Friday, January 11, 2008

Etsy Union Jacks

As flags go, the Union Jack has to be my favorite design. And I never tire of seeing it in all the colors of the rainbow.

I just hope these amazing pillows from Etsy are kosher with the Brits. Although, as international incidents go, a pillow fight would be an upgrade.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Today's Obsession: Poetic Glassware Storage

This rustic little shelf of glassware is absolutely beautiful. The sleek glasses are a wonderful counterpoint to the cabin-y, handmade feel of the rack.

It was hanging in the shop attached to the Le Gamine cafe in New York, which has since closed. So, it's unlikely to be available for sale anywhere.

I suppose you could replicate it with a little ingenuity. Which sort of sucks because I want it now.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Local Shopping Made Easy

Today I discovered a wonderful way to find locally grown/produced food. It's as simple as typing in your zip code (or city and state) on the Local Harvest search engine.

The site helps you find sustainably grown food close to you. Plus they have a catalog for anything you can't find in your area.

Via D Home.

Cool Art on the Cheap: Untitled (Black Blocks)

I love this print of faux bois blocks from 20x200, the site that sells affordable, limited edition prints in multiple sizes. I had totally forgotten to check this site for the last few months (shame on me).

"Untitled (Black Blocks)", by Todd St. John, is still available in three sizes ($20 - $2000 each).

Via Black. White. Bliss.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Messy Table Cloth

Have you ever used a table cloth? I've never been partial to them. It just seems easier to wipe the table top.

It probably doesn't help that most stores stock only the most stodgy and traditional styles.

But check out this Messy Table Cloth (apparently only available on this Polish-language site). I could actually see myself using something fun like this. And it's black, so it will be easy to get the inevitable red wine stains out.