Light & Ladder

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Brooklyn’s Light & Ladder focuses on two things; pots and hooks. That’s it. And they do it exquisitely!

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Hex Spora w/ Maple Base, $32
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Set of 4 Brass Hooks, $180
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Set of 3 porcelain + leather hanging planters, $135
Covas Flower Vase, $42
Covas Flower Vase, $42
Set of 4 Brass Hex Hooks, $180
Set of 4 Brass Hex Hooks, $180
Archromo Stoneware Cactus Planter – Blue Ash color, $50

Lucky for Us!

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Simple, organic, understated… that’s how I’d describe these beautiful ceramic pieces by The Netherlands artist, Margriet Kramer. (as always, click to shop!)

So my products are not perfect. Perfection doesn’t suit me, not in my house, not in my lifestyle, not in my ceramic products. Infact: imperfection is beauty to me!

Little Plate 8cm, $12
Little Plate 8cm, $12
White Mug, $22
White Mug, $22
Matte White Oval Plate, $29
Matte White Oval Plate, $29
White Plate 12 cm, $22
White Plate 12 cm, $22
Set of 2 Plates, $54
Set of 2 Plates, $54
White Mugs, $22
White Mugs, $22

Ambling through Antwerp – part 1

I had the privilege of visiting Antwerp, Belgium in October of this year; a place I’d never been before. It was such a pleasure to explore the city! Very urban and sophisticated in the city center – as you might imagine – but with a certain softness; a cozy, casual lifestyle that was uniquely its own. We also explored garden shops in outlaying areas, which made me yearn for spring before the last leaf of autumn had even fallen… Here’s the first batch of images from my retail excursions:

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Splatter(every)ware

Things are getting a little messy – all splotchy and splattered!

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Fantastic Frank
Hinson - Navy on White Splatter Wallpaper
Hinson – Navy on White Splatter Wallpaper
Dyke & Dean - Flying Scotsman Gray Marble English Ceramic Light, £570
Dyke & Dean – Flying Scotsman Gray Marble English Ceramic Light, £570
Koromiko - Blue Plate, $74
Koromiko – Blue Plate, $74
Agnes Trachet - Green Splash Pillow, $20
Agnes Trachet – Green Splash Pillow, $20
Evens - Splatter Clutch, $55
Evens – Splatter Clutch, $55
Pinch Design - ‘Noelle’ sofa upholstered in ‘Graffiti’ fabric by Timorous Beasties
Pinch Design – ‘Noelle’ sofa upholstered in ‘Graffiti’ fabric by Timorous Beasties
March - Italian Spatterware Bowl, $120
March – Italian Spatterware Bowl, $120
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March – Italian Spatterware Pitchers, $50 – $100
Shiraleah NY - Splatter Pillow, $63
Shiraleah NY – Splatter Pillow, $63
Suite One Studio - Splatter Ring dishes in Gold, $30
Suite One Studio – Splatter Ring dishes in Gold, $30
Strokes of Midnight - Watercolor Art, $78
Strokes of Midnight – Watercolor Art, $78
Melody Hillman Ceramics - Small Planter
Melody Hillman Ceramics – Small Planter
Jonathan Adler - Gilded Drip Pillow, $148
Jonathan Adler – Gilded Drip Pillow, $148
Jonathan Adler - Drip Tray, $148
Jonathan Adler – Drip Tray, $148
Jonathan Adler - Drip Napkins, $28
Jonathan Adler – Drip Napkins, $28
Whispers of the Heart - Splatter Notecard set of 10, $16
Whispers of the Heart – Splatter Notecard set of 10, $16
Kate Spade for West Elm - Galaxy Sheet Set
Kate Spade for West Elm – Galaxy Sheet Set
Half Light Honey - Set of 2 small nesting dishes, $30
Half Light Honey – Set of 2 small nesting dishes, $30
Anna Joyce - Splatter Clutch, $61
Anna Joyce – Splatter Clutch, $61
Art Affect Home - Splatter Pillow, $32.50
Art Affect Home – Splatter Pillow, $32.50

Amazetsy

So, it turns out Amazon – purveyor of all things… well, I guess of all the things ever pretty much – has an “Etsy-like” shop. I hadn’t a clue. It’s got a LONG way to go before it comes even close to the original; the overall quality is spotty and it lacks epic diversity in the assortment. That being said, there are still some pretty awesome nuggets in there…

Oat Foundry - Salvaged Walnut Slab Coffee Table, $1400
Oat Foundry – Salvaged Walnut Slab Coffee Table, $1400
Fig & Bella - Reed Pillow, $70
Fig & Bella – Reed Pillow, $70
Lemon Cucullu - Handwoven Wall Hanging, $225
Lemon Cucullu – Handwoven Wall Hanging, $225
Life and Clay - Ceramic Vase, $25
Life and Clay – Ceramic Vase, $25
Mi Casa Bella - Brazilian Cowhide Pillow, $125
Mi Casa Bella – Brazilian Cowhide Pillow, $125
Old English Company - Cheeses Tea Towel, $15
Old English Company – Cheeses Tea Towel, $15
Specialty Wood Designs - Large Ambrosia Wood Cutting Board, $28
Specialty Wood Designs – Large Ambrosia Wood Cutting Board, $28
Liz Mo's Loft - Decorative Throw Pillow, $35
Liz Mo’s Loft – Decorative Throw Pillow, $35
Leah Duncan - Agave Leaves Print, $22
Leah Duncan – Agave Leaves Print, $22
Urban Concrete Design - Concrete Coasters, $19
Urban Concrete Design – Concrete Coasters, $19
Urban Concrete Design - Set of 3 Succulent Planters, $28
Urban Concrete Design – Set of 3 Succulent Planters, $28
Wiley Valentine - Letterpress Note Card, $5.50
Wiley Valentine – Letterpress Note Card, $5.50
Lapis Beach - 6 crystal mesh cocktail ring, $38
Lapis Beach – 6 crystal mesh cocktail ring, $38
France Gallery - Banded Fields Acrylic Painting, $600
France Gallery – Banded Fields Acrylic Painting, $600
Mary Marie Knits - Large Rope Basket, $140
Mary Marie Knits – Large Rope Basket, $140
Phaneuf Pharm Weaving and Yarn - Handwoven Cotton Dishtowel, $24
Phaneuf Pharm Weaving and Yarn – Handwoven Cotton Dishtowel, $24
The Motivated Type - Sleep In Letterpress Print, $12.50
The Motivated Type – Sleep In Letterpress Print, $12.50
Madge & Co - Danish-inspired, copper frame cord bench, $1100
Madge & Co – Danish-inspired, copper frame cord bench, $1100

 

 

 

Zestt for Life

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Each season I select a “Best of Show” from the Atlanta Gift Show. Now, to be clear, there are a bajillion awesome brands to be discovered there, and I’ll be highlighting other favorites in the coming weeks. This season what stood out for me was a brand called Zestt, based in Washington, DC. Founded by Benita Goldblatt and Jess Diehl, childhood friends who held a vision for bringing an approachable aesthetic to home decor. That’s what I loved best: the products are just so livable, yet feel totally updated. Nothing too contrived or over-designed; just easy, democratic pieces that could freshen up anyone’s decor.

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Organic Vernon Throw, $88
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Maya Pillow, $65
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Nori Organic Cotton Tea Towel, $12
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Logan Organic Cotton Tea Towel, $12
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African Handmade Storage Collection, $38 – $60
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Architectural Objects, $48
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Askew Serviceware, $22 – $98
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Fido Sculture, $34
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Free Form Vase, $34
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16-piece Sculpted Dishware, $144
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Ombre Handwoven Pouf, $228
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Rise to the Sun Gallery Print
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Gilded Hampton Coaster Set, $28
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Antler Bottle Opener, $24
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Andorra Pillows, $65
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8′ x 10′ Bene Diamond Rug, $1999
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8′ x 10′ Beni Swirl Rug, $1999

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