Posts tagged "home"

Crave: Miranda July Pillowcases

Pillow talk is one of those magical occurrences that only happens so often; it’s fleeting, just like dreams. If anyone knows anything about the subject, it’s Miranda July, the director and performance artist whose beautiful indie film, “Me And You And Everyone We Know” seemed, if just for a moment, to make everyone consider the…

Leonora Epstein / October 5, 2009

Love Nest: The Coolest Wallpaper We’ve Ever Seen

Attention decorating aficionados! If you’ve never used some really cool-looking wallpaper to add some life to any and all rooms in your house, you have to get with the program. (Never will I forget the pink and green peacock-printed dining room I once had, or the trees-in-a-forest walled living room that made everything seem so…

Erin Flaherty / October 1, 2009

OMFG, Finally—Lonny Launches Today!

So we warned you it was coming, but after four months (it feels like way longer than that!) of waiting, the digital mag, Lonny, headed up by Rubie Green founder Michelle Adams and photographer Patrick Cline, is finally here—sweet Jesus, thank the Lord! (Can you tell I’ve been reading and re-reading and re-re-reading my old…

Nina Carbone / October 1, 2009

Crave: Names And Notes Napkin Rings

Back-to-school blues? Satisfy your nostalgia with something both classic and reusable like these Names and Notes napkin rings, which are like mini-chalkboard place cards. Outfitted with a layer of black matte paint, the set of four comes with a white pencil for writing the names of your dinner party guests and an eraser sponge (clea…

Leonora Epstein / September 24, 2009

Are You Happy?

We love this flowchart poster that reminds us if we’re not happy, we can do something about it, and if we are, well, we can keep right on doing what we’re doing. It was created by designers Alex of Headup and David Meiklejohn. Alex calls the chart a “simple process for evaluating what may be…

Susannah Breslin / September 8, 2009

Crave: Louise Bourgeois Je T’aime Pillowcase

Sometimes, pillow talk needs no words. At least not the ones you speak out loud. Perhaps that’s the view of artist Louise Bourgeois, who recently presented an installation at London’s Tate Modern, which featured a wood-paneled bedroom. The bed sported a red duvet and a pillowcase with the French words “Je t’aime.” The Tate the…

Leonora Epstein / September 3, 2009

D-Vision Natural Plates For Natural Shapes

For those who like to see things as they are, D-Vision, a design collective, has invented these wonderful dishes which take a literal interpretation of they food they hold. For apples, a bowl with a space to put your core, or the Bubblicious container made of spherical shapes, allowing it to sit different ways. A…

Leonora Epstein / August 27, 2009

Missed Connections Art By Sophie Blackall

Admit it. From time to time, you browse Craigslist’s Missed Connections, secretly hoping that you’ll recognize a description and realize you are the “girl on the A train.” What could be more romantic than someone experiencing love at first sight? Artist Sophie Blackall brings these moments to life. Using striking “New York Missed Connections” posts,…

Leonora Epstein / August 23, 2009

Porcelain Planters Depict Parks And (True) Recreation

Some artists choose to see life through rose-colored glasses. Then there are those who see gritty reality, and still try to make something pretty out of it. Take Tristan Zimmermann, a designer who created these bonsai planters (pretty) and incorporated the concept of what parks are really like (reality). The white porcelain pottery depicts disturbing…

Leonora Epstein / August 21, 2009

Etsy Find Of The Week: Wonting Notebooks And Prints

The inevitable nostalgic itch to start buying school supplies–even if you graduated long ago–is starting right about now. Then again, you’re probably not going to become enamored by the offerings at Office Max. These notebooks from Etsy seller Wonting NYC are the perfect compromise. Simple yet cute designs adorn the kraft paper covers. Inside, you’ll…

Leonora Epstein / August 14, 2009

Now Teens Can Sit On It When They Need An Attitude Adjustment

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Enough with trying to reform teenagers. Here’s a design by Deger Cengiz called the “Attitude Chair,” which he says, “is developed for teens with attitude; prevents falling when the chair is tipped back.” Someone’s gotta watch out for those punks. [swissmiss]…

Leonora Epstein / August 13, 2009

Behold! John Mayer Has A Surprisingly Grown-Up Abode

I never understood how John Mayer gets so many women: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Simpson, Minka Kelly, Jennifer Aniston. Then, the September issue of Elle Decor arrived in my mailbox with Mayer’s New York City apartment on the cover. Sure, he got a little help from Giorgio Armani, but Mayer has it going on i…

Catherine Strawn / August 12, 2009

Get Fat At Home—Recipes For Fast Food Favorites

Skip the drive to the Golden Arches. Tell the Colonel he can shove it. Yo quiero Taco Bell…at home. All you need to recreate many of your fast food orders in your own kitchen is the new book, “America’s Most Wanted Recipes: Delicious Recipes From Your Family’s Favorite Restaurants.” Yeah, seriously. KFC’s secret ingredient unveiled,…

Nina Carbone / July 26, 2009

My Beef With Jersey (Sheets)

Not long ago, we told you about how American Apparel introduced a new line of jersey bedding. My first thought was innnn-teresting. Next brainwave: Why the hell do I want a set of jersey sheets? Sure, jersey sheets (t-shirt sheets for those not trolling the aisles of Bed, Bath & Beyond on their Sunday mornings)…

Nina Carbone / July 17, 2009

Get Ready To Fill Your House With More Cheap (Hopefully Cute) Stuff!

Move over Ikea, there’s a new king of cheap furniture in town: The Los Angeles-based company, Forever 21, which is forever legendary in our minds for selling $21 knockoffs of $2100 dresses, is now launching a home collection. The line will launch at Forever 21’s largest stores later on this year, followed by a debut…

Zandile Blay / July 16, 2009

Genius Space Saver?: Full-Length Mirror/Ironing Board

My studio apartment isn’t exactly palatial, so I’ve had to do without certain things that people who live in larger places would never consider an extravagance, like an ironing board. If I iron any of my clothes (I tend to hang them in the bathroom while I shower and let the steam do its best…

Catherine Strawn / July 16, 2009

I’m One Big Home Design Mistake

Nick Olsen, former Domino blogger and an assistant designer to the amazingness that is Miles Redd, came up with a list of first-timer decorating mistakes forThe Washington Post. Now, since I’ve painted and re-done my bedroom no less than four times over the past year, I considered myself to be over that beginner mistake hump.

Nina Carbone / June 19, 2009

Rethink: The Bean Bag Chair (No, Really!)

The last time I plopped myself down on a bean bag chair it was freshman year of college—and to give you an idea of my and my roommates decor scheme then, our other furniture consisted of a “coffee table” made from salvaged plywood and cement blocks and sorta-stained slipper chairs that a roommate talked the…

Nina Carbone / June 12, 2009

Quaint They Ain’t: Inside The Homes Of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey

The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” strike again—this time in the New York Times Styles section. NYT visited some of the ladies to talk about their homes (and by homes, we mean sprawling 10,000-plus-square-foot spreads). You really do get a great sense of the Jersey aesthetic—small and modest, these abodes are not—and learn a thing…

Nina Carbone / May 28, 2009

This Is Why I Love This Is Why You’re Fat

Let’s face it. Most websites suck. Doncha think? Generally, I especially loathe those wear-their-gimmick-on-their-sleeve sites, the ones that were created just so someone could get a book deal. But I love me some This Is Why You’re Fat. It’s hardcore, wet and sloppy, extreme, take-no-prisoners, get down and dirty food porn. And I, for one,…

Susannah Breslin / March 17, 2009
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