Monday, October 23, 2006


Nostalgia + the staying power of good design =

"It's no surprise...that some of the best designs from the past are being dusted off and reissued for today's consumer..."


eBay bargain hunter - West Elm 'NIB'

Glacier tumbleweed print F/Q duvet cover - $49.99

4 x 6 deep white box frame - $5.99

3 rust red silk duponi drapes - $69.95

Nesting amber glass bowl set - $10.00

Even with caveat emptor &, erm, 'creative' shipping costs figured in, there are some decent finds out there...

Sunday, October 22, 2006


Brief Craig's List furniture recce - cool stuff for Cheap!!

Comfy modern orange chair in Allston - $40

$40 scandinavian end table in Allston

'Almost new' crate & barrel couch in the South End - $850

Expandable teak table and chair set in Medfield for $150

$30 9'7" x 6' 7" 'Scandinavian' area rug in Plymouth

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Clever recycling idea of the day:

Liana Kabel's Vintage Knitting Needle Bracelets

Sunday, October 15, 2006


DIY: Paisley Pillow Cover

Love the look; hate the prices ($39 - $89).

So this afternoon, using an already existing pillowcover (a standard 18" sq.) as a pattern, I made my own, for a mere smidgin of the average retail price.

Took $3.99 (a yd.) of Waverly fabric, one zipper, and about and hour and half of work.

Saturday, October 14, 2006


Finally made it to Pod... Brookline Village (313 Washington Street) this morning. Looked around briefly, admiring the Chilewich placemats, the Herman Yu cards, and the real live dog curled up on what looked like a Utility Canvas-covered sofa on the 2nd level. (They also had Utility Canvas throws for sale.)

Former asian canvas mail bags had been hung up as curtains to block off an area at one end of that 2nd-floor room. Nifty.

Pod's site

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Etsy item of the Day

6 Scented Candles Inside Real Eggshells - $18

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Recycled product of the day:

Record label coasters - $20 for 6

Monday, October 09, 2006


And, yes...

Boston is going to be the next Apartment Therapy city.


Yeh, been a while since I posted...

Here in "Every bit as pinko-liberal as Cambridge, but not half so tightly wound" Jamaica Plain, the J.P. Open Studios were recently held last weekend. Yeah, as in, they're past. Done until next year.

Good to see all that local art around, though. A bit of snooping around the Unitarian Universalist church hall and several business cards later, further communication regarding and actual purchase (or at least the putting down of a deposit on) of a couple of small items are imminent...

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