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Blue Sky Design Supply is Relocating to Elmwood

11863508_1029833740362134_6412868019968491738_nAn incredible little design store, that also happens to be environmentally friendly, is coming to Elmwood. Blue Sky first opened in the Cobblestone District back in 2010,

Blue Sky Design Supply opened up shop in July on the first floor of the redeveloped Savarino building on the corner of Perry and Mississippi Streets. The company is an interior design and home décor business devoted to design work that promotes sustainability and utilizes renewable or salvaged materials. For Tyra Johnson, founder and owner, an important part of her mission is to introduce WNY to products that are not only sustainable, but also innovative. While some may not associate reused or green materials with being reliable or beautiful, Tyra firmly believes that eco-friendly materials can be more esthetically pleasing and durable than regular materials. – Buffalo Rising

Now, five years later, Elmwood Avenue is lucky to have Blue Sky coming its way. The shop is super creative and appeals to many of the environmental philosophies that are (hopefully) being instilled in shoppers today. Upcycled and recycled home and gift items are extremely popular these days.


Blue Sky also offers various gift and home accessories for purchase (ranging anywhere from $6-60), such as kaleidoscope vases (made from recycled magazine pages); serving spoons (made from aluminum); snack and lunch pouches (made from plastic bags); and doormats (made from flip-flops). What struck me about some of these finishing touches is that you would never guess what they’re made from, yet they’re unique, durable and, yes, pleasing to the eye. Not to mention, a conversation piece (read: doormat made from flip-flops. Genius!). – Buffalo Rising

The owner of the Elmwood building has subdivided a large space within the building into three smaller spaces, one of which will be the home of Hero Burger. There is still one more space available. Breaking up the giant storefront was a smart move, since there has been so much turnover in past years. The smaller spaces will be much more manageable, and will increase the various offerings threefold.


Between, Blue Sky and Hero, and a couple other nice businesses on this block (including Gelateria Luca, Animal Outfitters), this prime stretch is a divers and welcome addition the the eating and shopping scene in the city.

Blue Sky Design Supply | 978 Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo NY | 716-852-1680 | Facebook


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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