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Jessica Romm

American Made Series: Picnic Gear

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Summer means assembling simple, easy-to-transport food and heading outside for a picnic. Here is some American Made gear that will motivate you to pack up and enjoy the longer days outside at a picnic with friends and family. Made of natural cotton cord with soft cognac leather handles, these roomy mesh bags are one of [...]

Castor & Pollux Jewelry

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With Mother’s Day this weekend, I’m always looking for an alternative to my standard garden accessory or flowers. My mother loves jewelry that is simple and timeless but has some meaning. Castor & Pollux in NYC’s West Village has the most amazing line of jewelry and accessories that are perfect for Mother’s Day, birthdays or [...]

Handcrafted Modern Europe: At Home with Midcentury Designers

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 I am a huge fan of Leslie Williamson’s book Handcrafted Modern: At Home With Mid-Century Designers full of inspiring images of the homes of American mid-century designers luminaries like Charles and Ray Eames, Eva Zeisel, George Nakashima, and Harry Bertoia. Her next project focuses on Europe and the homes of some of my absolute design heroes like [...]

Tastemaker: Meg Ray of Miette Patisserie

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I have been a huge fan of Miette and since it opened in San Francisco over ten years ago and now there are four locations in the Bay Area including Hayes Valley, San Francisco Ferry Building, Marin County Mart and Jack London Square in Oakland. I love the way founder Meg Ray gets the balance of [...]

Affordable Art

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I’m looking for a print to brighten up a corner in my kitchen and I’m so impressed with the selection of affordable prints available online. Sites like Stampa and 20×200 offer a curated selection of art at low prices – some starting at just over $20. Perfect for when you just want something to freshen up an [...]

Our Finds: Storage Accessories

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I’m always looking for an extra basket or bin to catch the bits of daily life that congregate in our entry way. I find that corralling shoes, gloves, scarves, keys, and mail gives me peace of mind and helps prevents things from simply living in a mound on a chair or lining the hallway in [...]

Our Finds: Stylish Salad Sets

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A good salad bowl gets tons of play on the dinner table throughout the year but is perhaps the most hardworking in January when a holiday hangover leaves us craving fresh but hearty salads. In the spirit of that perennial need to be slightly more virtuous in January, here are a few stylish salad bowls + serving set combos [...]

Meet the Maker: Tracey Reinberg, Kismet Tile

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Kismet is a fitting name for Tracey Reinberg’s two-year-old business. “Often, accidental combinations of colors lead to our most exciting designs,” she says. The company offers graphic, statement-making tiles in more than 60 hues and almost as many patterns. And earlier this year, Reinberg—who has designed textiles for Knoll, Donghia, and Maharam—expanded her collection to [...]