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Nigella Lawson

Look at her. How can anyone not fall in love with a woman who is sexy, successful, and can actually whip up handmade treats without batting a pretty little eyelash?

No, sassy pants, we’re not talking about you. We’re talking Nigella.

I’m sure you’ve spotted Nigella’s Living Kitchen line before, but I found a few items that I’d like to purchase, so I thought to share them with you. You see, my cooking lately consists of making the same thai dish over and over again, or grabbing sushi take-out, so I’m hoping some fancy new kitchen stuff will inspire me to actually make homemade cookies vs. slicing them from the roll. There’s a Nigella in me, I just know it.

I seriously need cute products to help me become a better wife. (My husband rolled his eyes, too.)

Note: Some of these items aren’t yet available in the states, but you can always email them and request they ping you when they are. I love the pretty colors, especially all the light robin’s egg blue.

measuring jug.
holds flowers when not in use. numbers on the inside for measuring – smart!
serving hands.
okay, i’m starting to want lunch.
parmesan grater.
fits right into the palm of your hand.
hug mug.
everyone needs a hug!
over-size mug and saucer for comfort food!
blue piglets.
you’ll want to hog these little s+p holders for yourself!

(photos from

Posted in uncategorized on February 07, 2006

Domino Shop at H.D. Buttercup

Okay, this is going to sound really braggy, but I did some cool stuff last summer in LA that I just totally fell upon. Well sorta. My husband and I attended the red carpet premiere of Batman Begins (Katie Holmes is stunning!) and I even met designer, Rachel Ashwell and had a chat with her, complete with photo and autograph thanks to my husband who nudged me to JUST ASK. I went up to the Getty and drooled for hours at the stunning architecture. I stayed on the beach in Santa Monica watching the designer wheels cruise by. Shopped Montana Ave, too. Then, as I flew home, I had one major regret. I didn’t go to H.D. Buttercup. I totally forgot. What a moron. All the hollywood bling blinded the holly, I guess.

H.D. Buttercup is a hot bed for home accessories and furnishings in LA. (I guess it’s like a Fred Segal for interior design freaks, maybe?) Now, they just added more coals to the fire making them hotter than ever. They’ve added a Domino Shop, a new space to debut brands, products, and events, complements of Domino magazine.

Yup. I won’t miss Buttercup on my next LA adventure. Not a chance.

Are any of you in LA? Have you been? Share!

Posted in uncategorized on February 07, 2006

Cookie mag

While we’re on the topic of hip parenting…have you heard of the new Cookie magazine? It’s a modern inspirational lifestyle magazine that celebrates parenthood, showcasing the hottest trends in fashion, FURNISHINGS, toys, books, travel, etc. Published by Conde Nast (Domino, for instance), I’m sure it will be a good read. Parents SO needed a magazine like this. This was long overdue.

To learn more and to subscribe, click here.

C is for Cookie, that’s good enough for me!

Posted in uncategorized on February 07, 2006


Thanks to Drew and the design savvy team at Design Public, parents can now have some posh rockers in their home for reading to the little ones. Moms and dads everywhere needed options outside of the typical wooden rockers and gliders you see at all the big baby superstores. Finally, you don’t have to trade in style for child-bearing.

I love the Nurseryworks line being offered exclusively at Design Public. Although not a good reason to procreate, it definately makes even the scared DINKS* want to light the candles and plan some babies of their own. I know, it’s snobby, but you guys have to agree – most of what you see in the major department stores are not going to blend with a hip urban environment. Why sacrifice when you can own a cool crib to put into your even cooler crib – your home?

*DINKS=double income no kids

nurseryworks storytime rocker – rock on little bambino!
$750-830, free shipping, in cotton, felt and microsuede in many colors, and your choice of dark birch or light birch legs. (if only you could select your child so easily!)
nurseryworks 2-wide changing station $1,100, free shipping
available in several color, carving, and platform options
nurseryworks aerial cribs $165-920, free shipping
available in several carving, rail, color, and slat options

(photos from design public.)

Posted in uncategorized on February 07, 2006


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Further editions available: Decorate published by Murdoch Books for AU/NZ, Decorar BR, Alt om indretning DK, Inspirace pro váš byt CZ, Dekorácie SK, La décoration FR, Lust auf Wohnen DE, Sisusta tyylillä FI and Sztuka aranżacji wnętrz PL.


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