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My own private kitchen island

I’m going to be moving in the next few months, and I’ve decided I’m not going to settle for anything less than my dream apartment. (Pretty reasonable, right?) Look, I just want what very human wants. Hardwood floors, high high high ceilings, big windows, a fireplace and a kitchen island. Happily, I’ve seen places that […]
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Katie Ridder’s ‘Rooms’

Today, I’m interviewing interior designer Katie Ridder, whose book “Rooms” came out late last year. Ridder’s known for her fabric and wallpaper patterns, and her modern room designs, which often feature interesting antiques and other cool-looking furniture pieces. I’m going to be asking her about “Rooms,” how she comes up with some cool ideas, what […]
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Top Three Thursdays

I’m not entirely sure what I think of this first item from Etsy for Top Three Thursdays but I figured it’d grab everyone’s attention and then you call can weigh in. Is this a yea or a nay? The brainchild of Leopold von Yorga, the coffee table lamp has 9 linking pieces that you can […]

Erie drive

That’s Erie Drive, as in interesting eclectic website for home goodies rather than a place somewhere. The brainchild behind what’s featured here is Alexandra, who is the creative director and buyer. I love the diversity of what’s there and that means price points for everyone rather than a bunch of stuff you can drool over […]

What CAN’T maps do?

Somehow I acquired a Pacific Ocean-centric map. I love it. I hung it on my bedroom wall to fill the blank space there, and I’ve gotten used to seeing and looking at it, but I haven’t quite learned to easily read it. Aside from just this map’s unusual (for us) orientation, I’ve realized my geography […]

Etsy aprons from Cape Town(!)

Heather Moore of Skinny Laminx over at Etsy makes the cutest, preciousest pillows, smocks and bags. They’re made in Cape Town, South Africa, and all are designed in simple, consistent patterns evoking birds, leaves, nature. Take a look.
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I’m giving Mom this Susan Branch cookbook for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and I’m anxious about the gift I got my ma. I got her a couple of Susan Branch’s cookbooks, which, if you’re not familiar, are handwritten and watercolored by Branch herself, with lots of uplift and sentiment, as though the books were written in the Secret Garden by the perfect […]
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A fantastic (and much-updated) antiques marketplace

Bookmark this in your “auction sites” folder. One Kings Lane is a vortex of antique everything, with furniture and art and rugs and glassware, everything everything everything. (see it here.) (See it here.) (And here.)
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The crazy-weird-cool lamps at Y Lighting

This site is stocked with futuristic-looking lamps of all kinds — indoors, outdoors, tabletop, track, accent, everything. There’s some pretty arty-advanced stuff, and some prettier, more traditional things, but overall, a very cool light marketplace. (Y Lighting.)
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Top Three Thursdays

Why get Mom (yes, this is a subtle hint that the number of shopping days until Mother’s Day is rapidly diminishing and that if you know what’s good for you, you’ll get on it STAT!) a bouquet of