Sunday, September 30, 2007

michael mcdowell is now offering these really lovely bud vases...

so sad i missed this over on the stellar three potato four, which is just packed with nice little vintage finds.

oh and i stumbled upon this wonderful shop (through a post over here).
lots of beautiful, simple, useful things.

i'm very very happy to be back here in the city. i have quite a love/hate relationship with the middle of the country. but on the love side, any place where i can thrift beautiful cashmere and ceramics and see some truly thought-provoking dance, is super good in my book.

so happy the seckel pears are back...

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

i know that i've posted about these before, but i wanted you to know that you can get them here now. besides they are just so pleasing to the eye.

i'm going out of town again, so i won't be posting until next week. unfortunately, i'm going to miss out on a few things i've been excited about - the new york art book fair, the housing works open air book fair and the launch party for finland(!) over at kiosk (on 9/27 at 6pm in the shop).

bad timing, sadly. but you should go if you can.

oh and you can see more things i'm excited about if you scroll down and check out my new addition to the sidebar.

an addendum:
i was just knocking about checking up on some of my favorite blogs and low and behold - ack! michelle's new jacket! wow.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

arts & science
(via this blog...this post is especially nice.)

oh and
i like her style.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

so much inspiration in these vintage marshall studios catalogs.

Monday, September 17, 2007

love this ceramic lamp. it would look so nice in my kitchen.

another etsy vintage shop to add the bookmarks list.
one of these days i'm going to have to put together an etsy guide...

this book looks very interesting.
(see more of it here)

Friday, September 14, 2007

(photo by my husband)

flew back to nyc on a red-eye yesterday morning from portland, oregon. i was attending the pica tba festival (claude wampler! reggie watts!) for my work. i love visiting portland! this visit's highlights were the stellar restaurant clyde common in the super new ace hotel, blackberry shakes at burgerville, peeking into canoe, banh mi at binh minh, exploring the japanese garden, and shopping at FIND (a super little vintage shop on the upper north side that unfortunately has no website).

missing portland, but happy to be back...
oh and if i owe you an e-mail, i promise...its coming soon

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

i'm leaving town for some work travel this week...
so i'll see you back here next thursday.
happy wednesday!

an addendum: how did i miss this shop over on labour of heart? so good.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

this makes me happy.
(thanks, courtney!)

this makes me want to travel.

this makes me wish i had more coins in my pocket.

this makes me excited.

this makes me smile.
(mine is this color, but they come in a couple other pretty colors too)

Saturday, September 01, 2007

i love rediscovery.
especially when it brings on a bit of chair love.
(his other work is amazing too)

i'm a fan of draplin design co. (if you don't know them, be sure to take a look around over there) and coudal, so despite my loyalty to the moleskine cahier, i'm kind of excited about testing out some of their new field notes. (via the excellent notebookism...they also make me want to try this out.)

please remember to check out all the interesting things being exchanged in the [small] books project. (and if you were a participant, don't forget to add your photos to the pool too)

oh and, over the long weekend, i'll add a new category to the sidebar and hopefully (cross your fingers) complete my nyc travel guide.
busy busy.