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Short, Sweet + To The Point

Hello Everyone! We are diving right back in with a fantastic, simple list from an essay Keith Yamashita wrote regarding Charles and Ray Eames. It most definitely falls into the “easier said than done” category. Writing a blog falls into that category, too! We do our best- and we need the champions to kick us … Continue reading

Dictionary- Glossary- Thesaurus- Etc…

The following list is from Dwell Magazine. We’ll keep adding to this! Authentic Replica: A faithful copy true to an older iteration. Similar to a reissue except it’s often not the original company that produces the piece, because that company no longer exists. Knockoff: A contemporary unlicensed design that imitates a well-known or popular style with … Continue reading

Vintage Design 101 – From Dwell Magazine March 2012

This article from Dwell is fantastic- I couldn’t have said it better myself… An Introduction to Buying Vintage Design (Dwell/March 2012/Diana Budds) We’ve all been there, gazing enviously at a friend’s broken-in leather Brazilian chair or peering at the perfect parabolic curve of a 1960s Castiglioni Arco lamp. but instead of spotting that mid-century bargain … Continue reading

The Ripple Effect

I have a love hate relationship with football season. While I can pick up on the false starts and holding calls, I certainly can’t sit on the sofa entertained by this for 8 hours. As long as my brain still holds the lyrics to Def Leopard songs and remembers the rules to flip-cup, I’m not … Continue reading

The Season for Layers

Things I have learned this fall: 1) When you are passionate about something, your friends do everything they can to cheer you on. 2) When you are trying to start a company, there is no such thing as free time. 3) No matter how long it has been since high school grammar class, when blogging, … Continue reading

Making Things Right

I love the interpretation of this phrase. Firstly, making things the right way– with care, concern and passion for your inspiration. But also doing the right thing by drawing attention to the craft and detail in objects that makes them special. As I make the most of yet another rainy day, Garden and Gun magazine, a new favorite, … Continue reading

Summer School

Over the summer I had some downtime during a wedding celebration in Birmingham, Michigan. My husband was in the wedding party, I didn’t know anybody, and I was in Birmingham, MI… But somewhere in the far reaches of my brain I remembered that Cranbrook Academy was nearby. Reed Krakoff, the  new director, states “You probably … Continue reading

Where we find treasure

I’m a trash picker. Or rather I should say a “discarded items collector”. Let me elaborate. I have the good fortune to live in one of the prettiest neighborhoods in all of Brooklyn. The tree-lined streets, elaborate flowerbeds, miles of endless brownstone all decorate my daily commute. I’ve called Brooklyn my home for almost 9 … Continue reading

Door allure

Why don’t more urban building owners paint front doors fun colors? Graffiti-strewn facades look way cooler with a little background color.

Eye Candy

I think a big reason I live in NYC is because I love to walk. Every time I wander out of my little NYC apartment I’m greeted by a new, brilliant treat for the senses… Yesterday was a pretty frock in the window of a shop on Orchard Street… in a print so lively and … Continue reading