We still love to work to the tune of heavy break-up songs, but lately we’re also looking for a little 4 o’clock jolt (see the Avett Brothers). Enjoy!   1. If it Be Your Will, Leonard Cohen  2. Typical, Laura Marling 3. My Shadow, Lavender Diamond 4. Stitching Leggings, Kate Nash  5. Breathe Me, Sia  6. Dancing Daze, Avett Brothers […]


At MOMA Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to TodayMarch 2–May 12, 2008 The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor Color Chart celebrates a paradox: the lush beauty that results when contemporary artists assign color decisions to chance, readymade source, or arbitrary system. Midway through the twentieth century, long-held convictions regarding the spiritual truth […]


It’s Sunday night. We’re tired. We want to put our feet up, finish the Sunday Times crossword puzzle. But of course we want to recline on something equal parts elegant and comfy.   In the morning, we’ll puff the cushions back up and reposition our favorite pillows, and maybe a throw.      The first two […]


Out of This World: Shaker Design Past, Present, and Future at Bard Graduate Center for the Decorative Arts, March 13-June 15, 2008   

FURNITURE: The Collector’s Table, Repetition II

One of the reasons that collections often look drool-worthy: repetition. The element of repetition is alluring, and no one knows better than a collector how much fun it is to line up a collection into compulsive rows.The collector’s table is a beautiful piece for the prideful collector. We can see any number of objects–like and […]

MATTER:Obsession/Repetition and Tara Donovan

We’ve made it through February, the dreary hump-month of winter. In cold weather, most of us are putting one foot in front of the other, and feeling like that isn’t good enough. But what if a simple repetition of a movement, utterance, or object led to something masterful? This week, we’ll celebrate repetition in all […]

FURNITURE: Villa Tower

We’re happy to announce a new design: The Villa Tower is a handsome and practical open storage piece for books and favorite objects. Used alone or in pairs, its architectural character marks an interior space with height and texture.  Our friends at Apartment Therapy ran a great survey on arranging books. Check it out here.  Buying a new bookshelf affords […]