Posts Tagged ‘West Elm’
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.
I honestly can not recall the last time something that rang in under $50 inspired quite as much shopper lust in my heart as these paint-dipped, monogrammable Baggu totes do. They’re part of an exclusive deal the bag company has going with West Elm, and don’t you think the gold one in particular is just killing it? The notion of a big, one-initial monogram is so charming; like a fun little reference to that big “M” on the wall of Mary Richards’s apartment on the Mary Tyler Moore show.
Right now, my desk is a formerly grand Heywood Wakefield dining room table so old and rickety that I use it mostly as a repository for important papers, preferring to do my actual work on the living room sofa or at the neighborhood office/cafe. This works fine, but occasionally I do dream of a better way; of a beautiful, diminutive midcentury-ish desk that seems to invite both creativity and order in equal measure. Something like this one from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply. I am a sucker for that whole wood-with-one-carefully-chosen-white-accent thing.
And this is just entirely too much perfection altogether.
For years I coveted this fun Hermes china with an animals of the jungle pattern, because it seemed like an ultimate indulgence to acquire such playful china from such a serious luxury house. But only the sturdiest dinnerware survives my cloddish grasp, and I always knew better to indulge (even during the pixie-dusted couple of years when a benevolent publicist extended me a 30% discount at Hermes—a time during which many friends received excellent gifts in little orange boxes). Still, my affection for dishes with just a little bit to say endures, which is probably why I’ve developed an outsize affection for melamine plates. They wouldn’t break if you threw them against a wall, and there are so many cute ones. Plus, they’re cheap enough that you can buy a ton and not worry if you use them only some of the time. Because these kissing rabbits might be fun for dining on burgers and cole slaw at a Memorial Day picnic, but possibly not so much come January and brisket time.
Who else wants to turn the entire backyard into a Moroccan-themed wonderland to match this rather fabulous purple plate?
There is something quite pink lemonade and birthday cale about this option, from West Elm.