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Stuff I Like (3/28/10)

“On the Windowsill ” (Synneve’s apartment, New York City)

My Favorite Things. Some new titles to add to my wish list (as soon as I stop obsessing over Just Kids).  I’m the person at the party that heads to your bookshelves first, so I love these collections of essays on favorites by “directors, producers, actors, critics, writers, and poets.” (via Black*Eiffel)

You Missed a Spot. I heart Ebay. I heart vintage Paint-by-Number paintings. I heart this genius wall treatment inspired by a vintage Paint-By-Number from Ebay. Color me wow! (via design*sponge)

You Read My Blog. Thank You. This business-sized set of thank you cards is sweetly genius. And I love that you can add your own quote to the collection. (via cool hunting)

Easy Etsy. The muted palette of these pieces by Pigeon Toe Ceramics lets the shape of the objects really shine through. A favorite — the Mason jar lanterns. And how cool is it that you can also order plants (they’re air plants, I think) to go with your planters. Sigh and swoon . . . (via cool hunting)

You Don’t Call, You Don’t Write . . . I’m always happy to stumble on a new stationery source, and I’m in heavy like with the sweetly handmade aesthetic of Paper Pastries. I especially like the kraft paper book plates and the (frameable or sendable) “I Left My Heart in . . . ” cards. (via A Cup of Jo)

Hitting the Links (11/12/09)

Green Eiffel (400th Wee Planet) by Alexandre Duret-Lutz ( / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Made To Order. Maia had me at her yellow and silver tea set : I’m a sucker for tea things, shiny things, and yellow things. And come on who doesn’t need a little custom-designed porcelain in their life? Kinda like going to a paint-your-own-pottery place yet sooooo much better! (via Cool Hunting)

Mid Century Mellow.  This is what separates me from most people. They read that this hillside bungalow has sticky drawers and shifting walls, and think–what a PIA. I read the same thing and think –oh how charming, I must move there immediately!  Now if I can only convince them to move out but leave all their gorgeous furniture behind . . .  (via Apartment Therapy)

Lighten Up. My favorite thing about this home is all of the light just tsunamiing through the windows. Light has a way of making everything look simply delightful, and paves the way for plants galore to be a prime decorating accent. I also love that many of these treasures were sourced from Craig’s List, EBay, and the street, which proves my point that you don’t actually have to spend a lot to make it LOOK like you’ve spent a lot.  (via Apartment Therapy)

Window dressing. This house is absolutely gorgeous inside and out. Some of my favorite moments: the acres and acres of windows (which I hope are self-cleaning), the glass front upper cabinets in the kitchen, the painted cabinet next to the giant artwork in the living room. The only thing I didn’t really like was the bathroom, which seemed discordant with the rest of the house somehow. What do you think? (via Apartment Therapy)

Picture Postcard. IMHO art is at its best when it prods you into seeing/thinking/feeling  in a new and unexpected way. I love these photographs by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, which on first glance I took to be photos of craftily put-together hanging baubles. But they’re actually several of Messr. Duret-Lutz’s photos digitally manipulated to look like 3d objects. And if the photos themselves aren’t cool enough, not only can you buy them on online, but —thanks to Messr. Duret-Lutz’s creative commons licensing—you can visit Flickr to download them yourself. (via Cool Hunting)

Earth Angels. I love how these Emogayu Ceramics vessels are both earthy and ethereal at the same time. I almost believe that their maker, Brooklyn-by-way-of-Japan artist Yuri Fukuda, has somehow figured out how to crochet using porcelain.  They are simply Wow. (via Cool Hunting)

Heat Wave. Despite the fact that I’m the kind of gal that constantly worries about accidentally leaving on the oven or iron thus priming my apartment building for imminent conflagration (and losing all my 20×200 prints in the process!), I’m in love with this stove. I’ve always wanted a working fireplace, but since I”m looking to be a long-term apartment dweller (and haven’t the faintest idea how to start a fire), I don’t know that I’ll be getting one any time soon.  But sweet little Piet just could be the answer to all my fireplace fantasies  . . .  (via Shelterrific)

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