Friday, November 17, 2006

Modern Paint By Numbers

The Tate's online store is offering a modernist paint-by-numbers kit for £25. Sounds like a fun way to keep yourself busy this winter and a cheap way to add a little art to your home.

Via Apartment Therapy

Weekend Sales


The Wine Market & More is offering 25 percent off everything in the store. The sale extends until Nov. 19. The shop is also offering a Turkey-and-Wine Tasting this weekend for $12.

Two Turtle Creek Village
3858 Oak Lawn, Suite 165
(214) 219-6758

Up to 50% off winter items at BCBG.

417 Northpark Ctr
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 363-9292

Up to 50% off select items at West Elm.

1015 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 742-5678

Online: is offering free shipping on all holiday decor as well as 50% off selected final clearance merchandise.

Free shipping on hundreds of items on Crate & Barrel's Web site.

Up to 50% off on bedding and other home decor items at Urban Outfitters.

New savings on old favorites at Design Within Reach, now through 11/27.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

A Gift for the Guys?

Sometimes it's hard to come up with good small gifts for guys. I know that most guys want electronics, but I can't wedge that big-screen plasma into the shopping budget. This is especially true of single guys, who tend to be minimalist homemakers and maximalist mess-makers (sorry clean guys, but this has been true for 80% of single guys I know). My solution: something that holds chips. Guys like chips, right?

Set of four card-motif stoneware bowls.

Gift Giving: Functional Must Haves

Meet Rakku, the future of shoe storage. This almost makes me wish I had a selection of rainbow colored pumps. Regardless, this would go a long way towards cleaning up anyone's cluttered little pre-1950's-era closet.

$65.00 at Rakku Designs
800-51-RAKKU or 800-517-2558

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

West Elm Sale Starts Tomorrow

West Elm will mark down select items up to %50 starting Thursday, November 16th.

Get Crafty and Give Crafty: Make Holiday Bazaar

Shop the Make Urban Bazaar for unique, handmade gifts Saturday and Sunday, December 9th and 10th, at the Dallas Farmer's Market on the Plaza. If you want a sneak peak at the types of goodies you might be stuffing into stockings this season, check out the Urban Street Bazaar site. You can also sign up for crafting classes on the Make site if you want to make your own.

Holiday Gifts: the Lucky Gift Guide

I received my copy of Lucky magazine last week, but just got around to reading it. The December issue has a great gift guide which includes deals on several nice finds. The Lucky editorial staff pulled the list together based on things they've seen and loved this year. The list is a wonderful resource if you are lost on what to give this season. The cakestand shown here is on the list and available at a discounted price with the Lucky Breaks code.

Fusion Lace Cakestand, $65 at

Perfectly Easy Greek Salad

While in Turkey, we had a fabulous Greek salad at a tiny restaurant on the Mediterranean. I know it seems odd to take a Greek recipe from a Turkish restaurant, but if you talk to a Turk they will inform you that Greek food is Turkish. I don't know who came up with this salad, but it is wonderful, light, and easy to make:

Greek Salad:

1/2 head green or red leaf lettuce, torn, washed and drained
2 sprigs fresh mint leaves, chopped
1 large sprig fresh dill large stems removed, chopped
10 to 12 whole cherry or grape tomatoes
1 carrot shredded
4 - 5 ounces crumbled feta (French feta is most like what is served in Turkey, our feta has a stronger flavor.)
Juice of 1/2 lemon, strained
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss. Serves 2 - 3 people.

Could it get any easier?

Monday, November 13, 2006

Unique Gifts: ModHaus

Design Sponge recently wrote about Modhaus, a mid-century furnishings store in Boston, which happens to have a great Web site. The site features lots of cool art and housewares at reasonable prices.

Portrait of a woman in regalia by Medvecky, ca. 1950s

Written on the City

If you occasionally enjoy reading cryptic (or not so cryptic) graffiti, check out this site: Nothing up for Dallas yet.

Via the D Home Blog.