Thursday 28th May 2015
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Print of the week

dartboard

Coolest dartboard ever.

Posted on May 27th, 2015 4 Comments

Now and forever: We like things with birds on them*

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Just such a cool and cheerful print.

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It is nothing short of amazing—given how long I have coveted this Eames bird and how often I give in to my material desires—that it is not mine yet.

bird plate

Splurgetastic but so good.

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Surely I have posted about this Fornasetti owl candle before, right? It is just way too far up my alley for that not to have happened, no?

 

*Which is a reference to this classic bit.

Posted on May 15th, 2015 7 Comments

It’s the little things

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A little lady power with your coffee?

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 12 Comments

I mean seriously

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If I’m not here to let you know that Liberty of London now makes tents, what am I here for?

Posted on April 20th, 2015 15 Comments

It’s the little things

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At long last: a sugar bowl that even I—a serial breaker of sugar bowls—can’t destroy.

Posted on April 13th, 2015 7 Comments

It’s the little things

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I don’t even need a new grinder, but I really need this grinder.

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 5 Comments

The greatest new old thing

mudpark

Once, my friend Nancy—who  is something of a seeker and had for years eschewed traditional medicine in favor of ever-more exotic holistic and Eastern options—got a headache. Somebody offered her a couple of aspirin, and because it was a rather bad headache, she took them. The headache went away. “And I was like, Wow,” she remembers, “Western medicine is awesome.” The story amuses me, but it also resonates: sometimes in life, the best option is the one that appears the most prosaic. And I know I’m about to embark on an imperfect analogy, but this is very much how I’m feeling lately about coffee. My new favorite stop on the morning walk is the Mudpark kiosk right off First Avenue in the East Village. You can choose from the usual array here—Cappuccinos, Cortados, Americanos, and so on—but I always order up a large cup of old-school house blend. It’s wicked strong, but in a mild way that doesn’t turn your stomach inside out.

chemex drip

Today, I bought some beans so I can make it myself. And—because I haven’t owned an actual coffee maker since the Nespresso machine revolutionized my life a while back, I made another old-school move and acquired a Chemex drip coffee maker, which is not only a fantastic deal, but a really nice little piece of design.

Posted on January 30th, 2015 15 Comments

I love this cute bowl from France

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Because it has stars on it, so of course I do.

Posted on January 21st, 2015 7 Comments

Print of the week

liberty Alice print

Stop me before I upholster a chair in this.

Posted on January 12th, 2015 14 Comments

One door closes

 

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On New Year’s day my phone died—not just in a reboot-and restart kind of a way, but in a very for real and permanent stump-the-Genius Bar kind of a way. Which was a big drag but also not, because I had the perfect excuse to buy a new  iPhone 6, with its fantastic camera and cool app that tells you how many steps you’ve taken each day. But—possibly even more exciting—it was an excuse to purchase a new case. Loud, just like I like them.

 

Posted on January 4th, 2015 14 Comments