Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Happy Hanukkah!  Check out these great menorahs.
I've posted about Lindsey Adelman's light fixtures.  One was on my wish list for the dining room.  They are so amazing.  Check out this menorah that she designed.
Available at Matter.

And a few others.
From DWR

Also love these foldable star sculptures from DWR.  Great Hanukkah (or any) decor.

All from Jonathan Adler

A clever idea from Martha Stewart

Monday, December 19, 2011

5 days until Christmas... what?!

Spotted some great gifts from J. Crew for kids:

Here are some good ideas for the bigger kids & for good stocking stuffers:

Will be away for Christmas, so I'll be sure to post inspiration from the sun, sand & sea when I return.

Monday, December 12, 2011

gift ideas

Shopping for Christmas gifts for men can often be daunting.
Here are a few ideas.

Libero Ferrero
Italian style luggage handmade in Chicago:

Or this one from Coach:

Great basic shoes by Ylati:

Barbour jacket:

And, if your of the 1%, this vintage Ferrari:

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Little Nest sale!

For all you great parents out there, check out Gilt Groupe today for Little Nest furniture.
They make classic modern chairs in petit sizes for the kids!  I absolutely love all of them.

Replica kids egg chair

Mini Egg chair

Kids swan chair replica

Little Swan

kids eames dsr chair replica

Petite Eames

I mean, how fabulous?

hotel du marc

This place is stellar.
Housed in the former residence of Madame Clicquot,  Hotel du Marc was renovated by Veuve Clicquot inside and out.  The decor is a mix of antique pieces, custom art and other clever design elements enchant guests.
Definitely on my must visit list.
The entry features this mirror installation that is a tribute to Issey Miyake's "Pleates Please"


Monday, December 5, 2011

sometimes more is more

I am deciding on my holiday decorations and as I look for inspiration, I was struck with Fabrizio Rollo's Sao Paulo apartment in Elle Decor.
I love the intense mix.  I often hear myself saying "edit, edit, edit.  Pare down."  This place gave me a little freedom to listen to the inner voice that wants to be surrounded by things that I love.  Even if that is a lot of things.

Another way to be inspired is with the iconic an whimsy of NYC holiday windows.

At Bergdorfs:
Doonan went Gaga at Barney's:

Lots more to come.  I'll be visiting NYC in a few!

Happy decorating.