Louise Dahl-Wolfe & the World's Most Perfect Coat

Friday, April 22, 2016

Is there anything more perfect than a Balenciaga coat? I submit not.

A new book on legendary Bazaar photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe gets the slideshow treatment on Worth the click for beautiful shadows and sculptural bathing suits. And that coat. Ohhh, that coat. Drooool.

Cult Following: Danish Pepper Mills

Thursday, April 21, 2016

There is an unbelievable obsessive following for Danish teak pepper mills, especially those vintage ones designed by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk. (OMG, vintage Dansk in general. Don't even get me started. Waaaant.) These simple, sculptural pieces typically go from anywhere from $30 upwards to $200 for the unique ones on eBay -- although a few deals can be found if you're willing to go with non-branded versions (just stick to the terms "danish teak salt pepper") and if you keep close watch for good deals (hello, ebay alerts!).

Not that anyone really neeeeeeds 15 pepper mills, but gathering a cluster of these chess-like pieces on a simple tray looks so elegant and cool. And therefore, so awesome.

Must Watch: The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

It's been out for almost a week and I can't believe I still haven't binge-watched the new season of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, where mysteries get solved using old Babysitter's Club books and where the instant classic "Peeno Noir" first came to life (NSFM -- aka Not Safe for Moms, probably. Aka you, mom.) Anyone else obsessed?

Watch Your Wallet: The Land of Nod

Monday, April 18, 2016

I don't have any children. I don't plan to have any children anytime soon. But one of my very, very favorite shopping sites is The Land of Nod, the uber-cute, not-just-for-kids-IMHO site that's full of sculptural toys and great lamps and amazing (and amazingly pink) bedding, like my own bedding, above. (Side note: Not for the single; it seems to be a repellant to boys, who do not want to envelop themselves in ruffles of pink.)

New stuff is always popping up, like the new Charley Harper collection (as seen below); the "Wow that's a big lamp" Lamp (oh, yes, one day you will be miiiiine); vintagey Strong Man artwork (see this post on my recent obsession with all things vintage circus); the classic Jenny Lind beds and these amazing rainbow blocks, which I would surely keep on my coffee table for easy building.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Currently Obsessed: iittala's Kastehelmi Design

Monday, April 11, 2016

It may have been created in 1964, but Scandinavian brand iittala's Kastehelmi (literally, "dewdrop" in Finnish) style is just as gorgeous and relevant today. I've been sussing out vintage pieces (much better quality than the modern versions you can buy today, or so I'm told) and have a little stockpile of pretty, elegant glass dishes that always makes me smile.