House Things

A blog about filling your house with the right things

The Modern Robin

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I never actually considered a birdfeeder as a potential object of design-lust, but then again, I don’t have a lawn to even put one up.  After I saw this great new product from designer Doug Patt I began to think about where I could put one on my fire escape.  The Architect’s Birdfeeder is designed […] [Read More]
Categories: inexpensive

Start your Monday with a hug.

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I never quite got the salt and pepper shaker collection. Very cute (usually) and generally huge (we all know that person that has in the neighborhood of fifty salt & pepper shakers in their kitchen). More utilitarian in my world than decorative, my salt and pepper shakers are little, rather mundane white orbs from a […] [Read More]

Friday Fantasy…on Sunday!

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Got a little bit caught up with being totally EXHAUSTED last week after a huge fundraiser on Thursday night.  Friday morning was bumpy to say the least, but much money was raised for a great cause! Thank goodness I  held off a bit on my post because this amazing find appeared in my e-mail box […] [Read More]

For the royal nose, knows.

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  I saw this and fell for it, sucker that I am for packaging…and in my favorite color!   Apparently part of a trend in Japan where everyday household objects are all being made in black the next most obvious thing would be the everyday facial tissue. From Daishowa, these are perfect for Halloween, sure, […] [Read More]
Categories: Fun for the home

Essential Silliness

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  For those of you not near their bricks-and-mortar store in Northampton, Massachusetts you are in luck! Essentials, one of my favorite locations for finding the hard-to-find and, well, the essentials, has an incredible array of goods on their amazing website.  They really have taken what they do so well in the store and put […] [Read More]

When furniture design goes nuts.

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I am just fascinated by this chair and ottoman set by Ferchland which came courtesy of Angelicious and her web surfing…and I’m just not quite sure where I stand (or sit, rather) on the matter. Is it squirrel-rific? Chipmunk-tastic?  Do I LOVE it?  Not sure. Do I hate it? Absolutely NOT! It looks downright comfy […] [Read More]
Categories: furniture

Break out the Bubbles and break out the fun!

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Who is their right mind wants to throw a big formal dinner party when sun and flowers are calling everyone outside to shake of the winter doldrums? Spring is coming and outdoor dining, parties and picnics become the dominant events in everyone’s datebook.  When the food is lighter and the mood more fun you need […] [Read More]
Categories: ceramics, inexpensive

Power down your lamps!

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There are hand drawn posters by children all over my hometown proclaiming that I live in an Earth Hour City! That sort of hits my ear in a very Logan’s Run-kind-of-way.  It’s Earth Hour!! Run to the room with flashing lights and float to the ceiling and burst into flames!! OK..its anything but that…it a […] [Read More]
Categories: eco-friendly