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February 12, 2013 | Gifts + Registry

Celebrate the many shades of love this Valentine’s with an exquisitely scented candle by the coveted French brand, Diptyque. Pretty and sweet, Rose Duet was inspired by the mysterious hybrid rose revered by botanists for its unique petals that are light on one side and dark on the other.  A…
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noble handcrafted tonics

Taking your tonic has never tasted so good.  Noble Handcrafted has created artisan products (called tonics) that are perhaps better for your taste buds than your health.  The collection includes maple syrups and vinegars made in small batches with ingredients from boutique producers and sustainable farms. On the sweet side,…
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petit moulin wedge pie box
November 26, 2012 | Etsy Finds, Gifts + Registry

Sweetness in a box.  These brown craft wedges are an ingenious and charming way to package a piece of wedding cake, holiday pie or lunchtime quiche.  Sold in sets of 12, 24 or 48 with lids and without, these boxes are pretty party favors at a bridal shower or birthday…
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July 30, 2012 | Coveted, Gifts + Registry

With names like Tainted Love, Crushed, Excess and Bittersweet this collection of fragrances, handcream, soap and lip balm by Tokyo Milk make unique gifts for those that appreciate cutting edge graphic design and curious scent combinations. Some of our most coveted from the Dark Collection are the gift set items…
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June 18, 2012 | Etsy Finds, Gifts + Registry

Look at any fancy shelter magazine or in-the-know interiors blog and you will find that chic homes everywhere use trays to organize their collectables or essentials.  We are particularly fond of lucite trays that add a modern touch to your living space and are indispensable when it comes to entertaining….
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March 12, 2012 | Coveted, Gifts + Registry

An everyday kitchen tool has been reimagined with a sleek, masculine all black finish.  Pure Black Knives, a special series for Stelton by Denmark-based design duo HolmbäckNordentoft, are elegant yet bold – perfect for any serious gourmand who likes to have a little flair in the kitchen. Made from one…
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wood shop by david stark
February 3, 2012 | First Look, Gifts + Registry, Tabletop

Whimsical, imaginative and a little bit cheeky are ways to describe the designs of the talented David Stark.  His latest project isn’t a corporate event or lavish wedding but a one-month “surprise ambush” of Nina Freudenberger’s Nolita store, Haus Interior. Inspired by a wood worker’s atelier, Wood Shop is one…
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orange washi tape
November 7, 2011 | Etsy Finds, Gifts + Registry

It’s no wonder why Japanese stationery products always have a cult following – they are unique, high quality and inspire DIY creativity!  We have fallen for Washi tape, a multi-purpose adhesive tape that comes in all sorts of colors from pastels to bold neon and patterns that range from delicate…
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Cookies made by happy people make people happy.  The philosophy of baker Eleni Gianpoulos of Eleni’s has proven right since she launched her company back in 1996.  Her “conversation cookies,” in the shapes of animals, fruits, flowers and coveted everyday items have delighted dessert lovers both young and old as…
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August 16, 2010 | Coveted, Gifts + Registry

Washing your hands before dinner is an unusual experience when the soap is actually shaped like little hands.  Made of all natural glycerin, the Handsoaps, which are made by hand) by Marie Gardeski, started out as an art project during graduate school. After completing an installation of 2500 doll-like hands…
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June 15, 2010 | Etsy Finds, Gifts + Registry

There is something so chic about using a brown paper bag for gift wrapping.  Not only is it the Lazy Hostess way to avoid the tricky and time consuming task of packing up your presents, it’s somehow effortlessly stylish.  On Etsy, we discovered a collection of Japanese design products that…
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bamboo grow pot

Green thumb optional.  For those wanting to grow their own herbs but lack any gardening skills (or an actual garden), Bamboo Grow Pots by Potting Shed Creations are an ingenious solution. The handmade, sustainable bamboo pots come with organic soil and your choice of herb seeds including Lavender, Oregano, Basil…
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