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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Isaac, meet Liz

I loved the idea of Isaac Mizrahi's line for Target, but I generally found the quality lacking. He has recently left Target to join forces with Liz Claiborne. The line will be available on the web soon. Get your preview here. I like! Welcome back, Liz!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Oh No!

I FINALLY just subscribed to "Domino" and was enjoying my first issue, and heard the news that they're closing down. Just the most recent shelter magazine to go. Damn this economy!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Black mantels

A friend was asking about painting her mantel black the other day. She had started on it but felt it was too stark. I recommended a softer shade: my favorite is Bronzetone by Benjamin Moore. It has a bit of brown in it for a more muted look.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Second Chance for Steinmart?

I gave up on Steinmart a while ago, finding that most of their stuff was poorly fitting and more directed at the holiday sweater crowd.

So I stopped short yesterday when I ran in to look for a sale on boots and saw Free People and Lucky Jeans on display. It seems to be a small inventory, but they had a few cute pieces, like this:

I might have to put them back on my discount-store rotation!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chic pillows

I love these pillows that Top Design contestant Eddie Ross made out of old silk scarves. I think I'm going to borrow my mom's sewing machine and try this as my first DIY project of the year. The last time I tried sewing was Home Ec class in 7th grade, and my teacher pretty much finished my skirt for me. Wish me luck!

Friday, January 2, 2009


Here are some favorites from CB2, Crate and Barrel's new store. I love the lacquer boxes, and they're on sale! The wineglasses would work with any decor -- so pretty, and I love the less formal way of serving wine. Also wondering if I can get away with these modern barstools in my traditional kitchen. Would have to talk the spouse into it, for sure!