rowenta jasper morrison coffee machine
...which makes me and the misto a perfect match. thank you, hungrygirl, for the tip. (for fellow hungry girls not in the know, hungry girl is your go-to girl for healthy eating concerns. she can provide you with a daily e-mail full of fun tips and recipes, plus she reviews lots of things and tells you what's good and what's not. end endorsement.)
misto gourmet brushed aluminum olive oil sprayer
by caroline duke on Friday, March 17, 2006
i know everyone hates me because i constantly talk about new york. but look at this pretty scarf and tell me what's not to love! and, yeah, it's a scarf. i realize i'm not 85, but the scarf is still pretty.
spring in central park scarf
The Met Store, $48
i just want to go! somewhere! i am tired of working, and i've only been doing it for 10 months.
after the longest day on earth at work, i just wanted to come home and make myself some kind of potent drink. something to help alleviate my headache and put me to sleep. but no. what do i do instead? i stop at 7-11 and buy milk, frosted flakes (the single serving, disposable cup kind) and, of course, styrofoam cups. that's right. i'm too apathetic to even face my dishes, so i now resort to drinking chocolate milk from styrofoam cups. a year ago, i couldn't drink from anything but glass. is this what the real world is supposed to do to you?
roundtrip airfare for an impromptu london getaway
American Airlines, $3,950
spring breeze, though? ech. here i am awake way too soon after i went to sleep. lately, my allergies have been serving as an internal (and annoyingly unreasonable) alarm clock, which, needless to say, is pissing me off. also, can i mention how completely screwed it up it is that i feel i have to wake up early on my days off, while i sleep in on the days i work?
this reminds me of an old beachy vacation bag my mom used to have. beachy vacation bag=summer=health=fun.
bamboo handle rattan tote
i have this insane new fascination with all things burlesque. this is what happens when you watch too much moulin rouge/mr. brightside.
on the other hand, i haven't quite ventured into the realm of fetishism, but this cover is pretty.
Burlesque and the Art of the Tease/Fetish and the Art of the Teese, by Dita Von Teese
i need a new pair of 'everyday' earrings. my 'everyday' earrings i wear i've been wearing for like five years. of course, i change it up a bit for different occasions. anyway, i need a new plain pair. obviously these aren't the 'everyday' type, but i still like them. they're like a pretty little object found in nature.
so sometime last summer, i got inspired by baruch shemtov, an entrepreneurial little tie-maker. i thought to myself, 'TIES! that's brilliant. i can make ties.'
my boyfriend's birthday was coming up and since we were in the midst of the transition into quote-unquote professionalism, i thought i could whip up quite a meaningful gift. so i shopped around on the web for a couple days, looking for a fabulous print in silk.
i didn't come up with much, quickly lost interest and laid the project to rest for, oh, about nine months. but TIES! how hard can it be to make ties! this is my new thing. i realize that i'm not a young jewish boy, but i think i've got what it takes to make one hell of a tie.
on a somewhat related note, these ties are cool. and, by cool, i mean i could make them better and sell them for more.
Sovereign Beck 'spray' tie
Sovereign Beck, $90
i've always loved vintage hats but never really found an appropriate time to wear them. perhaps if i left midwestern suburbia, i would be more likely to get away with it. this one is a nice starter, plus the description says it's 'real classy.'
vintage black wool hat with satin bow
eBay, $10 (starting bid)
by caroline duke on Wednesday, March 08, 2006
i swear i had this idea like three days ago. well, i hadn't thought to mold it into a bowl, but i have all these army men i wanted to flatten with my iron into one big piece. an interesting wall hanging at the least.
it's one thing to look at salad servers. that's an easy addition to any kitchen. but my desire for mosaic tile can't be satisfied as easily. i LOVE mosaic tile and i want a huge bathroom with it everywhere.
illuminati glass tile
Mosaic Tile Market, $15.95 per square foot
so i've been in bed for something like 48 hours, my head is pounding and i just want to run outside and do something. i missed the perfect prelude-to-spring weather, and it rained for the first time in like six years. all the while, i've been sitting in my vicks-soaked bed, surrounded by little wads of toilet paper. i just finished watching the entire third season of sex and the city and am too lazy to get up and put in a season four disc, so i have fast-forwarded to a season six episode on upn. aidan has a baby now... so much confusion! this sixth season jump was a bad idea. but burger! he's my favorite.
so anyway, back on track. thank god for laptops and wireless internet because i would never survive sickly home confinement.
and so now, i start season four. here's hoping i stay up very late tonight or am feeling too shitty to go back to work tomorrow so i can finish this one out.
so ANYWAY, i like the shape of this camera. and i like the novelty of polaroid.
Polaraoid PDC-3070 digital camera
by caroline duke on Friday, March 03, 2006
when i get in an ideal living situation (read: washer and dryer on site), it would be nice to have nice towels such as these. the brown with green matches my bathroom, thanks to new bathmats. if my initials were lhk, as shown, the monogram would really achieve the desired effect. instead, my initials are too curvy. crd isn't as cool.
solid border towels with monogram
west elm, $6-$19
by caroline duke on Thursday, March 02, 2006
this ethan allen corner desk circa 1975 that i attempted to 'modernize' by painting black just isn't cutting it anymore.
i hate corner desks because there are only so many places you can put them. i have one corner in here with potential corner desk space, and this is it. i need something that allows for more configurations.