ROOM OF THE MONTH


1 WILLIAM-WAYNE & CO., MOTTAHEDEH TIN PLATES, SET OF 4 $55.00 2 PLANTATION, ATHENS CARVED BOXES, SET OF 2 $125.00 3 WILLIAMS-SONOMA HOME, BLUE & WHITE SWALLOWTAIL TEMPLE GINGER JAR, $245.00 4 EBAY, 10" BLUE KOI FISH DINNER PLATE, $9.99 5 VIVRE, TWO HANDLE RED CORAL BRUSH BY DISTANT ORIGIN, $260.00 6 DIANE JAMES HOME, VANDA ORCHID, $475.00 7 AMAZON, SERENE BUDDHA STATUE, $2.63

I TYPICALLY FIND PLATES AS WALL DECORATION TO BE A LITTLE FORMAL AND NOT REALLY IN LINE WITH MY TASTE. THIS PICTURE REALLY GAVE ME A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE. WHY NOT MASS OUT THE PLATES?!? ALWAYS A FAVORITE, THE BLUE AND WHITE COMBINATION IS VERY APPEALING, BUT THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS. EVER THE DIY-ER, I IMMEDIATELY HAD THOUGHTS OF PAINTING MY OWN DESIGNS OR EVEN TRANSFERRING A PATTERN ONTO A PLATE. THIS IS DEFINITELY A PROJECT TO ADD TO MY LIST!

THIS IMAGE CAME FROM THE LOVELY TINA, OWNER OF THE BLOG THE ENCHANTED HOME. SHE WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO ATTEND MAISON & OBJET AND HAS SOME WONDERFUL PICTURES OF HER TRIP POSTED HERE AND HERE. HER BLOG IS A CHRONICLE OF THE MAKING OF HER DREAM HOUSE AND IS DEFINITELY ONE TO BOOKMARK . THANKS SO MUCH TINA!!

P.S. A WORD ON EICHHOLTZ - A NEW DISCOVERY FOR ME, THEY HAVE A REALLY GREAT SELECTION OF ACCESSORIES, AS WELL AS FURNITURE, LIGHTING, AND MIRRORS. UNFORTUNATELY THEY DON'T HAVE ANY U.S. RETAILERS, BUT THEIR WEBSITE IS FUN TO BROWSE AND THEY EVEN HAVE IMAGES AND VIDEO CLIPS OF THEIR TRADE SHOW BOOTHS OR AS THEY CALL THEM, "FAIR IMPRESSIONS."

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FAUX BOIS


1 ABC HOME, WOODGRAIN VELVET LINEN PILLOW BY KEVIN O'BRIEN, 14" x 20" $185.40 2 PAPER SOURCE, FAUX BOIS EMBOSSED STATIONERY, SET OF 10 $16.50 3 GIFTSHOP 1234, MICHAEL ARAM WOOD GRAIN SMALL LIDDED BOX, $65.99 4 WICKEDLY GOOD WARES, PORCELAIN FAUX BOIS NESTING PLATTERS, SET OF 3 $64.00 5 ABC HOME, WOOD GRAIN LINEN PILLOW BY KEVIN O'BRIEN, 18" x 18" $99.00 6 MOMENT IN THE SUN, FAUX BOIS DIARY, $5.99 7 JAYSON HOME & GARDEN, FAUX BOIS COASTER, $48.00 EACH 8 ABC HOME, COBBLE HILL BLACK FAUX BOIS SIDE TABLE, $495.00 9 ETHAN ALLEN, HORIZONTAL SCORED VASE, VERTICAL SCORED VASE, $99 EACH 10 GEORGE WATTS & SON, MICHAEL ARAM FOR WATERFORD PITCHER, $325.00 11 WEST ELM, WOOD SLICE NAPKIN, SET OF 4 $16.00 12 THE HOME DEPOT, MARTHA STEWART LIVING FAUX BOIS AREA RUG, 5'3" x 7'7" $99.96

FAUX BOIS IS A FRENCH DECORATING TERM MEANING "FALSE WOOD" AND IS A WHIMSICAL WAY TO BRING THE OUTDOORS IN. WHILE I TYPICALLY DON'T THINK OF MY STYLE AS EARTHY, I DO ENJOY A WOOD GRAIN LOOK EVERY NOW AND THEN. MICHAEL ARAM'S WOOD GRAIN COLLECTION PERFECTLY COMBINES EARTHY AND TRADITIONAL STYLES. I PARTICULARLY LIKE THE LIDDED BOX - IT'S A NICE, SMALL SHAPE WITH GREAT TEXTURE. AND WHO DOESN'T NEED A SMALL BOX TO STASH TREASURES IN?!?

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APRÈS SKI


1 THE CONRAN SHOP, UNION ESPRESSO CUP, $10.00 2 AMAZON, HOT HANDS, 10 PAIR $8.99 3 ALDO, RAIMONDI EARMUFFS, $12.00 4 AMAZON, LEICA D-LUX 4 DIGITAL CAMERA, $969.95 5 TARGET, CABLE KNIT GLOVES, $7.68 6 CRATE & BARREL, BLACK SQUARE FIREPIT, $199.00 7 WILLIAMS-SONOMA, LE CREUSET FONDUE POT, $170.00 8 DEAN & DELUCA, HANDMADE VANILLA MARSHMALLOWS FROM BUTTER BAKED GOODS, $8.00 9 MARIEBELLE, AZTEC HOT CHOCOLATE, $10.00 10 TORY BURCH, BEADED FUR BOOTIE, $163.00 11 PRET-A-BEAUTE, FOGAL APRÈS-SKI LEGWARMERS, €25.20

THE HOT SPOTS | J-BAR | NEVAI BAR | HANSELMANN

I KNOW MOST PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SPRING, BUT IT IS STILL JANUARY AND THE MIDDLE OF WINTER. I'LL ADMIT I'M NOT MUCH OF A SKIER, BUT I DO ENJOY OTHER COLD WEATHER FESTIVITIES, SUCH AS THOSE OF THE APRÈS SKI VARIETY. SNUGGLING UP WITH A WARM CUP OF HOT COCOA COMPLIMENTED BY SOME HOMEMADE MARSHMALLOWS AT A SKI RESORT SOUNDS QUITE LOVELY, DON'T YOU THINK?!

PHOTO: KLOSTERS BY SLIM AARONS VIA PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY

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ANNECHOVIE NEEDLEPOINT KITS


I ABSOLUTELY LOVE NEEDLEPOINT. NEEDLEPOINT CHAIR CUSHIONS, NEEDLEPOINT PILLOWS, NEEDLEPOINT LOAFERS....NEEDLEPOINT ANYTHING. I RECENTLY DISCOVERED ONE OF MY FAVORITE ARTISTS, ANNE HARWELL AKA ANNECHOVIE, HAS PRINTS AVAILABLE AS NEEDLEPOINT KITS. DOESN'T THAT SOUND LIKE THE PERFECT WINTER PROJECT?!

NEEDLEPOINT KITS, ART NEEDLEPOINT CO.

P.S. CHECK OUT ANNE'S BLOG, ANNECHOVIE, FOR THE LATEST ON HER WORK AND WHEREABOUTS.

BACKGROUND: SCHUMACHER ISABELLA SHEER EMBROIDERY

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THE COVETED



IMAGINE THE SELBY FOR CLOSETS AND YOU'VE GOT NEW FASHION BLOG THE COVETED. STARTED BY DESIGNER ERIN KLEINBERG, HER FRIEND STEPHANIE MARK, AND PHOTOGRAPHER JAKE ROSENBERG, THE COVETED TAKES YOU INSIDE SOME SERIOUSLY LUST-WORTHY CLOSETS. AMONG THE SIX CLOSETS UP FOR VIEWING NOW ARE MY FAVORITES, JOANNA HILLMAN OF HARPER'S BAZAAR, AND MARY KATE STEINMILLER OF TEEN VOGUE. RUMOR HAS IT THEY'RE SHOOTING NET-A-PORTER US EDITOR TRACY TAYLOR...SOUNDS PROMISING!

PHOTOS: THE COVETED

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FIRESIDE DINNER


1 GEARY'S, HORN & PEWTER SALT & PEPPER SET, $110.00 2 TARGET, WOOD GRAIN BAROQUE CHARGER, SET OF FOUR $24.99 3 THE PICKET FENCE, VAGABOND HOUSE ELK BOTTLE STOPPER, $29.00 4 JULISKA, PEWTER STONEWARE, FIVE-PIECE PLACE SETTING $131.00 5 SUR LA TABLE, COLORED GOBLETS, $5.95 6 THE PICKET FENCE, KIM SEYBERT LEAF BORDER NAPKIN, $15.40 7 SUR LA TABLE, RUSTIC TUSCAN WINE COOLER, $99.95 8 TABULA TUA, HORN FIVE-PIECE PLACE SETTING BY SABRE, $92.00 9 CRATE & BARREL, ACACIA FLATBREAD-PIZZA BOARD, $19.95 10 WILLIAMS-SONOMA, CLASSIC GLASS HURRICANE, $68.00 11 JAYSON HOME & GARDEN, SCALED LEATHER BOTTLE OPENER, $16.00 12 AMAZON, FALL HARVEST DECORATIVE ORANGE BERRY BRANCHES, SET OF 12 $59.99

RECIPES FROM MARTHA STEWART | HOT TODDIES | RADICCHIO, GOAT CHEESE, & HAZELNUT SALAD | BEEF BOURGUIGNON | ROASTED POTATOES | ORANGE ALMOND CAKE WITH SWISS MERINGUE BUTTERCREAM

BEEF BOURGUIGNON IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE DISHES ON A COLD WINTER NIGHT AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO ENJOY IT THAN BESIDE A TOASTY FIRE. I LIKE A PEWTER AND WOOD GRAIN THEME FOR THE DECOR WITH BRIGHT ORANGE BERRY BRANCHES FOR A BURST OF COLOR. BON APPÈTIT!

PHOTO: ELLE DECOR

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KANTHA QUILTS


I STUMBLED ACROSS AUSTRALIAN TEXTILE DESIGNER SALLY CAMPBELL AND JUST HAD TO SHARE. CAMPBELL WORKS WITH WOMEN IN DIFFERENT REGIONS OF INDIA TO PRODUCE NATURALLY DYED, HAND-WOVEN, HAND-STITCHED, AND HAND BLOCK-PRINTED FABRICS. SHE TURNS THE FABRICS INTO EVERYTHING FROM QUILTS AND THROWS TO TABLECLOTHS AND SCARVES. I REALLY FELL FOR THE QUILTS, WHICH ARE MADE IN THE KANTHA STYLE OF EMBROIDERY AND ARE DEFINITELY OF MODERN-DAY HEIRLOOM QUALITY.

ALL QUILTS ARE AVAILABLE IN CAMPBELL'S ONLINE STORE.

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BEYOND THE QUARTER


OPENING TODAY IS AN EXHIBIT AT ANTHROPOLOGIE'S ROCKEFELLER PLAZA LOCATION TITLED BEYOND THE QUARTER. THE EXHIBIT FEATURES THE WORK OF NINE NEW ORLEANS ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS. MY FAVORITE PIECE IS THE OIL PAINTING BY JON SCHOOLER OF AN ICONIC NEW ORLEANS SHOTGUN-STYLE HOUSE. I LOVE THE VIBRANT COLORS AND THE HOUSE REMINDS ME OF COLLEGE IN ATHENS :)

ANTHROPOLOGIE OFFERS PRODUCTS FROM SEVERAL OF THE ARTISTS ONLINE; INCLUDING A TOTE BY REBECCA REBOUCHE, AN ARMCHAIR AND SOFA BY ASHLEY LONGSHORE, AND A RUG BY SHELLEY HESSE.

THE EXHIBITION WILL BE ON VIEW AT ANTHROPOLOGIE, 50 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, THROUGH MARCH 21ST.

PHOTOS: CASA SUGAR

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BUDGET BUYS


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT | BAIRRO ALTO 01 BY CRISTINA GUERREIRO, PAPERWORK, $20.00 | OLD NAVY, ROPE-TRIM CANVAS BEACH TOTE, $16.50 | NEAPOLITAN, THE GLAMOUR MAGAZINE PARTY BOOK, $34.00 | CRATE & BARREL, DOLLIE ORANGE DESSERT PLATE, $3.95 | Z GALLERIE, WARM GRACE VOTIVE HOLDERS, $4.95 EACH | HSN, NATE BERKUS™ PORCELAIN IKAT BOWL, $29.95 | KATE'S PAPERIE, DECORATIVE TIN CANDLE, $5.95 | HIGH STREET MARKET, VINTAGE WHITE FLORAL CLOISONNE DISH, $22.00 | Z GALLERIE, GELATO FRAMES, $12.95 - $19.95 | HSN, COLIN COWIE KNOTTED NAPKIN RINGS, SET OF EIGHT $15.95 | ANTHROPOLOGIE, SMITH'S ROSEBUD SALVE TUBE, $6.00 | CB2, PAINT PALETTE PILLOW, 23" x 11" $34.95 | CB2, HARVEY POOL NIGHTSTAND, $99.95

I AM MAJORLY CRUSHING ON THE PORCELAIN IKAT BOWL BY NATE BERKUS™ FOR HSN. LARGE ENOUGH FOR FRUIT OR AN ORCHID, IT'S AN EXTREMELY VERSATILE PIECE. I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THE SIMPLE GOLD IKAT PATTERN....SO GLAM!

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RITA'S TABLE


THE WORLD OF GLORIA VANDERBILT BY WENDY GOODMAN, ABRAMS BOOKS, $40.00 | A PERFECTLY KEPT HOUSE IS A SIGN OF A MISSPENT LIFE BY MARY RANDOLPH CARTER, RIZZOLI, $55.00 | TRADESMEN, BRITISH STERLING SILVER AND GLASS MATCH STRIKER, $500.00 | ALEXANDRA VON FURSTENBERG, CHARM CANDY ACRYLIC BOWLS, $375.00 | DIPTYQUE, FIGUIER LARGE CANDLE INDOOR & OUTDOOR EDITION, $275.00 | NEW YORK FIRST, THE RUSSIAN TEA ROOM ASHTRAY, $125.00

COFFEE TABLES ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO LOOK AT IN A HOME. I LOVE SEEING WHAT MAGAZINES AND BOOKS THE OWNER READS AND WHAT OTHER OBJETS D'ART MADE THE CUT. I GO FOR A LAYERED LOOK MYSELF AND ENJOYED READING RITA KONIG'S TIPS ON PERFECTING A NOT-TOO-STYLED COFFEE TABLE. PERHAPS MY FAVORITE THING ON HER TABLE IS HER COLLECTION OF VINTAGE GLASS MATCH STRIKERS, WHICH YOU DON'T SEE TOO OFTEN. HER GREEN ONE LOOKS LIKE A GREAT FIND!

PHOTO AND TIPS: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

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WINTER HOUSE


1 SUMMIT CAMPING GEAR, COLEMAN RETRO PERSONAL-SIZE LANTERN, $24.95 2 L.L. BEAN, WICKED GOOD MOCCASINS, $49.95 3 MEX GROCER, IBARRA MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE, $4.95 4 L.L. BEAN, FATWOOD SACK, $22.95 5 DERMA DOCTOR, BURT'S BEESWAX LIP BALM, $3.00 6 KATE SPADE, SKI GOGGLE HAT, $75.00 7 SHANDELL'S, 19TH CENTURY BAMBOO MATCHBOX, $14.00 8 LANGTON INFO SERVICES, ROBERTS RD60 REVIVAL RADIO, $262.28 9 BAKED, GRANOLA, $6.50 10 WILLIAMS-SONOMA HOME, PLAID CASHMERE THROWS, $99.99 11 ANTHROPOLOGIE, VOLUSPA MAISON CANDLE TIN IN GOLDEN CYPRESS 12 NET-A-PORTER, JUICY COUTURE FAUX FUR-TRIMMED WOOL-BLEND CARDIGAN, $330.00 | THE CRITERION COLLECTION, DOWNHILL RACER, $23.96 | AMAZON, EVEREST, $12.49 | THE MET STORE, INSIDE THE MUSEUM PUZZLE, $16.95 | AMAZON, BANANAGRAMS, $14.95

WINTER IS UPON US AND IT'S BEST TO BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING SNOWED IN. BESIDES STOCKING UP ON THE ESSENTIALS: WATER, FLASHLIGHTS, SNACKS, IT'S ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO ADD SOME WARM SLIPPERS, CYPRESS-SCENTED CANDLES, AND ENTERTAINMENT TO YOUR ARSENAL. MY FAVORITE WINTER FILM IS EVEREST. FILMED DURING THE INFAMOUS 1996 STORM THAT TOOK FIFTEEN LIVES, EVEREST DOCUMENTS A GROUP MAKING THEIR ASSAULT TO THE HIGHEST PEAK IN THE WORLD. IT'S A REALLY INSPIRING STORY AND YOU CAN'T BEAT THE SCENERY.

PHOTO: ELLE DECOR

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MANHATTAN HOUSE



MANHATTAN HOUSE, THE ICONIC UPPER EAST SIDE APARTMENT BUILDING, HAS PAIRED UP WITH DESIGNERS CELERIE KEMBLE, RITA KONIG, AND JAMES HUNIFORD. I'M ALWAYS EXCITED TO SEE NEW WORK BY CELERIE KEMBLE AND RITA KONIG AND THESE DON'T DISAPPOINT. KEMBLE'S RESIDENCE HAS ALL THE FASHIONABLE GLAMOUR ONE MIGHT EXPECT OUT OF THE MANHATTAN HOUSE, WHILE KONIG'S RESIDENCE HAS HER PLAYFUL STYLE AND SIGNATURE USE OF COLOR.

RITA KONIG ON HER DESIGN:
"I DIDN'T WANT IT TO LOOK LIKE A MODEL APARTMENT. I WANTED THE APARTMENT TO BE COMFORTABLE WITH SPACE TO ADD YOUR OWN LIFE. COMFORT IS WHAT LEADS WHAT I DESIGN. PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO WALK INTO A ROOM AND THINK TO THEMSELVES 'I WANT TO SIT DOWN AND READ A BOOK HERE OR HAVE A DRINK THERE.' I WANT PEOPLE TO THINK THEY CAN ACTUALLY LIVE HERE."

I WOULD LIKE TO THINK I COULD ACTUALLY LIVE THERE! HEY, A GIRL CAN DREAM :)

PHOTOS: MANHATTAN HOUSE AND LUXIST

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RACHEL LEIGH BRACELETS


HOW CUTE ARE THESE ENAMEL BOW BRACELETS BY RACHEL LEIGH? THEIR HINGE OPENING ENSURES A TIGHTER FIT AND THEY COME IN OVER THIRTY COLORS. I CAN ALREADY SEE THE THE TIFFANY BLUE SHADE, ICE, ON MY WRIST :)

RACHEL LEIGH, ENAMEL BOW BRACELETS, $72.00

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MELISSA PAYNE BAKER


I FIRST DISCOVERED MELISSA PAYNE BAKER AT GRAMERCY, ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOPS IN ATLANTA. HER PAINTINGS ARE THE PERFECT BALANCE TO THEIR INSPIRING BEDROOM AND LIVING ROOM VIGNETTES. I WAS DELIGHTED TO FIND MORE OF HER WORK AT HUFF HARRINGTON, AN ART GALLERY AND ANOTHER GO-TO ATLANTA SPOT. BAKER ACHIEVES HER LOOSE, ABSTRACT COMPOSITION WITH A PALETTE KNIFE AND NOT A BRUSH. IT'S HARD TO PICK A FAVORITE, BUT I REALLY LOVE THE MUTED COLORS OF SERENITY I, PICTURED IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER.

MELISSA PAYNE BAKER'S WORK IS AVAILABLE AT HUFF HARRINGTON FINE ART AND GRAMERCY.

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LAUREN SANTO DOMINGO


I WAS SO THRILLED TO DISCOVER THE LATEST APT WITH LSD SERIES ON VOGUE.COM WAS ABOUT LAUREN SANTO DOMINGO HERSELF. I AM A LONGTIME FAN OF HER STYLE AND WAS HOPING THEY WOULD FEATURE HER OWN APARTMENT SOON. THE PICTURES OF HER FLATIRON LOFT ARE SIMILAR TO WHAT I EXPECTED: A SLIGHTLY QUIRKY MIX OF ACCESSORIES AND FURNITURE ALL WITH SANTO DOMINO'S ELEGANT TOUCH. THE PICTURE ON THE TOP LEFT IS BY FAR MY FAVORITE....THE DEEP COUCH AND MIX OF PATTERN AND COLOR ARE SPOT ON. JUST LOVE IT!

P.S. CHECK OUT VOGUE EDITOR MEREDITH MELLING BURKE'S PICKS ON HOW TO GET THE LSD LOOK

PHOTOS: CLAIBORNE SWANSON FRANK FOR VOGUE.COM

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KNIT ONE, PURL TWO


1 BED BATH & BEYOND, RV CABLE KNIT BATH RUG, $19.99 - $39.99 2 FARFETCH, AUTUMN CASHMERE CABLE KNIT BEANIE, $105.00 3 TOPSHOP, HANDKNIT CREAM CABLE SWING JUMPER, $160.00 4 VELOCITY, FERN LIVING MEDIUM YELLOW KNITTED BASKET, $105.00 5 VELOCITY, FERN LIVING LARGE CHARCOAL KNITTED BASKET, $165.00 6 NEIMAN MARCUS, ANN GISH OBLONG HAND-KNIT PILLOW, $347.90 7 ANN TAYLOR LOFT, WIDE KNIT BELT, 39.50 8 NORDSTROM, UGG 'COZY' KNIT SLIPPER, $99.95 9 CB2, KNITTED POUFS, $79.95 10 TOPSHOP, CREAM CABLE HOODED SCARF, $50.00 11 BARNEYS NEW YORK, BASKET WEAVE THROW, $795.00

THERE'S NO BETTER WAY TO WINTERIZE YOUR LOOK THAN WITH SOME CHUNKY KNITS. ONE OF MY FAVORITE WINTER LOOKS IS A BIG KNIT SWEATER AND I JUST LOVE THIS VERSION FROM TOPSHOP. LAYERED WITH A THROW AND I THINK I'M SETTLED IN FOR ANOTHER SNOWED IN ATLANTA DAY!

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PAPERWEIGHTS BY TORY


I JUST LOVE THESE NEW PAPERWEIGHTS BY TORY BURCH. FEELS LIKE A SNEAK PEEK AT HER HIGHLY ANTICIPATED HOME COLLECTION. MY FAVORITE IS THE JE T'AIME WEIGHT...WOULD LOOK SO CUTE ON MY DESK :)

PAPERWEIGHT, TORY BURCH, $48.00

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ELEGANTLY MINIMALIST


WHILE I DON'T EMBRACE JENNIFER POST'S LESS IS MORE AESTHETIC, I DO ADMIRE HER TASTE IN ART. AMONG HER COLLECTION, POST HAS TWO PHOTOGRAPHS OF PICASSO TAKEN BY ANDRÉ VILLERS THAT HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY BEHIND THEM. PICASSO AND VILLERS HAD A CHANCE MEETING ON A STREET IN VALLAURIS IN 1953 WHEN VILLERS ASKED PICASSO FOR A PHOTOGRAPH. A DEEP FRIENDSHIP GREW BETWEEN THE TWO ARTISTS AND TOGETHER THEY COLLABORATED TO DEVELOP THE CUBIST GENRE IN PHOTOGRAPHY. THIS WAS ALSO A BIG BOOST FOR VILLERS CAREER AS A PHOTOGRAPHER. THROUGH THEIR FRIENDSHIP, VILLERS WAS ABLE TO DOCUMENT THE LIFE, WORK AND STUDIO OF PICASSO. YOU CAN CHECK OUT SOME OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS IN THIS SERIES AT THE MICHAEL HOPPEN GALLERY.

PHOTOS: NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY

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OFFICE SPACE


1 IOMOI, SEYCHELLES PAPERWEIGHT, $68.00 2 HIGH STREET MARKET, VINTAGE BRASS ANCHOR LETTER OPENER, $24.00 3 JAYSON HOME & GARDEN, WATSON HORN MAGNIFIER, $42.00 4 THE CONTAINER STORE, SEMIKOLON MULTIMEDIA BOX, $21.99 5 FURBISH STUDIO, FAUX PYTHON TRAY, $40.00 6 IOMOI, LETTER HOLDER, $148.00 7 LIGHT TRENDS, OVAL WASTEBASKET BY WORLDS AWAY, $113.40 8 TIFFANY & CO., ROUND ALARM CLOCK, $325.00 9 PAPER SOURCE, RAVAL PAGE FLAGS, $5.95 10 FURBISH STUDIO, ENGRAVED FRENCH TRAY, $20.00 11 CRANE & CO., LETTERPRESS ELEPHANT CALLING CARDS BY KATE SPADE, 25 $184.00 12 IOMOI, CLEAR TAPE DISPENSER, $25.00 13 RAIN COLLECTION, AGATE BOOKENDS, $65.00 14 DIANE JAMES HOME, BLUSH PEONIES, $250.00 15 HUDSON, BAMBOO PENS, $3.00 EACH 16 JAYSON HOME & GARDEN, TYROL HORN CUP, $21.00 17 SAVE ON CRAFTS, MINT JULEP CUP, $5.30

I TEND TO FOCUS MY DECORATING EFFORTS ON THOSE SPACES I FREQUENT THE MOST AND FOR ME THAT INCLUDES MY OFFICE. I STAY ORGANIZED WITH PLENTY OF TRAYS, LIKE THE FAUX PYTHON AND ENGRAVED FRENCH TRAYS FROM FURBISH HOME. I LOVE TO STORE PENS IN CUPS AND LIKE TO MIX UP THE USUAL SILVER MINT JULEP CUPS WITH HORN CUPS FROM JAYSON HOME & GARDEN. AND OF COURSE IOMOI CAN ALWAYS BE COUNTED ON FOR FUN ACCENTS LIKE PAPERWEIGHTS AND LETTER HOLDERS....AND I FOR ONE NEVER TIRE OF HAVING MY NAME ON ANYTHING :)

PHOTO: AMY FINE COLLINS OFFICE VIA ELLE DECOR

BACKGROUND: SCHUMACHER SUNARA IKAT

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NEW YORK EATERIES


DUTCH NATIVE AND NEW YORK TRANSPLANT WIJNANDA DEROO HAS PHOTOGRAPHED A SERIES OF NEW YORK RESTAURANTS FOR AN EXHIBITION TITLED INSIDE NEW YORK EATERIES. THE RESTAURANTS ARE DEVOID OF PATRONS OR WAIT STAFF AND OFFER AN INTERESTING OFF-HOURS VIEW. DEROO BELIEVES ALL INTERIORS SHOULD RECEIVE THE SAME TREATMENT AND HAS INCLUDED THE FULL SPECTRUM OF NEW YORK CITY RESTAURANTS, FROM PAPAYA DOG TO THE RIVER ROOM. THOSE WITH SET TABLES HAVE A PRE-PARTY LOOK...LIKE YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE SCENE THAT'S ABOUT TO UNFOLD.

INSIDE NEW YORK EATERIES IS ON DISPLAY AT THE ROBERT MANN GALLERY THROUGH JANUARY 29TH.

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PRINCESS OF POP ART


BRITAIN'S TATLER MAGAZINE HAS CHOSEN KATE MIDDLETON TO GRACE THE COVER OF THEIR FEBRUARY ISSUE. THE SPECIAL COLLECTORS' EDITION HAS BEEN DEVOTED TO THE ENGAGEMENT AND HAS BEEN DUBBED "THE ROYAL ISSUE." THE PHOTO APPEARS TO BE ONE TAKEN FROM THE ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT AND REFINISHED BY TATLER. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE IS NOT AN ACCOMPANYING INTERVIEW, BUT THERE IS AN ARTICLE WRITTEN BY ONE OF PRINCESS DIANA'S FORMER BRIDESMAIDS, NONE OTHER THAN INDIA HICKS. THE MAGAZINE HITS NEWSSTANDS TODAY...CAN'T WAIT!

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12 CLASSIC NOVELLAS


ONE OF MY RESOLUTIONS EVERY YEAR IS TO READ MORE. I THINK THIS SET OF 12 CLASSIC NOVELLAS FROM MELVILLE HOUSE PUBLISHING (WHICH ALSO COMES IN A NICE TOTE BAG) IS THE PERFECT WAY TO BRUSH UP ON THE CLASSICS.

NOVELLA GIFT BAG, MELVILLE HOUSE PUBLISHING, $100

QUOTES BY BARNACLE PUBLISHER DENNIS LOY JOHNSON

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IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE


IN AN EDITORIAL FOR VOGUE NIPPON, STYLIST ALASTAIR MCKIMM AND PHOTOGRAPHER DANIEL JACKSON REVEAL THE DIFFERENCE EXPERT HAIR, MAKE-UP, AND STYLING CAN MAKE. IT'S ALWAYS FUN TO SEE MODEL TRANSFORMATIONS, BUT IT'S ALSO A REMINDER TO REMEMBER THE STYLING EFFORTS THAT GO INTO RUNWAY SHOWS, EDITORIALS, AND AD CAMPAIGNS.

PHOTOS: MODELS.COM

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KEEPING TIME


CALENDARS | PISTACHIO PRESS, FABULOUS 2011 LETTERPRESS CALENDAR, $25.00 | ORANGE BEAUTIFUL, PERPETUAL CALENDAR, $28.00 | LINDA & HARRIETT, LETTERPRESS 2011 CALENDAR, $30.00 | PAPER SOURCE, 2011 LETTERPRESS DESK CALENDAR, $18.50

DESK DIARIES | KATE'S PAPERIE, CAVALLINI 2011 DAILY PLANNERS, $24.50 | CRANE & CO., 2011 DESK TOP SPIRAL CALENDAR BY KATE SPADE, $20.00 | CRANE & CO., PERSONALIZED 2011 LIME GOAT LEATHER DESK DIARY, $83.00 | ASPINAL OF LONDON, ENGLISH BRIDLE LEATHER DIARY, $115.00

POCKET DATEBOOKS | SARAH PINTO, 2011 ELEPHANT PLANNER, $25.00 | MOLESKINE, 2011 DAILY PLANNER BOX SET, $39.95 | SMYTHSON, PANAMA DIARY, $50.00 | KATE'S PAPERIE, 2011 PYTHON GREY WEEKLY PLANNER, $20.00

ALTHOUGH I DEFINITELY EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY, SOMETIMES IT'S BETTER TO BE OLD-SCHOOL AND KEEP APPOINTMENTS AND DATES IN A DIARY OR AGENDA. I PREFER A SMALL VERSION THAT I CAN EASILY TOTE AROUND. I'M USUALLY PARTIAL TO MOLSKINE, BUT THIS YEAR HAVE CHOSEN A CHIC GRAPHIC IMAGE PLANNER.

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MUST-HAVES


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT | JAYSON HOME & GARDEN, BEE SPECIMEN BOX, $25.00 | PIECES, KEY KEYCHAIN, $20.00 | CALYPSO ST. BARTH, MINI FRAME BY R & Y AGOUSTI, $70.00 | ANTHROPOLOGIE, CELESTIAL TRIVET, $48.00 | VICTORIA HAGAN: INTERIOR PORTRAITS BY MARIANNE HAGAN, RIZZOLI, $50.00 | AMAZON, CARAN D'ACHE BALLPOINT PEN IN WHITE, $17.49 | JOHN ROBSHAW TEXTILES, MARBLE ELEPHANT, 6" $215.00 | WILLIAMS-SONOMA HOME, INTRICATE BEADWORK ASIAN SCROLL PILLOW, $118.00 | KATE'S PAPERIE, THE OCCASIONAL DIARY, $13.00 | BARNEYS NEW YORK, HUDSON PILLOW, $465.00 | HOLLYHOCK, GREY INLAID BONE SIDE TABLE, $1,800.00 | HUDSON, PIPA TABLE LAMP | CLARINS, HAND & NAIL TREATMENT CREAM, $30.00 | ART RIVER, AGNES MARTIN 2 BY AGNES MARTIN, 12 x 12 $167.00

THERE'S NOTHING LIKE SOOTHING WINTER WHITES TO GET YOU THROUGH THE DRAB DAYS OF JANUARY. RECENTLY I HAVE BEEN FOCUSING MY DECORATING EFFORTS ON SMALLER ACCESSORIES, LIKE THE BEE SPECIMEN BOX FROM JAYSON HOME & GARDEN. IT'S A GREAT SIZE AND THE WHITE SHADE WILL WORK WELL WITH OTHER OBJECTS ON ANY TABLE OR SHELF.

P.S. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND THIS CARAN D'ACHE BALLPOINT PEN IN MY STOCKING...IT WILL BE PERFECT FOR PENNING IN APPOINTMENTS IN THE NEW YEAR!

PHOTO: ANDAMAN LAKE IN THAILAND FROM BEST YACHT CHARTER

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