And indeed there were. 1973 makes all sorts of cards and mugs and whatnot, but today I am focusing on their wrapping paper because that seems timely. This is so sweet and yet really graphic and cool at the same time.
Seasonally appropriate, but not at all hokey.
I’ve said this type of thing before, I know, but if this print were on a shirt, I’d totally wear it.
OK, I can’t not show you this notebook too.
And then also this mug. Because black and yellow aren’t thrown together nearly often enough.
I keep mine on John Derian trays on my bureau, which is pretty, but unless I’m super-careful it generates tangles like crazy. Is there a better way? Is a straight-up big old jewelry box the answer? Must one resort to such items as earring trees, and if so, are there aesthetically pleasing ones? I await your speedy response.
Nobody does a holiday special edition candle better than Diptique—or really even comes close—because they’re always beautiful, and accomplish the objective of being festive without going all green and red and predictable. I particularly like this year’s model, which has an Indian print painted over the company’s classic black and white label in a way that comes off almost graffiti-ish.
I just was obsessing over this quite woodsy-scented number from DL & Co. at Bigelow on Saturday afternoon, and might well have brought it home were it not for the fact that my home has as many half-burned candles in it as a 14 year-old girl’s bedroom the morning after a seance.
This has a fresh white cypress scent—perfect for when there’s a chill in the air. But really, the main event is that crazyass orange and brown glass vessel.
A couple of other bloggers have asked me to contribute to their gift guides this year, so I’ve been thinking holiday thoughts earlier than usual. And one of the thoughts I’ve been having is that in a world where gift tags are pretty much invariably cheesy, we sure are lucky John Derian is around to provide some with a little edge.
This Waylande Gregory half tiger plate isn’t especially my kind of thing, but that’s part of the appeal: those little design touches that don’t quite align with our overall aesthetic are the ones that make our houses look like homes, don’t you think?
I loathe the observance of Halloween by adults—except those adults accompanied by children*—and you might too if you lived in downtown New York. For it is here that the annual opening of the Hellmouth that is the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade happens, and its aftermath is the kind of a glittery, boozy, loud-ass touristy rout that could drive a girl straight uptown to spend the night with her parents—and frequently does. But this year I’m sticking around: I do like seeing the kiddies in their costumes, and any excuse to purchase a large bag of mini-Butterfingers is a good one. I’ll be serving them on this spidery-fun plate (melamine, and amazingly solid) from John Derian, which has been lying in wait for just such an occasion as this.
*Or dogs (see above).
I would most likely loathe this table setting if the pattern were done up in bright technocolor, but with a pallette so light and super-monochromatic, I’m finding it positively aces.
Wolfum is is California-based design company that has won my heart many times over with its love of color and print. Their selection of coasters—of which these are but a few—makes me want to invite people over for cocktails just so I can order up a dozen or so.
I paid a lot more than $89 for a couple of bedside tables that I would happily swap out for some as pretty as this go-with-everything mirrored number.