Alada Gold Winged Teacup Set From Estudio Manus
I had to share this super unique tea set because I know some of you would appreciate it just as much as me. The gold wings add a little pop of fun while also making it very charming. The set includes 2 cups, 2 saucers made with 100% porcelain and 18K gold leaf wings. This beautiful set is from Estudio Manus in Sao Paulo, Brazil but you can get it online here at Horne.
Brookfarm General Store
Brookfarm General Store has always been a favorite of mine. They carry thoughtful home goods that will remind you of simpler times and their neutral colors make the perfect gift for any home. This charming shop is in Williamsburg, Brooklyn but you can always shop online and get a great variety of products from the comfort of your home. This is a great place to get a housewarming gift or for any other special occasion. I selected some of my favorite ones here, this light cotton scarf looks super cozy and is a great every day accessory. The linen trays are a great accent for a coffee table and it has an unexpected texture and color to it with the striped linen inlay. Finally I also added a beautiful leather dog collar, the richness of the leather and the simplicity of the construction caught my eye, I know this would be a great dog lover gift.
Jonathan Adler Mugs
Jonathan Adler is always coming out with fantastic pattern designs, bright color palettes and fun home accessories. These mugs are my favorite ones from this season. You can never go wrong with any of Jonathan Adler's work, everything in his store makes me want to smile and feel right at home. Jonathan Adler is my inspiration and his creativity is funky fun! For more on these pretty mugs or his work, click here.
Ary’s folk striped plate by Asta Barrington
These beautiful and festive trays were design by Asta Barrington for Ary. Asta has designed fabrics for Mathew Williamson as well as Marni, she also has developed her own line of embroidered scarves which you can see here. These printed birchwood trays display her design on home accessory pieces for the first time. The kaleidoscopic inspired design and the combination of vibrant colors make this a great addition to anyone's kitchen. This may be a great gift for the hostess in your circle of friends? if you are interested and want more details click here.
Scandinavian House, Williamsburg, NYC
My last and most exciting stop in Williamsburg was the Scandinavian Design House. I found this home accessories shop on my last trip to NYC and I knew this was a place I wanted to come back to check out again.
Scandinavian Design House is a piece of heaven for any party host. This shop is filled with bright colored home accents, dishware and unique cooking tools. This is also a great place to get inspiration for contemporary patterns and color combinations.
Everything in the shop is from Scandinavian designers, which mean everything is thoughtful, with clean design lines and filled with fun details. This shop was made to make your home and better place.
If you are in the area and you love good quality home goods, THIS IS A MUST! you can view some of their products online or you can visit the shop located on North 9th st between Bedford and Driggs....
Task in Williamsburg. Brooklyn, NY
Task is a fairly new shop located on North 3rd street between Berry St. and Wythe ave. in Williamsburg. This shop wins "The Most Welcoming Shop" award in Williamsburg from Putucos. The selection of homegoods, jewelry and clothing is elegant and contemporary. Shopping for a gift for mother's days or x-mas doesn't have to be so intimidating anymore, Task has the exactly what you need when if comes to gift shopping. I highly recommend everyone to stop by Task and I'm sure you are going to find something you want for yourself or a loved one. Finally, for all the out of town readers you can shop online!
Whisk. Williamsburg, New York.
Here is another discovery since my last trip to NYC. Whisk is a beautiful, french inspired, kitchenwear shop on Bedford Avenue. They carry the classic and contemporary brands of cookware, bakeware, dinnerware, accessories and linens. This shop is whimsical and it makes you want to cook and have friends over for dinner. This is the only kitchen specialty store in Northside Williamsburg which makes it even more unique. The shop is filled with colorful pieces and lucky for people out of town we can all shop online at Whisknyc.com.
If you are visiting New York I highly recommend you visit Whisk for your cooking and hosting needs. Whisk is located on Bedford Avenue between N 3rd and N 4th Street. Let me know if you go and how you liked it.
MYdrap table linens
How sweet are these textile disposable napkins, I love their colors and their practicality. MYdrap napkins and placemats are perforated on a roll for easy to tear-off. These colorful table linens are made of 100% cotton fibers. The entire collection is biodegradable, compostable, recyclable and available in 24 color here.
Peter Ibruegger Moustache Mugs
These mugs always bring a smile to my face, they are fun and very simple. There is one for every one's style, they've got bow ties or different mustaches on each side. These are not only very useful for the much needed morning coffee or tea at the office but a great way to reduce the use of paper cups, so get a new mug and save the paper cups! These cups are designed by Peter Ibruegger who is based in the UK. If you want to see more of Peter's work click here.
I am not the biggest fan of pink but I noticed these delicate glass pieces and I couldn't pass them up. The two color contrast and the design pattern are a great addition to a glass surface. These are some of my favorite items from this collection. These four pieces are great accessories to any home or party hostess. These beautiful collection is just a portion of Scholten's work, for more click here.
Since we are in the topic of tableware and ceramics this week I want to bring up another phenomenal place for original ceramics pieces. These are from the danish group, Claydies. I am pretty sure this is the first time you see at least one of these bowls, they are original and look super fun. Claydies is the creation of Karen and Tine, and their work has been part of the reknown Normann Copenhagen collective. If you remember the grass vases I posted here last July you will see the common styling thread of Claydies. They just love to have fun with clay and we all get to enjoy their passion. For more of Claydies' work click here.
Brook Farm General Store
Brook Farm General Store is always well stocked with the most classic and simple of home accessories. Here are some of the newest additions in their online store. The beautiful colored glass bottles on the top left can be a pretty way to storage liquids or simply decorate your china cabinet. The series of key chains on the top right corner is a very sophisticated and elegant set of clock, whistle and life preserver. The pocket knife on the bottom left has a very classy Brazilian Rosewood handle and brass inlay. Finally my favorite item of all is the porcelain measuring spoons on the bottom right, they have a pretty indigo blue accent along the border. If you like these and want to see more click here and have fun!
Tapi by Dreamfarm
Check this handy little product my friend Emi told me about. It's called the Tapi and it is made by Dreamfarm in Australia. This dishwasher rubber piece allows people to drink water straight from the tap without using cups. This can be particularly useful for kids when they brush their teeth. The rubber piece fits almost all taps with straight spout.
I love the simple design and the many uses for this compact product. I'll add it to my wishlist and I'm sure somebody you know somebody who would enjoy this handy little design. For more inventive ideas from Dreamfarm click here.
Bake it Pretty
These cupcake holders can be found at Bake It Pretty, I know my baker friends will be loving these baking goodies. There are so many colors and designs available that I suggest you visit their website to see more. They also offer a variety baking tools, packaging and decoration ideas. For more click here.
A darling friend of mine told me about Moooi this week and I wanted to share their product line with everyone that reads my website. This post is all about their porcelain vases and dishes. The well known asian style blue ink hand painted designs are a great punch of color to any room. The vases on the top are a unique take on a traditional design. If you are looking for home accessories you should click here for more.
Terrain Tea Towels
To keep the home goods theme alive here are these classy little tea towels. The colors are great fall additions to any kitchen. These towels can be great holiday gifts for the cooks in your family or maybe a good house warming gift this fall season. These precious towels can be found at Terrain along with other great home goods such as aprons and pot holders.