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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iPhone Mania.

I’m almost positive that I’m the only person in a Mac-conscious world who doesn’t want the iPhone. I have an iPod, so that job’s taken. I also have a digital camera as well as a camera phone. Lead rold and understudy. Taken. I have a Powerbook and a G4 desktop. Once again, well prepared. So why in the world would I need an iPhone???

Because it’s cool as hell, that’s why. I could have withstood all the hype had I not seen one for the first time in person today in my boss’s office and had a chance to play around with it. I am amazed to say the least. To start, it’s much smaller and thinner than I imagined (especially after seeing ads by Mac that used a particularly large hand model). It’s lighter. It’s easier to use. They really weren’t kidding.

So now I totally want one, but sure don’t have the $500 to drop on it since I’m saving for a down payment on a house. Maybe I’ll just have to wait for version 2.0 to come out…and then stand in line for five hours to get it.

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Vitamin Water.

I first started drinking Vitamin Water when I was living in New York a few years ago. Ever since then I’ve been a loyal consumer of the tasty beverage. And yeah, the clean packaging and quippy sayings on every bottle help out.


I just found a new flavor yesterday – XXX – and it’s my new favorite (sorry power-C!). The triple-X is for the triple dose of anti-oxidants you get in every bottle: acai, blueberry and pomagranite. (Not porn. Sorry.) It seriously smells and tastes like a melted Slush Puppy, but it’s actually good for you.

The web site is great, too. Not only the design, but the dialogue. More quippiness, like this for multi-V (lemonade with a-zinc): you are not an emotionless, single-minded robot (if you are an emotionless, single-minded robot, you can stop reading now). you are a human being. you wear many hats. you dance many dances. and you try many things. things like using a swiss army knife in a medievil sword fight. vitamin-packed, multi-v helps you keep your horizons broad.

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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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Corzo Tequila.

I love tequila. Okay, well, I haven’t exactly been able to drink any since mid-January after an unfortunate “incident” involving my face and a patch of ice. That aside, I love it. Margarita on the rocks, no salt. Shots. Whatever, I’ll take three.


I’ve never had the pleasure of trying Corzo, but I want to buy some. Mainly because of the bottle which has an amazing design. I’m sure it would be one of those things I bought and never opened. Or maybe opened and filled with food colored water later on…

Fabien Baron had this to say about the bottle design, “Unlike the typical approach to tequila packaging we wanted to reflect the modern side of Mexican design. A more innovative and unexpected bottle was also a good complement to the traditional craftsmanship of the Corzo tequila.”

The web site is really clean and modern, like the bottle. It has sections devoted to the evolution and process of making Corzo, as well as cocktail recipes.

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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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The Daily Planner.

Anyone who knows me well knows that I could live and die by my planner. It’s amazing that I don’t have pee breaks scheduled in it. Anyway, someone alerted me to The Daily Planner, a site that has planners, journals, notebooks, address books – basically all of my organizational vices. Woohoo! They don’t have their 2008 daily planners out yet, but I did find these cute envelopes and memo mousepad.


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Andy Warhol is in my office.

Well, not technically in my office. But he could be. And in my bathroom, too. And he would look adorable on my desk.

Decorative Things has these great Warhol-inspired pieces made out of melamine. I bought my friend, KK, a bowl from this line for her birthday a few months ago and she loved it. So did I, it was hard to let go!

Clockwise: toothbrush holder, soap dish, dust pan, clipboard and wastebasket.

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Dreamy Bookshelves.


This is someone’s actual living room. And no, she’s not even a designer. I’m completely and totally 100% envious. I’ve wanted to do something similar with my book collection for a couple of years now (excuding the creepy naked doll), but unfortunately my collection doesn’t want to cooperate. I have a friend who attempted this only to give up halfway through because she didn’t have enough of the same colored books to pull it off (my issue as well). I’m convinced that this woman hasn’t read one of those books, that she only purchased them for their decorative capabilities. Otherwise, how could you pull this off?

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