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Thursday November 6th, 2014

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Lena Wolff + Erica Tanov Collaboration

I’m a huge fan of artist Lena Wolff, so I was excited to hear from her about a new collaboration she produced along with Bay Area designer, Erica Tanov. Together they designed and produced a full fall collection of bedding, tabletop and clothing using Lena’s collages and drawings. I love the way her quilt-inspired patterns…

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Monday June 16th, 2014

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Katy Skelton’s Zelda Table

When I think back to this year’s BKLYN Designs show, one piece stands out in my mind: Katy Skelton‘s Zelda Table. It has all the elements that I love in a great piece of furniture: simplicity, well-chosen materials and a pop of metallic detail that makes my eye return over and over again. As part…

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Monday May 5th, 2014

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New Mugs from Xenia Taler

Every time I visit the Midwest I am seriously tempted to pack up shop and move. We flew to Madison last week for a talk with the incredible community of Design Madison and got to drive around town, meeting some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. (Side note: if you ever get a flat…

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Wednesday April 30th, 2014

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Carolina Silva and Dorotea Ceramics

Whenever I get a product recommendation from someone who works in the food world, I get excited. Mainly because that sort of praise often comes with a real-life use and testing you don’t always get from other sources. These beautiful tabletop ceramics are the work of ceramicist Carolina Silva, a friend of food writer, stylist…

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Monday February 17th, 2014

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15 Modern Trivets

I feel very lucky to share my personal life with someone who loves food as much as I do. Not fancy food, complicated food or food that’s been fussed with – just simple, comforting, good food. For me, that’s usually something that involves a pot on the stove that’s bubbly and warm. From warm winter…

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Monday December 16th, 2013

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Tuesday November 19th, 2013

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15 Beautiful Serving Utensils

Serving pieces seem unnecessary until you really need one -like a bigger spoon for the mashed potatoes or something other than cooking tongs for the salad. In the spirit of Thanksgiving (next week!), I’ve rounded up some of my favorite serving pieces that not only make it easier to get that stuffing on your plate,…

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Friday November 8th, 2013

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Rebecca Wilson Ceramics

Rebecca Wilson‘s latest porcelain designs are that perfect combination of whimsical and functional. Using bone china, oxidized silver and found objects, she’s created sugar tongs and a powder puff that look like tiny doll hands and legs. When I was little I would always have my dolls double as jewelry storage (I loved putting play…

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Thursday October 31st, 2013

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New: Xenia Taler

I’m a big fan of Xenia Taler‘s painting style, so it’s been lovely to see new work pop up on her website on a regular basis. These new geometric trivets in gold and blue are definitely going on my holiday wishlist ($46-$50 each) and her colorful floral cards are a nice way to translate her…

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Wednesday October 30th, 2013

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10 Coasters that Do More than Protect Your Table

We have a simple coaster DIY project coming up later this afternoon so we’re starting off the morning with some coaster favorites that add a little style while they protect your furniture. Coasters used to be something that I associated with fussiness so I love this casual fun ones. I’m curious. Do you use coasters…

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Tuesday October 22nd, 2013

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Mociun Trays

Caitlin Mociun’s shop is my version of a candy store. (Albeit, a candy store where I could easily part with a month’s rent, if I wasn’t careful.) I happened to pop into the store a few weeks ago and immediately gravitated toward these trays. They were inspired by a full-length triangle shaped mirror (Yes, please!)…

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Monday October 14th, 2013

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Hand-Painted Table Runners from Heather Chontos

This weekend we got to throw our first big dinner party in the new apartment. After lucking out and discovering that Julia’s antique 12-foot farm table fit perfectly in our narrow dining room, we filled it with food, flowers and friends to celebrate Amy’s birthday. I spent a few days trying to find a pre-made…

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Thursday October 10th, 2013

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Paola Navone for Crate and Barrel

Every morning after I take Hope to the park for her off-leash hour, I start my work morning with the same routine. I pull my laptop onto the couch, ready my coffee by my side and start deleting spam emails from my work account and weeding through the pages of press newsletters that all bloggers…

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Tuesday October 8th, 2013

Monday October 7th, 2013

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Monohara Ceramic Collection by House Industries

After the success of their Hasami Morning Collection, House Industries was invited by Hasami’s Kyohei Baba to create a new collection of ceramics. Debuting this December (this is a pre-sale sneak peek), House Industries’ Monohara Ceramic collection is beautiful 29-piece series that includes five plate options, six bowl sizes, teacups, teapots, a compra bottle and…

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Placemats + Napkins by Fort Makers

Since it’s debut, Of a Kind has been producing some of the most interesting limited edition collaborations in the world of accessories and fashion. I’ve really enjoyed seeing them branch into the world of home goods over the past few months and their latest collection from Fort Makers is really beautiful. Using raw canvas, the…

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Monday September 30th, 2013

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Geometric Runners + Tea Towels

This weekend, while Amy and I were out shopping in the city, we stumbled into a bodega that happened to be selling the new quarterly issue of Domino magazine. Not the old recycled content issues, but the brand new issue with new stories (it’s also being revived as an e-shop that goes live this Thursday)….

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