Thursday, March 4, 2010

Loving: Salt Pig

I've decided that I need a Salt Pig like this one from Crate and Barrel. No particular reason for this recent decision except the joy of hearing guests ask that someone "please pass the salt pig."

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Loving: Army Style Medical Storage Box

Of course, every house should have a first aid kit, but I would love to have mine stored in this Army Style Medical Storage Box from Graham and Green. It's just so awesomely obvious so everyone would know exactly where it is, but oddly stylish enough to just keep out in the open.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Loving: Diana F+ Camera

I'm pretty happy with my current digital camera, but I would love to have an old school camera like this Diana F+ from Lomography at Velocity. It takes awesomely 70s looking photos, and you can actually get the satisfaction of bringing a roll of film in to be developed.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Loving: Martha Stewart Bloomery Rug

I totally heart Martha Stewart. I actually had a subscription to the magazine when I was a teenager (yeah, I'm a dweeb). So, I would naturally love to have an entire house outfitted with Martha furnishings like this Bloomery rug, a fully stocked craft room with every color of Martha Stewart Glitter and a kitchen with all of her pretty cooking tools.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Loving: P'Kolino Silly Soft Seating

The espression on the face of this guy is priceless. I would probably crack up everytime I saw my kid sitting on this Bear from P'Kolino at Moolka.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Loving: Renate Flora Duvet Set

Everytime I see really sweet bedding, like this Renate Flora duvet set from Ikea, I swoon and start envisioning waking up on a sunny Saturday morning cuddled up in it. Then, I crash back to reality where I live with a guy who woule never go for something like this, and even if he would, the baby would never let me sleep that late and wake that peacefully. I can still dream though!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Loving: State-By-Celebrity Tote Bag

This State-by-Celebrity Tote Bag from Melangerie, Inc., at Supermarket HQ is so much more fun than those boring grocery totes you buy from the store. I would probably remember to actually bring my bags to the store because I would want to see the funny faces on the baggers.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Loving: Modular Cube Storage

This Modular Cube Storage system from Way Basics at 2Modern would be a perfect addition to almost any room. It would be really sweet in a kid's room, would be a fun way to add color in a kitchen, and would be a much cooler way to store clothes and shoes in a closet-less bedroom.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Loving: Babushka Piggy Bank

These Babushka Piggy Banks from Studio Ooga at Emmo Home are a perfectly simple form of a piggy bank. They would look really cool grouped together on a dresser and you could label them for different expenditures (shoes, vacation, more piggy banks...).

Friday, February 19, 2010

Loving: Alphabet Cards

I love everything about these Alphabet Cards from CreativePlace's Etsy shop, especially those awesomely retro illustrations. I would probably have to buy two sets, one for the kid and one for me.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Loving: Coconut Laquerware Bowls

I love the contrast of the natural brown interior and the bright exteriors in these Coconut Laquerware Bowls from Branch. They seem like the perfect size to set everything up when you're cooking or to use as little storage bowls.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Loving: Matera Five Drawer Chest

I think winter makes me want to completely redecorate my place with dark woods and wooly rugs, so this Matera Dresser from Design Within Reach would be perfect. It's really simple, but I love how the trim frames the drawers and holds it up off the floor.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Loving: Papermen Coat Rack

This Papermen Coat Rack from Dutch by Design would look really cute in a kid's room. It's the perfect combination of practical and adorable.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Loving: Pia Wallen Slip-in Slipper

So when I was little I got it in my mind to make my mom a pair of slippers as a surprise. So I found some nice green fabric, traced my mom's shoes right in the middle of it, and cut them out. A little glue and some cotton balls later I gave them to my mom only to have her realize I'd cut up the fabric she'd just bought to make a new skirt for herself.

These Slippers from Pia Wallen at Velocity remind me exactly of those slippers, though without the glued on cotton balls.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Loving: Outdoor Hanging Candles

I love that these Outdoor Hanging Candles from Dutch by Design can be hung just about anywhere so you can have candle light everytime you have dinner outdoors without cluttering up the table or installing permanent light fixtures.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Loving: Kimberly Hair Comb

I really hate having to do my hair for anywhere that a ponytail isn't appropriate. It just always ends up falling out unless I shelac it in place with a combination of mousse, hairspray, and several pounds of bobby pins. But this Kimberly Hair Comb from Emily Elizabeth Jewelry at Supermarket HQ looks sophisticated and really easy.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Loving: Panier Table

This Panier Table from the MoMA store combines a bunch of my favorite things: it's a really fun shape, it's clear so it'll make a bunch of really cool shadows, and it's green! Awesome! It of course comes in other colors too, but the green rocks.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Loving: Harper the Hippo Teething Toy

Now that my little guy is teething, he'll chew on just about anything he can get his hands on. I used to think that wood would be too much for little teeth, but it seems like the harder the better, so this Hippo Teething Toy from Little Alouette at Supermarket HQ would be perfect.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Loving: Walk Through the Woods Note Pad Set

I'm a complete sucker for cute paper like these Walk Through the Woods Note Pad Sets from Cicada Studio at Supermarket HQ. I even have stacks of stationary that's too pretty to write on and mail to prove it. So I would love to get these to jot down quick notes or shopping lists, but we all know they would just end up lying nicely on top of my desk.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Loving: Fifties Kitchen Hanger

This Fifties Kitchen Hanger from Graham and Green is really cute, and you always need all the storage space you can get in the kitchen. Of course, there's no rule that you would have to hang this in the kitchen, but it would probably just confuse guests if you hung it in the bathroom.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Loving: Open Air Contemporary Cutlery Set

I love the look of this Open Air Cutlery Set from Dutch By Design. I don't know how it would be to eat with, but it would make a really cool place setting.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Loving: Corbel Glass Desk

This Corbel Glass Desk from Restoration Hardware is just really cool. I love how the plain glass top lets the rugged and solid legs be the main focus.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Loving: Animal Farm Wallpaper

They say that this Animal Farm wallpaper from Ferm Living at Velocity is for kids, but I would put it up in just about any room. It would be really cute as a kitchen back splash or in a bathroom, or just a small strip along the bottom of the wall.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Loving: You Are My Sunshine Pillow Slip

I love this little pillow slip from Inklore at Supermarket HQ. It was one of my favorite songs as a child, and now I sing it to my little guy.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Loving: Eye Bench

This Eye Bench from Vivavi would be perfect in so many rooms. It could hang out at the end of a bed and hold extra blankets, or by the front door with bins for mittens and hats. And I love how all the little layers of bamboo look like stripes.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Loving: Lacy Bird Bowl

This Bird Bowl from Prince Design UK at Supermarket HQ is made from pressing a vintage lace doily into a porcelain bowl while it was still soft. I love that the affect is texture and not just painted on, and the teal color is just beautiful.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Loving: Night Carafe

So, I don't think I would pay this much for a simple carafe, but this one from Design Within Reach is really pretty!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Loving: Flensted Airplane Mobile

I love that this Airplane Mobile from Flensted Mobiles at Design Public isn't the usual cute stuffed animals. I would definitely design an entire baby room around this mobile, with blue walls with clouds just like in the picture.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Loving: Bamboo Wall Panel

This Bamboo Wall Panel from Three by Three Seattle at Velocity is so much nicer than your regular whiteboard. Plus, the little cup, magnetic strip and hooks are a great way to organize a workspace.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Loving: Charisma Pencils

These pencils from Reed Seifer at Supermarket HQ are kind of ridiculous, but the colors are pretty awesome.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Loving: Knitware Coasters

I love all the different textures on these Knitware Coasters from Alyssa Ettinger's Etsy shop. Of course, as a knitter, I do have a special place in my heart for anything knitted.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Loving: Blue Lounge Studio Desk

This Blue Lounge Studio Desk from Emmo Home is perfect for the closet clutter bug. The top slides down to reveal a power strip and places to store all your pens and notepads and stuff, so all the mess is hidden.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Loving: Things That Go Personalized Stroller Blanket

I would get one of these Stroller Blankets from EliseHooperDesign's Etsy shop just for the cute little cars print on the back, but I really love that you can get it personalized with your kid's name. It just makes it that much more special for the little guy.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Loving: ROLR

I am completely in love with this ROLR rolling pin from Mike Garman at Supermarket HQ. The light reflecting off the maple surface looks almost like gold. I'd have to have this out in the kitchen all the time.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Loving: Orange-Red Wall Mount Spotlight Lamp

Every room needs just a little bit of orange in them, and this Wall Mounted Spotlight Lamp from Three Potato Four would be really cute above a desk. Plus, it would save precious desktop space.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Loving: Triton Serving Platter

This Triton Serving Platter from Exclusively Home is really cool but kind of spooky. Just imagine being the last person to take food off this dish and realize there's a face looking at you.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Loving: The Journey Journal

This Journey Journal from Cracked Designs at Supermarket HQ is such a great way to remember a road trip. It has just enough pages to quickly jot notes and thoughts, but not so many you feel like you have to write down every thing that happened just to fill it up. And the cover has pin holes over major cities and little pins and a string, so you can see exactly where you went.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Loving: Tree Friends Mobile

I think the best part about this Tree Friends Mobile from Branch is the little hedgehog at the bottom. It's just so cute! Of course the rest of it is pretty cute too, and quirky enough to just hang in the window of any room.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Loving: Olive Juice Valentine's Cards

Okay, I know it's way to early for Valentine's Day stuff (though stores were already stocking it in December!) but these "Olive Juice" cards were too cute. They're from In-Vita Paper Studio's shop at Supermarket HQ.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Loving: Lace Doily Serving Plate

I love little things that look delicate but I usually would just break them or stain them and pretty much just ruin them after a couple uses. But these Lace Doily Serving Dishes from FoxAnd Clover's Etsy shop just look dainty but can stand up to the abuse of getting used a lot.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Loving: Trophy Vase

I would love to get flowers in this Trophy Vase from Branch. It actually makes sense to use a trophy as a vase, what else would it be used for? And the white ceramic makes it modern and beautiful.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Loving: Until Dawn Curtain

I can't believe this Until Dawn Curtain from Dutch by Design is all paper. It's beautiful and intricate and I need to have them in my bedroom now. Just think of how nice it would be to wake up to the sun filtering in through all those pretty flowers.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Loving: The Organic World Building Set

I'm normally just into the regular blocks as toys, but these World Building Set Blocks from Little Sapling Toy's Etsy shop are really awesome. They have just enough detail to be recognizable, but plain enough to blend into the regular shaped blocks.