No, this is not a reflection on what we look like after a holiday season of eating our weight in dark truffles, but rather cute wall decals that somehow caught our fancy. Available in 9 color palettes, (though we prefer the B&W) each packet contains two Fatty Birds for 12€.
I collect tea lights. When entertaining, they create a festival of dancing lights in every room. Even with dozens of them that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped buying them though, and this is my latest purchase, the “Fire” tea light from Unison designed by Nathalie Lahdenmäki, it immitates the light and atmosphere of traditional Finnish winter ice lanterns. The light seeps through the ceramic foam which resembles ice and creates a beautiful soft glow in your own home. $45. Don’t worry, I left a few for others.
No, not what you are thinking, that’s in February, we’re talking about Wallpaper’s design Oscars. Our dear friends there have pulled out all the stops for this year’s awards, a formidable international judging panel, Kanye West as the host of the party, Paris as the city of choice (don’t want to give anything away here) and of course, the eagerly awaited Design Awards issue of the mag itself, which is available today – if you can’t wait to hold it in your hands, click here for a full list of winners.
For all of you who are in wonderful San Francisco at the moment, you shouldn’t miss the Storeroom for all your holiday shopping. A brilliant idea by the fabulous folk over at Citizen Citizen, the Storeroom features some of the best selection of design inspired gifts we’ve seen in a while at up to 50% less than your usual retail. Now if that isn’t an incentive that’s hard to come by these days. So, with that said, head over to 2226 Bush St at Filmore and start shopping. Oh, and if you go tonight, Dec 11, then you can enjoy some lovely drinks, courtesy of California Home and Design magazine. Just rsvp to rsvp at the-storeroom dot com. Enjoy!
Need a handy way to remind hubby of date night? Leave a love note? Or, how about place seatings at your next dinner party? Either way, we love these clever little Soy Wax candles which come with a
chalk pack. $19.50 at Delight.
THEO (short for Theosarus) is not your run of the mill piggy bank. He’s designed in Berlin, made in Germany and currently the rave in Tokyo where Theo was singled out for his oinkness. Color us amused. Currently living at theosaurus.de.
If you secretly covert one of those traditional bearskin rugs, buy this one instead. Shaped like a bear but made of durable fabric, it works as a friendly doormat. 200 x 225 cm. At Atypyk it will put you back $700 berries.
Don’t tell anyone, but one of our favorite havens in LA is “Pot-ted“, two charming stores “dedicated to transforming your outdoor space into a personal Eden.” Run by the Garden Tarts, Mary Grey and her best friend, it includes everything from lovely stone fountains, concrete “wok-styled” outdoor fire pits to Fermob lounge patio chairs, whimsical bird baths, with plenty of neo classic and wild bohemian chic tables to satisfy everyone. If you’re not lucky enough to live close to their stores — the original store is located in the trendy Atwater Village and a brand-new second store just opened on the Westside on Montana Ave. — they ship pretty much everywhere in the U.S. Check out the blog for a breath of fresh air, something of a rarity in this town.