13 Mantel Mirrors

 

I’ve had various pieces of statement art sitting atop my mantel in both of the homes I’ve owned, but I’m starting to think that it might be time for a change. Lately I’ve been noticing mantel mirrors more often and I love the way they can make a room feel larger through illusion. My living room is a decent size but my home isn’t terribly wide, so I’ve been considering what shape and style I might incorporate into the space. So far my research has put these thirteen mantel mirrors at the top of the list – which one are you drawn to most?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Print Edition: February 2018

Peace by Ampersand Design Studio

 

Pink Floral Bouquet I by Lisa Rupp

 

Pirkei Avos Quote by Grace D. Chin

 

Rejected La Croix – Male Tears by Kate Bingaman-Burt

 

RUDE by scoobtoobins

 

Checkered Poster by Garance Doré

 

Dans le vent by Stephanie Rivet

 

Desert Poster by Linda Benziger

 

Measurements Poster by Chickpea Magazine

 

OK by Anna Dorfman

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36 Valentine’s Day Goodies

Heart Pin + Post // Cashmere Eye Mask // Heart Sparkler // Golden Heart Napkins

 

Hearts Glazed Stoneware Mug Set of 2 // DIY Bath Salts // Kisses Boxers // Be Your Own Valentine Print

 

Capiz Heart Wall Hanging // Valentine Lip Plates // Love is Always the Answer Silkscreen Print // Heart Ravioli Stamp

 

Smiling Heart Plates // I Like You Like I Like My Coffee Mug // Printable Paintbrush Valentines // Foil Heart Sleep Tee

 

Printable Texty Valentines // Lucite Love Studs // Velvet Lips Throw Pillow // White Marble Heart Cheese Board

 

Kocostar Rose Lip Mask // Amor Brooch // Boca Mug Lips // Heartbeat Necklace So In Love

 

Heart of Hearts Necklace + Earrings Set // Puffy Lips Stickers // Giant Heart Confetti // Open-Hearted Scarf

 

Embroidered Legging Set // High Neck Lace Sweatshirt // Hoya Heart & Ezra Planter // Tootsie Pop Cherry Valentines

 

DIY Heart Sleeve Sweatshirt // DIY XOXO Banner // DIY Pipe Cleaner Valentine’s Day Wreath // DIY Painted Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

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28 Valentine’s Day Cards

I Guess // Optical Valentine // Rev Me Up // Valentine’s Heart

 

Meowentine // Keyhole // Hey There Lover // Just Want to Like You Forever

 

Uncomfortable Convos // Completely in Love // Valentine’s Day Pattern // Heart Eyes

 

Cold Black Heart // Commercial Holidays // Moon and Stars // Te Amo Mucho

 

Life with You is Egg-cellent // You and Me Forever and Ever // King of My Heart // Please Be Mine Valentine

 

Matches // I Love Life with You // Hottest One // Heart Boom

 

I Like Like You // Valentine’s Day Picnic // Valentine’s Day Foliage // Oh, Hi Valentine

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36 Pieces of Underthings

 

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, but whether you want to be sexy for yourself for someone else is your own business. I’m just here to supply some of the ammo with 36 pieces of beautiful lingerie that are appropriate for both business time and Business Time.

 

Sheer Mesh Bodysuit // Annette Lace Triangle Bra // Arabella Underwire Bra

 

Be Mine Applique Underwire Bra // Clara Tanga // Can’t Be Tamed Soft Bra

 

Clo Intimo Racerback Bra // Dream of Me High Waisted Undie // Else Rumi Bodysuit

 

Golden Coast Underwire Bra // High Waist Black Lace Underwear // Jamie Undie

 

Lace Bodysuit // Lace Bralette // Lou Lou Heart Hipster

 

Lace Trim Racer Back Bralette // Mandee Mesh Molded Cup Bralette // Lula Underwire Bra

 

My Only Sunshine Applique Bralette // Mesh Hipster // Nina Laser-Cut Lace-Back Thong

 

Noemi Illusion Bra // Pink Velour Mississippi Bra // Please Me High-Neck Bralette

 

Plunging Underwire Bra // Sadie Fil Coupé Cotton Pajama Set // Rose Embroidered Kimono Robe

 

Serena Applique Bra // Showstopper Boyshort Briefs // Saha Strappy Seamless Bra

 

Smooth Bikini // The Deep-V Bralette // To the Limit Shortie

 

Valencia Lace Longline Bra // Whisper Crop Bra // Vixen High-Waisted Hipster

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Nachos 15 Ways

Last week we shared a bunch of basic vs fancy foods for the Super Bowl, and today we’re narrowing it down even further with some of the most amazing nacho recipes I’ve ever seen. Lots of borrowing from other statement dishes and turning them into the most brilliant of snack foods! Out of these fifteen surely there’s at least one to peak your interest…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 High Design Kitchen Finds

Bliss Tea Service

The porcelain Bliss tea service was designed by Odo Fioravanti for Normann Copenhagen. These minimal yet sweet pieces have a quirky charm thanks to their rounded handles and upturned spouts. Each piece sits comfortably in your hand, with a gloss porcelain interior and a matte finish exterior. The set consists of tea cups, mugs, a sugar bowl, a milk jug, and a teapot.

 

Piippu Pot

The Piippu Pot by Kaksikko is a crafted porcelain pot and filter holder which serves two cups of coffee or tea. Designers Salla Luhtasela and Wesley Walters have teamed up to create a beautiful array of objects and furniture for the home with Salla crafting each pot by hand. The set consists of three pieces – filter holder, lid, and pot. Available in a black engobe finish or white gas-fired porcelain.

 

DROP Colander

DROP combines state-ofthe-art functionality with contemporary yet timeless design and color. The ability to pour water into the top of the handle or to rinse salad or berries and allow them to drain when you turn off the tap is unique. The colander is easy to use and store when folded.

 

Hand-Painted Cutting Boards

These hand-painted cherrywood cutting boards with copper hardware come with a white oak hanging puck. Each one is finished in a food safe mineral oil.

 

Cloth

A streamlined, multi-use form that acts as oil jug, creamer, or soy sauce dispenser. The numbered edition is 3D printed porcelain and comes with or without a lid.

 

OIKOS

OIKOS is a table designed for creative working environments and emphasizes the importance of social connection achieved by cooking and eating together. Simply enough, it invites people to gather around it in order to work, eat or cook together.

 

Pour Over Coffee Dripper

 

Pioneer Carafe and Glass Set

The Pioneer set is handcrafted from borosilicate glass and silver plated hammered copper. The design is based around the age old concept of adding silver to water to purify it and prevent bacteria.

 

SKID

Made from 97% wood and 3% alloyed carbon steel, SKID features a unique design that’s handcrafted and manufactured in Magdeburg, Germany.

 

Sucabaruca Coffee Service

The Sucabaruca Coffee Set is rich in cultural and formal references while the main cone-shaped body is reminiscent of Carmencita, the famous character created by Armando Testa in1966 for the tv show Carosello. The lines in the ceramic are meant to emphasize the uniqueness of the pieces which can be stacked and combined in various ways. The finish of the Sucabaruca set, a glossy white, showcases the traditional glaze work of the studio. Kihara, a Japanese porcelain producing company based in Arita, Japan, has been hand-crafting ceramic wares for over 400 years. The set includes pot, filter funnel, and 3 cups.

 

Tea Maker Nº1

When you choose to slow down to prepare a cup of tea manually, you step away from the myriad of distractions that surround you — at least for a short time — to solely focus on “making tea with skill.”

 

Multi-ccino Mug

This borosilicate glass mug invites coffee drinkers to learn, and create, various coffee recipes. Measure ingredients and change the proportions of espresso, milk, and water using the handy indicators printed on the outside of the mug.

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12 Task Lamps

Oyler Two Head Task Lamp // Crosby Schoolhouse Desk Lamp
Kennedy Table Task Lamp // Iroh Metal Adjustable 23″ Desk Lamp

I’ve found lighting has everything to do with how productive I can be in a day. If I don’t turn on a lamp in the room I’m working in before mid-afternoon, I definitely go slower as the sun drops in the sky. Most days this means switching on the task lamp that’s on my desk. Task lamps have a classy, literary look about them that’s especially welcoming during the winter months – here’s a hot dozen.

 

Dylan Bullet Shaped Dual Head LED Table Lamp // Renton Task 33″ Desk Lamp
Ina Task Lamp // Wooden Task Lamp

 

Gold-Dipped Task Lamp // Anna Desk Lamp
Scoop Table Lamp // Edris Metal Globe Desk Lamp

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