Monday 31st August 2015
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Packing light

mini steamer

I’m taking a trip to Central America in September, and am resolved to fit everything for two whole weeks into one standard-size carry-on. This means being at peace with the notion that I will wear the same few things over and over. Which is fine: as I’ve stated in the past, I always wear the same things over and over anyway. Given the climate, I’ll be bringing along the kind of superlight cottony clothes that are inevitably all wrinkled by the time I reach my destination and unpack. So I’m bringing along my new Jo Mangiano Go Mini steamer, which is truly quite mini, works just as well as its larger counterpart, and rings in at just under $15, which is hard to beat.

Posted on August 21st, 2015 24 Comments

Print of the week

leopard print napkin

We’ve got a tie this week, because it is impossible to declare one of these items cuter than the other. (Also, I like how they look together.) First up: leopard print cloth napkins  sound like a perfectly awful idea, but these are so dreamy all faded and watercolory.

star confetti

Sure I never cook, but this star-studded cutting board is so far up my alley that it might just inspire me to start.

Posted on August 5th, 2015 3 Comments

Thursday trifecta

travel journal

Generally speaking I can’t bear anything that’s too twee, but then I’ll visit the Coral & Tusk website and get sucked right into the vortex. This leather embroidered travel journal, for instance, feels like it needs to be mine.

bugs napkim

I only use cloth napkins—it impresses guests, and always makes my takeout feel that much more civilized. And my collection is impressive, but none are quite so perfect as these.


This sachet has Hostess Gift written all over it.


Posted on July 22nd, 2015 4 Comments

Print of the week


Is it obnoxious for a forever-beginner-level yogi such as myself to show up to classes with a kind of flashy mat? Part of me thinks you have to do a pretty mean crow pose to make such a statement. But part of me doesn’t care—and that, of course, is the part I’m inclined to go with. Shopbop’s got a ton of really cool ones to choose from. Here’s option #1.


And here’s #2, which I like because it looks like a rug I might actually put in my home.

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And from Anthro: this little slice of heaven, which is probably my favorite of all.


Posted on June 18th, 2015 15 Comments

Need least, want most of the week

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I am so totally falling down the Fornasetti rabbit hole.


Posted on June 3rd, 2015 10 Comments

Print of the week


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