Posts in the "For Your Home" Category

December 17, 2010


According to their website, “Darkroom is a new concept on Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1. We curate an eclectic mix of high-end fashion, interior and lifestyle accessories alongside bi-monthly art and sculpture exhibitions.”

Ummmm, love that. I really am enjoying the curated shopping experiences that seem to be a rising trend. The world just keeps on inventing new dream jobs, eh? Sure it’s in London, but we yankees can thank baby jesus for FedEx and e-commerce.

See my top picks after the jump. All items are on my Xmas list this year. It’s never too late to buy a random blogger stranger a gift when she drops a super subtle hint. Just saying.

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December 8, 2010


Earlier today I was browsing Etsy looking for Christmas present ideas, and I was delighted to stumble across the OldNewAgain shop. OldNewAgain is composed of a Wisconsin-based husband and wife duo, Rick and Liz. Combining Rick’s carpentry skills and Liz’s art background, the two have created an impressive collection of beautiful home decor made entirely by hand.

This is what the pair have to say about their work:

We try to come up with innovative designs that are both practical and pretty. Organizing can be cool!

Check out OldNewAgain’s Etsy shop. I want one of everything!


December 6, 2010


Hello friends.

Yes. Holiday season is upon us, and the gift opportunities are, as usual, endless.
But you know what you really all want on your desk, in your pocket, on your windowsill and above your rearview mirror. AMIGURUMI!!!!

If you don’t know about this awesome ‘movement,’ read up on it here.

Otherwise, enjoy the creatures above.

1. han and leila forever.
2. the cutest narwhal in the world.
3. owls are wise.
4. gnomes are people, too.
5. give peas a chance.
6. petunia, the tree stump.


February 17, 2010

Grycja Erde


Grycja Erde is an amazing artist/furniture designer from the Ukraine. I love the quirkiness and the mood she establishes in each of her pieces. I’m always really blown away by designers that can work well in both 2-D and 3-D, and I think it’s really interesting to see Grycja’s style carried out in different forms.


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January 29, 2010

you can afford it friday: office supplies


Remember how much fun it was to go shopping for new school supplies every August? Office supply shopping is just as fun!

[1] braid notebook, $16 [2] vintage labels, $2.65 CAD [3] japanese masking tape, $27 [4] cube magnets, $8 [5] agate notebook, $13.50 [6] card case, $34 [7] 60′s staplers, £22 [8] address card file, $49 [9] ruler box, $3.50 CAD

Til next week! I love hearing your round-up ideas and favorite products. You Can Afford It Friday submissions can be sent to me (Ellie) at mintdesignblog [at] gmail [dot] com.


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