I’ve always been a big fan of the pouf. Easily used as an ottoman or extra seating, it’s easy to find a style that can be incorporated into most living spaces. Check out my four favorite styles.

Yummy Valentine

Clockwise from top left: Rose’s Heavenly Cakes Cookbook What’s more romantic than a decadent dessert? Make your own with a recipe from Rose Levy Berenbaum’s scrumptious cookbook. Experts agree the desserts in this book are yummy– Berenbaum’s book was named International Association of Culinary Professionals’ Cookbook of the Year. $26.37 at Amazon WILTON Ruffled 6… Continue reading Yummy Valentine


Ever thought you could have a life as a textile designer? SPOONFLOWER now allows you to live your dream. There’s no minimum and pricing is $18-32 per yard depending on how much you order. There’s also a weekly fabric design contest; the winner receives a $100 credit that can be applied to purchases on Spoonflower.… Continue reading SPOONFLOWER


Award-winning interior designer, SUZANNE KASLER, is the first designer invited to co-create product with Ballard Designs in its 25-year history. I’m a big, big fan of her classic design sensibility. Here are my favorite Ballard Design pieces. Clockwise from top left: Suzanne Kasler Vintage Inspired Mirror #4 Hand crafted of wood composites. Antique gold finish.… Continue reading BALLARD DESIGNS x SUZANNE KASLER

Best of UO Home Sale!

Love browsing the Urban Outfitters apartment sale. Double Basket Catchall Stand $14.99 (Was $28) UO Dreamweaver Pendant $39.99 (Was $68) 3 Stories Hook Available in Mauve, Turquoise or Green $4.99 (Was $12.00) Birds Pillow by Eleanor Grosch Linen, feather fill. 20.5″w, 14.5″h. $19.99 (Was $32.00) Bird Tree Wall Art by David Weidman 17×22 $29.99 (Was… Continue reading Best of UO Home Sale!

Three Gifts Under $20

Clockwise from top left: John Derian for Target Stoneware Profile Mug Set of 4, 15.5oz each Sagaform Takeaway Porcelain Mug Reusable, double-walled porcelain cup with a silicon top. Length: 3.7 “; Width: 3.7 “; Depth: 5.7 “. Flip and Tumble 24-7 Shopping Bag At it’s smallest, this bag is 3″ in diameter or “the size… Continue reading Three Gifts Under $20

Terrace to Table

There’s been so much chatter about terrace/balcony/apartment gardening. Considering starting your own? We’re starting our own very-local terrace garden. Step 1: Finding the right containers.


Earlier this month, we wrote about Heath Ceramics. And, now I have found another ceramic shop that I am obsessed with: PIGEON TOE CERAMICS. Founded in Portland, Oregon in 2009, Pigeon Toe Ceramics is the brainchild of fine artist and designer Lisa Jones. Each Pigeon Toe piece is handcrafted. The website also carries pieces by… Continue reading PIGEON TOE CERAMICS

Buzzworthy, March 4

ASHLEY WATSON Tote Clutch Bag 9″ x 6″ with zipper closure. Made in Vancouver, Canada. $104 at Belkina GRANITE GEAR Air Grocery Bag Light, roomy and stuffs into a little pack that you can use as a key fob. INDUSTRIAL FACILITY Bell Alarm Clock This alarm clock features a back casing that’s a bell, which… Continue reading Buzzworthy, March 4