Dreaming of the big city

What’s up with all the urban interest on everything from posters to bedding?

Today’s set of sheets and duvet cover are made in India with a 250 thread count detailing a graphic architectural take on cityscape speckled with embroidered blocks of colour (not too much colour, mind you).

These are new to CB2, Crate & Barrel’s little sister retailer that I have yet to drop into. I keep hearing fabtastic things about this shop and I’m excited to check out the furniture, home décor and yes- the bedding!

Skyline bed linens, $49.95-189.95, at CB2


Lonny Magazine: May/June

Lonny office

The May/June issue of Lonny went live yesterday – oh yay! I’ve been reading Lonny since its debut in October 2009 and I have yet to be disappointed.

In true Lonny fashion, the most current issue is a beautiful feast for the eyes. From the New York offices of Lonny to New Orleans to South Carolina, this issue covers lovely home, office and outdoor spaces across America.

Angie Hranowsky’s bathroom, Charleston, South Carolina

I’ve previously highlighted my favourite Lonny moments here, here and here. Today I’m sharing with you my favourite white pieces from the current issue.

Kosta Boda Cleopatra series, $300, Unica Home

Besta Burs desk, $249, IKEA

Format square tray, $39.95, CB2

McCoy Design jewelry box, $395, Barney’s New YorkParsons tower, $499, West Elm

So, what do you think? What are your top picks from this issue of Lonny magazine?


20 Below: The k.f. plate at CB2

Trompe l’oeil for a whole lot less than $20? Sign me up!

k.f. plate, $5.95CAD, CB2


Gift Guide: Entertaining

‘Tis the season of giving. Here are some great gifts (for now or any time of the year) for friends and family members who like to entertain. Fill up one of these trays or bowls with gourmet food, favourite recipes, or entertaining accessories (e.g., cocktail napkins, serving spoons) for an extra special treat.

Cloud plate, $65, Paige Russell

Footed compote, $29.99, Martha Stewart

3-piece Verona set, $31.85, CB2

Spilt Milk bowl, $14, MoMA

Sintra platter, $34.95, Crate & Barrel

Haruka platter, $49.95, Crate & Barrel

Bianca melamine tray, $17.95, Crate & Barrel

Lucerne 3-quart casserole, $19.95, Crate & Barrel

Fondu plate, $5.95, Crate & Barrel

Images courtesy of CB2, Martha Stewart, MoMA, Paige Russell.