I live in a duplex apartment, which is perfectly lovely and all, but the only mirrors in the house are on the upper floor, which is a pain if you just want to give yourself a quick once-over before leaving home. So I’ve been looking for a wall mirror—one that’s chic but also kind of minimal. This is tougher to locate than you might think, and a year and a half into living in my place, I still hadn’t found one. Then recently, I was on the Schoolhouse site and found this one, which comes in a few good colors but of course I like the yellow best.
A few years ago, I bought new dining room chairs, so I don’t need several of these caned armchairs, but I very much wish I did—the tomato red is just so good.
I keep most of my clothes out of the dryer, and am therefore desperately in need of a drying rack. This one is lightweight and also kind of stylish.
My old apartment got a ton of light all day, and I had many succulents and cacti which thrived there. My current place gets good-but-not-amazing light, and every last one of those plants died in short order after I moved. So I’m looking for low-maintenance alternatives, like this snake plant.
There’s a cute new home goods store not far from me in Brooklyn called R&D Goods, and if you’re on or near Vanderbilt Avenue, do stop in—there is literally not one item in the entire store I wouldn’t buy if I could. I went for these graphic linen napkins, and haven’t regretted it, and will be back for more.
I need bowls, and all sorts of them: mixing bowls, pasta bowls, soup bowls, etc etc. This Le Creuset specimen would be a welcome addition to my (currently) tiny arsenal.
And I love how great-looking this fruit bowl is—and it’s marked down, apparently for a limited time.
Another item I’ve needed for ages is a butter dish, and this one is stylish and utilitarian, and currently rings in at $20.
At some point during my recent travels, I popped into the coolest store in Asbury Park, NJ, and purchased the awesome midcentury vase you see here. It’s from a German company called Jasba, and while I can see where some might think the aesthetic quite hideous, I find myself loving it and wanting more.
Here’s a jug with a very similar color combination to above.
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.