Saturday 20th December 2014
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Tuesday links

tree goats

  • The tree goats of Morocco are here to make your morning.
  • Burt Reynolds is auctioning off some of his personal possessions, and the result is a kitsch explosion. (Headline NSFW-ish, Dangerous Minds)
  • Possibly you have not yet seen the footage of the little girl who started a dance party on the L train platform? (Time)
  • Gap’s “Dress Normal” campaign was a bust. (Business Insider)
  • How your first name can give away your age.  (Five Thirty Eight)



Monday trifecta

cute cap

Of A Kind has so many good under $100 gifts to choose from right now, my favorite of which is this almost-too-cute cap with a sugar-coated pom-pom on top.

grab bag

But I also quite love the idea of this everything-goes grab bag.

cutting board

And this sturdy cutting board is just so cool.




Gift Guide: Jewelry Under $150

snake ring

Just the most simple, graceful snake ring.

diamond whisper

Nobody wouldn’t love to receive this delicate diamond ring.

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The pyramid stud earring is its own kind of classic.

paperclip pendant

paperclip is such a fun, geek-chic spin on the ubiquitous punk- rock safety pin motif.

in it to win it

For your friend who needs some fighting words.


Friday links


pretty library

Gift Guide Part 4: Winter Luxe

cozy1. Cashmere throw  2. Shearling convertible gloves  3. Barbour quilted dog coat 4. Jacques Torres hot chocolate 5. Pendelton log carrier 6. Faux fur pom pom cap 7. LL Bean moccasins 8. Candle



Cheap and chic of the week

cf61ab79_1329 Everlane’s square zip wallet: very Comme des Garcons-esque—but not in price.

Wednesday links


  • I shall never tire of photos depicting the glory days of Studio 54. (The Cut)
  • Amy Schumer presented an award to Tilda Swinton the other night at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, and her tribute to the actress was a pip. (Vulture)
  • Amazon being scary again. (Kottke)
  • Looks like 30 Rock (obliquely) called out Bill Cosby back in 2009. (Jezebel)
  • “Wild goose chase,” “good riddance,” and more commonly-used phrases that are actually from Shakespeare. (Mental Floss)


Gift Guide Part 3: Black and White


Sometimes, a candle is just nice as an objet, but this one is Diptique, so of course it’s going to smell fabulous too.

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Why, every home needs its own punk rock salt and pepper shakers.

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chevron-print frame is just good fun.

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Such an inspired take on cappucino cups, from the bright design minds at Ferm Living.


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A Commes de Garcons pouch is an almost surefire winner in the gift department, and it’s kind of a kick in polka dots.

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This graphic ethnic hat is interesting enough to stand out, but straightforward enough to go with most anything.

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A nifty charger to attach right to one’s key chain.


Gift Guide Part 1: 25 Rather Cute Gifts Under $50

Gift Guide Part 2: Cyber Monday Deals

Its all about the leather at the Ssense sale

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Ssense is a fabulous commerce site I don’t give a ton of coverage to because it is pretty much luxury-focused and pricey, pricey. But they have very good sales—the type that bring prohibitively expensive items into splurgy-but-worth-it territory. Like this unstoppably chic Jerome Dreyfuss satchel, which is so unexpected and yet exactly right in red.

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This Isabel Marant leather jacket is a remarkably good buy for an Isabel Marant leather jacket, and had I not already paid retail for one very much like it this season, I’d totally go for it.

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OK, thisRick Owens jacket exceeds the GOACA price limit somewhat egregiously, but I couldn’t not include it, because the jacket is just too fantastic, and one does not see pieces so classically Rick Owens marked down every day.

Top 5 of the week: Foul weather boots

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Here we have the French brand Le Chameau, makers of possibly the most elegant rain boot ever, with which I am freshly obsessed—but to which I have not yet succumbed.  This pair is so luxe it’s actually lined in leather and sold out at Net A Porter in a hot second, but as it turns out, Zappos is a virtual hive of Le Chameau options, from faux fur-lined to straight-up rubber.  Prices vary a great deal, from $120 for this cute packable pair to $490 for these killers, which I would wear as fashion, I swear.


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And here, as it happens, is another boot that flew out of Net a Porter (but that you can find in quantity here): it’s from Stella McCartney’s Adidas line, and does it not  look thoroughly cushy-delightful?

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A perfect approximation of a classic moto, but waterproof.

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A clean little wedge and a nice little price.

sorel boot

You can’t beat a classic Sorel, and I like this tricked-out, faux-fur topped, knee-high model for drama.