Friday, April 29, 2011

Jolly Good!

In honor of the day...
Sleep like a princess on this iconic Union Jack throw pillow from Home Decorators Collection.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Joie de Vivre!

The Jardin des Tuileries, or Tuileries Garden, bounded by the Seine, the Louvre, and the Place de la Concorde, is like the "Central Park of Paris," a fashionable focal point of the City of Light. It's a fitting inspiration for the new Tuileries Collection of handfinished ceramic wall tiles from Walker Zanger; indeed, the word tuile is French for "tile," and the Tuileries Garden actually sits in a place originally occupied by a clay quarry and tile-making kilns. With its seductive hand-polished glazing, the Tuileries Collection (pronounced "twee-uh-ree") draws its influences from sources as varied as 19th Century block-print fabric, early 20th Century fashion, and classical wrought iron decoration.An updated take on a classic motif, the colors include modern grays and browns. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hot Dog!

Dress up your table with this Doxie butter dish by Jonathan Adler from Pop Deluxe. It will have your guests longing for more!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy (Clean) Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day with Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day! With invigorating garden-inspired scents (my favorite is Lemon Verbena) there isn't a product you won't love! Clean Day products are safe to use around children and expectant mothers because there are no solvents, ammonia, chlorine, formaldehyde, bleach, phosphates, artificial colorants or ingredients that could cause harsh fumes. They have a neutral pH that makes them safe for skin contact. All liquids are biodegradable and the company does no animal testing. Packaging is recyclable and made from 25% post-consumer plastic. Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day products are not anti-bacterial, and that's by design. They believe that good soap and water are all that's needed to keep things clean. And, believe it or not, Mrs. Meyer is a real person. Celebrate Earth Day today with free shipping! Check out the new aromatic Rosemary scent. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

For the Birds

Designed and made in the USA, the Modern Ranch feeder from POPDELUXE is a diner for birds! Mounted on a wall or tree, its the perfect dining solution for your wild winged friends. Removable stainless bowls rest on a rubber ring for silent dining. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

April Showers

The April showers from these mini watering pots from New York Botanical Garden Shop are sure to bring beautiful May flowers! Lightweight and perfect for small jobs inside and out, the compact can's vibrant colors (and $4 price tag) will make you smile even if you're like me and have a black thumb.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Peep Show!!

A yearly Easter tradition, the Washington Post held the Fifth Annual Peeps Diorama Contest. Here are a few of the sweetest entries...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Think Pink! Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Breathe. Stretch. Relax. Imagine...On May 15, 2011, hundreds of people of all shapes, sizes, ages and experiences will unite against the Philadelphia skyline for an inspiring outdoor yoga class- one of the largest in the world. Yoga On The Steps  raises funds and awareness for Living Beyond Breast Cancer's  (LBBC) education and support programs to empower all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. A potion of the proceeds from this bracelet, designed by Hammi Jammi Jewelry  will be donated to LBBC.

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If you're going to be in Philadelphia on May 15, consider joining Yoga on the Steps and take this spiritual journey with a few hundred of your closest friends.

Friday, April 8, 2011


FiftyFifty by Florida Smart Italian Design is whatever you want it to be. Need more kitchen workspace? Pull it into the kitchen. Having a dinner party with friends? Push it into the dining room. A simple sliding gesture completely overhauls your space, serving whatever function you need. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011


This is a photo of the master bath in designer and antiques dealer Richard Shapiro's Malibu beachfront retreat, as featured in the April '11 issue of Architectural Digest. This beautiful, minimalist bathroom has "relaxation" written all over it. I love it. And what more is there to say?

Friday, April 1, 2011

Show Off

Now here's a vanity that has every right to be proud! Pivot is part of the Snaidero USA Living Collection and brings true meaning to the term "vanity." From Michele Marcon Design, the simplistic sink and storage area is intriguing and minimal, but also highly functional. An L-shaped drawer conceals storage for truly sleek style. Fronts and sides: Ebony, Countertop: Ebony, Sink: Semi-insert Prop 49 Milltek.