John Derian…shoes…

I’m not really a fan of the shoes…but I love all other things by John Derian.

from Refinery 29

Here are a few of my favorite trays and paperweights….all from John Derian’s website.

10×16 Whale Tray

Blue butterfly paperweight

Snakes tray…

AND…also, check out his Cape Code home from Shelter Pop.

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My Favorite Etsy Shops

My current Etsy E-Shop Obsessions:

Etsy currently has tens of thousands of stores…which can be daunting and time consuming to navigate…so here are a few of my favorites.


Curated collection of vintage finds for the home:

Curated Curiosities by Trampoline

Elegant Touch – Pillows made with Designer Fabrics

I love these simple and delicate necklaces from Maven

Ok…so obviously artwork is mostly subjective…but I think a landscape if done in a serene and whispy way can be calming and another way to add subtle color to a space.

Online Shopping Guide

Velocity Art and Design:  Modern furniture and accessories with designers/brands that include Roost, Blu Dot, Areaware, David Weeks, Dwell Studio, Maharam, Stelton, and Chilewich.

From hive’s website:  “From humble beginnings fueled primarily on inspiration, hive has grown to inhabit its own free-standing building in the Pearl District, Portland’s most upscale urban neighborhood. We are proud to be an authorized retailer for Alessi, Artemide, Artifort, Carl Hansen, Cassina, Flos, Kartell, Knoll & Vitra to name just a few. hive has interior been noted in national magazines such as Dwell, Index, In Style, Lucky and Western Interiors magazines.”

Relish has a wide range of accessories and furniture – they even offer design services.

From the Canoe Website:  “The CANOE concept is to offer simple, beautiful, and functional objects that can be used and enjoyed everyday. To us, modern is an approach, not a style. We seek out products with a lasting aesthetic that transcends short-lived trends.”

And…don’t forget to check out:

Jayson Home and Garden


Viva Terra

Unica Home

Great Vintage Furniture – Room Service

Authentic Danish Design – Danish Design Store

Designer Profile: Ode to Eva…

Celebrated designer Eva Zeisel:

Eva Zeisel’s designs are made for use. The inspiration for her sensuous forms often comes from the natural organic curves of the body, taking advantage of the softness of clay. Zeisel’s more organic approach to modernism most likely comes as a reaction to the Bauhaus aesthetics that were popular at the time of her early training.

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Photos of Eva’s apartment in NY – from NY Magazine 2007

Two Singing Birds - available at Indiana Museum of Art

Eva Zeisel Coffee Table -DWR

Bronze Candlesticks - DWR

Glass Goblets - from Eva Zeisel Originals

Crate and Barrel


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Must haves…

Home Accessories – the idea is to buy what you love, mix and match, and not be so serious!

Glass Cloche from West Elm

Agate Bookends - I love these!

White/Green Guinea Hen Heidi Caillard, a potter in Provence, was fascinated by the guinea hen’s almost abstract shape and began to create it in clay. Today the Caillard guineas are quite famous. Heidi’s son, now a well known potter, continues to create the fanciful birds. Made in Lussan, France.

a pretty collection of glass bottles

Whimsical wool felt from Crate and Barrel

Classic Missoni Zig Zag


Roost - Antler candlesticks

Teardrop Vase

Mercury Glass Votives from Roost


Leather captain's mirror from BDDW

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