Monthly Archives: January 2012

Isabel Marant Hamil Tunic

One snowfall..

Isabel Marant Hamil Tunic

Isabel Marant Hamil Tunic

and I’m already over winter, especially since I’m not too fond of it to begin with. I know the warm weather isn’t exactly right around the corner, but when spring arrives, I am picturing myself living in this light and flowy Hamil Tunic from Isabel Marant. In fact, I’d love to stock my entire closet with everything and anything from this designer. Ahhh, if only money were no object.

Photo: Totokaelo

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THE SOURCE Bangle

A piece..

ManiaMania THE SOURCE Bangle, $360

ManiaMania THE SOURCE Bangle, $360

that’s available for preorder and one to get on asap.  THE SOURCE Bangle is another smart creation from the talented duo, Melanie Kamsler and Tamila Purvis, the team behind Australian accessories label ManiaMania. Not only does it look cool (it’s got a double tusk-shaped Fossil stone that’s set in a bangle with an adjoining chain), this bangle does good. According to the site, Fossil stone is known for having a calming, soothing energy. It’s also promotes communication, helps to motivate, inspires creativity, and helps to give direction and the stamina needed to get things done. The perfect accessory and might even help me accomplish pretty much everything I set out to do in 2012.

Photo: ManiaMania

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Jackalope Jewelry Holder

Obsessed with..

Jackalope Jewelry Holder

Jackalope Jewelry Holder

this jackalope jewelry holder. Megan kindly gifted it to me for my birthday, and I instantly fell in love with it’s whimsy. I’ve been looking for something to neatly hold my rings, necklaces and earrings, so they don’t end up becoming a tangled mess. The jackalope comes from imm-living, where you can also find the always fun best year wine stoppers. They’ve got tons of playful designs for the home like the totem cups, hunter’s den trays, and stacking games that are perfect for entertaining.

Photo: imm-living

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Dusen Dusen Maze and Cutouts Pillows

Things..

Dusen Dusen Maze and Cutouts Pillows, $50

Dusen Dusen Maze and Cutouts Pillows, $50

like pillows, prints, books, and kitschy knick-knacks are always on my radar. They’re a great way to update a space without breaking the bank or making too crazy of an investment. So no surprise these pillows are getting harder and harder for me to resist. They are by Ellen Dusen, the Brooklyn-based textile designer and the name behind Dusen Dusen. Exclusively sold at the one and only Of a Kind.

Photo: Of a Kind

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Guest Hunter, Brendan Gibbons

He..

Guest Hunter, Brendan Gibbons

Guest Hunter, Brendan Gibbons

knows how to fly small planes (seriously, his parents had an aviation business when he was growing up), majored in Philosophy, his name Brendan Gibbons, and he is this week’s Guest Hunter. Brendan graduated from Fordham Univeristy in 2009 and has since been working in the city. He recently shared some of his favorite things with us, and here’s the list:

Music: recent finds/picks/new favorites include Austra, St.
Vincent, Miike Snow. Old favorites include Fleetwood Mac, Aimee Mann,
Arcade Fire, Joni Mitchell.
Television: Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, Portlandia, Mad Men, True Blood, Friday Night Lights, The West Wing.
Artist: Andrew Wyeth.
Newest gadget find: the “Zite” app on the iPhone. (It lets you see all
your favorite news stories in one place.)

So it’s evident from his list of favs he’s got great taste and a ton to share, so KEEP ON READING to learn more about this cool guy’s picks – from restaurtants to good fitting clothes, you’re bound to learn some good stuff!

Photo: Brendan Gibbons

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Reversible Cup Cozy

Made from..

Squirrel Cup Cozy by Charrow

Squirrel Cup Cozy by Charrow

100% post consumer cotton the squirrel cozy is an eco-friendly way to hold that hot cup of coffee. Screen printed, reusable and reversible. They can be found at the etsy shop Charrow along with beautifully illustrated cards, ceramics, prints and totes.

Photo: Charrow

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NY Chili Fest 2012

There’s

NY Chili Fest 2012

NY Chili Fest 2012

a Chili Fest tomorrow at Chelsea Market.  Tickets to the event are available online and they give you access to all the chili, beer and live music one can possibly consume. The beer is provided by Samuel Adams, the chili is from some of the top chefs and restaurants in the city and The Dixons will be the entertainment. If that alone doesn’t do it, Dickson’s Farmstand Meats is supplying 100% dry-aged, locally-raised beef from Wrighteous Organics. Ticket proceeds go to Food Systems NYC, an organization that’s dedicated to building a local farm and food economy. My suggestion? Skip brunch, go hungry.

Photo: NY Chili Fest 2012

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Heartbreaking Dawns Hot Sauce

Can’t wait..

Heartbreaking Dawns Classic Gold Hot Sauce

Heartbreaking Dawns Classic Gold Hot Sauce

to try Heartbreaking Dawns hot sauce. Just ordered some last night, and my two picks were classic gold and 1498 trinidad scorpion sauce. After getting tons of praise, and seeing Johnny McLaughlin (a high school pal) on the show Chopped, making the purchase has been on my to-do list ever since. I hear it’s got tons of heat but lots of flavor too – I definitely could have used this on the stir fry dish I made last night. Anxiously awaiting the arrival of this tasty condiment.

Photo: Heartbreaking Dawns

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momofuku milkbar

Umm..

momofuku milkbar compost cookie

momofuku milkbar compost cookie

why am I just learning about this now? From the brilliant minds that brought us the always busy, super delicious momofuku noodle bar comes momofuku milk bar.  Maybe I’m stating the obvious, but they have four spots around the city that specialize in tasty treats that sure to kill any craving known to man.  Cake Truffles (the b’day cake truffles would be my pick), Compost Cookies (which are made from pretzels, potato chips, coffee, oats, butterscotch, and chocolate chips) and Crack Pie (toasted oat crust with a gooey butter filling) are just a few of their heavenly creations.  Need a fix and not in the city? They’ll ship.

momofuku milkbar crack pie

momofuku milkbar crack pie

Photo: momofuku milkbar

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Felted Wool Mobile

A natural..

Felted Wool Mobile

Felted Wool Mobile

and eco-friendly felted wool mobile. These are all one of a kind, and would make a really thoughtful gift for a new mom who doesn’t want to fill her home with the standard baby gear (that was me!). You can also celebrate the month your baby was born with a mobile from part of the birth month series. Sqrl & Bee Studio makes pretty things that would bring a welcome sense of tranquility to any nursery.

Photo: Sqrl & Bee Studio

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