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.