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coffee + cre8tive [feb 21 ’06]

This is my inspiration for the day. I hope it gives you joy, too. We took this photo back in October at an apple orchard in New Hampshire. It reminds me of hope and sunshine. What do you think?

(photo copyright of decor8)

Posted in uncategorized on February 21, 2006

Update: Hot Links!

I’ve added so many links today (see right column) that I have to spotlight a few before I sign off for the day.

Finn Style – Select from fabric panels, supermod block lamps, and oh-so-chic white ceramic coffee pots. Located in Minneapolis and also online.

DNA – DNA Gallery, located in the Little Italy section of San Diego, is an exclusive retailer for furniture legends like Arne Jacobson. I visited there store last summer and discovered a good amount of space devoted to tabletop accessories and floor pillows by Lisbet Friis, too. After you visit DNA, make sure you have lunch in Little Italy – great Italian bistros scattered everywhere.

Aunt Sadie’s – Great store located in Boston’s South End, home of Aunt Sadie’s candles along with an eclectic selection of beautiful homewares. Set amidst beautiful brownstones in the picturesque South End.

Clearly First – Forward thinking Scandinavian homewares in New York City. Wallpaper bowls from Hanna Ljungstrom (see photo, love these!), teacups by Anna Kraitz, and teapots by Ditte Fischer. They carry antique toys, fashion, furniture, glass, and home accessories.

See you tomorrow, everyone!

Posted in uncategorized on February 20, 2006

Hot Links from Christine

Our new guest blogger, Christine, is here to tell us about a few hot links in Boston. For those of you outside of Boston, I’m sure you’ll also enjoy these. By the way, if you missed my earlier post, learn about Christine here.

Home Stores:

Boutique Fabulous – a great little space in Somerville with mod lamps, vintage martini glasses, and yummy soaps and balms. Very unique and Sophistigirly! I’ve seen everything from ‘Save Martha!’ t-shirts to a vintage 60’s party dress. Read a review about Boutique Fabulous on Boston’s Weekly Dig.

Bo Concept on Mass Ave near Harvard Square.

There’s also a tres cool place on Charles Street in Beacon Hill. The name is ‘Good
Sooo delish and Japanese minimalist…


Paper Source in Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge and Vellum on Dartmouth.

I also like ‘Black Ink‘ in Harvard Square (Cambridge) and on Charles Street (Beacon Hill, Boston). Same owners as the MUT.

Another find, the Cross store in Harvard Square, surprisingly fashionable in terms of paper goods, stationery, and bags.

Exhibition must see:

There’s the new exhibition at the ICA, “Living in Motion“, which I haven’t yet seen but have heard good things.

(above links contributed by Christine Liu. Thanks, Christine!)

Posted in guest bloggers, shopping, travel on February 20, 2006

Well Dressed Home – Fresh Finds UNDER $25

Like the rest of us, you’re always a design kitty on the prowl for a good deal, the kind of deal when the hairs on your arms stand erect and you simply must call your b/f while standing in the store aisle telling her allll about your deal of the century. Thankfully, said b/f gets your obsession with home stuff, so she listens, yet all the while making a mental note to kill you later for interuppting her during yoga with her hot instructor.

Time to get on your cell again. You must brag about Well Dressed Home. They have an entire page devoted to finds under $25 that totally rock, along with other great items for your home and office! Here’s some of my under $25 picks. See what you think.

psst…they also have a great selection of Jonathan Adler goodies.

I like the idea of just clipping pretty gift cards on it, nothing more.
magnolia plate set, $23 set of three
sachet trio, $24 set of three
smells like fresh picked lilies!
party bowls, $8 each
love the shape!

Posted in uncategorized on February 20, 2006


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