Home Sweet Home

Friday, July 14, 2006

The other day, I was e-mailing with a friend about the "apartment blahs" -- those times when your apartment (or house, if you have one of those instead) feels all wrong. I'm a firm believer that one new addition can turn your thoughts about the place around like that – and so I thought I'd highlight some of the things around my apartment that always make me smile. A little Friday inspiration, if you will, minus too much touchy-feelyness.

We’ll start above with our wooden chair from Bangkok's Chatuchak flea market (the fabulous section 7, if you're headed there). It cost less than $200, including the shipping from Bangkok to Singapore. However, we got slapped with a few hundred dollars in customs fees and local delivery charges upon arrival. We don't like to talk about that part of the story much.

Then there's this hanging fish mobile from the very cool Flensted Mobiles, discovered at Flea + Cents, my very favorite store in Hong Kong except for Lane Crawford during sale season:

I am completely smitten with these coasters from the Brooklyn-based Sesame Letterpress (they've got a bunch of great designs, if pink buffalos aren't your thing):

You've already seen this if you caught my "virtual apartment tour" on the other blog a few months ago, but I still love it. This is actually an Ikea newspaper rack that I turned into a coat and umbrella holder:

I also heart this pink and green Chinese lantern lamp, from Lee's D├ęcor in Shanghai. I believe I will invent a new term and dub it very mando-preppy:


Anonymous said...

Pink lamp shade is to die for!

Anonymous said...

that coat rack is ingenious

Anonymous said...

pink buffalo! where did you get them? i can't find PINK anywhere (other colors yes)

Ms. Spinach said...

the pink are my favorite too (though the purple is also kind of fun. and i do love the blossoms as well.) these i bought at nest in park slope. but it's been awhile.

did you try placing an order with sesame letterpress directly? they list their e-mail -- -- for that purpose on the coaster catalogue.

Anonymous said...

Wholesale lingerie directly from China?
As a famous brand and specialized manufacturer of sexy clothing in China. We supply the international market with fashionable sexy lingerie and sexy costume since 2002. With advanced technology,all our products are of high quality. Now we have clients all around the world. Lingerie Wholesale and OEM are welcomed!

As a Lingerie Manufacturer, Charmingirl has standard workshop and production line, professional designers and experienced workers.
We do Wholesale Underwear,
Lingerie Wholesale, including corset and bustier,
Sexy Lingerie Wholesale, including bikini, underwear
Lingerie Wholesale, and Babydolls, Sexy Lingerie Wholesale, and
Sexy Lingerie Wholesale including sleepwear,clubwear.
Lingerie Wholesale from China: Lingerie China, you will find the
Leather Lingerie and PVC Lingerie, also you can buy
Christmas Costume and Xmas Lingerie
for your Christmas Lingerie Christmas day.
Our Wholesale center: Sexy Lingerie Wholesale can do Lingerie Wholesale online.
Halloween Costume,
also wholesale Adult Costume with fashion Babydoll Babydoll, and bra and panties Bra and Panties, Sexy Uniform Sexy Uniform is also our major products.
we have strong ability on production, research and technology, advanced facilities that is imported fromGermany and Japan, now our monthly output is 100000 pcs.

Anonymous said...

I usually buy the Atlantica online Gold.
I hope i can get Atlantica Gold in low price.
I buy Atlantica online money for you.
buy Atlantica online Gold is present for you.
Do you like cheap Atlantica online Gold?