baltimore’s in the house
posted: October 3, 2012
We asked local Baltimorean and key leader Kaitlyn for a sneak peek of our almost-open new store. Keep on reading to meet Harbor East!
After spending some time in Baltimore, Maryland, you’ll quickly learn that a few things reign supreme: crabs, “Natty Boh”, row homes with rooftop decks, active professionals, and of course, the birds.
a little bit of history
In the late 1970s, Baltimore’s popular downtown tourist destination known as the Inner Harbor, replaced what was formerly just a collection of abandoned warehouses. Later developments to the once-industrial city have left it with a lot of iron-front buildings, steel architectures, art-deco style, and an urban, rustic vibe.
As for the birds, it all started with a poem called The Raven, by Baltimore native Edgar Allan Poe, which inspired our NFL team to name their mascot the Raven. Baltimore’s MLB team then chose to identify their mascot with Maryland’s state bird, officially becoming the Orioles in 1979, and later nicknamed the “O’s”.
So when our showroom grew into a full-time store, it seemed only natural that we would build the store in a way that celebrated the spirit of our city.
inside our store
Columns within the store’s interior are jet-black with a layered tiling; meant to be reminiscent of a raven’s feathers. The art display behind the store’s cash register area (pictured above) is a beautiful and eclectic collection of mix-matched birdhouses with tattered roofs. It’s a cool space with a simultaneously calming and energizing feel – somewhere that not only Baltimoreans but visitors to our city can really feel right at home.
outside our store
Nest-inspired elements outside the store constructed by local artist Adam Scott Cook.
Design elements outside include an expansive, steel, black birds’ nest with a red raven perched at the bottom.
yoga. sweat. b’mary.
In Baltimore this weekend? Join us Sunday morning, October 7th, for our pre-grand opening event, “Yoga. Sweat. B’Mary” to celebrate our city together! Yoga outside starts at 10 a.m., followed by live music and a Bloody Mary bar. Need we say more?