Sunday, August 28, 2011

Much Obliged!

I want to reach out and touch the new Noblesse Oblige tile from Tabarka Studio. Producer and wholesaler for hand-painted decorative terra cotta tiles, Tabarka uses a unique glazing process to give tiles an aged look which adds warmth and old world charm. Touareg (below) is a new tribal pattern with artistic inspiration from the nomadic cultures of North Africa. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sexy Curves!

This curvaceous beauty from XYLEM is sure to get you into your Zen state. The spa-like simplicity of pure white Vitreous China enhances a range of decors and coordinates perfectly with Xylem's countertops and vanities. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's heeeeeeeeeere!

The signal has come that my most favorite time of year is upon us! My fav is fall. But the hint isn't the big yellow bus that drove up my street this morning picking up a group of rather forlorn looking kids. It's also not the slight nip in the air that I can feel if I close my eyes, think about orange leaves and concentrate really hard. Its not football (although I'm pretty excited about that too!) It's not the back-to-school sales. Its not the lack of lightning bugs in the lawn. "It" has arrived.

The Pottery Barn catalog with those smiling yellow pumpkins, those way-more-chic-than-I-could-ever-produce "homemade" cobwebs, and those freakin' cool skeleton hand candleholders was in my mailbox today, ushering in the fall. Halloween is nearly here! What will you be this year?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Jewelry for the Home

Cuff links? Earrings? Cabinet hardware?
Following the season's runway fashions, Atlas Homewares has created a version of "Pure and Simple" couture. The Clearly Basic trend for the home is an unparalleled selection of timelessly attractive hardware infused with warmth and elegance. It showcases the Legacy Crystal Collection of knobs and pulls; ethereal gems that make a classically elegant statement. Custom designed geometric crystals are inset to create shimmering, eye-catching accents. The Legacy Crystal collection is available in six different styles and in finishes of Matte Black, Polished Chrome and Brushed Nickel.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Back to School Giveaway!

Got a little one headed back to school? Let Hammi Jammi Jewelry help ease you into the back-to-school grind with a jewelry give-away! Click here to throw your name in the hat for a chance to win this one-of-a-kind creation:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

In the Bag

I recycle plastic grocery bags. But I've also hidden the trash cans inside cabinets to conceal the unsightly rumpled plastic handles that fold over the edge. This clever trash can lets you store and reuse grocery bags in a neat, organized- even attractive- way! Winner of the Pratt Product Design Competition and made in the USA from recycled polypropylene, the Urbano Eco Trash Can is available from Simply loop trash bags around the cut-ouit sides and push them all the way down, creating a visual of stacked handles along the side. When you're ready to use one, just move it up to the handles and hook it in place! Genius! 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Can't get back to the beach?

Then bring the beach back to you!

Circle pendant or sand bar designs by Holly Christensen let you carry a piece of the surf with you wherever you go! Handmade from sand gathered from over 300 shorelines around the world, they're a sculptural and unique way to keep summer vacation memories close. Handmade in Massachusetts, textured mounds of sand are set in sterling silver bezels and sealed with resin.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The excitement of NYC right in the bath!

Just as New York City takes urban architecture to higher heights, the HUDSON vanity brings new contemporary design excitement to the bath. Part of The C.G. Collection by Christopher Grubb, a new signature line of modern furniture and fixtures sold through MODERNBATHROOMÒ, HUDSON speaks to those with discerning taste within the rapidly emerging “affordable luxury” market.

Echoing the Manhattan skyline, HUDSON reflects the city's majestic and intricate weave of architectural geometry. The city's dramatic urban canyons and plateaus inspired HUDSON's conceptual design and Grubb named it for the river on which the city that inspired the design reflects. HUDSON was designed to create the same type of energy that brings the city to life! 

As functional as it is stylish, HUDSON features soft-close drawer guides and hinges plus an interior drawer for optimal organization. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Repeat Performance!

Just had my second go-round with Scratch Cupcakery from Cedar Falls. I would write more, but all the blood has rushed to my taste buds! Holy frickin delicious!!!! Good stuff!

I see a "truck" section on their site? Could it be the Cupcake Fairy is going mobile? Awesome!