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BG Shop – Japan

Just what we all need. Another adorable Japanese website. This time, it’s BG Shop, thanks to Imedagoze and her great eye for design. Funny thing is, even though it’s in Japanese, I find myself constantly browsing it because there are so many things that appeal to me and I love their product shots. Since most list the European designers name, which is easily spotted within the Japanese text, you can pull it out, google it, and find the designer elsewhere on websites that may be a little closer to home, and in English.

My favorites: posters from French artist Raymond Savignac, Rica Takada pillows and books, textiles from Timo, wooden canister sets from modernica, Hess-Spielzeug “the first curl” keeper, Lefor Openo prints and postcards, Klippan linens, and Petit Grand Publishing play cards. Have fun!

(images from bg shop)

Posted in shopping, travel on June 23, 2006

Hable Construction 2007 Pocket Calendar

Make sure to sign up so that you’re notified as soon as the Hable ’07 pocket calendars arrive… They’re really handy to keep in your tote for writing down appointments, $31. Click here for details.

(image from hable construction)

Posted in uncategorized on June 23, 2006

Sanctuary Garden Offices {UK}

I spotted these in the Daily Candy London edition today and had to share because I think it’s the neatest strangest most odd yet somehow interesting thing ever. Want to work at home but feel the need to break away from the family and the overall home environment? Find that working from home often involves folding the laundry while on a conference call? Maybe you need a home away from home with a Sanctuary Garden Office. True, you could just go to the office, but why bother when you can hang out in your adult play house, aka the sweet little shed in the backyard. No chores to distract you, no television talk shows to interrupt your thoughts, and no more nosey co-workers popping their ugly heads over your cubicle. The best of both worlds, sort of in between.

For a mere 15,000 british pounds (around 28,000 USD) a chic shed can be all yours. Constructed of natural materials and finishes according to specifications, not to mention fully insulated, you may never surface again.

Your honest opinion? C’mon, don’t hold back…

(images from sanctuary garden offices)

Posted in uncategorized on June 23, 2006

Felix Doolittle Stationery

Now this is what dreams are made of. Sugarcoated dipped in honey dreams you have of selecting invitations and greeting cards, running the tips of your fingers over quality paper, smelling that fresh paper scent as you crack open a card to pen your words of endearment.


You mean, you don’t dream about cardstock? Oh. I guess that makes me the weirdo in the room.

Combining full color illustrations, quality heavy paper, rounded corners and complementing illustrated envelopes, Felix Doolittle stationery is exquisitely individual and a treat for both giver and receiver. The talented Felix Fu is an artist and visual storyteller from Hong Kong that currently resides in West Newton, Massachusetts (just outside of Boston), creating intricate perfections on paper in watercolor that are not only charming and whimsical, but have a magical element to them. As Felix puts it, “Perhaps it is the flavor of the English influence in Hong Kong blended with New England tradition and a dash of child-like enthusiasm.” Ah yes, Felix just perhaps.

Felix is exactly the kind of man I’d love to visit for a day, observing him as he works in his studio on his many illustrations. What talent!

Please visit Felix Doolittle online for more information and to view his complete line of stationery. The doolittle that does a lot for stationery!

(images from felix doolittle)

Posted in uncategorized on June 23, 2006


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