Monday, April 30, 2007

what i see in my furniture dreams...
the leaf chair by lievore altherr molina for arper.

also, it has been nearly 6 months since i saw them live and i still cannot stop listening to this song.

Friday, April 27, 2007


like this corner found over here...

and this work by toshiko takaezu found on flickr.

happy weekend!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

i like postal co. notebooks.
(you can get them at auto)

has anyone seen this in person?
very curious.

i'm interested in what anthony goicolea's up to.
mostly because i really loved this.
thom browne and matthew barney should really collaborate on something.

so very pretty!
(via joy)

i'm quite tired this morning.
the boy and i went to see faithless at webster hall last night and i haven't jumped around like a madwoman like that since the early 90's. dancing is good.

oh and sorry to be so absent lately...
been working on some things.

Monday, April 23, 2007

in my search for cutlery for our wedding registry, i rediscovered the beautiful flatware designs of sori yanagi.

while we decided on knifeforkspoon by jasper morrison, i'd love to get some of yanagi's gorgeous kitchenware.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

who doesn't love a lazy sunday?
i'm not sure if we'll venture far today, but so far i've just been devouring the new issue of blueprint - its got lots of interesting things, including a lovely story on how to do a fun family brunch and loads of pictures of the home of purl soho owner joelle hoverson. good stuff.

(speaking of all things msl, i was super excited to be eating bbq elbow to elbow with sarah carey of everyday food over at the smoke joint this weekend. super excited. am i a nerd that this totally counts as a celebrity sighting for me?)

in honor of earth day:
lexus (???) has done some really nice little documentaries about green businesses. i suppose the intent is to sell me on their hybrid, but i was really more psyched to get a little peek behind-the-scenes of some of my favorite green companies, like living homes, landscape artist paula hayes and stewart+brown.

i don't know how i never noticed them before, but i'm really taken by this series of limited edition vases by roy mcmakin for heath.

Friday, April 20, 2007

i think this is just so beautiful.

some book porn from acejet170...

and from my inbox:

made by noemi. i especially love the shawls and leather bags.

have you seen the new dipped coal bags over at jack spade?
also, the canal street bag is kind of hilarious.

have a super weekend!

yesterday evening, i headed over to rare device to see the anatomie show and to meet rena and lisa.

i'm afraid i'm not very good at meeting new people.
(and i am very new to meeting fellow bloggers...)
i never know what to do with myself.
so i hope i didn't come off as too much of an odd duck.

regardless, meeting lisa and rena was a real treat! they are exactly as you might imagine - warm, bright and so stylish! it was really a joy to get a chance to meet them.

be sure you get over there to see anatomie ...lisa really has created a wonderful collection of work and rare device is always full of beautiful, unique things!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

tonight i had the pleasure of hearing zadie smith read at the brooklyn academy of music.

i hate to gush.
but i will.

what i love, i really love
and i love zadie smith.

she's breath-takingly bright, enormously funny, and generous in her observations about writing and life. plus she has this completely unexpected, husky, gravely voice.

she's just cool.

oh and she's edited a book of short stories coming out this fall that sounds super excellent. its got everyone from dave eggers to george saunders to daniel clowes to chris ware and the proceeds from its sale will benefit 826NYC.

i'm supremely glad i had the opportunity.

Monday, April 16, 2007

i kinda love these...
and they are on sale two for the price of one over here.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

it just keeps raining and raining.
i don't think it will ever stop.
our roof is leaking and i'm pretty afraid that there will be a loud crash in the night when the whole thing caves in around us.

thank goodness for distractions...
what an amazing place.

i love these new wrecking ball earrings from brooke medlin.

and of course, the amazing stuffed animals by jennifer gibbs.

the only good thing about this rain is that its the best sound to go to sleep to.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

jewelry by justin duance...
and also check out these pieces. wow.
(both via bits and bobbins)

oh i like this and am so excited to see a book on margaret howell.
so excited.
(via mav)

i love this print by jeremy prasatik.
(via spray glue, a while back)

oh and much inspiration from rachel jones and leonor mataillet.
(via designer's block)

...i had a really nice lunch today with some really nice company over at angelica kitchen. if you are in nyc and haven't been, you should definitely stop by.
its a new favorite.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

cacti at the garfield conservatory in chicago

we're back from a lovely mini vacation in chicago. i don't know how we managed it, but we somehow got to see a lot of our former home, visit with jan's parents, and relax all at the same time. we also saw two fun (and funny) shows - david sedaris at the chicago theater and rock & roll: impatience by lucky pierre. also there were stops at the garfield conservatory, lincoln park conservatory, lincoln park zoo and the mca as well as much thrifting, hotel room bubble baths and polish food. all in all, a very good time. you can see it all right here.

in other news...
i'll be adding a list of my favorite places to visit in new york over on the sidebar in the next few weeks. i get asked for a list a lot, so i figured it might be good to just add one to the blog.

also, i just finished up a stellar swap with my friend fanja over at le train fantôme. here's what i sent to her...
and here's what she sent to me...
i loved it ALL! thanks so much fanja!

...and and no one belongs here more than you.

see you all tomorrow...
its excellent to be back!

a tree and its shadow on lafayette street in nyc this morning

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

...myself and my handsome partner-in-crime are off to chicago.
i'll be back posting next wednesday.
have a lovely one!

Monday, April 02, 2007

i've still got mustard love.

those will take some saving, but i did somehow managed to snag one of these. i can't wait until it arrives.

oh i love everything at atelier abigail ahern.
inspiring yellow, inspiring everything.

two new reads:
* kiosk blog
* the mid-century modernist

look look - mav has some wonderful new things...a collaboration with camilla and some new limited sets (my favorite is the study in grey).