Friday, February 23, 2007

Botulism is delicious

This sounds like a fun project for a wintry weekend...cakes baked in a jar. According to these cakes can be stored for quite a while as long as they are in a cool dark place. Does anyone have any experience with canned baked goods? Sounds scary to me!

Great post...great blog!

Let's say you want to know everything in the entire universe that is cool in home decor right now...but you only have 5 minutes and one post to look at (alright it's a stretch). Well, look no further than the "Trends 2007: Beachy Keen" post on delightful design blog decor 8. What a great post, with lots and lots (and lots) of links and references. Enjoy!
Image from West Elm.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Breakfast decor-yum

Oh boy, there is a lot of breakfast food excitement a brewin over at today...from the breakfast food pillows (shown above), to the alarm clock that awakens you with it's sound and smell of sizzling bacon...I'm getting really hungry. Might have to hit Waffle House on the way home!

Tiny garden

Everybody needs a plot of land to call their own, and this tiny garden from Pretty Good Goods is about as much land as I'm bound to own anytime soon. This kit comes with all the miniature goodies you might need to furnish your own little desktop oasis...well except dirt and plants. Happy planting!

Test print journals

Just the other day I came across an article online about test prints and the collectors market that goes along with them. Basically a test print is the paper they stick in the printing press to test that the image is going to work. Usually a printer will use the same piece of paper over and over leaving a really cool sort of mishmash of images behind. Apparently people collect these pieces and frame them up, but here the people from Hammerpress are using these to make cool one of a kind journals. They are available from one of my very favorite online retailers, curiosity shoppe.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Fun Frank fabrics

Loyal reader Aaron pointed me to this great resource for all things Scandinavian here in NYC. They have a truly fabulous selection of Josef Frank textiles for sale...many of these I've never even seen! The store is called Just Scandinavian, and it looks like you can contact them via phone to order if you happen to not live in the city. Check it out!

Stationary with a powerful message

Hee hee, this stationary speaks to my inner 11 year old. Get it? Guess what...chicken butt! Available from Young and With It.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Who needs to pay the rent anyhow?

For those of you with a little deeper pockets comes this line of MP3 players from Gresso Ltd. These little 1 MB puppies are made from African Blackwood and feature a gold trim. You had better start collecting all your spare change for their Spring 2007 introduction because the price is a little shocking...they will set you back between $4,000 and $6,500 each. Yowza!
From core77

A little color

I just noticed that everything I've been posting has been white and bland, which is so unlike me! Here is a quick injection of color for this FAT TUESDAY from a favorite design site ohjoy. I think it would be an impossibility to be sad while wearing one of these lovely bangles by Alex Perfido. They make me happy just looking at them!

Art on a budget, part deux

Ooh! Look at these new wall hanging kits by Marimekko for CB2. I especially love the black and white print, it's so NYC. These would feel at home in the living room, bedroom or just about anywhere that could use a little scandinavian pizzaz.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Apple of my eye

I think I need this apple container from the moma store...I could keep stuff in it...important kosher salt. Yeah, that's right I absolutely must have this little dish for salt...that officially makes it a practical purchase right?

Dividing made easy

Hmm, I can see lots of possibilities with these room dividers made by dVider. You can order them plain white, or they can custom print the screen for you with your own artwork or photographs. Personally I think it would be a lot more fun to decorate it yourself.

Sweet kicks!

Design blog oh joy posted these extremely cool new printed skimmers from Keds which are designed by Philadelphia artist Eleanor Grosch. I was lucky enough to purchase a pair of these with a seahorse print last summer, and can't wait to get my hands on the navy ducks print ones above. They are so comfortable and I absolutely love them! Available at