Sunday 7th February 2016
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Top 5 of the week

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Possibly it’s my trip to LA exerting its influence—my friends there all decorate with such an exhilarating mix of brights—that’s putting me in the mood for bold, cheery pops of sunshine-y yellow. If I had a home with a pool, this chair would be sitting beside it.

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The vertical lines on this vase give it an ever-so-slightly retro feel.

tea towel

Chevrons and sripes make for a fabulously graphic tea towel.

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Super-luxe and extra-chic: an Acqua di Parma block candle.

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This happy bowl was just made to fill with Clementines.

Posted on February 1st, 2016 6 Comments

Print(s) of the week

ianthe journal

It’s always a good day when a new resource for Liberty of London prints reveals itself, and yesterday it happened twice.  First, I was tooling around the Amara site and stumbled upon this excellently day-glo journal in their classic Ianthe pattern.

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Then, over at Etsy, I found the shop for An Ant, and am now all but literally having to sit on my hands to keep from ordering one of the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind handmade quilts. This one in particular is calling my name (it’s the same print as my tattoo) at a particularly loud decibel level.

Posted on January 13th, 2016 5 Comments

Print of the week

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I love when geometric prints are both modern and at the same time nicely traditional, which is why this Pendelton throw appeals. (Also because it looks quite warm, which would appear to be this week’s theme.)

 

Posted on January 6th, 2016 6 Comments

Cheap and chic of the week

 

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Now and likely forever, I will believe that the Christian Lacroix notebook is the best gift under $25, from a bang-for-your-buck perspective.

 

Posted on December 11th, 2015 3 Comments

Gift guide rule #6: Make it metallic

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A gold leather pouf that just gets better with age.

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Yet again another super-cool speaker.

gold playing cards

These playing cards are most undeniably (and wonderfully) flashy.

 

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One smooth little cocktail shaker.

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A nifty wood ballpoint pen from fantastic (and hard-to-find-here) Japanese brand Delfonics.

copper brass

These brass and copper bowls are enamel on the inside and so damn chic.

 

Posted on December 9th, 2015 3 Comments

Gift Guide rule #5: Go for things that hold things

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The palette of hues on this pitcher is so damn elegant and adaptable.

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Likewise, the interplay of stainless steel and porcelain on this sugar bowl just totally works.

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And while we’re on a theme: I find the mix of cork and earthenware on this salt and pepper shaker set to be quite winning as well.

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One of my go-to gifts: a really dramatically long cheese board by Edward Wohl.

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Espresso cups too cute for words.

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An Ohio Stoneware crock: ideal for the corralling of random utensils.

Posted on December 8th, 2015 3 Comments