dessert plates

aren’t sets of dessert plates just the greatest? these especially are too gorgeous for words. i love the plate with the red birdies agains the aqua background…my favorite color combo. ¬†from pocketo

holiday in: black white red gold

and a little turquoise.

these are good gift ideas, people. for me definitely, and maybe for someone you know, too. someone who likes cooking and needlepoint and travel and big rings.

i don’t really show the holiday spirit by wearing embroidered snowman sweaters, even as a joke. but i will add some pops of red or hot pink and some metallic sparkly goodness to my largely black and grey wardrobe. just looking at all this stuff on one page is making me happy.

stay tuned for gifty ideas for food fanatics and your urban nerd boyfriend. and for some nifty decorating ideas.

until next time…

(1. cutting board; 2. cozy sweater; 3. warm booties; 4. suitcase; 5. essential cookbook; 6. the milk bar cookbook; 7. frenchie ring; 8. zodiac pillows; 9. sparkle clutch; 10. fab scarf)


prints, please


I’m searching for some artwork for the apartment and fell in love with these prints from Castle & Things. I also kind of fell for some of their bedding, too. I moved in March and the duvet is still coverless… Anyway, these are screen-printed by hand in small batches, and would make a welcome addition to some of the naked walls around here. Love the simple geometric shapes and color combos.

(from top left: semi spot; zebra, big blue confetti, and dicsus 6. all photos courtesy of Castle & Things.)