Friday, February 16, 2007

Wheel of lunch

There is hope for all of us indecisive diners out there...drumroll...I present the wheel of lunch where you enter your zip code and then spin the wheel to decide where to eat out. Granted, the first time I spun the wheel it told me to eat at a donut shop, then the second spin gave me a convenience store. Alright I guess there are still a couple of kinks to iron out, but for the truly indecisive this could prove a powerful tool...and who said you can't eat donuts for lunch anyhow?

Jonathan Adler sale

Thank you Decor8 for the hot tip that Jonathan Adler online is having a sale! There is certainly something for everyone on sale and most of the prices are fairly reasonable...for Jonathan Adler that is.

Oprah hearts bloggers

We got some exciting news from our friends at Apartment Therapy today. On Tuesday the 20th of February Maxwell, the founder of this notorious design blog will be on the Oprah show! It is unclear what exactly he will be doing on the show since that is still a closely guarded secret, but I will be totally tivo-ing this one. Check your local listings!

Spring is coming!

Drool! Look at these great bags from Orla Kiely I discovered this morning...dandelion print tote and matching shoulder bag. Don't forget that super cute clutch too!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

I feel ALIVE!

ALIVE! notecard from the apak store on

Cool jewels

Wow. That is all I can say about these awesome pieces by Kyo Hashimoto from her collection entitled "I blame the uni". These particular pieces are available from, but she also has a blog with photos of her other super creative designs.

My new bookmark

Somehow I came across this fabulous site in my wanderings on the internet, It is a web journal of sorts with all kinds of funny things on it, but all done in collage on what appear to be notecards. Thank you to the creative Marieke Berghuis for this unique look into your very colorful day to day life. Fun stuff!

Spring Fling

Ah, the sun is finally shining after our "huge" snowstorm here in the Northeast and it's got me thinking about's got to be right around the corner doesn't it? These porcelain earrings and brooches from Casalinga in Copenhagen are on the top of my must have list of springy accessories. Well, these and every single item from the Spring Anthro catalog that is.
From Peek Keep.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Gifts for the men-folk

I am sure you can think of at least one guy in your life that deserves a nice gift like these neat marble-y cufflinks made from Pyrex available at For me one of those persons most deserving is my husband who gave me the teeshirt that I was dying to have for Valentine's Day. Thanks honey!

Woe is the bag hag

Check out this article from the Chicago version of Apartment Therapy for excellent ideas for storing handbags. Of special note is the advice to NEVER HANG A BAG BY IT'S HANDLES which apparently causes undue strain on the leather and the construction of the bag. Thanks for the advice, I guess my strategy of just strewing my collection of bags across my bedroom floor was the right one after all!

On why I have no money

Anthropologie is just unbelieveable...they manage to find out about every single little thing that I like and produce it. How is this possible? They found the very company that printed the paper from my "wow-paper" link from months ago and covered furniture with their gorgeous gorgeous prints. Darn it! Now my furniture at home is looking very bland and brown in comparison.
Thanks a lot Design*Sponge for giving me the news.

Upcoming beer news

News flash
Here are a couple of awesome upcoming beer events that I thought you might want to know about, especially because I keep gushing about Sixpoint beers. Here's a great chance to taste them and help to celebrate their second birthday.
Tuesday February 20th, come to the Kettle of Fish between 7 and 10 p.m. for Wisconsin brats (a pint of Sixpoint and a brat for the nice price of $7) along with the Kettle's usual variety of Sixpoint brews on tap--Sweet Action CreaAle, the "Ryeteous" (sorry!) Rye Ale, and Brownstone Ale, plus newcome Poppa's Pilz (the first lager ever brewed at Sixpoint) in honor of their second anniversary.

Then on Sunday, February 25th, the party moves to Brooklyn, where from 4 to 7 p.m. Flatbush Farm hosts a wintertime brat roast in their outdoor garden (don't worry, you're only grabbing your food off the grill then moving indoors). Five Sixpoint beers will be on tap, including Bengali Tiger IPA and Otis Oatmeal Stout. Pints will be $4 each and the food will be cheap and tasty (think bratwurst, oysters, burgers and other summertime barbecue delicacies.)

Kettle of Fish: 59 Christopher St. (near NW corner of 7th Ave.)
Flatbush Farm: 76-78 St. Marks Pl. (between 6th & Flatbush Aves.)

Hooray it's finally here!

Happy Valentine's Day everybody!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Bourdain does it again

Oh good grief, this guy is keeping me in absolute stitches...I can't take it! Check out Anthony Bourdain's rundown of Food Network stars. - From
Truly comedy GOLD.

Extreme blog guilt

Sorry for the lack of posts so far's been absolutely nuts at work! The good news is that Spring merchandise has arrived, so I should have some new and exciting ro products to post soon.
In the meantime check out these cute votives and tees from Maryink on Etsy.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Trilobite tastes like chicken?

I have sort of a strange sense of humor, and this recipe for Trilobite cookies from Professor George Hart made me chuckle.

From the good professor's website:
"Trilobites are extinct marine animals which lived gazillions of years ago. Real trilobites may or may not have tasted like chicken. (who knows?) These cookies are the result of my most recent research into what ancient trilobites would have tasted like if primitive biochemical processes were based on jam/chocolate/cookie molecules. Independent paleoconfectionary laboratories often ask for my formula, so I have placed it here for the world to enjoy."

-via Serious Eats

Ah the memories...

Not so long ago my friend Chris and I lived above a Popeye's Fried Chicken chain, so I can fully understand the plaintiffs in this lawsuit against Subway. They are suing Subway because the smell of their baking bread fills their homes with "nauseating food odors". Too funny, I will be curious to see how this turns out and boy could I tell a story or two about the "nauseating" odors coming from Popeyes...that delightful cajun aroma will never leave my I must have gained 25 pounds because it made me hungry all the time!

Kids have to dwell too!

Many of my favorite sites have been blogging about the gorgeous new bedding from Dwell, but they've all completely missed the Dwell Kids line which has some of the coolest sheets and duvets I have seen in some time. I am seriously considering getting a twin bed just so I have an excuse to get these cowgirl and cowboy sheets. The hard part is choosing between the "boys" print and the "girls" one, but an inside source tells me that the cowgirl who is on the girls print is none other than June Carter-Cash so I say GIRLS WIN!

Slink to slink

I know a lot of my readers come here via, but I just had to post about these stained glass tables they linked to. These tables are made to order from byGabriella. Aren't they the absolute coolest tables ever? Granted I would probably drop a brewsky through the top within the first couple of days of ownership, but I still want one! I might suggest putting a piece of clear glass on top of the artwork to protect it from the Mrs. Butterfingers like me in your life.