Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Father’s Day Gift Guide


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
1 Comment »

image via

Last Christmas I had to write a Gift Guide for Men. Hilariously, someone commented “you can tell that a woman wrote this guide for men” and I was like “duh, it says ‘by Becky’ and I have no clue what to get for men in general, except for my gay husband, because we like all the same stuff. So what I do know is that all fathers really want is to spend time with you. Make a special meal, plan a special day, if you can’t be there in person take the time for a nice long phone call. Dad doesn’t need a bunch of tchotchkes. However, if you feel you need to show your love by burning up the credit card, we are always here to help. Let me thwart the comments that say “this collage looks like it was made by a girl and that she only wanted to stay within a black, white, warm wood and chrome color palette.” Guilty as charged. I mean, what’s the point of a collage without a nice color and texture palette? I did spare you the obligatory Harry Allen dumptruck shot, which I usually cannot resist. However, I cannot resist a bunch of clocks, for some reason. I mean, I’m not sure how many clocks a person needs, but whatever…

Now, only you know what your particular papa will love. He may be a luddite who wants you to figure out that newfound iTunes mumbo-jumbo and make him a CD of his favorite songs. He may be a total techie who wants the latest speakers, radios, iPad covers, what have you. He may want a comfy spot to rock and read. He may be a New Age yogi who needs a new yoga mat. He may be a lot like Phil Hartmann as “the anal retentive handyman” (see tools below). He may want a hammock and stand for a long nap. He may be a mid-century modern fan, or have no sense of direction (compass below). He may be one step away from actually carrying a murse (man purse – see messenger bag below). Whatever you’re dad is ready for, no one knows better than you. And if it happens to fit into my strict collage texture and color palette, well, good for us. Cheers to Dad!

$230 –

Perf Boxes 3 Stack
$499 –

Blu Dot Buttercup Rocker
$849 –

Fatboy Headdemock Hammock Fatboy
$499 –

Nelson Ball Clock Natural Wood
$335 –

Sonoro Cubo Sonoro
$299 –

Nanda Home Clocky Alarm Clock Nanda Home
$45 –

Jonas Damon Tool Set Jonas Damon
$95 –

Singgih Kartono Compass Singgih Kartono
$24 –

Vers Wood iPhone Shell case Vers
$40 –


Friday, July 17th, 2009

Flickr Faves on Fridays


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
Leave a comment!

I love to watch how supershoppertoo is always changing up her house and sharing on flickr. This table setting is so light and airy for summer, and inspires us to switch it up each season:

Table setting

Table setting

photos from flickr member supershoppertoo.