I’m starting to think we should add a weekly feature called “Just in at Gretel” because every week I get an email with its new merchandise and inevitably end up writing about it. This week: luxurious pillows by UK-based designer Margo Selby, who studied textiles at Chelsea College of Art and Design and The Royal Art […]
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October 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on the nap of luxury: pillows by margo selby.
October 6th, 2010 · 4 Comments
The Museum of Arts and Design has a new show going on now through March 27, 2011 called Eat Drink Art Design, highlighting tableware that redefines the art of dining. With pieces by Cindy Sherman, Roy Lichenstein, Boris Bally, Keith Haring, and Marcel Wanders, you’ve got a table setting impressive enough to host Jeffrey Deitch […]
October 1st, 2010 · 3 Comments
I love it when readers ask us for advice! Like a few days ago, when a young woman wrote us asking for suggestions on cool boutiques, neighborhoods, etc., to check out in Boston. She recently relocated to Boston from London (poor thing) to attend grad school and came across our site and thought we could point in her in the right direction. Most important on her list? A […]
September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on pretty and petite: vitriini containers by Anu Penttinen.
It’s only September, and my mental Christmas list is already taking on a life of its own. Add to it, these Vitriini containers designed by Anu Penttinen from Iittala. Perfect for sitting atop a dresser or filling with gems and baubles and reasonably priced, too — $69 for the large container and $47 for the small. Available at my […]
September 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on add this modern cuckoo clock to your wall.
Christie Bassil’s Half Time clock is a modern take on the whimsical cuckoo variety. And it’s painfully sweet. Just look at that little bird and try not to crack a grin! What a charmer — a moderately expensive charmer that is. For just $248 he will call your wall home. Available at Gretel.
September 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment
All photos by Kimberly Phillips. Get excited Boston! Tomorrow — Twelve Chairs — a new design boutique with an eco-conscious focus officially opens its doors for business, and we’re giving you a preview! Twelve Chairs proprietors Roison Giese and Miggy Mason (fantastic names!) met while studying interior design at Cornell University and discovered that they […]
September 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on michelberger hotel: berlin, germany.
I have finally realized that no matter the circumstance, within a few months of living anywhere, I am soon itching with cabin fever and anxiously mapping out each and every step of my fantasy travels across the world. Upon my latest mental adventure, the Michelberger Hotel in Berlin, Germany popped up on my radar and has […]
September 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on crushing on unfold by muuto.
Dear Muuto, We’re smitten with your newly released Unfold lamp, crafted from silicone rubber — strong enough to keep its shape but soft enough to collapse into a neat little package. We’d be more than happy to test the satisfaction one gets from this act and report back to you. We especially love the grey […]
September 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on blob VB3.
Hatched from the minds of Belgian architectural firm, dmVA, this egg-shaped abode gives a new name to mobile homes worldwide. The easily transportable unit is made mostly of polyester and comes equipt with a bathroom, kitchen, bed, and multiple nooks and crannies for endless storage space. While the blob may not appear to be the […]
September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Here’s your ticket to SnappyTuna.
What’s even better than cooking with snazzy kitchen utensils? Not having to pay full price to do it! I’m extending an invitation to all of our readers (click on this link to register: http://snappytuna.com/invite/kimberlygarvey) to SnappyTuna, a new sample sale site that specializes in kitchen utensils and tableware, so you too can partake in deep discounts on […]