The cork board ring, from Ayse Kozaci.
31 October 2010
My mum is quite the talented quilter, the evidence is all over my apartment. These designs might be a little too modest for her taste, but I think they are gorgeous in that simplicity. From Kimem, they fabrics are hand dyed (from her own custom dye recipes!) and available for custom orders.
29 October 2010
A long abandoned beach house community in Bridgeport, CT has had a few Brooklyn artists released into the rubble. A softer version of Detroit?
28 October 2010
My best friend since fourth grade is going to be seven months prego when I go home for Christmas. I can't wait to feel her bump! In the mean time, I've been perusing gifts. She's probably already queued up for scads of little ensembles, but aren't these numbers from Mabo so sweet?
27 October 2010
I've been there. Slipped between the couch cushions, tangled in the sheets...the laundry basket. Can't find your phone? This clever website allows you to call your phone when you're friends aren't around to!
via Swiss Miss
I developed a bit of an affection for Joan Holloway's necklace in Season Four of Mad Men. (She wore it in every episode!) I did a little poking around today...the one on set was rumored to be found at a garage sale.
1928 Jewelry offers this one (photographed above), noting: 1950s sophistication meets 1960s glamor with this Gold Tone Antique Inspired Pen Necklace. Rumored to be coveted by style icons such as Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn. I ordered one this afternoon!
26 October 2010
I used to have a pair of these fingerless gloves in college (what self respecting Pacific Northwest student wouldn't?) These Wrist Worms come in every color...and are crafted by Sandra Juto.
24 October 2010
Available in five colors, this folding colander from Joseph Joseph can be stored completely flat. While I am well stocked with fantastic copper colanders- one or two of these would be good holiday presents, no? My mother has pushed "no gifts, just stocking stuffers," in the past few years. These can definitely be wedged in!
23 October 2010
I harbor a certain affection for the rainbow-colored, kitschy plastic chairs found in many Paris metro stations, but these variegated wood ones from the Arts et Metiers metro are pretty fantastic as well. The copper, steampunk style station was designed by Belgian artist Francois Schuiten and draws from science fiction works of Jules Verne.