t seem to have one yet?
entrepo, I will see you soon. No doubt.