Lilac Screen

This bamboo room screen is a good option for when you need to create a little privacy for a certain area or camouflage a bad view without blocking out all the light. And, yes, it’s not cheap, but it’s a little less than some of the others on the market these days (namely the Ricci Room Divider at $749).

Purchase Information:

Price: $569.00
Available from: YLiving

Grip-Tray Serving Tray

This tray is serious about keeping things right where you want. It features a high-grip surface of smooth rubber studs (top and underside) so that your plates, glasses, and cutlery all make it safely from the kitchen to table and back. Available in two sizes and four different colors.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00 - 25.00
Available from: Lumens

Seat Cushions by Grain de couleur

Ooo, more eye trickery, and this time it benefits our derrière. Grain de Couleur specializes in digital printing on fabric, and as you can see here, they’ve created these seat cushions that have the look of other various materials, front and back. They are a bit on the smallish (and poofy) side, so take note of the size before buying a full set for a dining chair makeover.

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Available from: Yellow Velvet

Owly Shadow Puppets Valentines

What an appropriate valentine, eh? I ran across the work of Andrea Everman the other day, and man-oh-man, are there some gems. Namely, her shadow puppets (shadow puppets!) but also her valentines and a little nightlight that says ‘love you’. Cute, cute, cute. See below for pics and prices.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.00 and up
Available from: Owly Shadow Puppets

Source: Svpply

Nearest is Dearest Picture Frame Set

If you’re still searching for a Valentine’s Day gift, listen up. Unless you have the time to make something thoughtful (like your own valentine notebook), do not, I repeat, do not, resort to a heart shaped box of chocolates or fluffy teddy bear. It lacks all kinds of imagination and is just plain wrong. You can do better. Perhaps pick out a picture frame, or two, such as this Nearest is Dearest Picture Frame Set, and choose a few special photos of you and your sweetheart together. Print them out (high quality setting, mind you), write a heartfelt note and call it a day. Unless you’ve a high maintenance significant other, you’re off the hook until next year.

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: A+R Store

Hello Card Set

I’ve been making a concerted effort to use paper and pen to send thank you notes, and as a result, I’ve had my eyes out for appropriate stationery. In Haus Press has a nice variety of simple cards for correspondence that fit my minimal-yet-cute requirements and I do think I’ll add a few designs to my purchase list. Available directly from In Haus Press.


Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Available from: In Haus Press

Clutch Floor Lamp

If you look closely, you’ll see that there’s no hinges or finicky hardware on this floor lamp. Well, what magic is this? Magnets, of course. Magnets allow you to arrange these two lights on this white oak floor lamp in various ways, without the normal visual clutter. Each light dome has its own on/off floor switch as well.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Clutch Floor Lamp here

Field Notes: Red Blooded

The Field Notes Red Blooded Edition is the latest color offering of the trusted and timeless pocket notebook. It’s not news worth shouting from the rooftops, but the timing makes it a great gift for that special someone in your life. Taking the theme and running with it, Field Notes created this video turning one of the notebooks into a heart-warming valentine. They “swear” they’re not trying to sell you notebooks. Really. Click below for the video.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Available from: Field Notes

Noir Pendant Lamp

The Noir Pendant lamp, which is a powdercoated black matte metal shade with a beech wood cap has a weighty, architectural look to it. With its large scale, the fixture would be most suited as an anchor for a dining table or perhaps a kitchen island.

Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Available from: CB2

I am not a doormat

But you are, Sir, and a very good one at that. Designed and made in England by Rebecca Chitty, this 100% Coir mat has a fitting proclamation with pleasing-to-the-eye big block letters.


Purchase Information:

Price: £25.00
Available from: howkapow

Collapsible Laundry Basket

This isn’t for everyone, but it seems so handy to have such a large-ish rolling basket to simply collapse and store when not in use. Quite similar to the Collapsible Wire Basket from CB2 (and, most likely from the same maker/manufacturer), this basket collapses when you don’t need it for your household miscellany (toys, laundry, etc.).

Material: Metal
29″ height, 22″ dia., 13.5″ basket depth

Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Available from: House 8810

Indice Bookends

If you don’t mind a little rainbow color, these bookends will organize your papers and cheer you up all at the same time. Made of powder-coated steel. Set of five.


Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Cast Iron Tape Dispenser

This won’t be going anywhere. It’s made from heavy cast iron, so you can be sure it’ll keep your tape in place no matter what. It’s just too bad that it also has a hefty price tag. Available with black or white text.

Purchase Information:

Price: $88.00
Available from: Rain Collection

Geometry Notebooks

A little geometry will do you some good, especially when it has nothing to do with numbers and everything to do with decorating a simple notebook. Each blank book is hand-printed and you have your choice between Ruler (grey), Protractor (pink), or Set Square (yellow).

50 blank pages in each book which measures 4.25″ x 5.75″.

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.00
Available from: The Curiosity Shoppe

Chalkboard Kitchen Clock

So, take note that ‘kitchen’ is in the title of this clock. We can all probably agree it’s a more casual item intended for use as a little family message center rather than an timepiece meant for a super modern sleek living area. It used to be $248 (yeesh!) but now has the slightly friendlier price tag of $99.95. It’s chalkboard, so of course you can write in your own numbers or notes, but what particularly stands out is it has two pullout holders for the chalk and eraser, making sure the tools are hidden yet at-the-ready.

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95
Available from: Terrain