Friday, June 06, 2008

7 Deadly Sins Wine Glasses

Kacper Hamilton's 7 Deadly Glasses. Read more and see photos of the actual glasses at Notcot.

Fornasetti Rugs

Rug maker Roubini just released a collection of rugs based on themes from the works of Piero Fornasetti. I'm 100% sure I won't be able to afford these, but they're lovely to look at.

Read more at Casasugar.

Friday, May 30, 2008

"Eat Drink or Die": From the Makers of "Funny or Die"

From the makers of "Funny or Die," comes a video site about eating a drinking: "Eat Drink or Die".

The site features short-form video content from food and wine experts, some with a little humor thrown in for the hell of it.

Plus, there are tons of blogs and channels for vegetarians, chicken, drinks, etc.

Via Threeminds.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Etsy Find: Seahorse Daddy + Babies

I couldn't resist posting this stuffed seahorse daddy. He has a pocket filled with babies that is too cute.

Lima Green Seahorse, $35

Monday, May 19, 2008

Blaue Blume Tea Set

Love this leggy tea set. Each piece is handmade in England.

Sexy Times Dinnerware

Birds do it. Bees do it. Why not let bugs and bunnies do it at your dinner table?*

And to think, my mom used to bust me for singing.

Bugs and Bunnies (one of each), $400.

Via Crib Candy.

* technically, these are art, not dinnerware.

Fabulous Fill-in-the-Blank Cards

Tired of canned sentiment? Customize your own cheeky message with these Fill-in-the-Blank cards.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Blah Blah Blanket

A very cute lambswool blanket for the extra chatty.

Travel: Packing Everything in One Bag

Many airlines are starting to charge extra if you have to check more than one bag on your flight.

If you're like me, and can't imagine going anywhere without at least 4 pairs of shoes, read this article from NPR. It's full of tips for limiting the amount of stuff you pack and for getting more out of the space in your luggage.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ghetto Plate from Trixiedelicious

Another vintage plate is reborn. There's just nothing about this that's not awesome.

Ghetto plate, $30

Octopus Necklace

I love the way this octopus pendant clings to the chain with his tentacles. He's part of the Digby & Iona Fall '08 collection.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Found My Animal Leashes

Another trend I've never jumped on? Fancy pet stuff.

But, for the second time this morning, I've been unexpectedly won over. I love this adjustable rope leash. I think the picture of it as an awesome fashion accessory is helping a lot.

It's part of a line of handmade pet accessories for adopted animals and their owners called Found My Animal. Proceeds from the sale of each leash go to the Louis Animal Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing services and finding homes for animals.

Via Coolhunting.

Porcupine Earrings

I'm not usually into wearing jewelry. I love to look at it, but actually putting it on has never been my strong suit.

But I can actually see myself wearing these porcupine quill earrings. They have a rebellious elegance that even someone too lazy to take an extra 30 seconds to put on earrings can't resist.

Quill earrings, $50.

Via Notcouture.

Friday, May 02, 2008

One More Penney's Post

So Penney's obviously made an impression on me this afternoon.

Here's another online-only find from their kids/teen department.

I love the colors and the fact that the design is called "marbles". As a kid I always loved marbles. Just to look at. I've never been good at the actual game.

Marbles rug, $49.99-$89.99

PS - Apparently all of Penney's good stuff is online-only, so let your fingers do the walkin'.

Erika Wall Mirror

Penney's continues their reign of awesome with this lovely Moroccan-inspired mirror.

This is another online exclusive, so no need to venture beyond the warming glow of your laptop screen.

Erika mirror, $89

Classic Adirondack at Penney's for Pennies

If you need to get in gear for summer, JC Penney has their collection of Adirondack furniture (chairs and the little folding table) seriously marked down.

These chairs are so classic, you really can't go wrong. Plus, they're made of acacia and fir (yes, real wood) and have weather resistant finishes.

They're only available online or via catalog order, so don't rush out to your local mall.

Adirondack chair, $89
Adirondack table, $25

Surreal Collage

Bird Brain, 8.5"x11" collage

Harebrain, 8.5"x11" collage

Both from Etsy seller dollfacedesign.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Reprint of the Pink Pearl

A smaller, unnumbered print of Jordan Crane's Pink Pearl is now available for $40. Buy it here.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Hello Yellow

Planes? Kites? Birds? I'm not sure, but this is lovely all the same.

20x20 Formation pillow, $110.

Pantone Coffee Mug

The perfect coffee cup for the artist in your life.

Etsy Show & Tell: Eccentric Acrylic Jewelry

In the Etsy shop of Paraphernalia, you will find jewelry inspired by vintage illustrations, 19th century magicians, the odd and the uncanny.

Each piece is made of light-weight acrylic.

Vetements Polka Dot Bow Necklace, $30

Black Widow Brooch, $22

Friday, April 25, 2008

Mona Lisa Vases

These are like a cross between an Andy Warhol painting and a grocery store votive candle. I love the idea of the set of four together on a mantle.

Mona Lisa Vases, $28 each at WDH.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Skeleton Pencil Holder

Etsy seller CircaCeramics calls this the "itty-bitty cylinder skully las manos".

It's the most adorable salute to death I've seen all week.

I See London...

A dirty Peeping Tom of a doormat from Uncommon Goods.

Via Casa Sugar.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Pretty Clutch

This is a handmade cotton clutch with silk lining. I really love the stark tree print.

The Wood no. 10 Clutch, $56.

Etsy Show & Tell: Wall Flower Print

Wall Flower from Etsy seller Marmeecraft.
7.5"x10" Print, $17

Wirepod: The Surge Protector Goes Sexy

A bendable, wrought-iron inspired version of an ugly office necessity. Via Geekologie.

I'm Smitten

Cake, 20"x20" print for $40

Foxes in Trees, 20"x20" print for $40

Find them both at I'm Smitten.

Via sfgirlbybay.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Etsy Show-and-Tell: Cherry Blossoms

I wish these pretty ceramic cherry blossoms could be hung on a wall. But they'd be lovely scattered across a table.

Cherry Blossoms from Etsy seller Whitney Smith, $32 for a set of 12.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Nautical Portraits

I love this print of preppy portraits from Etsy seller labpartners.

It has a Royal Tenenbaums-ish look to it and lovely, bold color-scheme.

8"x10" Gocco print, $20.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Finette Frames

Designer Michelle Ivankovic designed the practical, modern Finette frame collection for Umbra.

Each is made up of two pieces of glass bolted together. The front is strategically screen-printed with frame silhouettes to border your photos.

Shown here, the 14"x 14" wall-hanging multi-frame, $32.50

Friday, April 04, 2008

Horses + Laser Beams?

While browsing Etsy for horse-related art, I ran across this very unusual print from seller thecellophanes. It's called "Laser Beam Mustang," and the 10.25" x 14" print is $20.

First I laughed, but then I fell in love with it and bought one for my living room. It's a little bit stark, but anything that has laser beams coming out of it's eyes has at least a dash of whimsy.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Below the Dark Water

"Below the Dark Water"
A 17"x26" 4-color hand-pulled print by Jordan Crane.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

$0.99 Gourmet

The NY Times has two very interesting articles about gourmet cooking on the cheap.

Here, the writer spends a week eating only what he can prepare from ingredients found at NYC $0.99 stores.

And here, gourmet seafood chef, Eric Ripert, creates recipes using $0.99 store finds.

Via Buzz Feed.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Remote Pocket Pillow

By far the most attractive incarnation of on-sofa remote storage I've ever seen. The only problem: I need like 5 of these.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Nervous System Jewelry

Nervous System is an experimental jewelry company founded by two students, Jessica and Jesse, who met at MIT.

They make their pieces out of nontraditional materials like silicon and stainless steel and base the designs on complex patterns generated by nature and computation.

Check out more at their Etsy store.

Via sfgirlbybay.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Doodle Dog Paintings

Another morning, another hour of Etsy-obsessing. Yes, I am addicted to the "Pounce" tool.

I just discovered the store of Doodle Dog Paintings, which features the work of pet portrait artist, Kellie Oliphant-Burns.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Etsy Find: Frankensteined Ceramics from Melabo

I've been playing with Etsy's Pounce tool this morning. If you haven't seen it, it's a search feature that lets you see recently sold items or discover new Etsy shops that haven't sold an item yet.

I was totally blown away by these weirdly awesome statuettes from seller Melabo. I collect white ceramics, and I can't wait to get a few of these odd animal hybrids.

From the top, Deerman, Totem Kitty, Reclining Deerman, and Bride and Groom, $40 each.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Food and Wine Lists the Best Small Appliances

Take the guess work out of taking the leg work out of your kitchen duties. Food and Wine has published a list of the best small appliances.

Get the low-down on everything from mixers to panini presses here.

Via Eats.