Tuesday, July 31, 2007

love the colors and textures of this work by erich and ingrid triller for tobo studio.

they look especially beautiful juxtaposed with these wonderful chairs by leif.designpark.
(via sub-studio)

Monday, July 30, 2007

a wonderful set of birchwood kitchen tools.
(this carafe and glasses set is pretty perfect too.)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

benton/garza makes beautiful things.
(thank you domino magazine for reminding me about these texas greats!)

also, more gorgeous mobiles
(via design milk)

Monday, July 23, 2007

lucky me.

more images of truck in japan.
(thank you, larry! some images of his amazing shop, ok, in los angeles are below. a must visit.)

i'm kind of fascinated with this work by carl aubock.
(more about aubock at design and fun)

i was looking for a goat island book that i don't have and stumbled into this collection of interesting books.

which reminds me to remind you:
if you are a participant, the mailing date for [SMALL] books is july 25, 2007.

Friday, July 20, 2007

if you know me at all, then you know that finding this was very very exciting.
(from the general store of the equally cool and famous shopsins)

oh and i almost forgot...
i am featured in the new weekend read over on bloesem!

as promised, some images from jasper morrison's a book of spoons.
above and here and here.

and, oh YAY (this will make your day)
lullatone is going on tour!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

i just love the shape of this dansk odin serving fork and spoon.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

"beauty rests on utility"

the ethics in creation and simplicity in form that is behind these pieces by uhuru makes for much beautiful use.

and for the gentlemen (though, of course, not exclusively):
* thom browne's rules
* the foxfire book series (actually the reader's digest series from the 70's called "back to basics" is interesting too) and quoddy grizzly boots (via taavo somer's 10 essentials, which are all quite good...i love lists)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

denby stoneware in chevron is kinda great.
you can see other retired, vintage denby styles here.

oh and also, former accidental interviewee denise despirito is in a really interesting show right now in the lower east side (with photographer diana mcclure). if you happen to be here in nyc, you should stop by.

Monday, July 16, 2007

my love for japan's truck is known, so you can imagine my excitement over these new-to-me pieces. (oh and i hear there is an interview with the proprietors of truck from an old issue of wallpaper, but i can't seem to find it on-line. has anyone come across that? i'd love to read it.)

also...i love this. be sure to see the slideshow.

one of our wedding gifts was a clear iittala kartio pitcher by kaj franck.
i have an unnatural love for the thing, really.

i've always been into carafes, but since the kartio pitcher arrived in our home, i've been seeking them out even more. i'm especially drawn to timo sarapaneva's bird bottles (one of which is pictured above).

oh and this kjell blomberg bottle is quite nice, too.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

because gloves are good.

for your lazy sunday...
an amazingly well-curated collection of all kinds short films and music videos at special 10 (especially the really gorgeous music video for thom yorke's black swan). just an overwhelming amount of good stuff, really.
(via it's nice that)

oh and nous vous

Saturday, July 14, 2007

a gorgeous, limited edition ceramic container by aldo londi for bitossi.

Friday, July 13, 2007

i would love one of these bookhou mobiles.

my husband took this when he was seventeen.

have an excellent weekend!

"a terraced house on a tree-lined street. earlier today, the house rang with the sound of children's cries and adult voices, but since the last occupant took off (with her satchel) a few hours ago, it has been left to sample the morning itself. the sun has risen over the gables of the buildings opposite and now washes through the ground-floor windows, painting the interior walls a buttery yellow and warming the grainy-red brick facade. within shafts of sunlight, platelets of dust move as if in obedience to the rhythms of a silent waltz. from the hallway, the low murmur of accelerating traffic can be detected a few blocks away. occasionally, the letter-box opens with a rasp to admit a plaintive leaflet"
- alain de botton

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

a lot of the inspiration for how i put together my own home comes from the aalto house.

these images of the house, by marianna wahlsten, are from a recent issue of elle decoration uk.

(click for a larger view)

so much lovely spoon love over here and here.
i thought i'd join in.
i just got this book, too. finally.
i'll have to share some pages from it soon.

also, i really like this person's work.

Monday, July 09, 2007

i really love this work.
i've been really into iron work recently, so this was a very happy discovery.
(via labour of heart)

also... a few people have "tagged" me recently and although i really am quite nervous about such things, here are seven things about me:

* i like to wear fall/winter fabrics year round. impractical, yes.

* i'm a foodie. i can talk for hours about heirloom tomatoes.

* i'm allergic to a lot of things, but especially cats.
(which is sad, because i really like them)

* the first thing i usually notice about people are their hands.

* i see a lot of films, but not many of the big budget kind.
i also used to work in film programming for an art house cinema.

* i have a strong bias against things that are made out of plastic.
even really amazing things.

* i am not very good at learning languages. i took nearly seven years of spanish in school, but i can only really understand and read it, not speak it. despite that, i am currently learning to speak a new one.

Friday, July 06, 2007

my husband is always growing little cuttings and plant bits here and there around our house. he would love this bulb vase from esque.

also, i love these.
(via bloesem)

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

i really love this idea.

speaking of past accidental interviewees...
abby has an excellent new blog.

oh and also, it looks like one spot has become available in the upcoming [SMALL] books swap. the first person to e-mail me in the next day or so gets it. in the meantime, partner assignments will be a bit delayed. my apologies.

happy fourth!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

acorn vase

other things to see:
*bags made from vintage leathers at eric beauduin
(via labour of heart)
*the wonderful salvia over at ping mag
(via ah-yi)
* elsa bloom
* specific object (thank you, hallie!)
* grey light love