Monday, August 4, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

As Seen In The NY Times

Man, I love hippies. I love when people stay true to who they are in their homestead down to the last Stevie Nicks shawl-wrapped pillow. A great example of this can be seen in the Home Section of the NY Times this week. The couple moved from Brooklyn (natch) to the Catskills and went to work on their ramshackle purchase. In true hippy form, first they painted the exterior like a psychedelic children's board game before dealing with petty things like insulation.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Pinocchio Rug From Hay

God,  I love these round Pinocchio rugs from Hay Denmark. They get their name based on a Danish candy (called Pinocchio). The little wool balls are made in Napal where they are then hand strung together. Yes, I would want the biggest rug available (about ten feet diameter) Yes, it's almost five grand (as seen HERE), but that is some super specific craftsmanship and it looks, as the name implies, good enough to eat.

PS: There seems to be cheaper Etsy versions, too. Xo.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Royal Shelving System From DWR

I don't know what it is about a wall-mounted shelving system that I love so much, but man, they just kill me. There is something about the clean look and keeping things up off the floor. Also, I just find them chic as hell.  DWR is now producing the Royal System, originally designed in 1948 by Poul Cadovius in Denmark (natch). The system can be as simple as the basic shelves or extended to include a desk cabinet, shelves and drawers. Yes. Xo.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Studio Couch From Ercol

Damn, this is good. The English company Ercol first introduced the  The Studio Couch in 1956 as a dual-purpose space-saving piece of furniture that doubled as a settee and guest bed. I love it so much.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thoughts On Decor: Masculine? Feminine?

I use the terms "masculine" and "feminine" plenty. The problem is that these two labels force assumed stereotypes for men and women, which of course, is ridiculous. No woman wants a dark, monochromatic room? No man want's a bright pop of color? Only women like flowers? Only men want leather accents?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Color Block Bookcase From CB2

The other day I played a round of Gun! To! Head! with the CB2 "First Looks Fall" catalog. When I went on the website to pull the pick, I noticed this new, great looking Color Block bookcase, but since it wasn't in the catalog (pour why?) I didn't feel right choosing it. So here it is on its own. My instinct tells me this is one of those pieces that will prove too expensive to keep producing, which is what I am ALWAYS looking for when shopping stores like CB2 and West Elm. Bril. Xo.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Gun! To! Head!

Welcome back to another round of Gun! To! Head! The game where I flip through a catalog and pick the one thing I'd buy, gun to head, before throwing said catalog into the landfill. Today's game is brought to you from the CB2 "First Look Fall" catalog.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Rolls Royce Hood Ornament (With DJ Headhones)

Okay, so this Rolls Royce that has been fitted with a wine bar and DJ booth ($104,250.00, though already "on hold"!) is ridiculous. But the "Spirit of Ecstasy" hood ornament is wonderful. Wonderful, I say! Pics of the car after the jump. Xo.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hybrid China Collection From CTRLZAK Studio

I noticed a new follower, CTRLZAK Studio, on Smarter Alec's Pinterest page (which is simply all the images you see here sans posts) and upon further investigation realized that they are the folks who made the fabulous Quartz Chair. Well, they also make my new favorite obsession: The Hybrid Collection in collaboration with Seletti. I mean, come on with how fabulous these are!

Monday, June 30, 2014

High/Low: Big Cushion Couches

Can you tell which of these big ol' cushioned couches is the fanciest of the lot? Here's a hint: I say the cheapest is the nicest.

The answer after the jump. Xo.


Friday, June 27, 2014

Jeff Koons's "Split-Rocker" At Rockefeller Center

Well, I have many feelings about Jeff Koons, but I have to say that walking by his flowering "Split-Rocker" in Rockefeller Center the other night took my breath away.  Koons is having a massive retrospective at the Whitney, their grand farewell before reopening in 2015 in their new digs downtown, and his huge flowering pony (well, half pony, half dinosaur)  has just been unveiled as a a special outdoor treat. It's wonderful. I highly recommend strolling by on a nice summer night to behold. Really super. Xo.

Pic found HERE