Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Check us out on Boulder Space

A special thank you to for their shout out to us in their blog. They did a super job critiquing our space and their support is much appreciated.

See their review of our modern home store and also be sure to check out the whole Boulderspace site as well.

Thank you!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Design is not just a privilege.

We are proud to bring Italiana Salotti, where ECO great design is not just a privilege. This line of exceptional eco-leather and fabric furnishings offers an original design, and a strong and unquestionable quality at a reasonable price. Ideal for everyone that doesn’t want an ordinary sofa.

The Italiana Salotti customers are mature and attentive to quality, able to recognize and appreciate an original design. They are not looking for a durable and attractive sofa just to show off, but for a well-designed and pleasant sofa to use intensely.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

It's Ugly Doll time

If you are not familiar with the Ugly Doll phenomenon, then you are really missing out. Ugly Dolls rock for all ages.

From the creative minds of two love struck artists David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim emerge the Uglydoll family! What started as a drawing of a playful orange character known as Wage has turned into a whole new world of fun! In 2001, when David's soon to
be wife and creative partner Sun-Min had to return to Korea, he sent her many "I miss you" letters with his little Wage ch
aracter drawn at the bottom.

Sun-Min sewed Wage into a push doll and sent him to David as a surprise gift. David asked Sun-Min to sew a couple more for the Giant Robot store in Los Angeles and they sold out in one day! A very excited Sun-Min sewed many more and those sold just as fast! Sun-Min and David then began to pull more characters from the Uglyverse, a universe where UGLY meant unique and special, to translate into plush Uglydolls. They both met again at their very first Uglydoll Toy Fair booth (a small 6x6 booth made of felt and wood) in New York, where they would go on to win Toy Of The Year 4 years later!

The colorful and creative look of each character will keep you captivated. Each doll tells it own unique story.

Collect them all.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Boulder County Home and Garden Home Fair

When: August 23rd
Where: Twenty Ninth Retail district
When: 10-5 pm


Being Green in the World of Interior Design
Presented by Jodi Feinhor-Dennis

Jodi Feinhor-Dennis of Invironments will take you thru the world of eco-friendly products for your interior remodel. We will look at projects that have used paperstone, kieri board, water-based cabinetry, bamboo flooring, just to name a few. Explore new materials for your upcoming home remodeling projects.

Monday, August 11, 2008

We're 2 August 26th

August 26th Celebrate our 2 year birthday at the showroom.

Take a look at the party images from opening day 2006.

Keep posted for our upcoming celelbration.

It's closing on summer and the air is getting cooler. I love this time of year. My mood or biorhythms really soar high.

For me it is time to update. Update my clothes, my home, my attitude.

We have some fun new things in the showroom.

We have moved our headquarters all to the invironments showroom. Which gives me better access to my clients and customers.

I have been focusing on greening it up with my design projects and have now finished a great "green" remodel.

Take a look at the Patton job on my website for the final shots.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

las vegas, baby

Lions and tigers and couches, oh my.
Las Vegas World Market, International furniture show. Feb 2008

In hoofing thru a small portion of the 4.2 million square miles of showrooms (in my fancy "You by crocs" boots), I found some great additions for my store and my design repertoire.

I attended a captivating lecture hosted by Kelli Ellis of HGTV and TLC about ways to create a more comfortable shopping environment for your customers. She spoke solidly about the new trend of "do it yourselfers" and the educated customer. She gave me great insight on how to better serve and support both my clients and customers. Kelli reminded me that shoppers come in well prepared and armed with information on the products they want to purchase. "It just make me need to be a better store owner", I thought to myself.

Kelli can currently be seen as the new Season 2 designer on Discovery Home Channel/TLC's Clean Sweep. Creating beautifully designed rooms in the reality TV format, "Two Rooms, Two Days, and $2000", Kelli makes it look so easy. Kelli can also be seen as the featured designer on HGTV's Takeover My Makeover fixing themed rooms gone wrong!

I spoke with Kelli and she had this to say about me and my company:

"I am so happy and proud to give Invironments Design two huge thumbs up! Jodi has done a fantastic job of combining eco-friendly products with classic, beautiful design. I look to Jodi for ideas and inspiration for the latest and greatest green goodies! " , Kelli Ellis, HGTV and TLC Designer

Go to Kelli's website ( to get more information on "TheKellikit".
A great tool to assist with your home design needs.
The ultimate solution for space planning, color balance, furniture
arranging and room layout that puts you in control.

Below are a few new lines I fell in love with:

Knu: Sustainable, contemporary green furniture
With 6 distinctive eco-friendly veneers available, you have the choices you need to create a modern contemporary home or office workspace.

Knú Desk $1849

Knú Entertainment Center $349.00

Knú Side Table #1 $579.00 - $675.00

Invironments also welcomes Soho Concept ( and Sunpan Imports ( Two affordable priced lines to our showroom and website sales.

We also visited the brand new EQ3 store. The new flagship EQ3 store in LV made me even more proud to carry such a great hip line. EQ3 President Peter Tielmann states that the EQ3 consumers ( are most often) interested in modern design, with price points that fall somewhere between the lower-priced IKEA and the higher Design Within Reach. We could not pass up Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat to see the new baby dolphin. We were surprised to see lions and tigers too. They were super close, with just a wire 40" high fence between us and the king of the jungle. Exhilarating.

Talk to you soon,

Jodi Feinhor-Dennis

Friday, January 18, 2008

two new furniture lines

There are two new sustainable, high quality furniture lines we just started carrying called InModern and Eco Tots. Both are a brand of the Simple Furniture Company, which produces environmentally friendly real wood modern furniture. The InModern line is made from 100% renewable FSC certified smart wood and is 100% formaldehyde free. There’s a wide range of products from coffee tables and desks to entertainment centers and chairs and they all assemble and disassemble easily. In fact, no tools are necessary. The style is very unique and I brought InModern into my store because of its green properties and palatable look.

Eco Tots is a children’s line that is also part of the same, fully green furniture company. Their line of products includes easels, baby tables and chairs. The kids’ furniture is very appealing and user friendly. Just the other day, a little girl planted herself on one of the Eco Tots red stools, at the tiny red table in our showroom, and quietly ate her snack while her parents shopped! Both InModern and Eco Tots have been featured in Parent Magazine and on the Today Show.

Here in my store we are always on the lookout for modern furniture and accessories that are interesting yet functional, and if they give back to the environment, that’s even better. Affordable furniture, for the most part, used to be made out of materials that contain toxic gasses and preservatives. Formaldehyde is a preservative that’s been linked to causing cancer and has been found in many wood laminates. Laminates used to be a fine idea, but now that designers have developed a way to use raw wood that doesn’t contain formaldehyde, that’s the way to go. So if you’re using formaldehyde free wood, you’re doing the right thing!

We love having brands like InModern and Eco Tots in our store and they’ve been well received by our clients, so we’re always searching for these kinds of products. The aesthetics aren’t the only thing appealing about the product for me though. The furniture is incredibly well priced and gets delivered really quickly, which means a lot to me as a small company carrying the brand. We’re always striving to bring new choices to our walk-in and website customers and look for appealing products that will help you complete your living environment.