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Enriching Your Life Through Your Home Since 1990

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Retail Showroom and Store 101 North Broadway Red Lodge, Montana 59068 406-446-2226

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Design Center and Rug Gallery 22 North Broadway Red Lodge, Montana 59068 406-446-2802

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FROM THE EDITOR Over the past several months, I’ve been busy learning the magic of Kibler & Kirch from its founders, Rosina Kastelitz and Erica Hash. Having only purchased the store last October, we are in the midst of a transition that will expand our offerings and hone our design services. Our team intends to make Kibler & Kirch a thriving, multi-generational, family business capable of lasting 80-100 years. The store’s mission is simple: enrich our customers’ lives through their homes with quality products and unexpected service. The last 21 years have established us as a talented design firm and an extraordinary shopping experience. We will continue that tradition for many years to come with an eclectic selection that makes Kibler & Kirch such a rewarding place to shop. We hope you feel the way we do when we come through the doors each morning: welcome, comfortable, and inspired to create a fuller, better sense of home. We’ve produced a newsletter for years, but this new format better highlights the variety of products we offer, the people behind the scenes, and gives you a glimpse toward the future of our store. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

Suggestions and comments are always welcome at jeremiah@kiblerandkirch.com. Thank you so much!

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Lee Industries Product Spotlights Meet Our Staff Why We Love Rugs Featured Design Calendar

Jeremiah Young Creative Director

CRAFTED IN AMERICA Customized for the West

Since 1990, we've made it our mission to enrich our customers’ lives with quality, Made-in-America furniture. Today, over 80% of the furniture we sell has been crafted with pride in the United States--something our competitors simply cannot match.

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LEE INDUSTRIES Our First American Upholstery Line is Also Our Most Earth-Friendly

Over the last 20 years, we’ve sold thousands of Lee sofas, chairs, and beds. We have reupholstered many of them for clients two or three times as their needs have changed. As our very first upholstery company, Lee has contributed heavily to the Kibler & Kirch look. The infinite range of possibilities available through their selection of frames, fabrics, leather, welts, nail heads, stitching, sizes, and cushion options allow us to do our best work creating interiors that reflect the personality of our customers. We love selling Lee products because we know they will faithfully serve the needs of generations. We’ve always thought that the most environmentally sound choice is to begin with an eye for quality and to invest in furniture that will provide product longevity to our customers--something that Lee helps us achieve every day.

As such, each one-of-a-kind Lee piece is handcrafted in Newton, NC by a team of craftsmen that are experts in their field and take pride in their workmanship. Add this to top quality, uncompromised materials and you have products that go beyond pieces of furniture to become pieces of art able to handle slumber parties and afternoon naps. They combine the style and quality that we take seriously. All Lee sofas and chairs are made with double-dowelled frames that are corner blocked from kiln-dried hardwoods. All seats are constructed with 8-way hand tied springs and frames are padded for extra comfort. They are, without question, the most well-constructed products available for the price.

As a third generation company, the youngest members of the Lee family remain committed to making environmentally responsible choices at every level of production. Sustainability initiatives for Lee began in 1969--decades before it became the status quo. Today, sustainability for the company means certified sustainable frames, soybased cushions, recycled metals and fibers, low VOC and water-based finishes, and a partnership with American Forests--planting trees for their Global Relief Projects. This reduces CO2 in the air while their FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and SFI (Sustainability Forestry Initiative) certifications allow Lee to manage the chain of custody for hardwoods used to build furniture frames.

Add these responsible practices to paper-less communications, judicious internal recycling, and energy conservation and you see why Lee is a leader among manufacturers, retailers, and consumers.

“Sustainability initiatives for Lee began in 1969--decades before it became the status quo.”

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1 Cushions are made of renewable soy-based BioH Polyol foam, a renewable resource

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Through a national waste management company, almost 100% of raw materials are used in other products

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Pads are made up of at least 80% regenerated fibers

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Frames constructed using the timber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forest Initiative

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6 Springs made of recycled metal

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P RODUCT SP OT L IG H T S Design House Stockholm Design House Stockholm is a curator and purveyor of contemporary Scandinavian design, with products ranging from furniture to fashion, lighting, and tableware. Since 1996, they have worked closely with artists and designers to gather a collection of design classics with timeless appeal and qualities that outlive temporary trends. We currently stock these fine products in our store and think they lend a modern edge to your life without sacrificing function in search of beauty. We also love the idea of providing objects for your home that will endure generations. 1 STEP LADDER S

Most step ladders need to be stowed away after use; these functional, yet beautiful versions (available in red, white, or black) deserve a prominent place leaning or hanging against your wall. Recently featured in Dwell Magazine and winner of the 2011 Wallpaper Design Award.

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2 TABLO TRAYS

Versatile enough to serve as a side table, a plant stand, a coffee table, or a serving tray that prevents any spill-over. We suggest them in pairs.

3 B LOCK LAMPS

A design classic since its introduction in 1996 and inducted into the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection in 2000. Small or large versions with red, black, or white cords.

4 M AÑANA LA MPS

This diminutive lamp makes a worthy bedside, desk or reading lamp without sacrificing floor space to gain function.

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5 B JORK CA RPETS

We imagine these wool and cotton blended rugs only getting better over time. Naturally stain resistant due to oils in the fiber. Light or dark grey with a supple and protective leather binding.

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6 P LEECE J ACKET S

Luxurious jackets introduced nearly 10 years ago have become classics in their own right. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use--adding style and substance to your wardrobe.

7 C H ILD REN ’S COTTO N STRI PE B LANKET A ND HAT

Enclosed in a gift box, these adorable, striped blankets are typical of of what Swedish families pass from sibling to sibling. Available in three color combinations and sure to be cherished.

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Cate and Levi Hand Puppets: You may have seen Cate & Levi founder (and father) Josh Title giving Martha Stewart a lesson in crafting sweater puppets earlier this year. If you missed it, pick up one of these colorful, imaginative playthings in our store next time you visit. We recently began stocking a small selection of kid’s items like these intricately crafted and environmentally responsible hand puppets. Handmade in Canada of all-natural, reclaimed wool from discarded sweaters, each one-of-a-kind puppet is as unique as the child who adopts them. Your children or grandchildren will love them!

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Eyebobs Readers

Capri Blue Signature Candles

Make a lasting impression with the smartest, most stylish readers we’ve ever seen. Eyebobs, a company created in 2001 to produce alternatives to cheap, disposable glasses found in drugstores and groceries, is a welcome addition to our store. Also found in some of the hippest fashion boutiques in the country and praised in major publications like Elle Decor, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, these optical quality frames are handmade of top-grade Italian plastics and sport flexible hinges. Ideal to use as prescription glasses for the young (and young at heart) and very affordable given their superior quality.

Suggested Reading We love to cook at Kibler & Kirch and stock cookbooks regularly. In this newsletter, we suggest the following titles from one of our favorite publishers: Phaidon.

What to Cook and How to Cook It Jane Hornby’s new classic cookbook is the perfect gift for those looking to gain confidence in the kitchen. She shows the ingredients and makes even the most complex recipes seem un-complicated. 400-plus pages of instruction and crowdpleasing dishes.

Chic, well-designed candles in hand-blown cobalt vases made of recycled glass and steel. These stunning vessels match the quality of fragrances they contain. We love all 15 scents, but recommend Volcano for an early fall evening.

85 hour burn.

Westernware Dishware & Modern Pillows Our friend and native New Yorker Abigail Hornik-Minckler tapped into her 3rd generation Montanan husband’s collection of vintage Western photography and paintings to grace the surface of her fine china, decorative pillows, and table lamps. Her passion for the history and beauty of the American West has been lauded by publications across the design spectrum--from Architectural Digest to Western Art & Architecture, from Montana Quarterly to Sunset magazine. We’ve been with her from the beginning, though, and are proud to introduce her latest pillow designs into our showroom.

O N E PE R FE C T T HI NG W E SE L L The Wishbone Chair 1 Designed by Danish furniture master Hans J. Wegner in 1950

2 Steam-bent walnut frame with curved, tapered dowels and woven seat

3 Spacious, welcoming seat despite compact overall dimensions

4 Lightweight, graceful top rail allows the user to shift positions effortlessly during conversation

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Recipes from an Italian Summer 380 recipes and 180 sumptuous photos of seasonal fare designed to help you get the most out of summer produce: tomatoes, fresh herbs, peas, beans, fresh fruit, and berries. Simple flavors from minimal ingredients, Italian style. Buon Appetito!

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Suitable as a dining room, living room, or bedroom side chair in pairs or multiples

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W HY HA N D M ADE R UGS ? MEET OUR STAFF Dominique Paulus Celebrated Wildlife Artist

Generations of Style and Craft

We believe that great rooms begin with great rugs. As a foundation to build upon, we often take clients through a selection and education process about the virtues of authentic, handmade rugs in the beginning of design projects. Always preferring something made by humans rather than manufactured by machines, we layer textiles and furniture over a quality rug to give a sense of craft and permanence. As the lead pattern and source of color inspiration (rugs sometimes have 10, 12, or 15 colors), we work closely with clients to choose rugs they respond to emotionally. We won’t let you buy it unless you completely love it. Some say that the “soul” of any room is in the rug. We agree and want your rug to speak to your soul. Handmade rugs are a naturally “green” product in the sense that they are not

full of petroleum-based substances as found in machine-made carpet. They don’t expel toxic gases and are made from renewable, recyclable wool and cotton. Most rugs mix vegetable and synthetic dyes depending on the kind of color saturation required. With minimal maintenance, rugs will provide generations of use while gaining character and beauty through the years. They are the single best way to alter the tone of a room. After all, when one enters a space our eyes usually look at the floor covering first and then work up to furnishings and walls. Our rugs are unique--taking months or even years to construct--and we take great pride in knowing that these rugs are produced in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India by workers skilled in an art form that goes back many hundreds of years. Our buyer travels to the

Middle East regularly to employ widows with families in the rug making-trade. Knowing the conditions and the supply chain of our merchandise is important to many of our customers. We are comfortable saying that these rugs are not made with child labor or in any ethically compromised manner. We are the only place to purchase these kinds of rugs in our area. We would be happy to show you our selection, guide you through the process, and let you try a rug in your home for a day or two. We have styles to suit every taste and work in any interior. We have florals, geometrics, and contemporary pieces. Rugs are essential in our climate.We think they are an investment in your home that you’ll be glad you made.We look forward to seeing you in our Rug Gallery soon!

When Dominique heard that her latest painting was selected to be shown at the prestigious Bird in Art exhibit at the Woodson Art Museum this September, she knew it was equivalent to winning a gold medal for wildlife artists. Her piece, “Communications,” will be on view in the Wausau, WI museum alongside other masterworks of bird art before joining an international exhibition tour this Fall. Dominique, one of the longest standing Kibler & Kirch employees other than founders Erica and Rosina, lives immersed in nature on a daily basis. She does surveys and wildlife counts for Cornell, Audubon, and the US Forest Sevice as she searches for inspirations for her work. “Communications” was sparked by a trip to the Post Office, though. As she walked the alley behind our store, she saw the myriad telephone poles, satellite dishes, cables, and TV antennas that become nesting points for ravens, who adapt to changes in technology and the environment as easily as humans. Over one year later, she completed her work that, she says, expresses the incredible adaptability of nature--even in town.

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D ESIGN Smette House: A Kitchen That Works

We are particularly pleased with our efforts for our dear clients Daryl and Kathy Smette, whose mountain home we had the privilege of designing from beginning to end. One of our favorite aspects of their home is the custom kitchen. We snapped a few pictures to provide a starting point for discussion about successful kitchen design. Despite the fact that the home contains some grand spaces, the kitchen is first and foremost a functional design--not overdone and a wise use of space. We are always looking to bring comfort and warmth to our clients’ spaces, which is achieved here by lower ceiling heights than the majority of the common spaces throughout the house. The kitchen adjoins, and is open to, the dining and living areas but feels intimate, a great cozy space to hold a conversation late at night in front of the stove. Soft, dimmable, under-cabinet lighting and task lights above the island avoid the need for large overhead fixtures. Custom painted white cabinetry with special hand glazing brightens what could otherwise become a dark room given the unfinished timber and ceiling. Levels of contrast are important to any space and are illustrated well here. American-made appliances by Dacor integrate seamlessly into the cabinet work. A hammered copper farmhouse sink sits such that one can look out to the dining room and beyond to mountain views--a lovely place to work while attending to those seated at the bar, which forms the backside of the kitchen island.

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Counters are topped with river-washed Uba Tuba granite and a ventilation hood is tucked behind a mantle decorated with some of the Smette’s collection of artwork and bronzes. Integrating art into their home is very important and we took every opportunity to do so here. The room has perfect balance, symmetry, and function. To keep the design symmetrical, a stained wood stand-alone “hutch” was built into the space alongside the fridge. This keeps special glassware handy to the dining room. And, of course, no Kibler & Kirch room would be complete without a handmade rug to grace the floor. In all, we think this kitchen is timeless, workable, cheerful, and a perfect example of quality over excessive size. 1 The subtle perfection of the cabinetry glaze is intended to look as though it has mellowed through many years of use.

2 Mismatched copper, black, and unfinished metal hardware create an eclectic, gathered look.

3 Space for artwork above the mantle, which doesn’t take up valuable wall or counter space.

4 Lots of pull-out drawers with oversized pulls for ease of use on most-used appliances: the fridge and dishwasher.

5 Built-in “hutch” designed to mimic a found piece of furniture contrasts the overall cabinetry without destroying the perfect balance and symmetry of the room layout.

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Snap a picture of something that came from Kibler & Kirch and tell us why you love it! It can be anything--a piece of furniture, artwork, or an accessory that holds a special place in your heart. Post your pic on our facebook wall or email it to KiblerandKirch@gmail.com. We’ll pick one photo, print it in our next newsletter and give the submitter a

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October 1-15 SPECIAL ORDER SALE Take 25% off all special orders of furniture--including upholstery, leather, bedrooms, and dining. Schedule an appointment for design help today!

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October 31 Annual Halloween Festivities

November 5 Beartooth Recreational Trails Ski and Gear Swap

November 18 - 20 Christmas Open House

November 24 Thanksgiving

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Red Lodge Mountain Opening Day

November 25 - 27 Christmas Open House

December 2 - 3 Annual Christmas Stroll Join us for a great tradition in Red Lodge: the Christmas Stroll. The streets will be closed and doors will be open!

December 25 Christmas

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