Friday, June 23, 2006

Target Rips-off Someone, and It's Good

I know I've seen something like these before... They are derivative of West Elm, which in turn was copying Jonathan Adler, or another pricey-er designer. The end result is five great vases in a beautiful color palate with an even more appetizing price - $39.99 for the set.

Sure, some of the finer details may have been lost, and these vase's shapes might not be quite so elegant as those of their $110 counterparts. But, they will look 99% as good up on the shelf and you will be able to afford to eat this month.

Puzzle Vases, $39.99 at and in stores.

Weekend Sale

World Market is having a clearance sale beginning Friday (that's today). I haven't checked it out, but it's a good bet that they will have mark downs on seasonal items and wicker staples.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Long Lost Stripe Painting Photos

I finally found the copies of the taping / painting process for my entry about the stripe.

Death to the Open Kitchen

I just ran across a link to this NY Times article about an end to the open kitchen trend. This has been one of my personal gripes for years. Now days, you can't find a new home with a closed kitchen. I've lived with both kitchen designs, and having my kitchen on display from the living room has absolutely no appeal. I didn't spend months agonizing over my living room decor to clutter the view with dirty dishes and have a greasy residue settle all over my furniture.

- via Apartment Therapy