It’s the last day of 2007, so I can’t help but reminisce about some of my favorite finds of the past year. Here they are in no particular order:
Favorite Furniture Steal: The Hemnes collection at Ikea.
This stuff is classic, simple and striking. I recently checked out a few pieces in store, and they were sturdy and well-made, no screws showing or peeling veneer.
Favorite Artist Discovered Online: Linzie Hunter
I’m completely infatuated with Linzie Hunter’s collection of Spam One-Liners. The handmade typography is striking and the messages are a fascinating snap-shot of online life. Prints of the one-liners are available at Thumbtack Press for $30 a piece.
Favorite Online Gift Source: Etsy
It’s handmade, it’s quirky, it’s the perfect place to find that thing that you can be sure they don’t already have. I love shopping on Etsy. From toilet tank decals to mean bags to cute, swear-word embroidered bunnies, I found most of my holiday gifts right here online.
Favorite Source of Decorating Inspiration/Frustration: Zara Home
The images from their catalog are soul-crushingly gorgeous and they have no American retail outlets. And even though cruising their site makes me want to rip my hair out from frustration, Zara Home is one of my favorite sources of decorating inspiration.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!