Great article from Tootie in the Wall Street Journal Today. Worth a read!
Pretty fall pieces from Odette jewelry in NYC. The jewelry artist Jennifer Sarkilahti designs each piece from a pencil sketch, then carefully translates it to wax by hand in her studio. The mold is made from this wax and metals are cast and then polished. All are hand sculpted using sterling silver, solid 14k yellow and rose gold, and 18k vermeil.
The classic terra cotta planter revived in cork from Matteriashop. Cork means it is now unbreakable, antibacterial, and won't scratch surfaces. And, cork is a great renewable resource, so you can be all environmentally responsible too.
"DIA line of
rugs is awarded prestigious Red Dot 2008 prize in the Red Dot Museum in
Essen. DIA rug is rooted in the realm of traditional design. Folk
motifs are innovatively intertwined through joyful and contrasting
compositions all drawing off the wellspring of Polish folk art." Available here for $1500.
Alyssa Ettinger, creator of those cool cable-knit ceramics now has some antique milk bottle pieces available in her store. Her Milk collection is dishwasher safe and going fast...
This Georgia home was featured awhile ago in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. They used 200 year old reclaimed barn beams and carefully placed windows to take in the view of Lake Oconee.
These modern Wallter Slat Racks come in white, orange, green and brown. They run you $145 and can be purchased here. Would make a colorful addition to an entryway!
These sound like a great Fall weekend breakfast...
This white ceramic toaster is still in prototype mode, but it looks really neat. You can check out diagrams in the 'how it works' section. In the designer's own words:
Going on a little weekend fun trip. More posts on Sunday...Have a good weekend! Photos from Flickr.
Check out these fun dinosaur 'bone' ice cube forms from Fred & Friends. Very cute.
Super cute, eco-friendly kid's furniture from Mod Mom. Available at lots of different stores. See the website for more details.
Danny Kuo's StairCASE is designed for the average height person. Can't reach the top? Pull our the bottom bookshelves and they become a stepping stool.
This award-winning (Eurobike 2000 Award and Jugend Innovation Award) is a totally different type of family bike. The Taga combines stroller and bike into one. They also offer a double version. Only available in Europe right now, but it's still very new. We might see it around here soon.
These are pretty amazing. To check out all 13, click here.
Tastespotting has some pretty yummy-looking Fall sweets on their site today!
The Nubius Organics ("blending style with sustainability") site offers lots of eco-friendly home, kid and adult items. All are created using sustainable practices. Some cute items including reusable aluminum water bottles, wood toys, Lotta bags, and a wrap-and-mat are below.
As with everything now, you can personalize your Keds. Keds Studio allows you to choose your canvas, pick your colors, add your own graphics and create a customized shoe. This might be really cute for a kid shoe.
This gorgeous home on Lake Washington in Seattle was featured in the Seattle Times recently. So pretty...
MS has some spooky looking cupcakes and sweets for Halloween. Massively creative, as always! See them all and get recipes + instructions here.
The parenting magazine Cookie now has a Brooklyn showhouse (duplex) to exhibit 'stylish city living'. Information is here and below are a few photos from the place...
This sounds so yummy. From October's Bon Appetit!
Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss squash, olive oil, and crushed red pepper on large rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Roast 15 minutes. Using spatula, turn squash over. Roast until edges are browned and squash is tender, about 15 minutes longer. Sprinkle with coarse salt. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.
Whisk orange juice, walnut oil, and lemon juice in large shallow bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add arugula, walnuts, and pomegranate seeds; toss to coat. Season to taste with coarse salt and pepper. Spoon warm or room temperature squash over salad. Drizzle with pomegranate molasses and serve.
* A thick pomegranate syrup; available at some supermarkets and at Middle Eastern markets, and from adrianascaravan.com.
Well, check this one out. This new decorative radiator from Scirocco and designed by architect Marco Baxadonne is both innovative and efficient. The aluminum clad radiator conceals copper pipes and aluminum plates, making it top notch in thermal efficiency. Each Lego has a double plumbing connection - one heating and one for connection, so you can connect all the pieces together like Legos.
These interesting and delicate barnacle tiles by San Francisco ceramics artist Jo Boyer are available in different sizes and colors from Rare Device.
Available here for prices ranging from $18 - $38.
Eric Tabuchi dedicated four years and thousands of miles in his quest to photograph the entire alphabet on the backs of trucks on the highway. His limited edition (500) book, Alphabet Truck, contains 26 loose plates of his photographs. This would make a great poster for Tootie's transportation-obsessed offspring.
Dave Seoane's handmade custom furniture and fixtures are built with three things: wood, steel and color. His studio and small and controlled and his pieces are build well so they can be enjoyed not only now, but for generations to come. Based in Portland, Dave works with large and small residential and collaborative commercial projects.
Leg Warmers are not longer cool enough, now my kid is rocking the arm warmers...even though it's still around 75 degrees. Her dad thinks it looks like double arm casts. Here are a few handmade ones from Poppytalk Handmade. They always have lots of nice items...
This large, two-story flat in West London includes a sitting room, eat-in kitchen, 3 BR, 2 BA and lots of light. Very pretty.
I hope my little collector never sees this one...available for a very hefty price tag at Vivre, this amethyst table lamp has already appeared in not one, but two decor magazines. Very chic.
These are so cute (and affordable at $20) - thinking of a few of these for the little one's reading area. The artist is a Canadian currently living in Las Vegas who describes her work "...my drawings are mainly about children who are lost in thought, the kind who daydream and press their noses against the glass. Little spectators with imaginary friends and sometimes the whole world on their minds, but experiencing the magic of childhood nonetheless."
If you have just slightly under a thousand young relatives as I do, holiday gift guides can come in handy. Toys like make your own reindeer, cool retro robots, and other unique items you can't find in your typical Target. And all these from Blosem Kids are under $25. To see each product and details, follow the link.
This flip-up, credit card sized light is powered by a small cell which switches on to create a real glow wherever you are. Designed by Jyun Jin Yoon and Eun Hak Lee.
Yes, the name is funny, but the table is pretty cool and would be perfect in a small space. This ash wood table has 4 hidden chairs and the table itself can broken down to a total of 6 pieces so it can fit through smallish doors. The designer, Brian Lee, hails from Minneapolis.