Hat or Scarf?

With Scoodie you’ll be asking yourself just that. I don’t normally post about clothing. Maybe it’s the 104º heat outside or maybe just the incredible design that’s compelled me to do so today. Regardless, I totally want one of these! It’s even got an iPod-sized button flap, so you can endure the weather in style. You can pick up a Scoodie by Kasil at Revolve Clothing for $39.

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Third Drawer Down: Teatowels and Handkerchiefs.

By placing art into the most domestic of circumstances – on teatowels and handkerchiefs – Third Drawer Down promotes art and every day life. TDD reproduces artwork by contemporary Australian and international artists as limited edition screen prints, some based on illustrations, while others on type. My favorites seem to be primarily by the same artist. Check out the TDD site for a list of ideas on what to do with the teatowels and handkerchiefs besides drying dishes or blowing your nose.

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Odette.

Odette’s jewelry is beautiful, modern, and timeless all the same. It seems like the sort of jewelry every girl should have in her possession, pieces that can be dressed up or down. My favorites are these Swallow ($160) and Jellyfish ($172) necklaces. They seem delicate to look at but are actually substantial in size – 3″ and 2.5″ wide. Both pieces are a part of the Merric Collection.

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Naked & Angry.

No, not me. Them.

Naked & Angry exists to create products from patterns submitted and chosen by the brand’s audience. Anyone can come and submit a pattern design to be voted on by other N&A users. The design will be scored for 7 days at which time it will be given a final score. The highest scoring designs will be manufactured and products will be created inspired by the patterns. The winners will receive a $500 cash prize and 5 free Naked & Angry items. Pretty awesome. N&A was created by a team of web designers and developers called skinnyCorp who also created the Threadless community of t-shirts.

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Naked & Angry.

No, not me. Them.

Naked & Angry exists to create products from patterns submitted and chosen by the brand’s audience. Anyone can come and submit a pattern design to be voted on by other N&A users. The design will be scored for 7 days at which time it will be given a final score. The highest scoring designs will be manufactured and products will be created inspired by the patterns. The winners will receive a $500 cash prize and 5 free Naked & Angry items. Pretty awesome. N&A was created by a team of web designers and developers called skinnyCorp who also created the Threadless community of t-shirts.

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Shameless Plug: Proactiv.

When I was a teenager I never had acne. The occassional zit, yes, but they were few and far between. Apparently nature is getting back at me right about now. For the past few months my skin has been in a ridiculous, never-ending mood swing.

Seeing as I’ve never had an issue with my skin before the obvious thing to do was turn to info-mercials. Duh. And in the process of I’ve learned never ot laugh at Before and After screen shots because one time out of ten they might actually be true (even if they are Jessica Simpson and Kelly Clarkson). I broke down about three weeks ago and shelled out the cash for some Proactiv. At first I thought maybe people have success with it because they aren’t used to a face washing regiment and this forces them to buckle down and do it twice a day, which I’d already been doing since the age of 16.

I didn’t notice results immediately, in fact I got a few more zits, but after about two weeks (just like they say, unfortunately) I did notice my face clearing up. I kind of wish I’d done my own Before and After to show the difference. Okay, no I don’t. But the Proactiv really did work so I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it.

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Catbird.

Catbird is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Both of their locations that is. Exactly four minutes apart on foot and totally different: one carries clothing while the ther specializes in jewelry, accessories and gifts. A novel idea as far as I’m concerned.

I’m into these two necklaces. The Keyhold Necklace ($145) is constructed out of a keyhole picked up at an estate sale, while the Bobby pin Necklace can actually be used in a hair emergency ($240).

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Desired Objects.

Row 1: Movado Faceto watch, Joy of Cooking cookbook, Tinte lip balm; Row 2: le Creuset red aluminum pot, Kitchen Aid Artisan stand mixer; Row 3: Smashbox O-Glo cheek tint, Lorac Cheek Stamp, Smashbox Photo Finish foundation primer, Lancome Juicy Tubes in Sorbet de Framboise

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DeJarnette.

Katherine DeJarnette Babin is the brain behind DeJarnette. She creates striking pieces with carefully selected materials such as vintage glass beads, lockets and brooches, semi-precious stones, metals and textiles, many of which were found in her native city of New Orleans.

I’m especially in love with this The Highest Number necklace. Inspired from a childhood saying, “I love you the highest number in the universes,” this necklace features multi-sized brass digits and a tiny brass heart that delicately hangs separately on the left hand side. It can be mine for $82. 🙂


This unique chain necklace features a vintage medallion that reads, “Thou Shalt Not Make Unto Thee Any Graven Image.” This pendant is paired with a number two that hangs right above. Katherine had created an entire series out of the Ten Commandments, this is the only one that remains for sale.

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Rare Device: Necklaces.

What is Rare Device? (Besides and awesome store in Brooklyn.) If you are an English major or an English teacher, you know that ‘Rare Device’ is from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem Kubla Khan. (If you are a true bookworm, you know that Ray Bradbury took a stab at that phrase too.)

Rare Device is, simply, good stuff for you and your home. Rena Tom, the creator, is a former jewelry and graphic designer who loves design. Every object in the store has its own story, and has been chosen because it is either handmade, well-designed, useful, beautiful or all of the above.

I’ve been semi-obsessed with this Razorblade Necklace ($110) for almost a year now. It comes on a 16″ sterling chain and isn’t sharp enough to cut, sorry.


This Currant Necklace ($60) is a little bit closer to my price range. It’s made from thin, recycled stainless steel and sterling silver.

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