11.30.2012

Marimekko Tasaraita-Striped PJs and Underwear

Marimekko Pajamas

In honor of pajama weather, Marimekko's striped, cotton jersey pajamas and underwear, circa 1969.
The Tasaraita stripe and its equal spacings represent the equality of men and women, its unisex-wearability, and the equality of every body type that can wear it (see the paunchy middle-aged man in the mix).



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11.29.2012

Black Spines

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related: White Spines

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11.28.2012

Needlepoint Pillows!

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All our green ones, including four Bargello patterns, as an instant collection for you and your sofa.
$200,  In our shop.





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11.26.2012

Episode VII

Two Leias

just a thought...









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11.24.2012

Lore Leudesdorff Bauhaus weaving, 1923; New-Friends weavings, 2012

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Placemat size. How great would an entire table look? (forget the plates of food)
From the book Bauhaus by Magdalena Droste

Related, the beautiful small weavings of Kelly and Alexandra of New Friends:

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http://new-friends.us/ at Baggu


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11.20.2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

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David Gentleman's back cover (here's the front) from the Penguin book

Plats du Jour, or, Foreign Food by Patience Gray and Primrose Boyd






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11.19.2012

Bowl, 1947

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New in the shop, a great little black clay bowl signed JC Marsh, 47. Coincidentally the same year that Miracle on 34th St. came out...

Over the next few weeks we'll be stocking the shop with perfect gifts like this, so keep checking!











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11.18.2012

Carole King, 1971




And because it's Sunday, here's the 1966 demo of "Pleasant Valley Sunday", a song she wrote with her husband Gerry Goffin after they moved from Manhattan to the New Jersey suburbs:

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11.15.2012

Loisaida, Downtown, New York City

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Our friend Lisa Linhardt's awesome NYC Nameplate bracelets and necklaces, in hand-cut, recycled sterling silver. Available at her Loisaida (Lower East Side, Downtown, NYC) shop (above, design by yours truly), and online:







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11.12.2012

Say Aa

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Paimio Sanatorium 1
Paimio Sanatorium 2

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Speaking of doctors, some of Alvar Aalto's ingenius furniture and fixture designs from his 1932 Paimio Sanatorium are on the auction block at the always-incredible Bukowskis this week.









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11.11.2012

If you HAVE to go to the pediatrician,


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it's nice that it's in the old Citicorp Park, which hasn't changed from its original 1984 interior design.






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11.09.2012

Domino Magazine subscription card

Domino Magazine subscription card

Domino Magazine subscription card with our living room on it. You may not have seen this if you live near us as I think I swiped every one of them from the newsstands, to use as postcards.

Photo by the extremely talented James Merrell



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11.08.2012

Balcony Bridge

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added to wishlist.



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11.07.2012

Victory

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A photo for the day after the elections,
thanks to Phillipe Halsman, from his book "Halsman on the Creation of Photographic Ideas" (1961)









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11.04.2012

Play x 3

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Just added three fantastic kids play-structure books to 
the shop.






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11.01.2012

Truck Furniture

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Truck Furniture's new book:

For years TRUCK has created simple, honest furniture in their workshop in Osaka, Japan. This book traces the nine-year journey of Tokuhiko Kise and Hiromi Karatsu, the couple behind TRUCK, as they set out to create a place of their own, where they could live and work comfortably with their large family of one daughter, five dogs and eight cats. Together they planned and constructed a house, a store, a workshop and, with the help of their friend, celebrity chef Kentaro, a cafe called Bird, and surrounded them with individually selected trees and plants.  Written by the couple themselves and lavishly illustrated with their own photographs, this is a book we hope you'll want to keep in your living room and return to many times. 


Kinokuniya carries it and we're very psyched to get it.

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