Purse- Eco-Lola EPL12

December 1, 2009

“Our handmade Eco-Lola purse is approx. 8″x4″x7″. Outer fabric – handmade dark chocolate all natural felt. Interior fabric – apple green organic cotton twill. Interior purse area approx. 6.5″x4.5″x3.75″. Two small pockets inside. Invisible magnetic closures inside circles on top, as well as a magnetic closure flap inside purse.”

Purse- Eco-Lola EPL12

Lighthouse Ball

December 1, 2009

The Lighthouse Ball is available as a tea light holder or outdoor oil lamp, in glossy black or white porcelain.

I really like these… yet when I look at the outdoor oil lamp I want it to be really large, like at least 24″ round for use as a modern fire pit. oh well.

via: Grassroots Modern

The Stainless Steel Letter Mailbox at Lushpad is a “sleek and graphic mailbox, handcrafted out of marine grade stainless steel for a clean modern look, and tough to weather the elements. Featuring a real full-length piano-style hinge. The segments are welded together, and then the edges are hand-buffed.”

Glass Markers Party People

November 6, 2009

Everyone’s seen the little jewelry for the bottom of their wine glasses…but I’m liking these Glass Markers better. They can go on any glass, instead of only ones with stems, and they are a bit more ‘manly’ then the jewelry.

Kitchen Scrubbing Cloth

September 3, 2009

The Kitchen Scrubbing Cloth by Hiroki Hayashi is a “natural abrasives in these scrubbing cloths make for a resiliant kitchen utility. No detergent is needed for use, though a tiny dab of soap can be applied for the greasiest of dishes. The scrubbing cloth can be used for several months, gets curlier and softer with use and resists odor and bacteria.

The yellow coarse scrub is made from recycled corn cobs while the red gentle scrub is made from peach pits.”

Available at The Shop at Cooper-Hewitt

Paper Pot

June 16, 2009

Many products try to dress up tissues but this is by far my favorite! The Paper Pot from Japan is designed to be used for both toilet paper and tissue paper.

Paper Pot

Design*Sponge trivet

June 11, 2009

I really liked this cute trivet that I saw over at Design*Sponge. They have a tutorial if you follow the link. It seems simple enough…not that I’ll ever get around to it.

Tota Coffee Carrier

May 29, 2009

Awhile ago I posted about a drink carrier but it was full of links that took me to sites in other languages. Then while looking at BetterLivingThroughDesign today I saw that there is a similiar version for sale at Ponoko.

Surya Dishtowels

April 21, 2009

I love these dishtowels….and they’d look fantastic in my kitchen….yet there is no way I can allow myself to pay $46 for 3 dishtowels

if you can, they can be purchased from le souk

My Paper Bag

February 25, 2009

I’m completely smitten with Ramon Middelkoop leather bag that was designed to look like a paper bag. It can be purchased through goodforall …. which unfortunantly is not in Eenglish.


January 22, 2009

I just made the mistake of showing these Crayon Sculptures by Herb Williams to my kids. Now they want to break all their crayons and try to make one!

Cosmetic Safety Database

January 21, 2009

So I’m getting older, I’m not going to say how old, but it’s old enough that the lies have started. So has the obsessing with skin creams and wrinkle reducers. I was even toying with buying the TNS Recovery Complex made from human fibroblast conditioned media or human foreskin (ha! ew!).

I’ve settled on various over the counter creams and have read here and there about the potential harm that the ingredients in these creams could cause, but never delved into researching what I was actually putting on my face. Then today I stumbled onto the site SkinDeep Costmetic Safety Database … you type in your product and it tells you how that product is going to kill you, on a scale from  1-10.

If your like me you have multiple bottle openers. Thrown in drawers, stuck to your frig, one on my key chain, I even have one that is shaped like a credit card to fit in my wallet. Yet this Carved Wood Elephant Bottle Opener makes me want what I obviously don’t need (which is usually the case).

Paintbrush Holder

January 14, 2009

Some ideas are so simple that it makes me mad that I didn’t think of them myself and patent the idea! …. this is one of them. I already use a magnetic strip to hold my paintbrushes and tools so why didn’t I think of this?

Paintbrush Holder

Garage Door

January 8, 2009

Just saw these great garage doors on Blue Ant Studio.

Ice Laterns

December 23, 2008

I just read about ice laterns and can’t wait to try and make one.

I’m going to try the balloon method….don’t want to spend the money on a mold…

Wrapping Gifts….cont.

December 23, 2008

Alright so here are some more of the wrapping ideas that I’ve accumulated… sorry I can’t link to where I found them

simple silver tissue paper  spruced up with ribbon (I don’t particularly like the ones they’ve used but you get the idea)

I also found some great tags on Etsy

Silver Ornament Garland

December 1, 2008



I was just at Pottery Barn over the holiday weekend and noticed the decorated tree in their window. It had this gorgeous silver ornament garland on it that I am absolutely obsessed with now. Unfortunetley the picture on their website doesn’t do it justice, which is probably just was well because it is ridiculously priced (and it only looked to be about 4 feet long).

Silver Ornament Garland

Lacking Inspiration

October 28, 2008

So I orginally planned on taking September off from posting and that kind of led its way thru October as well. I’m just not seeing much these days that strike me as post worthy. I feel like I’ve seen it all before…So I guess I’ll just wait to post till I see something that I really like…


September 16, 2008

I have a problem with hanging pictures, and I have the blank walls to prove it. So I’ve been collecting inspirations for the day I get brave enough to pick up my hammer and actually hang something. Thought I’d share them with you, in case any one else has my problem.

Oil Lamp Sticks

September 12, 2008

I just saw these oil lamp sticks by Duo Design Holland over at NotCot, “the design is much like a metal straw with a wick inside which soaks up the oil”.

Pipette Bottles

September 9, 2008

Camilla Kropp’s innovative take on an instrument that is usually used in laboratories and pharmacies is perfect for storing condiments such as oil, vinegar and soy sauce. Use the pipette to measure out exactly how much of each condiment you want.

Pipette Bottles

Vintage Belt Floor Mat

September 2, 2008

This handsome, handmade floor mat, by Inghua Ting, is made of artfully assembled vintage leather belts that have been rescued on their way from waist to waste. Its rich tones, textures, and tread-friendly patina evoke the look of a wonderfully worn wood floor, albeit with a decidedly warmer under-foot feel. Each Vintage Belt Floor Mat is a one-of-a-kind creation, and as such, colors and characteristics will vary slightly from those pictured.

Vintage Belt Floor Mat

‘Newly available in the United States, this minimalist wall-mounted CD player features a single speaker built into the player’s case. Sleek and functional, the player’s power cord hangs straight down and turns the unit on and off with a simple tug.’

Muji Wall-Mounted CD Player

You May Have Guessed

August 19, 2008

I am taking some time off between now and September but do check in as I will do a few posts over my break.