friday favorites: glass objects

I've mentioned before that I'm a huge fan of glass, so much so that 7 years ago I enrolled in a glassblowing class at Urban Glass in Brooklyn. Unfortunately I never really got the hang of it - trust me, it's harder than it looks- and all I was left with, after months of practice and hard work, was a few sad looking vessels that have almost no practical functionality. 

Thankfully, there are some really talented glassblowers and glass makers out there. Here's a round up of my favorites, some old and some new. 

Happy weekend!

1. Matterhorn Glasses by Tale Design via Cool Material
2. Table by Glas Italia via Trendland
3. GlassMount for Bomma by Arik Levy  
4. Tapio Wirkkala for Venini 
5. Iittala Ruutu Vase by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec via Designythings
6. Vaso-Sake Set by Sempli 
7. Sini Rame Nesting Bowls by Sempli 
8. Lighting by Niche Modern (PS: Factory Sale this Saturday in Beacon, NY
9. Luxe Carafe Set by Niche Modern
10. Hazy Days by Marset 
11.  Laguna Glassware by Attico 
12. Water Pitcher Block by Antonio Arico via Design Milk  
Thank you to Carly of DLD PR for assisting with this collage. Please note that Sempli, Niche Modern and Marset are clients of my firm, but this is not a sponsored post and the recommendations are my own.

friday favorites: hexagons

I'm not sure if it's because I'm the daughter of two mathematicians, or because I'm fascinated by honeycombs, but my obsession with hexagons (the coolest geometric shape) is at an all time high! Here are some of my favorite hex designs. Enjoy your weekend and I'll see you next week!
1. Hex Spora by Light + Ladder
2. Grid Set by Valvanera Arrieta via Design Milk
3. Grid Set by Valvanera Arrieta via Design Milk
4. Half Hex from Dwell Tile Pattern by Heath Ceramics
5. Low Hex Stool by Sixinch for Studio Stegers
6. Gold Hexagon Bracelet by Sarah Loertscher 
7. Hyve System by Herbst Produkt 
8. Glitz Medium Round Plates by dbO Home via Cooking Light 
9. Modular Hexagons by Form Us With Love via Apartment Therapy
10. Hexagon No. 1 Print by Martin Isaac for Society6
11. Dechirer Hexagon Tiles by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina via Stone Source
12. Kaleido Trays by Clara von Zweigbergk for HAY via ArchiLovers (available at DWR)

Thank you to Carly Loman, my colleague at DLD PR, for helping me put this collage together! 

friday favorites: brass

I love brass design- from planters, to kitchen utensils, to lighting - it just seems to work well in our home and I think it’s a nice color for fall too. So this week I decided to round-up some of my favorite designs in the color of the moment (at least according to me), brass!

My love affair with brass – am I the only one to get that Beastie Boys song stuck in my head whenever I hear the word “brass?”- started around the time LindseyAdelman posted instructions on how to assemble one of her designs using brass parts that cost around $100, a considerable markdown from the hefty 5-digit price tag her designs usually cost. When Lindsey let the world in on her fabulous DIY lighting system called the You-Make-It Chandelier, it went viral. I saw it hereherehere and here. And before long I found myself thinking, “If those bloggers can do it then why can’t I do the same…?” Well it turns out that some of those bloggers had partners who were electricians by profession, or they're absurdly handy, or they have a spare 18 hours- and a ton of patience- to spend putting bulbs and sockets together.  It turns out that I'm not as handy as I thought and assembling this brass chandelier was harder than it looked…it was also driving me nuts! 

Almost 6 months have passed since I posted this photo on Instagram, and in the time I’ve hardly made any progress. But last week I heard of a business in town that will assemble problem chandeliers for a small fee, and yes, I'm surrendering and having someone else take a stab at it. I’m dropping off our light on Monday and I have high hopes that there will be a fantastic brass chandelier hanging over our dining room table in no time at all! Then maybe I’ll get a brass planter to go with it and some nice brass flatware too….  

“Brass Monkey, that funky monkey…”

1. Brass Planter by Schoolhouse Electric
2. Habibi Side Table by Philip Bro Ludvigsen for E15
3. You-Make-It Chandelier (DIY) by Lindsey Adelman
4. x3 watering can by Paul Loebach for Kontextur*
5. Hikari Pendent Light by Fiyel Levent* 
6. Vega 5 Chandelier by Schoolhouse Electric 
7. Brass Flatware from ABC Home + Carpet 
8. Origami Bowls by AKMD

Full Disclosure: My firm has a relationship with Kontextur + Fiyel Levent, but this is not a sponsored post and the opinions here are my own.  Thank you to Carly Loman, of DLD PR, for putting the collage together! 

friday favorites: wood!

This week’s Friday Favorites features wooden* accessories for the kitchen! What are some of your favorites?
Enjoy your weekend!

1. Cutting Board from Shop Terrain
2. Baguette Cutting Board by Lostine Minam
3. "Big Bear" Axo Bowls, set of 3 by Wolfum
4. 1.2 Cutting Board from Objets Mecaniques
5. Walnut Totem Cutting Board by Blade & Knoll
6. Modern Neon Hardwood 7" Salad Bowl by Nicole Porter via Etsy
7. Silicon Utensils by Universal Expert by Sebastian Conran for West Elm Market
8. Bottle Rocks by Brush Factory at Brighton Exchange
A fun resource for American Made products (filled with great walnut serving boards and rolling pins):

* Wood vs. Wooden? Read this.

Thank you Carly Loman of DLD PR for assisting mewith this collage. 

Note: This is not a sponsored post. I do not have any personal or business relationship with the companies mentioned, however the principal of my firm does have a working relationship with UE for West Elm. 

friday favorites: succulent + cactus planters (you're welcome)

Succulents + cacti are a great way to add a bit of texture and green to a room. After a string of rather unforuntate plant-related issues, my succulent collection is (finally!) thriving. And if I can care for these little cuties, you can too!
Here's a wrap-up of some awesome planters that will satisfy your design cravings and serve as a little home for your cacti or succulent.
Please let me know if you have any favorites that were omitted. Cuz you know, I'm always in need of another planter!

1. Boxcar from Revolution Design House
2. Hive Ballast planter from Light + Ladder
3. Hex Spora from Light + Ladder
4. Hexagon Pot from Ferm Living
5. Pastel Mini Planter from Leif
6. Terrarium Collection spotted on Oh So Pretty
7. Faceted Hanging Tray from Pigeon Toe Ceramics
8. Hanging planters from Tina Frey Designs

Thank you Carly Loman (of DLD PR) for your collage assistance!
Please note: I have no financial or business relationship with any of these companies. I just l-o-v-e what they're doing!