Category Archives: living

Week Forty-two: Laura Stoddart Prints + More!

As a long-time fan of Laura Stoddart‘s elegant yet quirky illustration style, I’m thrilled that she is now offering a range of limited-edition giclée prints in two sizes: the smaller print measures 14.5×19 cm, and the larger option is 19×28 cm. I’ve always thought her artwork was meant to be framed and dipslayed, yet could never […]

Week Forty-one: Simple Pretty Picks / October 2013

A few October discoveries that became instant favorites: Ruler Diary: 2013 is still going strong, but Present & Correct got me to commit to a 2014 planner with this brilliant specimen. Love the utilitarian ruler cover, plus the inside is laid out perfectly for my daily note jotting + memory saving. Le Labo/Gaiac 10: Le […]

Week Thirty-nine: Pocket Dept. Notebooks

With a vintage feel, utilitarian design, and a range that offers a notebook for every pocket, there’s lots to love about Pocket Dept. notebooks. Designed in collaboration with the Brooklyn Art Library, I’m especially fond of the messenger envelope packaging for the full set (“pocket pack”). A clever detail. Available through Princeton Architectural Press/Chronicle Books. […]

Week Thirty-eight: When Objects Work

I recently spent a day walking Maison et Objet, and a favorite find was Belgian company When Objects Work. Director/founder Beatrice de Lafontaine collaborates with well-known architects and designers to develop home accessories that are simple and beautiful, but also functional. Among my favorites are John Pawson’s tableware and Vincent Van Duysen’s wooden bowl (both […]

Week Thirty-six: Stuff I Love / September 2013

A few of the things I’ve been obsessing over as we head into fall: “Bea” sweater from The Row: a featherweight option (in a cashmere/silk blend) for this season’s cozy fisherman’s sweater trend. Timeless. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment (Cherry): the latest color in the Fresh lip balm line not only moisturizes, but gives your lips […]