Design


06/16/2017 01:50 PM
Have a Lovely Weekend.

Peony

What are you up to this weekend? We’re driving to our friends’ beach house to swim and make s’mores. We’re crossing our fingers that it doesn’t rain!… Read more

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06/16/2017 10:10 AM
On Resilience

On Resilience

We feature an original illustration by the lovely Mari Andrew every Friday morning. Here’s today’s.

P.S. Guiding lights, and silver linings.… Read more

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06/15/2017 04:00 PM
The Best Sneakers (Hands Down)

Allbirds Are the World's Most Comfortable Sneakers

For my whole adult life, I’ve worn canvas sneakers year round. But last year, after spotting Allbirds Wool Runners around town (and hearing how incredibly comfortable they were), I ordered a pair.… Read more

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06/15/2017 12:07 PM
The Thing That Has Surprised Me Most About My Marriage

The Thing That Has Surprised Me Most About My Marriage

Alex and I have now been married for almost eight years, and one thing has been different from what I had expected…

We have never gone to bed at the same time.… Read more

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06/14/2017 06:00 PM
9 Budget Ways to Transform Your Home

9 Affordable Ways to Transform Your Space

Even the smallest decorating touches can make over a home, don’t you think? Moving things around sometimes packs as much of a punch as new furniture.… Read more

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06/14/2017 11:30 AM
The Easiest Party Appetizer

Tater Tots for Entertaining

What’s your go-to entertaining snack? If guests stop by at the last minute, here’s a freezer standby that’s irresistible…

Tater Tots for Entertaining

Tater tots! I bake them while drinks are being poured (as a bonus, they perfume the air with JOY).… Read more

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06/16/2017 10:03 AM
Serax Lovatt Coffee Cups
Don’t these Serax Lovatt cups look like they’d be nice to hold? A complete set of the black and white glazed ceramics wouldn’t do any harm left out on an open shelf for all to see, so there’s at least a couple of reasons to consider adding a few cups (and maybe the teapot) to […]
06/16/2017 09:24 AM
Pivotante À Poser
If you’ve ever admired Charlotte Perriand’s work, I’ve got some good news for you: now you can own one of her lamps. The Pivotante À Poser swivels around to adjust the amount of light coming through its sheet metal body. It’s a simple idea, executed in a smaller size so that the lamp can fit […]
06/15/2017 11:43 AM
Avoa Chair
Prepare yourself, for this chair isn’t cheap. It is, however, a lesson on minimalism and autotelia. Not familiar with the term? Join the club. After you read the definition, sit and ponder the “transience and simulation” of the chair, and maybe appreciate the delicate balance between sparsity and strength. Material: Steel Dimensions: 17″W X 17″D […]
06/15/2017 09:48 AM
Swallow and Crane Kite
You’ve got an excellent reason to get out and enjoy the weather, because this Swallow Kite is just too good to pass up. Its wings flap when flying in the air, just like a real bird. There’s a larger Crane Kite as well, with “gangly” bamboo legs. Both would look just fine on a wall […]
06/14/2017 10:12 AM
Father’s Day
It’s Father’s Day this weekend, and you still have time to get something good if you get to it right this very minute. 1. CROZ DIY Digital Camera, $140.00 2. Table Grill, $269.00 3. Dual Clip Card and Money Holder, $12.00 4. Uma Sound Lantern, $378.25 5. Weekend Bag, $110.00 6. BBQ Tool Set, $112.00 […]
06/14/2017 09:06 AM
Fluted Talise Carafe
Water is a necessity, but nowadays too many of us rely on plastic bottles to get our daily intake. Perhaps by purchasing this very nice Talise carafe, you’ll cut down the amount of plastic you use and thus become a more responsible adult. Unending supplies of water and other beverages may be kept in its […]
06/13/2017 09:57 AM
Cutlery Set
Ditch those plastic forks, spoons, and knives, because you’re going to buy this Cutlery Set. All three utensils nest together into a compact case for safekeeping and easy transport, which is convenient for your daily lunch at the office or your next camping trip. Stainless steel won’t bend or break, and, as a bonus, you […]
06/09/2017 12:46 PM
Friday Link
Everyone is distracted with yesterday’s news, plus I’m traveling, so just one link today: – BedShelfie Have a great weekend!
06/09/2017 10:47 AM
Porcelain Spear Mortar & Pestle
Mortar and pestles are sculptural kitchen necessities, so they’re often found out on the countertop. Now, this particular Porcelain Spear Mortar & Pestle would be an absolute shame to hide away, because it’s plainly beautiful. It’s a functional object, to be sure, yet its elegant curves add just a hint of decoration. The white unglazed […]
06/09/2017 09:26 AM
Laundry Punch Bag
Get your frustrations out and then do your laundry. This punch bag is a heck of a lot cheaper than a real punching bag, and might just motivate you to keep your dirty laundry all in one place. Sure, it’s a little silly, but it’s also a kind of fun. Hang it in the closet […]
06/13/2017 02:56 AM
The Over-Caffeinated Entrepreneur
I thought that this post was fun and exciting for my fellow entreprenuers out there! I am happy claiming to be the over-caffeinated guy with too many projects and too little time, with a constant need for caffeine. Since I don’t sleep as much as I should, my feeling is that if I don’t stay … Continue reading "The Over-Caffeinated Entrepreneur"