Civilitea.

Pratt graduate Annie Lenon breaks into the product market with her Civilitea earthenware tea cups. The double-walled slipcast earthenware cups feature a cast silver boat hardware piece on the side. The tea drinker wraps the teabag string around the cleat, holding it in place. Genius. (Originally posted by core77)

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Matthew Mead Style.

I discovered a great new site this morning – Matthew Mead Style – which pins themselves as “fresh ideas for modern living.” It’s very Martha in a less passive-aggressive, anal kind of way. Mr. Mead covers Entertaining, Style, Collecting, as well as a rotating category that can be anything from pasta recipes to holiday ideas. There’s also a section on downloads. The site is seasonally based, meaning it only changes once a season and is updated only that often. So far I love what’s been done and will definitely be checking back.

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P.O.S.H. Chicago

In 1997 P.O.S.H. opened its doors in Chicago, determined to offer something unique to the consumer that was tired of the “sameness” that had crept into the marketplace of home & table decor. P.O.S.H. searches high and low for the items that stock its shelves – an eclectic assortment of vintage hotel silver, restaurant china and fleamarket finds. Found in such places as old American china warehouses to the antique markets and auction houses of Europe, the items are often one-of-a-kind or limited in quantity.


Here are my picks. Clockwise left to right: French roll top sugar bowl ($40), 12″ glass cake plate ($75), bedside carafe ($44), glass sugar pourer ($8), 6″ flited pitcher ($18) and the brasserie salt and pepper set ($50).

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Joey Ruiter.

I’m way into this metal-cut mirror by Michigan designer Joey Ruiter. I just can’t decide if it would be something I would get tired of after a few years (not that it’s remotely near my price range).

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The Copper Bird.

It makes me feel like a senile old woman sometimes, but recently I’ve been somewhat addicted to birds. Not the real thing, but design-wise. Not sure where this whole things has come from. Maybe that’s what happens when you turn 27 – you become Bird Lady.

Today I came across this great copper bird doorbell ($45) at Flopping Fish.

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Can of Peas Bed.


At least that’s what I used to call my single wood-frame canopy bed when I was little. This Italian Campaign Canopy from Anthropologie is considerably more grown up and I’ve been seeing it everywhere from Domino to Design*Sponge. I adore metal-framed beds and this one is no exception. I am thinking that you would need a considerably sized room though to pull it off and a higher ceiling.I would deck it out in white bedding with a big, fluffy down comforter. Makes me want a nap right now!

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Relish Style.

Relish says what they’re about better than I ever could. Relish is more than a brand. It is a lifestyle, a mentality, a philosophy. It is the idea that everyday objects should be beautiful, functional and affordable. It is the zone between individuality and mass production. It is a carefully curated collection of emerging designers from around the globe that inspire, elevate and touch our senses.

Definitely check them out sometime. Here’s what I’m relishing at the moment.


Clockwise from top left: bicycle basket, sugar and creamer set, business card holder, mug, house numbers and red wine glasses

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Lekker.

It’s important to furnish a home with items that are reflections of the people who live there, don’t you think? Lekker provides an environment that creates a relationship between design and inspiration by bridging the gap. They have lots of amazing things, but are a little on the pricier side of the road. That said, if anyone’s buying here’s my wish list.


Clockwise from top left: kitchen squeeze bottles, porcelain votive set, stainless carafe, bottle opener, outdoor stainless table torches, glass bottles, fire pit, 007 shaker

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Cox & Cox.

Cox & Cox is a UK based company that has a lot of really cute pieces up for grabs. They do ship to the United States, so no worries. The site itself is kind of shoddy, but the goods seem to make up for that and it’s full of fantastic presents, great and unusual stuff, favors and gorgeous accessories for your home and garden.



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Cox & Cox.

Cox & Cox is a UK based company that has a lot of really cute pieces up for grabs. They do ship to the United States, so no worries. The site itself is kind of shoddy, but the goods seem to make up for that and it’s full of fantastic presents, great and unusual stuff, favors and gorgeous accessories for your home and garden.



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