Hitting the Links (Happy 2010 edition)

Barcelona street scene by E. Carton via Flickr Creative Commons (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bichuas/ / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Let it snow! Let it snow! SnOMG is now a distant memory except for some particularly stubborn snowplow-built snowbanks. Not to worry, you can relive the why-couldn’t-this-wait-till-Christmas without the part where you have to dig out your car or shovel your walk thanks to this lovely series of photos of a Times Square snowball fight by NYC shutterbug Doug Kim. (via @aplusk/Twitter)

Coulda. Shoulda. Didn’t. I heart these sweet but not saccharine prints of original paintings by Sophie Blackall. I specially adore the Missed Connections prints, which riff off the Craigs List postings of the same name. Can’t decide between “You Had a Guitar” and the uber-cheeky (pun intended) “Hipster Chick Who Passed Gas.” (via A Cup of Jo)

Another Day, Another Heart-On. I love these cards which hit three of my heart-ons at once: Paris, stationery, Muji.  For those of you who have yet to experience Muji-love, the Japanese design company is a master at sleek, streamlined products, which are at the same time invitingly warm. The cards also come in London and NYC versions. Hmmm, I believe I feel a Shop It: Muji edition coming on . . .  (via cool hunting)

Chevron 5 encoded. First, major props to anyone who actually picked up on that SG-1 reference! Second, take a momentito to peep this genius idea (from Boston interior designer Stephanie Sabbe) for those of us who rent abodes outside of NYC. (Am I the only one who’s noticed that every time you see a divinely decorated rental, it’s always in NYC where landlords apparently don’t care if you paint walls, put up crown molding, have indoor compost heaps, etc.?) It definitely takes some skills (by which I mean that, since I can’t cut a straight line even with guidelines I won’t actually be attempting this), but the ab fab result is absolutely worth it! (via @craft on Twitter)

Playing Nookie. Love this new Nook stool from VIAL which riffs on the traditional (think Moorish architecture), the industrial (think turbines), and the contemporary (it’s made from an innovative new plastic). What I love most about this stool is that it would easily fit into a number of decorating styles, so you wouldn’t have to toss it no matter how many times you redecorated. (Fess up, I know I’m not the only one that gets the urge to rearrange the furniture every other month!)  I’m always a fan of multifunctional stools, which make great cocktail party drink holders, step stools for reaching the top shelves of overflowing bookcases, or seats for slipping out of your Loboutins and into your Ugg at-home slippers.  (via Decor 8 )

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Posted on January 14, 2010, in Hitting the Links. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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