Check out these stone ice cubes made of Nordic Rock. Nordic rock is mined from ancient Swedish pollution-free base rock. It is supposedly the purest way of cooling your drink because stones don’t melt which means your beverage wont get diluted with potentially unclean water. Dont you agree they look pretty hardcore… although eerily similar to a sugar cube of pumice stone? (Ew… sorry for that visual) If that wasn’t enough, they are also reusable which makes them all eco-friendly ‘n shit… so whats not to love?
Buy them here.
My forth installment of “Lust For”.
If my apartment wasn’t carpeted I would definately get one of these Trompe L’Oeil Floor Mats from Urban Outfitters. They are photorealistic reproductions of wood (or stone, but I don’t like those as much) printed on a tough micro-woven rug. Imagine how cool these would look in a mud room!
My third installment of “Lust For”.
I thought about writing something creepy since it is Friday the 13th… but I don’t like creepy things. However, anybody who knows me, knows that I LOVE animals. (But to be clear for those that don’t know me, I am not a dirt-under-my-nails kinda gal.) And now that I am in this new nesting phase of my life, I am overly concerned with interior design. So imagine my excitement when I stumbled across the animal print collection called “Catherine’s Animals” by Catherine Ledner. ANIMALS SHOT AGAINST GORGEOUS WALLPAPER PRINTS! Mama likie — yes, I am talking about myself in 3rd person… don’t judge me.
If I had any extra money I would purchase a few… but I don’t, so I will instead put her work on my blog and live vicariously though my faithful readers who will no doubt snatch up her inventory.
My favorites… in order…
My second installment of “Lust For”.
I am in a new phase of my life… the nesting phase. And in my quest to create the perfect nest I will have to get some of Alyssa Ettinger’s vintage dairy bottle replicas.
These porcelain half pints would spruce up any room and my mood.
My first installment of “Lust For”
I love books – everything about them (minus the ridiculous cost to move them from one apt to another). My ideal would be to have a beautiful built-in bookcase that lines my study (when I actually have a study) but in the meantime I would happily settle for the Sapien Bookcase by Bruno Rainaldi.
That brings me to my latest list of “lust fors” which just happen to be books… hardcovers, of course!
This is my first installment of ATE – new, super cool things that I have discovered in or from England…
David Austin Roses
In general roses seem a little creepy to me. They remind me of my Nana who grew them (or rather had her gardeners keep them up) in her front yard… and they just seemed so mean with their prickly stems that lined the pathway right up to her front door. However, I just discovered David Austin Roses, a breeder of a variety of roses that look more like peonies (my favorite) and come in a huge variety of colors… the most beautiful being the peach and pink. I think that David Austin may have just made me a changed woman!
Museum of Witchcraft
The Museum of Witchcraft houses the world’s largest collection of witchcraft related artifacts and regalia. The museum has been in Boscastle since 1960 and is one of Cornwall’s most popular museums. My favorite object on the museum’s site is the Get Lost Box (the one in the photo is wrapped in a stocking – it’s kinda hard to make out). It was common to consult a witch when you wanted to get rid of something — anything from a broken heart to a nasty neighbor. The witch would then create something that represented the problem you wanted to get rid of, place it in a beautiful box and leave it at a crossroads. The box would then most likely be taken by somebody who couldn’t control their desire for it (aka. a thief) and when they did they also took away your problem. This kinda reminds me of those little worry dolls I had as a kid… and they worked!