Hot collab alert

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J. Crew’s new collaboration with Liberty of London features items for the home—like these nifty napkins, plus also gorgeous bedding, tablecloths, and more—and I do think it will sell out fast. So if you’re at all interested, do not delay.

Things I bought, things I want: Schoolhouse

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This home design brand is so far up my alley: I don’t know what you’d call their aesthetic, but it’s kind of a mix between midcentury and rustic farmhouse chic, if you get where I’m coming from. Their stuff isn’t cheap but it is well-made in my experience. I’ve been looking for a new duvet cover for ages, and have turned down many for being not quite right, but I love this striped one beyond reason.

A cool jute doormat with a herringbone pattern.

This lamp looks fantastic and doesn’t take up a lot of room. It’d be good for a desk in a cramped space. (Also, it comes in other colors, as many Schoolhouse products do).

My wooden spoons are all old and janky, so I’m tempted to go for this spiff set.

I don’t know anything about cooking with this saucepan, but I sure love the way it looks.

A minute porcelain sugar bowl, the likes of which I could really use.

A pretty floral quilt that looks handmade.

And speaking of quilts, of course I’m crazy for this yellow one.

Wouldn’t this clock add cheer to a kitchen wall?

 

 

Things I bought, things I want, kitchen edition

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For months or longer, I have been served ads for the Always Pan on Instagram, and its promise to do the job of eight traditional pieces of cookware finally suckered me in and I went for it. And can I just say, it is the most nonstick a pan as I have ever experienced. Cooked food just slides off of it.

Also from the company that brings you the Always Pan: these drinking glasses, which I love all in different hues, like this, though you cam buy them in a solid set too.

I am in possession of both a serious fresh orange juice obsession, and of a citrus juicer that is no longer up to the task. It was a kind of a dinky model to start with, and it really is on its last legs. So I’m thinking of going for this gorgeous, sturdy one from luxe Italian brand Smeg, because it really does look like it’s built to last.

These jacquard woven napkins are really nice, and I like that they’re mismatched.

I just really need a garlic pot, and this one is so cute.

I’m a mug breaker, so I’m always on the lookout for new ones, and this large specimen from Marimekko is both sweet and slightly trippy.

I want this Yeti Rambler for bringing my drinks with me.

A butter dish is such a civilized thing to own, and somehow I’ve never possessed one, and I think it’s time.

These diminutive salt and pepper grinders come in a few colors, but I prefer this clean white.

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