Monday, November 30, 2009

brook farm, brooklyn

Too bad this canvas clutch is currently sold out. Check out Brook Farm General Store for other nice things.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

learn british

I don't usually blog about baby stuff, but I just had one 3 weeks ago and I really liked Charlie and Sarah's designs based on British flashcards when I saw them a few months ago at the Brooklyn Flea in Dumbo. I bought this onesie from them last Saturday. You can buy their designs on their Etsy shop too.

Friday, November 13, 2009

goodbye, Gourmet

I'm still PO'd that Gourmet mag folded (not to mention Domino). Photos of Gourmet's last days here.

Monday, October 12, 2009

cow jacket


Cow jacket by Ritva Falla for Marimekko Autumn 2009 collection

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

rock the hack

I think this is the best IKEA hack I've seen in a long time. To see how Alex rocked this Emmabo Rocking Chair frame, click here. via IKEA hacker

Thursday, July 30, 2009

hypothetical loveliness


These lovely packaged soaps don't exist; they're part of a hypothetical redesign of Yardley of London products by Here Design and The Futurelab. via thedieline

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

gypsy caravan


Jane over at Ill Seen, Ill Said shared this lovely post about shepard's huts eariler this week. Such a nice solution for a small peripheral space, and a romantic idea. It reminds me of the gypsy caravan in Roald Dahl's Danny The Champion of the World.

Friday, July 24, 2009

50 years of Marimekko


Major scoop! To celebrate 50 years of Marimekko in the United States, the wife of Benjamin C. Thompson, the Architect that designed the famous Design Research store in Harvard Square, is planning an exhibit in the same space where Marimekko was first sold. The space was later occupied by Crate & Barrel, until a few months ago when, sadly, it became vacant. My sources tell me that the exhibit will be up shortly and will showcase vintage Marimekko dresses, possibly on all three floors of the glass building, and will run until September.
Flickr photo taken in 1972 by AntyDiluvian.

give a fig

Jamie Oliver branding by Pearlfisher.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

préparacion à l'ancienne

I don't like sardines, but I love this old fashioned packaging! via thedieline

Friday, July 17, 2009

traveling dress

I've been coveting this Heidi Merrick Traveling Dress
from Sunday Brunch Dress Shop for months. So pretty!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


New Zealand native and Brooklyn based designer Julie Maclean makes locally produced organic cotton canvas bags under her label Goodship. Each features a large interior pocket, key ring, and strap to roll it up and snap to hold. via designmom

table grill

Now that summer has finally arrived in the Northeast after seemingly endless spring cold and rain, it seems fair to think about summery things like grilling. I've always liked this table grill by Eva Solo, which I re-discovered on Remodelista's (one of my favorite blogs) new beta site. I wish I had a deck or fire escape to put it on.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Why is it so difficult to find a rocking chair these days? For one, apparently that's not what they're called anymore. They're now known in the world of retail as "gliders"; who knew? I found a good looking, comfortable, and not too gigantic one at Crate & Barrel for $999. Not exactly cheap. Maybe it'll go on sale...? The Hathaway is available in 15 different colors.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

ruiz + company



Safe to say that everything in Ruiz + Company's portfolio is AMAZING. I really like their minimalist and tasteful style. Above: Palau Música Catalana catalog, 2008.

Monday, July 13, 2009

fold flat


Two space saving solutions for small apartment spaces. Joseph Joseph fold flat grater from Colloco; Alma Urban cot from bébé.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

lovely postage

I bought a book of these at the post office today. Lovely!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

calm down

I think I might need to calm down a little bit about John Robshaw's spring '09 catalog; I want everything in it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

look familiar?

Photograph by stylist Johnny Miller. I think his work is great.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

winnie peep toes


These are a little on the girly side for me but they're just so cute and remind me that I can wait for open-toed shoe season! Winnie peep toe flats from Ruche. via creature comforts

lovely things


Some lovely things from Jayson Home & Garden in Chicago; clockwise from top: vintage skeleton key ($8), palace glasses ($22), pear salt cellar ($45), calais napkin ($12), avis bird tray ($48), owl lamp ($195)

Monday, March 23, 2009

perfect balance


Isn't this just the perfect balance of classic, retro, and modern? Photograph by Richard Powers, via desiretoinspire 

Thursday, March 19, 2009

fine & raw


I've been thinking about chocolate lately since I started reading The True History of Chocolate, and I remember testing Fine & Raw chocolate at the Brooklyn Flea just before Christmas. It was delish. Made with raw cacao and high in antioxidants, Fine & Raw chocolate is made with agave nectar which is low GI and lower calorie than sugar. More info about this local Brooklyn artisan here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009



Gray and brown polka dot silk and cotton blouse from Makié

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009



an invitation to paris fashion week


Invitation to the Kenzo show – Russian doll in a plastic blow-up pillow – from Paris Fashion Week. Check out invitations from Milan and New York too. via the moment

domestic architecture


Domestic Architecture has some photographs of their fantastic work in domestic and commercial interiors that convey a sort of non-minimalist minimalism that I really like. Have a look. via ill seen, ill said

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

pillows, charming and affordable

I came across these lovely felt pillows on Etsy from Cheryland. If I had a kid's room, they'd make a wonderful addition at 7 bucks a pop.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Cute polka dot sheets at castle. via cup of jo

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

of a feather

A romantic feather ring (perhaps a Valentine's Day gift?) by designer Alex Monroe of South London.

Monday, January 26, 2009

floral finds


With the temps in the teens, perhaps I just have spring on the brain, but there are some really nice florals over at Anthro at the moment. Clockwise, from top left: colossal bloom rug, mauveverdant acres dinnerware; recherche dessert platescolossal bloom rug, rouge.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

obama style


Word is out that West Coast decorator Michael S. Smith will be POTUS's official White House interior decorator. Michael S. Smith Houses from Rizzoli showcases Smith's "traditional yet not pedantic" style. He has a consistent ability to draw together eclectic elements, good for inspiration, even if you – like me – consider his overall taste conservative.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

for every room in the house

...and of course one for the private jet. Lovely hand-engraved encyclopedic tablets ($28.50) by printer Mrs. John L. Strong in New York.

Friday, January 16, 2009

great salt pond


I took this picture late last summer and hadn't looked at it until now. I've always liked dramatic clouds.


I don't own a TV, but I might consider this one. via gizmodo

Thursday, January 15, 2009

warhol ballet


Ballet shoes from a recent exhibit of Warhol's still life Polaroids at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York.