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Did you know that 2Modern has a design blog? If not, consider yourself informed! They have a talented team of writers based all over the country, covering a broad range of design related topics throughout the week. Have you heard of Cookie magazine? I recently grabbed an issue and reviewed it on the 2Modern Design Talk blog, if you’re interested in reading my review well…clicky clicky! I’m so happy that 2Modern contacted me, they are truly a nice bunch.

Have a *great* weekend everyone – I’m signing off for the day. See you on Monday with more fresh finds!

(photo from cookie magazine)

Posted in uncategorized on March 10, 2006


Livin’ La Vivre Loca! Ahhh to live the lush life, if only for a moment. Flip through the mouth-watering home section of Vivre for your daily dose of haute home accessories. Oh la la! Some affordable, some not. The vivre raffia frames are a lovely way to introduce spring into your space with the natural woven raffia and suede trim. Another natural element for the home, set your table with the soleil francais bamboo inspired place setting. A touch of whimsy for the kitchen, the lollipop bottle opener is a gentle reminder for guests that you’re definitely not all work. A favorite of mine, the james young fish plates, are made of acacia wood inset with mother-of-pearl inlays in the shape of tiny fish. Honestly, aren’t these so fresh and cheery for spring?

If you want your home to resemble the pages of Elle Decor, you may really love the dragon 88 mongolian stool. It’s pleasingly plump, and certainly warms up your space with white Tibetan lamb and honey-stained wood legs (my apologies if you’re not into animal fur). From bronze bowls to stag horn mugs and aldik ceramic vase (love this!), you’re bound to discover the perfect accent for your private retreat.

Into fashion? Visit the Vivre fashion site for women!

(top photo ekobo bamboo round trays)

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Posted in uncategorized on March 10, 2006

Conran Shop

The Conran Design Group was founded in 1956 by London style and food guru, furniture designer, entrepreneur, and property developer (many hats!) Sir Terence Conran. Since, he has developed an international chain of Habitat and Conran stores, which led him to millionaire status. Since the 1970s, he has been a successful part of so many new ventures that no one can say his name and not connect it to design or food. (You can learn more about his career here.)
I really like the Conran shop because there is a great assortment of over 400 products for home, office, or for gift giving. Here are some fresh finds from the Conran shop:

I’m feeling the love for a cute paris tokyo pillow in blue and a little retro smash talk alarm clock in white with the best display ever! The ghost lamps couldn’t be more fitting for a modern space, and for a very cheeky gift, give the one who complains about feeling like your maid (aka sig other) the very clever roxy the maid robot.

(all photos from the conran website)

Posted in uncategorized on March 10, 2006


Alex, over at redstr in Brooklyn, contacted me earilier this week about their design studio. Take a peek at what they do, great stuff. I found a few of their tables on Design Public, my favorite being the cha coffee table because of its curves, attention to detail, color, leg shape and I love that it’s constructed using eco-friendly Plyboo (bamboo plywood). If you’re not familiar with Plyboo, learn more on the greener building website. The coffee table, as shown, is $700 and comes packed flat for easy shipping. Best part, if you purchase it on Design Public, shipping is free. Love those Design Public peeps with their free shipping on purchases $100+!

(photos from design public.)

Posted in uncategorized on March 10, 2006


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