Our Big Purchase!

We took a little break from publishing blog posts while we were out of town visiting family in Boston for a few days. Anyway, now that we are back, we’d like to get back in the swing of keeping you up to date on the happenings around here with us, our home and our design studio. We have quite of bit of news to catch you up on, but we'll do so over the next few posts. Today, we wanted to share with you just one new thing (but it's a big thing) - our recent big purchase! While it isn’t a new design find for our home, it was definitely a similar hunt and ultimately a design meets function decision.

It was actually very helpful for our recent trip to Boston. Can you guess what it is?

Well, after living in New York City without a vehicle, when we moved to our new little city, we needed wheels to get around and we needed them quick! So, as luck would have it, Logan’s cousin was selling his car and, for a great price and instant mobility, we made a deal and bought a several year old 4-door Saturn.

Although this car may not have been our first choice, or even our style, it did the trick and served us well over the last year or so. But, it was definitely time to let that car go, and look into getting something newer and more ‘us’.

So, car shopping we went. We had a checklist of what we were looking for which narrowed our search right off the bat. Here’s a snippet of our wish list.

  • A compact SUV – to be able to haul our good finds home (or to clients homes), instead of always borrowing someone else’s bigger vehicle or having things delivered.
  • With these standards – 4 door, automatic, 4WD, moon roof, etc.
  • With exceptional quality – drives well, holds value, great safety features, etc.
  • With these features – AUX input for rocking out to our iPod tunes, fold down seats to make plenty of room to haul stuff, a roof rack to haul even more stuff (for road trips, etc.), and lots of well-designed storage.
  • That is in some way environmentally friendly – low emissions, good gas mileage, etc.
  • In a neutral, yet stylish color – this is the vehicle we use for work, as well as personal, so it’s got to be in keeping with StudioVB’s brand.
  • So, after looking at several different makes and models, we ended up deciding on the Honda CR-V. It covered everything on our wish list, and we are big fans of Honda’s (we had a sad goodbye to our stylish and trusty Honda Civic when we moved to NYC), so we are glad to have one back in the family!

    Here’s a pic of the new ride!

    Photo of a 2011 Honda CR-V

    Yep, that’s a pic from the manufacturer – I wanted to take snapshots of our actual car, but this weather put a damper on that idea. So, as soon as we get a sunny dry day, I’ll take a few shots to show off our new beauty and the cool features she has! And yes, it's a she - but we're still deciding on her name. =) Any name ideas, feel free to shoot them our way. Then, we'll introduce you to her personally in an upcoming post!