Monthly Archives: September 2009

Hang it Up


Need a coat rack? Got a blank wall? Here’s your solution. Wallstickers have become the new trend in commitment-phobe decor, and while some can be a bit too midwest-teen’s bedroom, others have popped up that have some serious style cred. This sticker from Areaware not only looks artsy-fab, but it also comes in handy when need a spot to hang that new fall coat. (-Allie)

Areaware Vinyl + Hanger Wall Decal, $128 at Velocity Art & Design.


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Party Popper

Alessi Parrot Corkscrew

Looking for a surefire way to get the party started? How about this fancy gadget? Those peppy dots will get you feeling festive – and the bottle you open with it won’t hurt, either. (-Moe)

Parrot Sommelier Corkscrew in Proust, $58, at Alessi.

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Work is Fun: Ikea

Okay, we’re going to try to be better about posting pictures when we’re out and about on the job. We worked our tooshes off over the summer, but I’m just now getting around to posting for you. See, it’s vacation time for everyone else, but we’re gearing up for the holidays in the magazine world, running around looking at all the new stuff everyone will be bringing out come fall and winter. (-Moe)

So: Here we are at the Ikea 2010 Catalogue preview!


They had a ton of cute – and always affordable – new products that are in stores now, like these new stripey chair covers that we both loved.

Ikea striped chairs

And these great, bold fabric patterns:


Cool, huh? A lot of black & white, a lot of grey, and a lot of green. You can see all of the new stuff on their website – have fun browsing!


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Eat it Up


A recent study was just released (maybe) proving that our utensils reflect our personalities. Knowing this, I’m immediately rushing out to buy a set of these retro chic place settings in a mix-matched bundle of vibrant colors. I suggest doing the same—before anyone thinks you’re a total stainless bore. (-Allie)

Sabre Cashmere Collection, 5-piece place setting, $63.25 at Upscale Gallery.

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Orange Crush

So I sort of have a thing for orange. It cheery and unexpected, and makes a major statement when used in large doses. I like how it looks with a lime green and grapefruit red – this citrus cocktail feels fresh and fun, a perky take on a retro palette. (-Moe)

Orange Crush

Paint colors (left to right): Crayola Yellow Orange, Go-Go Green, Crayola Red Orange and Bulldog, all Dutch Boy. Astron pendant light, $115, at Rejuvenation. Templeton Apartment Sofa, $4,000, Jonathan Adler. Flame pillows, $55 each, Company C. Da Bomb cotton woven rug, $344 for 8×10-foot. Pod Aluminum planters, $158 each, at A+R. Liatorp coffee table, $279, at Ikea. Millerstripe Tray by Alexander Girard, $80, at MoMA Store. Handscraped Kingswood laminate flooring, Pergo.

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Bless this Guest

Holy Orders napkins

You may remember that I love cocktail napkins, and these sweet and simple versions are just divine. Plus, they’re handmade by little nuns in Southern India – is it okay to say that they just called to me? (-Moe)

Linen & Lace Cocktail Napkins, $42 for a set of six, at

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Ugly or Awesome: Just Say Neigh

Besides officially being Something That Doesn’t Fit in a New York City Apartment (it’s life-size!), this lamp is just… Somethin’. And yet, I have a fondness for it. Lingering girlhood dreams of owning a pony, perhaps? (-Moe)

Horse Floor lamp

Mooi Horse Floor Lamp, $6,542, at


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