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Gretel Home

I read about the best new online shop today on Daily Candy called Gretel. Have you seen it? For those of you who haven’t, you’re in for a real treat. The website design and product photography is gorgeous, very sophisticated, fresh and young but beyond that, they have some of the most beautiful selections in a single shop, it’s lovingly curated and just fantastic. Gretel was founded last year by British interior stylist Abby Kellett who clearly had an eye for modern design.

Gretel Home

Gretel Home

Gretel Home

I love the smokehouse — a very modern take on a classic German design for incense that you can frequently find here in the winter during Christmas markets. And the Helgo candle holders — yes, please!

I also like their store windows,”Just as a store changes its window displays, every season we will present our products in a new light. Welcome to Gretel’s Windows.”

(Photography: Claudia Uribe Touri)

Posted in shopping on March 24, 2010

My Wood & Wool Stools!

Remember how I told you that I custom ordered two Wood & Wool Stools from the Netherlands recently? Well they arrived today! The colors, pattern, even the little hearts and the paint on the stools is perfect — 100% according to my specifications. Ingrid I could kiss you! xo

My new stools!

Ingrid made the perfect stools for me and I can’t wait to use them in my home. She ships worldwide so if you want your own contact her — Wood & Wool Stools for all! (image: wood & wool stools)

Posted in furniture on March 24, 2010

Studio Ziben

Would you like to see some furniture from Berlin today? Known for being edgy and innovative, there is always something interesting to find when you’re visiting Berlin and furniture designer Mariusz Malecki of Studio Ziben is one such interesting find. I was in contact with Mariusz recently and he shared some photos of his work and I’d like to show them here because it’s fascinating to see what is going on in small design studios in different parts of the world — don’t you think?

Studio Ziben

These pieces are oak and MDF and show a great deal of wit and creativity. My favorite piece is the Louis&Louis because it’s a cabinet split into two and I find this so creative and very interesting! I also like the Yoko rocking chair, it looks very comfortable and has a great silhouette. Studio Ziben has a studio in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg in case you are visiting, you should look him up and drop in to view these pieces in person! And if you see anything that you like, you may contact him directly.

(images: studio ziben)

Posted in furniture on March 24, 2010

Tuuni

I just wrote about Finnish design shop Tuuni over at Real Simple today… this etsy shop is so lovely you really must see it!

Tuuni

Enjoy! (images: tuuni)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy on March 24, 2010

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