Monday, June 30, 2008

summer cottage

My mother, sister and I are working on renovating a summer cottage we bought on an island in Maine, and I looking for decorating ideas I found this post from the blog {this is glamorous} inspiring.

Friday, June 27, 2008

shape shifting skyline

Dynamic Tower skyscraper plans are in the works for Dubai, Moscow and New York. Each floor rotates independently and is powered by wind turbines fitted between each floor.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

pantone prediction

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I had never heard about this until my colleague told me about it the other day: Pantone publishes a fashion color report for spring and fall of each year. These lovely gems are the color predictions for fall 2008.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

zero pollution

How about a car that runs on air, gets 106 mpg, generates no pollution, and costs $17.8k? It gets 200 miles per tank, and recharges at an air compression station, or plug it in at home and an on-board compresser refills the tank in 4 hours for about $2 of electricity. Too good to be true? Nope. My colleague Marlène gave me a heads up on this zippy looking compressed air vehicle, coming to the US in 2010.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I can't get enough of this Marimekko pattern called Tuuli. I already have a purse made from it that I bought from the Marimekko store in Girona, Spain. I'd love to have the bedding too.

Monday, June 23, 2008

jalapeño pepper

This Jalapeño Pepper paint from Benjamin Moore is a fantastic shade to try out if you want to go green in one of your rooms. I think it would make a great color for a small kitchen. via Remodelista

Friday, June 20, 2008

lowercase scarf


My awesome friend Becca sent me a link to this lowercase scarf from Little Factory. via boing boing


Beautiful watercolors from amberalexander on Etsy

Thursday, June 19, 2008

crochet votives

Crochet votives, $35 for set of four from

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

marimekko memory

What could be a cooler gift for a kid than this Marimekko memory matching game from Scandinavian Details?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

junco doorknob

Cute, graphic Junco doorknob from Anthropologie

soji lanterns

Last Friday Remodelista pointed out these beautiful solar powered Soji lanterns at Allsop Home and Garden - good for the environment and no wires to deal with!

Monday, June 16, 2008


Summer is in full swing in New York, with more than a couple of days of 90+ weather under the belt, it couldn't be a better time for gelato. The Italian gelateria, Grom, recently opened on Bleecker and Carmine and last Friday I couldn't resist an invitation to try it out. When you are in Italy or New York, I highly recommend their nocciola.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

nesting boxes


These new nesting boxes from West Elm caught my eye. I like the hat-box-turned-storage concept and simple graphics. 

Sunday, June 8, 2008

USB vacuum

I have a total love-hate relationship with Urban Outfitters—I'd like to think more hate than love—but there's no denying that once and a while they have something pretty damn neat. You have to admit this keyboard vacuum is kind of awesome.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

lacquer from publique living


These nice, clean lined modular units from Publique Living are lacquer over plywood. They remind me of the palasets we had in our house when I was a kid.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

la fonda del sol

In the right context, these new FLOR carpet tiles, La Fonda del Sol by Alexander Girard, could be really cool.

Monday, June 2, 2008

lucy rose design

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There are lots of lovely finds in the latest issue of Domino magazine (June issue). One of my favs (above) is Lucy Rose Design's Borderline collection of fabrics.