20 Below: Tunell Tissue Box

Malko Takagaki’s Tunell tissue box is functional and simply sleek.

Tunell tissue box, $14.95 (on sale), MOMA

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Light bulb moment

Aren’t this amazing energy saver light bulbs lovely all on its own?

Every angle delivers a new twist of light.

Designed by Hulger, the bulb is inspired by a bird’s show feather and boasts an 8,000 hour lifetime emitting a warm white light.

The Plumen bulb is available at MoMA, $30


Art: Jannis Kounellis

Greek artist Jannis Kounellis is known for using a myriad of objects, (e.g., live animals, fire, coal, bed frames) in his art installations. I first came across his work at an exhibit I attended a couple of years ago at the Fondation de l’Hermitage in Lausanne of all places and I was drawn to his black and white pieces. Much of his work is at the Tate Modern in London, so if you’re interested, and in the neighbourhood, go have a peek and let me know what you think.

untitled, 1983, Jannis Kounellis, MoMA

untitled, 1962, Jannis Kounellis, MoMA

untitled, 1999, Jannis Kounellis at the Tate

untitled, 1999, Jannis Kounellis at the Tate

Images courtesy of MOMA, Tate.


20 Below: The Art of the Gesture

Has anyone read this book? I’m so interested in seeing what it’s got to say!

by Bruno Munari, $14.95, MOMA


Gift Guide: Office

Thought I’d put together a gift guide for the stylish workaholics. We – I mean they – might like to be treated to something functional and beautiful this holiday!

Billy bookcase, $277 (this combination), IKEA

Barometer work lamp, $49.99, IKEA

Dokument pencil cup, $2.49 for 2, IKEA

Staple-free stapler, $19.25, Green Home

Peep clock, $72, MoMA

2011 Animal calendar, $24.95, MoMA

Images courtesy of Green Home, IKEA bookcase IKEA pencil cups, MoMA clock, MoMA.


The Friday Five: Chez Jordana

So…I admit it…I decorated before December 1st. I just couldn’t wait! Here’s a peek at five of the decorations on my mini (green) tree.

Little bear ornament, MoMA

Paper tree ornament, MoMA

Ice skaters ornament, MoMA

The Letter J ornament, made by my sister

Mini lion ornament (I'm a Leo), Jonathan Adler

Images by Jordana.


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.