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it’s a good thing; santa collectibles.

Categories: News + Events + Contests
it’s a good thing; santa collectibles.

The December issue of Martha Stewart Living features a great photo spread of antique, collectible Santa figurines, and I highly suggest picking up a copy (or at least stopping by Martha’s Web site to check out the selection). When my eyes fell upon the collectible Santa feature, a smile spread — Continue reading

virginia sin’s sugar cones.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
virginia sin’s sugar cones.

Ice cream is probably my favorite food. I could eat it every day if it weren't for the damage it does to one's waistline. Perhaps artist Virginia Sin has a similar love. She's created "Sugar Cones" — a series of ceramic ice cream cones that look totally real. For $18/piece — Continue reading

wired magazine’s gift list for geeks.

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
wired magazine’s gift list for geeks.

We just received Wired's December issue, which includes a handy gift list highlighting 100 choice selections for the gadget-obsessed person in your life. I love gift giving and always wholeheartedly chose something special for everyone on my list. Here are a few nifty neato things that caught my eye: No. — Continue reading

Etre Touchy gloves!

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Etre Touchy gloves!

Unless you're fortunate enough to live in a mild climate year-round, it's inevitable that over the course of the next several months, you'll find yourself confronted with the cold weather tech device dilemma in which you struggle to use your gadget without exposing your digits to the frigid air, often — Continue reading

aster+sage pillows.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
aster+sage pillows.

Yes, it's just a pillow, but it makes me sooo happy! Look at those colors! "Roy" is made from mill ends or leftover fabric from fabric mills. And it comes in two colors (blue — shown here — and red).  Mmm, I can just imagine laying my head down for — Continue reading

Between the Lines: A Coloring Book of Drawings by Contemporary Artists, Volume 2

Categories: Art + Graphics
Between the Lines: A Coloring Book of Drawings by Contemporary Artists, Volume 2

RxArt is a non-profit organization that uses art to promote healing and wellness in healthcare facilities. One of its popular projects is its contemporary artist coloring book, which I recently read about in the Art Issue of W magazine. The second volume of Between the Lines will be released in — Continue reading

mungo & maud.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
mungo & maud.

I realize that I recently posted about a modern dog bed, and I swear I'm not trying to become a dog-centric writer, but I just had to share my latest obsession, which consequently, happens to be about dogs. I've been looking for a tasteful leather collar for our new pup — Continue reading

lovegroove & repucci redo delftware.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
lovegroove & repucci redo delftware.

My preferred aesthetic is to interpret the traditional in a fresh and modern way, which is why this Delft porcelain set by lovegroove & repucci probably caught my eye. Using centuries-old, iconic blue and white Dutch pottery, the designers swapped the customary motifs with an atypical choice — graffiti. So — Continue reading

arrrrr jcdc.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
arrrrr jcdc.

There are a couple of fashion shows I look forward to each season, and JCDC is one of those shows. Mostly because you never know what Jean-Charles de Castelbajac will turn out, but you can be assured that it'll always be playfully humorous with bits of gawdy comercialism and pop — Continue reading

Go! Pet Design eiCrate.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Go! Pet Design eiCrate.

We recently adopted a puppy, and despite the fact that he has a little crate to sleep in (we like to call it his den), we'd still like to get him a more elaborate cage to transition into. So naturally, I've been on the hunt for the perfect (nice design, — Continue reading

magnetic candle holders.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
magnetic candle holders.

Here's an impressive element to add to your home decor — magnetic candle holders. In its second collaboration with Item, UK-based Innermost breaks the mold with its "Dervish" design. The new take on the traditional candelabra made its debut at Mason et Objet earlier this month. Composed of metal and — Continue reading

sip of gold.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
sip of gold.

Meet Sip of Gold by Furstenberg. Designed by Michael Sieger, these champagne cups are the perfect companion to your French bubbly. Each one is crafted from Furstenberg's legendary porcelain, painted black, and then dipped in 24k gold. At $260/piece you might be popping $5 bottles of Andre instead of champagne, — Continue reading

a stay at the ace.

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
a stay at the ace.

Recently I had the opportunity to stay at the new Ace Hotel in New York city. The Ace opened in Spring 2009 and immediately generated a ton of buzz on the interwebs from design bloggers who were invited to preview its digs. Since then, the hotel has been featured in — Continue reading

cupcake cards by nan lawson.

Categories: Art + Graphics
cupcake cards by nan lawson.

These hand painted art cards by Nan Lawson are so sweet they make me want to go out and buy all of my friends a present just so I can use them to decorate each package. Pick some up for self by visiting Nan's shop.

perigot’s vertical shoe rack.

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
perigot’s vertical shoe rack.

Just as I had lost hope that a stylish shoe rack did not exist, my friend introduced me to Perigot's Vertical Shoe Rack, which instantly gave me that, "I've got have that! rush. That is until I realized it was 195 euros; this quickly dissipated my excitement. Yet despite the — Continue reading

CAZAL sunglasses.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
CAZAL sunglasses.

Summer has finally set in! Which is why it’s the perfect time to discuss sunglasses, specifically CAZAL sunglasses. If you’re a fan of Run DMC then you might recognize the shades below from the CAZAL 600 Series. The hip hop artists frequently flossed with CAZALs, turning the brand — created — Continue reading

destino.

Categories: Art + Graphics

In 1945 Salvador Dali and Walt Disney began a months-long collaboration on an animated film. Unfortunately, due to budgetary issues, it was never finished. That is until 1999, when Walt’s nephew, Roy Edward Disney chose to revisit the animated cartoon, hiring French animator Dominque Monfrey to direct. The film finally — Continue reading

american hotel stories.

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
american hotel stories.

If you enjoy consuming Hollywood history, secrets, and insider details, then you'll love American Hotel Stories published by Assouline. The book trails some very famous and often elusive legends (Marilyn Monroe, Al Capone, Jack Kerouac) across the country during their stays in various American hotels — that are legendary in — Continue reading

fotoflōt.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
fotoflōt.

I don't know about you, but when I hang artwork or photos, the less frame the better. Usually I end up buying clip frames because they're cheap and offer a clean look — no frame at all, which is what makes fotoflōt so appealing.  Founded by Tom McAuliffe, Jurgen Reinold, — Continue reading

bone china shelf by ricochet studio.

bone china shelf by ricochet studio.

I'm really digging this f-clamp shelf designed by Ricochet Studio. At first glance it looks like the designer simply coated the metal clamp in white paint, but no! It's actually cast entirely from bone china and looks just like the real thing. So alas, clumsiness being my constant companion, I — Continue reading