Top 5 of the week: things in my home that please me

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Michele Quan is J. Crew model-turned-ceramicist (she also used to be one half of the twosome responsible for jewelry brand Me & Ro) who turns out some of the most gorgeous pieces I’ve seen (check it out here). I obsessed over this rainbow rock for ages before finally pulling the trigger, because it’s not cheap and it performs no function except to look cool, so I couldn’t apply the cost-per-wear/use model in order to justify the purchase. But I’m so glad I went for it, because it is such a pop of happiness on my coffee table.

This almost-too-excellent paper geramium plant was a gift from me to me after recovering from pneumonia last winter (I had wanted it, too, for ages).

This vase has the magical ability to compliment any flower I put in it.

I actually have this fun, sculptural pepper grinder in red, but that color appears to be discontinued so I bring you the black version, which is also quite good.

Vornado makes the best fans, but they’re so ugly; this one is modeled on one of their vintage designs, and I find it infinitely more appealing.

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    c.w.
    2 Nov 2018
    8:48am

    Like wall art there are objects that give us pleasure so I totally get your need for that rock. I have a Vornado fan and they are worth every penny. A friend has a Vornado cooling fan/heating fan and it is also worth every penny.

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    elise
    2 Nov 2018
    10:21am

    What a fun post!

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    Annie
    2 Nov 2018
    10:55am

    Something that makes you happy every day is excellent cost-per-use!

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    suz
    2 Nov 2018
    11:35am

    Oh my goodness I want quite a lot of Michele Quan’s work.

    Something that brings joy is so needed, so I think you can still do cost per view 🙂

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    Deborah
    2 Nov 2018
    11:42am

    Those paper geraniums! Is the color in the photo hot pink or blush, do you think? It’s perfect.

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      Kim France
      2 Nov 2018
      12:09pm

      It’s more of a blush, Deborah.

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    HickfromStyx
    2 Nov 2018
    12:15pm

    I saw that pepper grinder while travelling in Scandinavia, and regretted not buying it.

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    Kimberly
    2 Nov 2018
    2:44pm

    Food52.com has a lot of beautifully designed things for the kitchen & home. I love well designed utilitarian items

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    Jen
    2 Nov 2018
    4:00pm

    I have this Thrown Bell from Michelle Quan, and boy do I love it. I believe that beautiful objects can bring happiness, and not just for a short time – some things endure. It was stupidly expensive, but it’s something my kids will have someday. https://www.mquan.com/collections/thrown-bells/products/thrown-bell-tall-firefly

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    Laurel
    2 Nov 2018
    5:40pm

    re: the ceramics, you might also like Jen Kuroki! https://www.instagram.com/jeneok/?hl=en

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      Kim France
      3 Nov 2018
      10:25am

      Her stuff is fantastic, Laurel. I ordered a vase! Thanks for sharing.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    5 Nov 2018
    1:27am

    Michele also was 1/2 of the team that created the adorable and wildly popular (in the 90’s???) jewelry line “Me+Ro.” She had a residency at The Art Barge this summer, I believe. Great stuff!

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      Kim France
      5 Nov 2018
      10:12am

      Is that the barge in Amagansett, Val? My mom took a collage class there this summer, I believe.

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    Janice Gerow
    3 Dec 2018
    6:00pm

    Interesting. I remember Michelle Quan when she had her locker beside me in high school, Richmond, BC. I thought she was the most beautiful girl I had ever seen and I had the biggest girl crush on her then. She was the tallest girl in the school and her cute boyfriend was one of the shortest guys in the school. I’ve followed her career through the years as a model then jewelry designer and now this. Congratulations Michelle. Glad you made such an interesting and great career for yourself!

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