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I’ve been slowly working on the new column to your right, building out linkage to favorite stores by city along with design glossies, art + indie sites, other most excellent blogs, sites for kids, sites for dogs…you get the point. Today, I’ve added quite a few links over there, so click around and see if you spot anything that interests you, or give me a quick shout or slap in the head if I need to add or edit anything.

Speaking of links, here’s some from west elm that I’ve been jonesing for lately. Especially this silver lamp with links shade. Sweet!

bubble lamp, $129
not to be confused with bubble butt
chain link pillow cover, $19, mandarin, ocean, expresso or white
minus the whips, please.
links rug, $139-599 expresso or stem
a string of beauty
Posted in uncategorized on February 16, 2006


Sensual? Organic? Floral? Leather trim? Are we talking about Nokia, as in phones, here people?


Seems like the folks at Nokia are catching on that Americans want more out of their gadgets than functionality. We want what the Japanese + Europeans have already enjoyed for ages, slick design. Metal is cold. Plastic is old. Bring on the slim new (in the states, anyway) Nokia 7380 model. For those of us that aren’t interested in the features included in this new phone (yawn), I can tell you one thing for certain, it sure is cute.

Calling home never looked so good.

Posted in uncategorized on February 16, 2006

The Perfect Pear

The March issue of Domino magazine features a few suggested pear paint selections for interior walls that, for my taste, are a tad too bold simply because I tend to get tired of dramatic wall colors very quickly, especially if they’re in a frequently used space. Are you feelin’ me here?

Anyway, last summer, a client of mine wanted something light and fresh, you know, mood-enhancing without being over-the-top, for her entryway.

The answer? Sweet Pear #389 from the Benjamin Moore Classic Colors collection.

The result? I was her new best friend! She raved about it and even guests wanted the paint color for their homes. I guess this was the rare occasion when the paint swatch actually resembled the finished product. Imagine that! The color identity was definitely there, but it wasn’t soooo green that you’d require sunglasses, or worse, you’d feel inspired to paint a Mr. Yuck face on your wall.

Give Sweet Pear #389 a bite.

(image from Therese Desjardin Studio in Chester, CT)

Posted in uncategorized on February 16, 2006

Jonathan Adler – Huge Sale!

Just in! From 2/18 – 2/28, take up to 50% off pottery, lamps, rugs, bedding, and more at Jonathan’s stores or on his fab website. Oooooh this is sooo good! Let me know what you find!

Posted in uncategorized on February 16, 2006


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