I always find it harder to spend money on my home than I do anywhere else. Wine glasses? Who needs those when we have mugs? Art? Let’s just frame some photos. Storage? An end table? No, no, no, we couldn’t possibly! My biggest home purchase ever (besides some amazing art that is now in our kitchen and a few desks over the years) was our couch that we got on super sale and that, when the delivery guys hauled it up our stairs, I was surprised we didn’t have to put together ourselves. That’s classy. So if I had a ton of extra cash, and the will to spend it – this is what I would buy.
Woolly Bear is exactly how I feel in the mornings and how Kamel looks right when he wakes up. Aww! I want it in my house somewhere prominent so that every time I walk by I have to squelch the urge to cuddle it. Julia Pott Illustrations is out of London, and all of her work should be in a children’s book… or in my house.
The Departure makes the fat kid inside of me squeel with glee. It also makes me super happy and reminds me of Up in a very whimsical way. RawToastDesign has absolutely awesome collection of prints (Like this one) that get my imagination and smile going. I love happy art.
I have an unexplained adoration of quirky pillows. I love them. I want them. And yet… I never can justify the purchase. But I should, because they would make me happy and I would use them every day. Plus, fun pillows are such an easy way to add a bit of quirk to a room without trying, really, at all. These are from Build Your Block out of Brooklyn (Say that 3 times fast) and they do a bunch of city-scape design stuff so go check them out.
I have fallen madly in love with Tina Frey Designs. She works mostly in Resin and creates housewares and jewelery that is both incredibly modern and incredibly organic feeling all at the same time. She is a San Francisco Designer and I first found her when I fell in love with her bright blue cuff (once I hunt it down, somewhere in the city, it’s going to become my “something blue”).
I have just been ACHING for a whimsical lamp shade. I went to the housewares sales at anthropologie, searching for a lamp shade I saw online for $15 bucks that would be perfect on our crappy ikea lamp and when I got there it was the size of my palm. Womp Womp. This one though, is regular sized, and knowing anthropologie it won’t even be linkable in 6 months, but I had to show you anyway because it’s like having two awesome lamps. The first is so very day time with all of the colors and flower happies. But when you turn the light on …
… it becomes all red lips and drama. Just like that shirt you sometimes wear to the office meaning to really break it out at Happy Hour – this lamp goes from day to class in a flick of your fingers.