Monday, December 29, 2008

gable bar cart

If I could afford the kind of apartment that had room for a bar cart, I might consider this brass and glass one from Restoration Hardware.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Chocolate Research Facility

A boutique chocolate shop in Singapore that must be owned by a graphic designer. Incredible packaging and beautiful space. I've requested that my co-worked bring some back for me when he's there for his non-chocolate research.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

yes, please


Jamaica Oxford from Sodafine in Brooklyn ($191).

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

faux folio

I have a major crush on this folio briefcase bag at Urban Outfitters. Too bad it's not real leather... via youaremyfave.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

gift guide 2008: donate it!

PA guest blogger Ellen and I put our heads together and came up with some ideas for our 2008 gift guide. The idea is to keep it environmentally and wallet friendly.

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"Be the change" shoes from Toms. For every pair of shoes purchased, Toms will give a pair to a child in need.

Support a woman as she rebuilds her life, family and community with these Hi 5 gloves from Kate Spade, handcrafted by women in war-torn regions. via a cup of jo

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My friend's mom, Jane, runs this excellent charity that helps improve the lives of children in rural Vietnam. Consider making a donation on behalf of a friend or family member. 

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Name your subscription price to Good Magazine — between $1 and $1000 — and 100% your money goes to the charity of your choice. The magazine's articles and design values are pretty good too.

vintage cocktail guides: reprint

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Cocktail Kingdom's authentic reprints of vintage cocktail guides

coin-operated lamp

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Just the thing for the recession! Coin-operated lamp by Jethroe Macey. Turned on by a coin-operated switch, the lamp is set to predetermined time by an internal mechanism.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

pelican project

The Pelican Project at catalogs Pelican Books covers by decade. via notcot.

Monday, December 1, 2008

say what? posted today that H&M is launching a line of housewares. Really?? Exciting! I will have to go to Sweden if they aren't launching in the US.

[update: Apartment Therapy has a poll here asking whether you think you'd be likely to shop at H&M Home.]

deep sea dresser


Deep sea dresser from Boston-based team Chroma Lab. via notcot