Where to Shop Industrial-Style Furniture and Decor Online

Want to get in on the industrial-chic trend? You can inject the cool, hip home decor style into your space at IO Piazza with help from these popular retailers. A bit of distressed metal here, a dash of reclaimed wood there, and your cozy rental will take on the big-city loft vibe that you’ve always wanted!

Dot & Bo
Although this popular online home goods retailer is best known for its affordable selection of mid-century modern furnishings, it’s also a great resource for finding industrial furniture pieces that look like they came straight from a converted warehouse. Browse metal pendant lights, concrete planters, and even Parsons desks with perfectly weathered wood tops.

World Market
This affordable, eclectic housewares store offers an impressive selection of industrial-inspired furniture items that includes wooden beds, coffee tables on rolling casters, and metal bar carts perfect for entertaining.

Industrial Home
The name says it all at this popular online retailer. Industrial Home carries what it describes as “a vintage twist on modern industrial living,” which includes a great selection of antique-inspired light fixtures, warm leather sofas and rugged, wooden dining tables that offer that signature loft feel.

Upgrade at Io Piazza

Are you looking for a spacious new home in Shirlington Village? Already love living at Io Piazza, but need a bigger apartment ? Come by the office today to check out this truly one of a kind townhome, right here at Io Piazza! This two bedroom plus den, two and a half bath townhome features over 1900 square feet of living space, huge floor to ceiling windows, and private street level access directly out to Four Mile Run. With two balconies, a patio, and large front stoop, you are able to extend the living space even further.

Stop by the office, give us a call at 703-379-2070, or visit our website at www.iopiazzabywindsor.com for more information about this or any of our other beautiful apartments!

Catch the Big Game With a Brewski at Crystal City Sports Pub

In 1994, three alumni of Mount St. Mary's began to notice a void in the Arlington bar scene. The city was in need of a watering hole for weekend athletes as well as working professionals, a place not only to relax after a long day of work, but to also catch the big game on weekends.

So when a hardware store on 23rd Street went out of business, the trio jumped at their chance to create the sports bar of their dreams. After 20 years and many expansions, the Crystal City Sports Pub is now two stories high, features multiple bars, and over 30 flat screens. Among their televisions are one 10 foot and two 8 foot projection screens.

Fans of the community watering hole often gather here to catch a game, play pool, or try their hand at the video games scattered around the bar. Like any good sports bar, there's plenty of beer on tap and apps, burgers, and sandwiches on the menu. If you want to watch your team on a 10 foot screen, stop in for a pint and see what you've been missing.

Crystal City Sports Pub
529 23rd Street South
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 521-8215

Shirlington’s BIGGEST Pet Event is 1 Week Away! Wags n’ Whiskers is August 22nd

Your Pets Will Love This!

Shirlie’s Pop-Up Sidewalk Sale

Starts TODAY, August 15-16!

August is Virginia Craft Beer Month

Join Copperwood Tavern in celebrating Virginia Craft Beer Month by trying one of their 20 draughts, ALL from Virginia Breweries!

Fan favorites are the Fairwinds Howling Gail IPA from Lorton and the 3 Notch'd "Hydraulion" Irish Red from Charlottesville. Keep an eye out for Copperwood’s NEW seasonal beers coming soon from Old Ox, Hardywood and Lickinghole Creek!

Brunch With US

Join us this Saturday, in the Lobby from 10:30am-12:30pm

Are You Left-Brained or Right-Brained? Take These Quizzes to Find Out!

Most people know the old study that says that people who are left-brained are more organized and logical, while people who are right-brained are more creative and spontaneous. If you’re unsure about which side of the brain is your dominant side, these fun and fascinating quizzes can help you to find out.

Left Brain / Right Brain Test [PsychTests]
This online quiz from PsychTests helps you to zone in on your dominant brain hemisphere by offering a series of 12 situations with options for how you would respond to each one. At the end, you’ll receive a detailed description of your results based on your unique personality.

30-Second Brain Test [Sommer+Sommer]
Sommer+Sommer created this fun game to help you discover more about the way that your brain thinks and operates. It tells you whether you use your brain’s right side or left side more by giving you a series of photos, mini games, and simple quizzes to analyze.

Are You More Right-Brained or Left-Brained? [Buzzfeed]
This quiz from Buzzfeed is more straightforward, offering a list of traits and asking you to check off all that apply to you. One section of traits applies more to those who are right-brained, while the other section relates to people who are left-brained.

Learn About Our Region’s Past at the Arlington Historical Society Museum

Housed in the historic Hume School building, the Arlington Historical Society Museum gives visitors an excellent way to brush up on the robust and fascinating past of the region. The Historical Society was founded in 1956 and moved into the building in 1960, conducting a massive renovation to bring the 1891 brick schoolhouse up to code.

The museum's collection consists of more than 4,000 pieces dating from Arlington’s founding up to the present day. The exhibition space is not large — just one room on the building's first floor — but the collection is well-organized and diverse. Some fascinating objects include a Civil War tombstone and a desk owned by Civil War leader Jefferson Davis. The docents are well-informed about the collection and happy to give you as much additional historical information as you can possibly handle.

Admission is by donation, so pay as much or as little as you like.

Arlington Historical Society Museum
1805 South Arlington Ridge Road
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 892-4204

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