The Future Perfect SALE

September 18, 2009

Heeeey New Yorkers, My Coney tipped me off to The Future Perfect’s first ever sale. They’re taking 20 to 90 percent off slightly injured pieces from Moroso, Vitra, Droog, Kartell, Alessi and more. Prices start at $5.

The Future Perfect

The Future Perfect
September 18 to 22
12-7 each day
115 N. 6th St., Brooklyn
(718) 599-6278

Dead Animals on Display

August 6, 2009

Taxidermy, photo by Michael WeschlerRyan Matthew, photo by Michael Weschlerdog taxidermy, photo by Michael Weschler

When people ask Ryan Matthew (above middle, of course) if he has any pets, what do you think his response is? Read about this “new vintage” style here and look at the slide show here.

Renegade Craft Fair

June 5, 2009

This weekend 300 indie artists are setting up shop in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park at the Renegade Craft Fair. Art, jewelry, stationery, home goods, clothes–lots of good stuff, including delicious food.

I’m helping my friend sell there and boy do I have a special deal for you. If you stop by the the prism Pop or pCharming booths on Sunday, I’ll give you a high five with each purchase. That’s right, you can have a hand-stinging, sound barrier-breaking high five if you buy anything from me. Our booths are located on the Lorimer side between Driggs & Bayard. I’ll be there until 3 on Sunday so come by!

Renegade Craft Fair

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Check out more prism Pop and pCharming goodies here and here and see who else is selling at the Renegade Craft Fair here.

Grey Wall Envy

May 28, 2009

I’ve dived back into decorating the apartment and clearly out of blogging so hi, remember me? I’m back and am trying to return to daily posts. Memorial Day weekend was spent staining and sealing a table (more on that later) and painting the guest room/office. The aim was to paint the bottom half of the room grey and the top white.

The grey looks purple 90% of the time and grey only when the lighting is just so. I’m getting used to this color but am envious of the truly grey walls in this English home featured in The New York Times.

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Bolivian Jackpot

March 24, 2009

While trolling the web for a bowler hat like the vibrantly dressed Bolivian women wear, I came upon caserita.com. It doesn’t carry bowler hats but does carry beautiful, handmade Bolivian clothing, decorations and accessories at awesome prices. I’m kind of going nuts over this rug, these pillows and all the leather bags.

If you want to play a little game, guess how much each item costs then scroll over the photo for the answer. What fun!

$49 Rug$6 pillow$65 briefcase$40 purse

icecreamlampLighting is something to be taken seriously when decorating and laying out a space. It impacts the entire room and helps create a mood. I can’t understand why there isn’t a domestic consensus on getting this lamp. I mean, really, how can you not want soft serve to light up your day?

The lamp and a bunch of other goodies made for people who enjoy fun are available here or at their store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Fred Flare
131 Meserole Ave at Leonard Street
Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222, 718-349-1257

I like art. I like it adorning my walls, dripping creativity, shifting moods and inspiring me. What I don’t like is how expensive original art is. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I get that the money goes to keep artists fed and churning out the good stuff but man, talk about a barrier to entry.

Enter 20X200.com, a site created by Jen Bekman to help bring art to people like me. She’s figured out this great equation (refer to the headline) that allows people to buy original art at affordable prices. Each week she adds a photo and a work on paper at usually three price levels: $20, $200 or $2000. As the price goes up, so does its size while the number of prints available goes down. (I can just see the econ chart now!) Anyway, the artistic and print quality both rock so start shopping.The Mountain of Westward Expansion by William Crump


think-make-think by Clifton Burt

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Good Looking Sofas

January 27, 2009

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Sofas for $600 from a place that doesn’t have “liquidators” in its name? Yes, please.

Both are available at CB2.

Mark Roper Photography

January 19, 2009

With the apartment hunt almost behind me, I’m starting to think about what I’m most excited about–decorating.  I’m pulling together images of spaces, colors and fabrics I like. Several of my swipes include Mark Roper‘s interior shots. See additional photos and his portfolio, which also includes travel, food and people, here.

by Mark Roper

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Mark Roper

Mark Roper

2009 Phases of the Moon Calendar

There are so many days when I’m wondering what the countdown is to the coming of the werewolves. I’m sure you can relate. In 2009 I’ll be prepared with this great Phases of the Moon calendar sold at the MoMA Store. And if you need a refresher on how to kill them, here you go.