When it comes to mass-produced faceless production, I’m a Target girl. Okay, sometimes IKEA, depending on what I need at the moment. I don’t do Costco, Sam’s club or Wal-mart. To me, shopping is based more on the experience and inspiration that I get during the hours spent roaming the aisles than even actual need or price. I prefer the smaller exclusive grocery stores over the super-sized food warehouses. I don’t see the point in purchasing paper towels in packs of 50. I don’t care about saving money if it means that the experience of the purchase was less than satisfying and I went home stressed-out, burnt-out, and vowing to never return.
However, when it comes to shopping online, I dance to the beat of a different drummer. I’m more interested in finding the best deal on something that I really need. Take Wal-mart for example. They are trying to appeal more to the urban-minded online shopping crew by offering more modern accessories for the home. For those of us that enjoy a good budget find online, these Wal-mart lamps may interest you. My choices: the Kiss lamps in white or blue, the paper wood like veneer lamp (first spotted on its (k)notwood), and the Nydia glass lamp with the textured cream shade. All are available online.
(images from Wal-mart)
After the last post, I started thinking about gardening and how I really need to plant my window box this weekend. We’re driving to the coast today for a walk on the beach and some seafood, then to a few home/craft related shows in Boston tomorrow, so perhaps Sunday will allow time for a little exterior decorating. What are you doing this weekend? Do tell!
Now, I know these things look nutty, but they have me a bit intrigued. Has anyone purchased them, and if so, how well do they work? I love that you can pop them into soil and leave their little legs sticking out. What fun! Plant me pets can be purchased at Sprout Home and over at the MoMA store.
Plant me Pets spotted on a-m’s blog, too!
(images from Sprout + MoMA)
Vesssel architectural pottery is calling my name! These planters are brand spankin’ new over at Velocity Art + Design and I absolutely adore them. Minimalistic heaven! These would make a lovely addition to the pathway leading to your front door, on a patio, or even indoors. Oh yum!
(images from Velocity)
It might sound too good to be true but Orla Kiely is offering 10% off of everything you see on her website until midnight April 9, 2006. Have fun!
(image from Orla Kiely)
Happy Friday! Time for the weekend, c’mon, do the happy dance with me!
The lovely objects of art that inspire me today are called, “Buds in Space” by artist Annie Cantin. Using blown glass, leather, fabric and metal, Cantin creates a modern, almost sci-fi, look at what I like to call futuristic gardening. The combination of fuchsia, orange and green in stunning white orbs really dazzle the eye. The works of Annie Cantin are on display at the Galerie Elena Lee in Montreal, Canada. You can view more from her collection here.
(image from Galerie Elena Lee)
We’re big fans of 76-year-old architect Frank Gehry (best known for the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Guggenheim Bilbao) and delighted that he has a new collection at Tiffany + Co. Comprised of six series named after recurring motifs in his work: Equus, Axis, Fish, Torque, Fold and Orchid, Gehry delights us with objects of wearable art in black gold, cocholong stone, pernambuco wood and raw cut diamonds.
I doubt they are affordable, but it’s certainly exciting to see his talents applied to jewelry. Click here for a sneak preview…
The Frank Gehry collection is currently available in NY, LA, London and Tokyo. It is scheduled to be released to more stores and online this summer.
(image from Tiffany + Co)