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Orla Kiely Chair at Anthropologie


So… Most of us are Orla lovers, what do you think about her Pear chair over at Anthropologie this season? Like it or? I’d love to see it on a different frame, perhaps a more mid century style chair like the drayton from Jonathan Adler… Your thoughts?
(images from anthropologie)

Posted in furniture, shopping on January 04, 2007

Amy Smyth Made It


A big thanks to the talented Amy Smyth for writing in about her new line of greeting cards. Based on her illustrations, her cards are whimsical and fun while maintaining a sense of ‘grown up’ so you can take them seriously – and I love her sense of color and style,with my favorites being (of course) the trees, fruits, and flowers. Great combinations.

psst: Her moving announcements are the best I’ve seen because they aren’t geared towards those who have an actual home – yeah urban dwellers!

Thanks for the tip, Amy!

(image from amy smyth)

Posted in stationery on January 04, 2007

Fresh Finds from Lotta Jansdotter

Did you see some of the lovely new things from Lotta Jansdotter? Oh they are really pretty… Try to control yourself. Or not. :) I love her new coasters, potholders, and the little owl bag.

Speaking of bags, I really like her collection of them, in all shapes and sizes. I own several and they not only look great, but they last forever and seem to go with my usual spring/summer attire, which is mostly casual – skirts, flats, jeans, tees, and lots of natural fibers like cotton and linen. The muted colors, soft patterns, and great big handles on her shoulder bags really appeal to me. Then, there’s the mini ones that she creates. Isn’t that little elephant above so adorable? The little bags are perfect for tucking in some gorgeous letterpress stationery and a box of chocolates or tea for gifting a dear friend. They’re also handy to stash things in around the house, from clothespins to makeup, extra silverware (keep them inside on a peg in your pantry), etc. I can’t wait to see if she adds more to her collection this year – fingers crossed, she’ll expand her ceramics line. I’d love to see mugs, plates, and serving dishes!


(images from lotta jansdotter)

Posted in fashion + accessories, kitchen on January 04, 2007

DIY: IKEA ALANG Table Lamp Transformation


Eric wrote in today to tell me about his IKEA hack DIY project, well at least he called it a hack, I call it genius. Great budget DIY job, Eric. Click here to see how Eric transformed the IKEA ALANG Table Lamp into a perky pendant (or two!).

Thanks for the tip, Eric. Great blog!

psst: If you like the pendants, but LOVE the wall in the background (I did!), then you’ll love what I discovered after digging around Eric’s blog. Check THIS out. It’s another DIY.

(image from modern self)

Posted in diy, lighting on January 03, 2007

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