i think i need this

like right now

okay thanks

it’s a holiday photoset-off! every monday from now through december 24 (for you really last-minute shoppers), sarah and i are picking our favorite items from some of the most stylish shops around. “like” the post you like the best! or both! whoever has the most likes in the end wins the prize!

week 2: joinery

joinery is a place where all kinds of good things come together. it’s a collage of whimsy and restraint, an ode to vintage and a nod to experimentation, a mixture of the familiar with the exotic. a thing that finds its way into our shop is special. whether it’s made of wood or cloth, whether it was found in our neighborhood or on a trip, we sell it because we admire its craftsmanship, respect its quality, appreciate its uniqueness, and the idea of it makes us happy.” joinery hails from, where else, brooklyn

my picks:

  1. waxed rucksack by southern field industries; $410
  2. homes mobile by kim baise; $90
  3. spencer card case by winter session; $65
  4. dustpan and broom set by redecker; $68
  5. pottery by object & totem; varies
  6. boro pillowcase by joinery; $90-105
  7. hearth stool by tenebras; $295
  8. rag rug by joinery; $160

check out sarah’s picks here!

it’s a holiday photoset-off! every monday from now through december 24 (for you really last-minute shoppers), sarah and i are picking our favorite items from some of the most stylish shops around. “like” the post you like the best! or both! or none? no, both!

week 1: spartan

spartan offers a carefully edited collection of beautiful, practical objects & accessories, influenced by the changing seasons without straying far from our core inventory of reliable, classic items.” stores are in AUS, SFO, and PDX

my picks:

  1. waxed canvas dopp kit by the good flock for someone who has toiletries or other things to put in a handsome bag; $69
  2. crooked maple cutting board for someone who cuts things or needs a place to put things after they’ve been cut; $52
  3. porcelain bowl with stripe by btw ceramics for someone who has things that should be put in a bowl (or someone who has a bowl but not one as pretty as this); $60
  4. sugahara bedside carafe for someone thirsty and sleepy; $75
  5. wooden tool set by jonas damon for areaware for someone with an overly expensive handmade leather tool bag (count me in); $45
  6. recife rollerball pens for someone who has everything in black, white, and grey but who secretly needs a splash of color in his/her life (although they also sell one in grey); $55

and check out sarah’s picks here!

9. iSi soda siphon and seltzer chargers
because a small part of my soul dies every time i open a plastic bottle of soda or tonic water, and i open a lot of soda and tonic water but don’t have much soul left

9. iSi soda siphon and seltzer chargers

because a small part of my soul dies every time i open a plastic bottle of soda or tonic water, and i open a lot of soda and tonic water but don’t have much soul left

the long shot: linen heath ceramics coupe dinnerware
because why the hell not

the long shot: linen heath ceramics coupe dinnerware

because why the hell not

perhaps surprisingly for someone with a running list of things he “needs”, i don’t like making wish lists for birthdays, christmases, tuesdays, etc. still, i am told i am a pain to shop for, and a list would be helpful. ergo, the first item on my birthday wish list (which, perhaps also surprisingly, is almost as much coffee as it is clothes):
1. baratza encore burr grinder
$129 at sweet maria’s, prima, amazon / $85 refurbished from baratza if available

perhaps surprisingly for someone with a running list of things he “needs”, i don’t like making wish lists for birthdays, christmases, tuesdays, etc. still, i am told i am a pain to shop for, and a list would be helpful. ergo, the first item on my birthday wish list (which, perhaps also surprisingly, is almost as much coffee as it is clothes):

1. baratza encore burr grinder

$129 at sweet maria’s, prima, amazon / $85 refurbished from baratza if available

4. hario range server - 800mL
$34 at intelligentsia / $25 at prima / $35.48 at amazon

4. hario range server - 800mL

$34 at intelligentsia$25 at prima / $35.48 at amazon

for the latest in sarah's and my ongoing series of photoset-offs, we took on japan’s plus minus zero; my favorites are above, and hers are here

(inspired by you might find yourself)

it continues! this time sarah and i pick from brooklyn’s kaufmann mercantile, which stocks “carefully selected, high-quality products” that they say — and i believe them — “will outlast you.” here are my favorites, and here are sarah’s

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