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Holiday Gift Guide: 2010

Dec 10 2010

Better late than never, here are a few random gift suggestions. Happy belated Chanukah, early Christmas, or whatever holiday you might celebrate!

FOR HER
Thomas Mason Blue Tuxedo Shirt (J.Crew). $150.

Volume Pull with Extended Collar from Amsterdam fashion brand Scotch & Soda. 119 Euros. They ship internationally, but be forewarned, you have to seriously spend to do so.

Moop Tote in gunmetal grey. $89.

Standard canvas fold weekender in grey by Makr. $120

Wild Cuff by Rebecca Norman. Available at Calypso. $135.

Clothbound Penguin Classics (Available at Anthropologie). $25 each.

I have been pining after a pair of Loeffler Randal Matilde boots for ages. Maybe this will be my year. Hint hint. Available at Augustina.

FOR HIM (or Her!)
Ugmonk And Then I Woke Up Tee. $24.

Parka from Scotch & Soda. 219 Euros.

Patagonia Men’s Down Sweater Full Zip Hoody in Autumn Leaf. $250.

iPad Attache Sleeve by Makr. $240.

Filson Original Briefcase Bag in Otter Green

FOR THE HOME:
Paul Smith Stelton Tea Pot. Available at the Scandinavian Design Center. 159 Euros.

Vitra Wooden Dolls Set by Alexander Girard. I think these are fabulous and would add the perfect touch of quirk to my bookshelves. $160.

Single Pocket Maple Cheese Board from Stinson Studios. $32.

House Industries Slab Blocks. $60.

E15 stool available at Klaus

I never thought anything from The Bay would hit my list. But their re-branding seems to be working. The stores have a LONG way to go, but they’ve got me thinking about good ol’ pointe blankets.

Chemex handblown coffeemaker from Kaufmann Mercantile. $65.90. Thank you Design&Sponge.

Alex Taylor’s Antlers Coat Hanger

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Dining Room: Top 10 Rectangular Tables

Jun 29 2010

I seem to gravitate towards rectangular tables for day-to-day living, although my sense is that a round or square option might work better in our space. We won’t really know until the kitchen is fully mapped out, but for now I’ll run through the different options – starting with rectangular pieces.

There are lots of amazing tables at really different price points. Sometimes an old farm table looks just as good as some high-end designer piece. If I had to choose, I’d spend on great chairs and find a pretty basic option for the table. But, if I were to go all out, I’d pick up one of these:

Below: I adore Cecilie Manz’s Essay Dining Table for Fritz Hansen. It’s so simple, yet unique, and available in tons of different finishes.
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Below: Bulthaup C3 table. This is really an amazing table – so light with such clean, simple lines.
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Below: Meridiani McQueen table. Nothing fancy about this one – but a good, every-day table.
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Below: Zeitraum Tavola table. The walnut used for this table is really gorgeous. It does go perfectly with the Morph chairs – although personally, I don’t like to match so exactly.
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Below: The table below is made from vintage Eames bases and a custom top by engberg design. It also doesn’t hurt that the entire room is quite stunning. Once again, thank you Remodelista.
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Below: Tom Dixon Slab Table (and bench). Photo from RUM Magazine.
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Below: Jean Prouve EM Dining Table. Available at DWR.
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Below: R1920 Light Table by Matteo Thun.
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Below: E15 London Dining Table.
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Below: Lati table (with matching chairs) by Alain Berteau. Available at Wild Spirit.
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Living Room: Side Tables

Jun 15 2010

We’ll need a small table to put between two side chairs. This piece doesn’t really need to be that functional – just something to fill the space where we can set down a glass or book or something small. I think any of the items below would do the trick quite nicely:

Below: OKO and IKO Tables designed by Christophe Delcourt. Cup of Tea table designed by Henk Vos. All available at Avenue Road.
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Below: E15 ST04 Backenzahn side table. Available at Klaus by Nienkamper.
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Below: Douglas Chunk ($250) and Gus Modern Bishop Table ($325). Both available at StyleGarage.
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Below: Eames Walnut Stool – $829 at DWR.
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