Friday, February 29, 2008

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This tote bag says "f*ck you" in binary bode. Can you say AWESOME? via notcot

Thursday, February 28, 2008

b 4 it was cool

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A store in the East Village that I really like, B 4 It Was Cool sells antique industrial furnishings.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

labour & wait

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One of my favorite sites for housewares is Labour & Wait. Left to right, top to bottom: canvas folio bag, large enamel jug, enamel ladle set, natural rope doorstop. Their shop is in London or you can purchase by order form for shipping within the UK.

Monday, February 25, 2008

water is a human right


Linda Loudermilk necklace from her Water Is a Human Right products line. A portion of proceeds is donated to the YEW Foundation to support organizations with clean water initiatives.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

book storage solution


My sister sent me a link to this great bookshelf. What a neat solution for a lack of bookshelf space! By Levitate Architects in the UK.

Friday, February 22, 2008

sanna annukka


Sanna Annukka has a new online shop of her prints. Her work is just incredible. Have a peek here.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

retro cuba

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With Cuba in the news these days, I thought I'd post about Corinna Radcliffe's photographically printed fashion and home accessories, found on her website. Her patterns include nostalgia-inducing shots of Havana, which you can order on cushions, bags, clocks, lampshades, and other fare.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

penguin miniatures



From graphic design collective Evening Tweed: "A book-arts experiment - new miniature novels housed inside their literary parents. Future books in the series include 'Littler Women', 'Gulliver's Travel' and 'None Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'. Featured in Graphic 12: Customise This." So cute!

Monday, February 18, 2008

new @ cavallini & co.

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I really love Cavallini & Co., so I was excited to see their new notebook designs. Paper Source is a great place to find a lot of their products, including wrapping paper, labels, rubber stamps, and notecards.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

i hate perfume

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notcot posted last week on this neat site, I hate perfume. Their perfumes have awesome names like Mr. Hulot's Holiday and Russian Caravan Tea. I wish I could smell them through the computer screen...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

love


Love paperweight ($75) from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

william-wayne & co.

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After leaving the office today I discovered William-Wayne & Co.'s lovely gifts and housewares on Lexington Ave. in New York. Aside from the beautiful serving tray and coral plates, they also had a fabulous summer-weight quilt with a coral and turquoise pattern that was almost irresistible. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks


Spanish Dance in the Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks Dance Collection at the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

Monday, February 11, 2008

Friday, February 8, 2008

Thursday, February 7, 2008

hema


Dutch department store HEMA has a really cute website, where all the products tip over, crash into each other, and cause general disaster. I'm not a huge fan of flash sites but this one is definitely worth a look.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

bill murray


Following a tip from notcot I bought this very awesome Bill Murray print by artist Jeff Boyes. It arrived in the mail a few days ago and it's much better in person. Strangely, after I bought the print, I realized it looks just like my fiance's friend Emilio.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

nestmaker



I just discovered Sheila Bridges' nestmaker via a guestblog post on designsponge by housemartin. What a lovely site! Her latest newsletter confirms my suspicion that suzani is the next ikat.

happy world nutella day!



Nutella cream and chocolate macaroons submitted to the Death By Chocolate contest by Tartlette. Have a Happy World Nutella Day!

Monday, February 4, 2008

chris gilmour



Lifesize cardboard coffee maker by British artist Chris Gilmour. Check out more of his amazing work on his website.

Friday, February 1, 2008

whippet grey

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I hardly know where to start... Everthing about Whippet Grey is fascinating. I love their website, their catalog, their merch. Above is a sampling of my favorites; the winter '07 catalog is available for download from the web. Clockwise from top left: fine tea porcelain light, heart pendants, felt lavender hearts, bath salts, pewter goblets, pirate pond yacht, lead woodpidgeons (male and female), egg cosies, linen numbered tea towels, oiseaux du paradis, set of five wooden spinning tops, horn teaspoons.

creole

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New from Phaidon, this recipe book features 160 recipes by Babette, Guadalupian chef and owner of the famous restaurant Le Table de Babette in Paris. Creole cuisine, a blend of French, Spanish, and African traditions, is featured in vibrant, mouth watering pictures and easy to follow recipes.