My husband Richard and close friend Amanda turned me onto Caleb Siemon’s beautiful hand-blown glass over ten years ago and I was instantly hooked. He makes the most gorgeous glass vases that I never tire of – I have them sprinkled around my home and sell them in all of my stores.
I mentioned Victoria Morris’ incredible pottery in my post on Lauri Kranz’ wonderful shopsite, Edible Gardens Market. These hand thrown ceramic herb vessels are her latest offering, and I ordered them the minute they hit the site. They are so beautiful – I planted succulents in them and am simply in love.
A socially motivated lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering communities worldwide, Apolis is as much a favorite for their beautifully curated assortment of products as they are for doing good.
Years ago on Remodelista, I discovered the perfect item for leftovers and food prep: BowlOvers, 100% cotton dish covers with elasticized edges that can be washed and used again. I have an aversion to plastic, plastic wraps and anything wasteful, so when I found this eco-friendly option, I was in love.
I picked up my first beautiful suede potholder at
March, one of the chicest home stores I have ever seen, while visiting my sister in San Francisco – and was instantly hooked. When I tried to get more, they were sold out, so naturally I started researching others. Here are some favorites that I have found for your kitchen:
In my search for the perfect bikes for our family, I have come across so many great options for both kids and adults, and the most amazing accessories to go with. Here are some of my favorites:
As soon as I found out that I was pregnant with Tanner, I did a lot of research on everything that I was putting in and on my body. What I found prompted me to clean house, and really change the way I lived. Some of the most important changes that I made were in the kitchen – certainly the kinds of foods and ingredients that I was using – but just as importantly, the tools that I was cooking with.
An online shop made up of “new, found, and collaborative items thoughtfully crafted,” Quitokeeto is one of my recent happy discoveries. Curated by Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks (who is always a favorite) and Wayne Bremser, it includes a beautiful assortment of items and ingredients for the kitchen and beyond. I am especially in love with the linen bento bags – and just ordered a set for myself!
An amazing firm specializing in commercial, residential and graphic design, Commune is the genius behind a myriad of incredible spaces and projects – Farmshop and Heath Ceramics being two of my favorites. In addition to all of these endeavors: product design and collaborations, and a carefully curated selection of these items for the home available for sale on their shopsite.
I was introduced to Simon Le Blanc and her incredible boutique gifting studio by my friends Jessica de Ruiter and Beatrice Valenzuela. An artist, Parsons Paris-educated designer, personal stylist and private lifestyle concierge, Simone formed her company in 2011 and has quickly established herself as one of the most trusted resources in inspired giving.
As equal parts designer and homemaker, I always find the need for great sewing kits and notions around the house. By now you know that my go-tos for anything must be as chic as they are functional. With that in mind, here are some of my favorites:
I was first introduced to Eddie by Patrick Bradbury while in Paris over four years ago – and instantly fell in love with his jewelry as much as I did his personality. I am now fortunate to carry his beautiful pieces in my stores. Needless to say, I’m not the only one who is smitten. Since its launch in 2008, his eponymous collection has amassed a worldwide following.
One of my favorite stores in San Francisco (and now finally online!), March is the most amazing resource for items for the kitchen, pantry, and table – from furniture to fixtures and everything in between, their product offering is simply perfection
When my friend Nicole introduced me to Paperfinger, the most amazing calligraphy and hand drawn-design studio and shopsite, the romantic in me couldn’t resist. The result of owner Bryn Chernoff’s love for writing by hand, this Brooklyn-based boutique studio offers custom and ready-made products ranging from note cards & stationary to ribbon and wall decals, with each item developed using hand-drawn calligraphy, lettering and illustration. My favorite: the Love Letter Transcription, which turns your words into a work of art, and would make the perfect Valentines Day gift.
My all-time favorite incense, Pinon, from Incense of the West, emits the most amazing subtle woodsy, pine scent, making it the perfect thing to burn around the holidays.