manhattan or brooklyn

Back by popular demand, these Manhattan and Brooklyn maps just became available (after selling out) for pre-order. While I suppose I’m partial to Manhattan – as it’s the place I’ve called home for many years – I love them both equally.

Designed by Jim Datz. Available on Three Potato Four
(one of my FAVORITE online shops)

love veils

It gives me great pleasure to post wonderful things on my blog always – but there is something extra special about posting something fabulous designed by talented people I know. These gorgeous handmade veils and accessories are designed by Hannah Berkowitz (who spent a summer living in my apartment in New York City) and Cori Middlebrooks. These ladies believe in an overall look of understated elegance achieved by combining traditional and unexpected materials. I think they have succeeded at doing just that.
Check out their website  Love Veils & Accessories

trench envy

As far as I’m concerned, Burberry has forever held reign over the world of trench coats. While I have always wanted to indulge in this timeless fashion staple for my wardrobe I’ve never taken the financial plunge… Upon finding out one could order Burberry’s¬† spring/summer 2011 collection practically straight off the runway until 9/28 I decided to take a peak… and wow, holy embellishments. These trench’s are phenomenal. And if I had an extra $4,000 – $8,000 around, I would absolutely get one.

See the following on the Burberry website:
bonded cotton twill leather taped trench coat: $3,995
bonded napa studded biker trench coat: $7,995
studded sleeve bonded twill trench coat: $4,495

let there be light

A while back I wrote a post lamenting over the loss of my old bedside floor lamp. After months and months of searching I finally found the perfect one!
This is what it looks like (in a gorgeous dining room that I wish was my own…):

Check back for an update with a photo of my bedroom!
Bed: Hastens
Linens: Dwell Studio
Rug: cow hide straight from a farm in Wyoming
Frame above bed: Vintage Hermes scarf
{photo via maison & demeur}
{lamp from design within reach}

the anti-bottle

It’s always cool to go green, but lately – I’ve been hearing a lot about Going Blue – specifically because that happens to be the name of my mom, Cathryn Kaye’s new book, co-written with Philippe Cousteau… My mom recently told me about these new water bottles called Vapur which takes a different approach on the refillable/sustainable trend because their flexible design making one able to grab it and “fold-and-go.” A portion of all sales go to water-related environmental causes and the vapur team works directly with local communities to make clean tap water more readily available than ever. Available for sale on the Vapur website for $8.95 in all the colors above plus newly released and my favorite, orange!

take a seat

I’ve always admired Jonathan Adler’s bold colors and design…
(I even have one of his couch and chair sets in my bedroom!) The above
chairs have got me all sorts of giddy – these jewel tones are some of my
favorite for the fall and I can’t really think of a space that wouldn’t be
instantly improved with an accent seat like such…

I hate to brag…

…but I scored BIG TIME yesterday at this little consignment shop in the east village… I am in loooove with these two beautiful shoes, perfect for fall.