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2nd Street’s IF+D is a tripped out furniture store that even guys will love.

2010 September 9

On a chilly Sunday after SXSW, Ari and I rolled out of bed and hit 2nd Street for brunch. Walking back to the car, we stumbled upon a super dope plastic throne just chillin on the street outside of IF+D. Always looking for new Facebook profile pics, we snapped these photos:

Further investigation inside the store led to the discovery of some of the most kick-a decorations and furniture. Seriously, for the first time in my life, I walked into a furniture store and didn’t have the urge to get the eff out as fast as possible (via IKEA). In fact, the more I looked around, the more I fell in love. With hands jutting out from the walls, golden pigs and pink gorillas, I kinda felt like I was in some sort of tripped-out designer’s head.

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They’ve also got some pretty bomb housewares. I want this street art-inspired dish set. And these Topochico glasses were made in-store from old Topochico bottles. LEGIT!

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One of the coolest things in the store is the life-sized wooden human decoy. Made from Catalpa Wood (the same wood used for duck decoys), this dude was made by  Jamie Botlant. She used a chainsaw and a lot of sandpaper to make it.

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Not the artist, this is store owner Kristen Bolling. I think this photo of her making out with the decoy is very representative of her idea behind the store: playful and fun.

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Part of her vision was to showcase more items from Austin and Texas artists. In fact, 98% of the art and accessories are local. Here are some art pieces from Austin artists:

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And any place with a Johnny Cash deal gets mad props in my book.

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Stop by IF+D tonight from 6P-10P for “Death, DRUGS, and Hotdogs! Mark McGinnis’ new work: Alphabet Series!” I think the flyer speaks for itself:

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  • EXPERIENCE: “Death, DRUGS, and Hotdogs! Mark McGinnis’ new work: Alphabet Series!” (September 9th, 2010); IF+D (208 Colorado, 78701); 6P-10P; FREE Facebook Event


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  1. September 9, 2010

    Oh MAN. I covet the pig, and the butterfly art, all of it!

  2. September 10, 2010

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