kikkerland flip clock
i suppose other people don't get as much delight out of the two-for-one target endcap toothpaste deals like i do.
if you aren't quite ready for the $160 toothpaste commitment, you can try one of four five-flavor packages: smoothie, sweet tooth, zen palette and east-meets-west. if you don't have a sweet tooth like mine, the indian curry or sweet salt varieties might be for you. sure, everyone likes fresh curry breath.
Breath Palette Deluxe 31-Flavor Toothpaste Kit
Neiman Marcus, $160
by caroline duke on Monday, February 20, 2006
i've finally come to terms with the facts that 1: my laundry is getting out of control, and 2: i hate laundromats. so i have finally come up with a solution. i'll just have my laundry done for me.
now, the only hesitation i have about doing so is handing my dirty underwear over to someone i don't know. call me the anti-pervert, but that creeps me out for reasons i can't even begin to explain. BUT, if i could buy a mesh bag like this to hold my unmentionables, i would have less of a problem with it.
Mesh Wash Bag
The Container Store, $3.99
when i think 'dopp kit,' i think 'dad.' but that doesn't have to be the case. (no pun intended. haha.) i can guarantee that i travel with more toiletries in tow than any straight man. therefore, i need a dopp kit.
Basic Dopp Kit
Flight 001, $24.99 (on sale)
yeah, yeah, i know i probably have a necklace like this stowed away somewhere in this blog, but this one is different. it's big and fun. plus, it looks really nice on the girl with the pretty tan skin and perky breasts. so that must mean it will look good on me.
i don't understand why people come to work sick. it's gross. it's unhealthy. and it does nothing but spread around the office, which, in turn, jeopardizes my health and, ultimately, pisses me off. if i could build a plastic bubble around my desk, i would do it in a heartbeat.
i mean, this is the perfect gift for someone who is as neurotic as i am when it comes to noise, or for someone whose neighbor constantly makes horse noises, hysterically laughs at what seems to be nothing or makes up and performs his own operettas in various languages which may or may not be completely made up.
imagine the possibilities with this little contraption. cereal, candy, granola. the possibilities are endless! plus, your kitchen could look like a candy store, which is a culinary aesthetic i've always tried to achieve.
Indespensable Countertop Dispenser
The Container Store, $59
ok, i'll admit i completely just jacked this from lucky's picks of the week or whatever, but it reminded me that i once wanted this. 'butter shine' sold me. perhaps, now, it's time to buy some.
Clinique Colour Surge Butter Shine Lipstick
by caroline duke on Saturday, February 11, 2006
a new deodorant, thank god. though i am recovering from the problem that once controlled my life, i am still really excited about this new dove product. i haven't found it in stores yet, but i just sent away for a free sample. you can do so, too, if you're a fan of hot deodorizing action.
Dove Cool Essentials Deodorant
by caroline duke on Tuesday, February 07, 2006
it's hard to find good music by women that isn't annoyingly depressing or man-hating. now, don't get me wrong...there's always a time and a place for that. luckily for me, it's neither the time nor place right now.
The Greatest, Cat Power
it's nearly impossible to be depressed when you're listening to jack johnson, which is why i'm very excited to see this. i mean, the man made the soundtrack for curious george. what's not to love?
Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George, Jack Johnson
so i just happened to stumble upon this today. and by stumble, i mean i clicked on the top downloaded song on itunes. on any other day, my eyes would pass over 'today's top songs' which would typically include such great musical acts as slipknot or ashlee simpson, but, with a name like blunt, you can't help but click. so i did, and this fine young bloke failed to disappoint with 'you're beautiful' and every other song i sampled. he's like a more attractive, modern-day rod stewart. and you know how i love me some rod.
Back to Bedlam, James Blunt
ok, with this site, i don't even know where to begin. i can hardly contain myself without my coworkers noticing. i really just want to scream because it is so great. and, jesus christ, it's all done by letterpress.
thanks again, times style section. and thank you, susie gelbron and julie walker. you truly are gods.
note book in versailles orange
Carrot & Stick Press, $5
thank you, thursday styles, for uncovering and exploring the plight of the vertically challenged in this hard-hitting expose on the obviously biased denim industry.
nice jeans would be a luxury and maybe an incentive to lose some weight, so it's good to know i can find them in something other than a 36-inch inseam.
Joe's Jeans Provocateur
Joe's Jeans, $158
my itunes has finally failed me. nowhere on it or anywhere else on the web can i get 'someone like you' right now. thanks to tonight's bridget jones reunion, i can't get it out of my head.
[editor's note: thank you, jenkin, for coming to the rescue with this one. the ever-elusive 'someone like you' is now in my hands.]
Poetic Champions Compose, Van Morrison
there was a point a few months ago when i realized i didn't feel like a real grown-up because i own a very limited amount of 'grown up' furnishings. my bedroom furniture comprises mattresses on the floor, a weird little unit my ex-roommates' ex-roommates left in my old closet and an 'entertainment center' that was a child's desk left in the basement of the house i lived in when i was 5. so, yeah, i could use some upgrades.
Pablo 7-Drawer Dresser
and it's also hard to come across a decent pair. but maybe with this really cute shoe being so open, the fake leather won't make your feet smell. but so what if it does? because you paid $20.
Exotic Platform Sandal
Payless ShoeSource, $19.99