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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:

6 comments :

Anonymous said...

Pink lamp shade is to die for!
Mia

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 -- sesameletterpress@gmail.com -- for that purpose on the coaster catalogue.

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