I bring you coasters, mostly because I’ve been looking for a new set, and—as I have related in the past—news is what happens to editors. First up: I am so in love with the improbable color combination here that I wish it were a dress.
This braided version is like a cute little mini-rug.
These are so fun and bright, but still also sophisticated enough not to look silly.
The new dog likes to chew things: rubber bones, magazines, and— most vexingly—bedding: on one memorable recent occasion, he ripped an entire set, duvet cover included, to shreds. These were not-inexpensive sheets, and I am in no hurry to replace them with another pricey set. My friend Stephen suggested I check out Brooklinen, a newish site that offers quality bedding at astonishingly good prices. And I’m really quite happy with my purchase: grey (good for camouflaging paw prints) in nice, crisp percale.
As of today, I’ve written 1,951 posts for this blog, and not one of them has been on floral housewares, and suddenly that feels quite criminal. Because what other item adds such a quick and easy dose of pop to its surroundings? I desperately want every one of the following items, starting with this (Missoni so of course it isn’t cheap) insanely cute bath mat.
I’m not usually a fan of Orla Kiely’s brand of twee, but this pillow is so fun and graphic.
The red, blue, and yellow color combo on this Marimekko plate is just a delight.
I want to festoon the world with these Liberty of London stickers .
This candle takes the theme in a nicely sophisticated direction.
Just a few octopus-themed items, for no particular reason at all. First up: this gold-embossed notecard is equal parts clever and elegant.
And this tea towel is just adorable.
I just really like the red and gold color combo on this tray.
I can’t stop with the Fornasetti candles, because their “Otto” scent is so good, and because after the candles melt down, I reuse them as planters—which goes at least a little way toward justifying the expense.
This tray makes me want to have a dinner party so I can serve fancy hors d’ouvres on it.
And I just feel I need to own this.
Just the niftiest backgammon set maybe ever.
Of course, this version for travel is pretty cool too.
In addition to which: this.