Written by Katie on November 27, 2017. PermalinkIf you're wading through newsletters in your inbox right now, you have my sympathies. It feels like Black Friday/Cyber Monday has sort of gotten out of hand, so I'm trying not to pay too much attention to it. However, if that makes you frown, here's a few sales notifications that didn't immediately get trashed, as well as a few items that look awfully tempting. Good luck. Up to 70% off: West Elm / Pottery Barn / etc 35% off: Areaware (Promo code CYBERSALE35) Up to 30% off (certain items): DWR…
Written by Katie on November 21, 2017. Permalink
We're taking the rest of the week off to spend time with friends and family*. Here's hoping that your Thanksgiving is better than you hope, and that you get your fill of turkey (or another seasonally appropriate alternative) and all the other wonderful stuff. 1. Polder® Mini Red Magnetic Timer, $7.91 2. Hario Measuring Cup, $9.00 - $12.00 3. Nut Hammer, $39.95 4. Pure Black Carving Fork and Boning Knife, $79.00 5. Hand-Eye USA Made Work Apron, $50.00 6. Silvia Song Maple Nesting Bowls, $115.94+ 7. Kobenstyle 6-qt Casserole (in white), $160.00 8. Handmade Ceramic Growler, $50.00 9. Groove Trivets,…
Herman Miller Sale
Written by Katie on November 20, 2017. Permalink
Guess what? It's time for the Herman Miller Sale! That means it's an excellent time to snap up a classic, as you can save 15% and get free White Glove Delivery. Hooray! Shop the sale at the Herman Miller Store, of course, or at DWR, YLiving, or HiveModern.
Written by Katie on October 31, 2017. Permalink
There are some truly terrifying Halloween decorations (aesthetically speaking) and I don't blame you if you'd rather not take part. However, if you'd like to make a tiny effort towards recognizing the annual holiday that happens today, here are a few finds on Etsy that would be perfect for next year's half-hearted decorative effort, most of which can easily store away without taking up most of your garage or spare closet. Above: Halloween Banner, $12.99 Three Black Bird Decals, $8.00 - $22.00 Skull Pillow, $19.95 Black Cat Felt Coasters Metal Crow Garden Stake, $25.00 (Also, Black Raven Yard Stake, $23.99)…
Las Vegas Attack
Written by Katie on October 4, 2017. Permalink
It's hard to continue life as usual when news of the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting is all we can think about. No matter what you think about the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, surely there's got to be a way we can stop these horrific events. Think about it, and then do something. Call your representatives, donate to an organization you believe will make a difference, and talk to those around you about how we can stop this from happening again. Las Vegas Victims Fund Preventing Mass Shootings Like the Vegas Strip Attack 477 Days. 521…
Written by Katie on September 4, 2017. Permalink
Enjoy your Labor Day! We'll return with the normal post schedule tomorrow. Shown above: Diamond Kite, $42.00
Written by Katie on August 28, 2017. Permalink
No posts today, as it seems in bad taste to talk about stuff to admire and/or buy when Houston is flooding. Sorry. If you're in Houston, stay safe. If you're not in Houston, maybe take a moment to be thankful you're not dealing with flooded roads/businesses/homes, power outages, and possible drinking water shortages. Where to Donate to Harvey Victims (and How to Avoid Scams). photo via NPR NYTimes Coverage NPR coverage Houston Chronicle coverage, especially the article Hurricane Harvey: How to help victims of the Texas storm
Happy Fourth of July!
Written by Katie on July 3, 2017. Permalink
Enjoy your Fourth of July holiday tomorrow! Don't lose any fingers to fireworks, but do enjoy the festivities. Shown above: Pic Boll Set, $98.00 Re-issued design from the 1970s, the Pic Boll Set carries six large plates, six fruit plates, six soup bowls and six tumblers. All of the pieces are dishwasher-safe and made of BPA-free plastic.
Written by Katie on May 29, 2017. Permalink
Enjoy your Memorial Day! Try to take a few moments to honor those who have died in military service, as that's the whole reason you have today off work... then you can get back to your grilling whilst enjoying the nice weather. Posts will resume tomorrow as usual. Shown above: Eva Solo To Go Grill, $249.00
International Women’s Day
Written by Katie on March 8, 2017. Permalink
Today is International Women's Day. Take time to get involved, whether it's by pledging your support to #BeBoldForChange or by participating in A Day Without a Women (see below). Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways: 1. Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor 2. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses). 3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman Check out International Women's Day and Women's March for more information.
Happy New Year!
Written by Katie on December 31, 2016. Permalink
Here's to a very Happy New Year to you and your favorite people. On a side note, we're taking this next week off for travel. Enjoy your first few days of 2017! Shown above and below: Flutes, Set of 2, $30.00
Written by Katie on December 22, 2016. Permalink
Here's hoping this holiday weekend will be the best you've had yet. Relax, have fun, and stay warm! Shown above: Diamond Music Box Shown below: Mozartkugel Music Box, Snowball
Written by Katie on September 16, 2016. Permalink
It's that time of year again. The annual Knoll Sale begins. The many classic design pieces that you know and love are 15% off until September 27th. What should you consider? Maybe a Bertoia Side Chair, a Pollock Arm Chair, or Schultz's Petal Dining Table (did you know you can pick colors for the base now)? Pick the piece you love, and then congratulate yourself for waiting so long. Shop the sale at Knoll, Hivemodern, DWR, or YLiving, just to name a few. Or, go to Knoll's website directly to find a shop near you.
Happy Fourth of July!
Written by Katie on June 30, 2016. Permalink
Here's hoping you have an excellent Fourth of July weekend. We'll be taking the rest of the week off to spend time with people that don't annoy us. Be safe and have a great holiday weekend! Shown above: Bodum Fyrkat Picnic Charcoal Grill, $68.50. Also available directly from Bodum. Shown below: Litho Hammock: American Pride, $80.75
Tom Dixon Sale
Written by Katie on March 1, 2016. Permalink
While you may not be able to splurge on Tom Dixon's Wingback Chair, you should be aware that all of Dixon's goods are now on sale. Save 15% until March 15th and get free shipping (on most orders). What should you put your eyes on? The Arc Bottle Opener and Corkscrew, shown below, or maybe the Scent Water Diffuser? The Brew Coffee Set? The Cube Collection? So many choices! Wingback Chair, $5,400.00 $4,590.00 Cube Collection, sale: $47.99 -$67.99 Offcut Stool, $245.00 $208.25 Arc Bottle Opener, $60.00 51.00 Arc Cork Screw, $60.00 $51.00 See the collection at YLiving or Hivemodern.