One longing gaze at a display in an Anthropologie home store, and I want to run home, gut my pad, and start over again using *only* their swank stuff. Ever get that feeling? Or am I the only one that simply loves Anthropologie clothing and homewares? It’s just so lush. Whether it be the small things (cute iron hooks), or the big ticket items (everything else), I can’t get enough. For those of you not fortunate enough to live near an actual store (aka day spa for shoppers), you can drool online. They just posted their Spring ’06 line of housewares, so grab a tissue to wipe your chin. My current pick: the Silhouette 2D Cuckoo Clock in icy blue for $298.00, made in Italy.
Let’s face it, we are one generation of seriously spoiled peeps. Cassette tapes, movies on VHS, and IROC Z-28s are a thing of the past (thank God). iPods, high res flat screen monitors, diesel jeans, you know what matters in life, we’ve got it all. Especially, at least lately, good style. It’s everywhere these days. Even websites like Urban Outfitters have an ultra hip “Apartment” section featuring way cute items for your home. My personal favorites, “Your Dads Chair” (shown), in a soft Robin’s Egg Blue (also available in soft green) for only $500, and their entire line of throw pillows. Their retro sofa for $750.00 in rust is another must-see. I can’t help myself, I just want to sink down deep into that darn chair and flip through Domino magazine while listening to Michael Buble. Ah, the perfect lazy PJs-on-’til-noon, Sunday. Well, at least until I realize one can’t actually read anything in Domino magazine because it’s mostly advertising cool stuff I can’t afford… That’s why I love Urban Outfitters – it’s the baby sister of Anthropologie (same mother company), so they have great style, only a lot cheaper than it’s big sis. We also like something more when we can actually afford it.
Yes, I know. Everyone knows. Delia’s is strictly for tweens in incrediably small sized clothes (jealous!) aka the Olsen twins crowd. But, have you checked out their adorable line of roomwares? Okay, maybe they are a bit supertween, but if you have a good eye for mixing, you can easily snag a few things for your posh pad and no one would ever suspect that Mary Kate has the same thing… Delia’s website
I‘ve got to take this one to the minister, as they say. I’ve got a confession. I’m currently obsessing over the Lotta Jansdotter line. Lotta’s designs are altogether beautiful just like her native Sweden where she was raised. At age 20, she relocated to CA. She currently lives in San Francisco designing bags, aprons, table linens to die for, beautiful ceramics, wall-hangings, stationary, and textiles that are both modern and in touch with the simplistic beauty of nature with a slight Japanese influence. Evoking a sense of serenity and elegance, I decided to gift one to a friend. Upon receipt of her new linen bag, she cooed with delight and confessed that she also loves Lotta and I’m totally on the NBF list now (new best friend). As cute as this sounds, she has refused to use it, pinning it to her inspiration room in her art studio. I’m sure that once you catch a glimpse of Lotta’s beautiful work, you will also adore it like we do. Make sure you check out Lotta Jansdotter’s website, have fun!