Monday, December 29, 2008

Terrain at Styer's

I'm back from Christmas with my family in Pennsylvania, and one of the highlights during the time away was my trip to Terrain at Styer's, which instantly became my favorite store of all time. The day after Christmas there were tons of things on sale at 50% off, including the Sagaform Cheese Slicer I picked up for under $10... well the white textured porcelain bisque votive holders, asymmetrical glass bud vases, and the dozen or so over-sized pine cone, twig, eucalyptus leaf and turkey tail fungi tree ornaments. And their coffee is pretty delish, too.

Pictures tomorrow, once I've recovered.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Buzz Buzz

Kristen, fearless leader of Buzz Buzz Designs, scours the world to find original vintage pieces that she makes into incredibly beautiful (and environmentally friendly!) jewelry. She's recently started a line of handbags from vintage materials that are perfect hostess or Christmas gifts.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Lovely smelling soaps (that actually work) by Simple Green. 100% natural, non-toxic and biodegradable.

Hand Soap (Herb Garden)

Dish Washing Liquid (Fresh Squeezed Citrus)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Snow Day....

It's snowing here in New York, so instead of the usual post, how about I while away the rest of the afternoon looking at some really pretty pictures instead?

Monday, December 15, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Green Christmas

Blond Owl Petite Gourd Ornament from Lucuma

Pomander ball by Instructables

Tree Garland from Arcadia Home

Green Holiday Elephants from Novica

Amenity Holiday Tree Skirts

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Benjamin Paul

I picked up the beautiful Benjamin Paul letterpress 2009 Koi Fish Calendar, and I must have gone through it a dozen times already. Each card is such a perfect little work of art that I want to frame and hang each and every month on the walls of my studio. The colors are sublime, the texture of the paper is velvety, and the images are quite cleverly done.

I'm particularly fond of their arboretum, fantail, koi and sympheria card designs as well.

I believe the calendars are a limited edition. If you are in New York you can purchase them at The Village Copier - and they are 20% off of the already absurdly low $22 price tag.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Take a Seat

Fir tree root stool at Uncommon Goods.

Turned wood stools by Alma Allen at Allen Pierce.

100% cork Sway Stool at Branch.

Reclaimed enterolobium Twist Stool from Clipper Trading.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Beautiful Birds

Felt birds by Branch.

LinkLovely business card holder from ellenstreasures on Etsy.

Birds in Flight Pendant Necklace from candysart on Etsy.

Set of four square salad plates from West Elm.

Branch bird pillow.

Letterpress Happy Holidays card from larkpress on Etsy.