MATTER: THE PING PONG TABLE

A few items appear so perfect in their simplicity that they cannot be improved or adorned. The ping pong table falls in this category. Though Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan had theirs custom-built, we like the tables right “off the shelf.” [from Apartment Therapy: Custom Ping Pong Table in the Living Room: Made with two […]

DAYTRIP: Sonia Delaunay and Maira Kalman

This goes under the category of Daytrip and Inspiration. If you’re anywhere near New York City  over the weekend, check out the Sonia Delaunay show at the Cooper Hewitt Museum (ends this weekend) and the Maira Kalman show at the Jewish Museum (through July). From the Cooper-Hewitt’s website: Known primarily as an abstract painter and […]

ZEITGEIST: SAWHORSE

A few new sources to add to our earlier post on sawhorses, as seen in Apartment Therapy, this week. Image: Nate Berkus

NEOCON!

GIMME SHELTER

If you didn’t catch yesterday’s article about online shelter magazines, in today’s New York Times, I think you’ll be interested. Already the blogosphere is debating whether these women received a fair shake or were victim, instead, to a patronizing critique by the Gray Lady. Grace Bonney at DesignSponge has a response. [image via designsponge] And […]

SENSE: MUSIC AND EARS

If your office mates or housemates aren’t as keen on your summer tunes as we are, you can still enjoy them privately—with a perfect excuse to invest in some good design. We’ve been looking around for quality headphones for walking to work this summer. Here’s what we found: [via here and here and here and […]