Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Weekend Shopping Sale Alert: 20% Off iittala


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Been saving up for your favorite iittala bird by ? Looking to up your glassware, serveware or everyday china and silverware to something with timeless Finnish modern style? Do it now. iittala is on sale for 20% off now through December 3, 2013.

Here are just a few standouts from the collection, geared toward those you may need to buy a gift for:

The consummate cook: iittala Tools Cookware. This is for a cook/chef whom you really love a lot. Quality meant for professional chefs and style geared toward design aesthetes make these pieces the ones they’ll proudly leave out on the stovetop or pot rack even when they are not in use.

The bird lover: iittala Toikka Birds. Each glass-blown bird is a one-of-a-kind work of art by Oiva Toikka, and is something your giftee will treasure for life.

The MoMA member: An Aalto Vase. No modernists home is complete without an iconic Alvar Aalto vase. The smallest version starts at $54.40 with this sale, a total steal.

The oenophile: Essence Drinkware. These glasses are crafted from lead-free crystal and were designed to serve a full range of wines.

The modern host with the most: Vitriini Tray in Oak. Of course this is also a great gift for the hostess with the mostess. It’s a lovely tray for serving or corraling dressertop, nightstand or desk items or iittala glass boxes.

For me: Sarjaton Metsa Bowl. This little bowl is at the top of my list. No, I don’t expect you to send me one, but what the heck, I thought I’d throw my personal favorite in there. While it’s really meant for food and is dishwasher and microwave safe, my plans are to leave this Finnish porcelain beauty out on a shelf, on top of a stack of related books, like Finnish Summer Houses. Holy moly, I just looked up that book so I could shoot you guys a link and saw that sellers are reselling it for over $200! I may sell my copy so I can scoop up this bowl and a Toikka bird …

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Friday, December 24th, 2010

In the Press: iVillage Cool Holiday Gifts

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iVillage Gift GuideiVillage put together a neat little gift guide featuring resident Hatch blogger extraordinaire, Becky! Check it out here.


• Harry Allen Pig Bank ($190 at Design Public)
Normann Copenhagen Salt and Pepper Set ($44 at Design Public)
• Vitra Cork Stool ($405 at Design Public)
• City Stamp Set ($24 at Design Public)

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Green Tip & Product of the Week


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Oops, I forgot to do anything lazy and green last week. I did not decrease my carbon footprint whatsoever, well, except I finally learned how to use my stupid digital thermostat. I had lost the instructions and the thing is surprisingly complicated. I miss my old school thermostat, to tell you the truth. It’s not easy being green sometimes. However, it’s not very hard either.

Anyway, it was hard for me to stop rinsing my dishes before stacking them in the dishwasher. It feels gross. Also, a word to the wise, if you have a bowl with bits of cereal or parmesean cheese stuck to it, you’re going to have to give it a little soak or a wipe in order for it to get clean; your dishwasher is not a miracle worker, however, press on! In Georgia, now that we are conserving water so well, the price of water went up in order to make up for the water company’s lack of profits, which is really bad karma for the water company, but anyway, the less water used, the better and even the cheaper. If you aren’t concerned about water usage yet, go pick up this month’s issue of GOOD magazine. Personally, I’m not real anxious to drink my own urine anytime soon, so I’m happy to do my part to conserve water.

Onto more fun things: The Product! This week I looked under my nose to see if any sustainable products here on DP were calling my name and low and behold, it was the Unison Larch Organic Blanket. This blanket is 100% organic cotton. I love the photographic quality of the image and how striking it is. While I think this looks great in the styled product shot, I can also see it used more as a spread, and in my own home, I think I would drape it over my super boring neutral sofa in order to give it some oomph. This also makes a good wedding present, so long as you have a good idea of the couple’s taste. Personally, I am usually way too disorgainzed to get to order from the registry before all that’s left is a $150 knife from Crate and Barrel.


Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

A DP Take on Valentine’s Day


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Columbia Forest Products Alexander Girard PLYprint® - Love Heart

I know a major round of holidays just ended and the last thing anyone wants to think about is another holiday. I also know that a lot of people are not too gung-ho with what will soon be coming our way…Valentine’s Day. Sorry to be a Debbie Downer, but the fact is V-day is approaching and whether you are super, semi or hope to be chummy with your love he/she probably wants a small token of appreciation whether you like it or not. So, I thought I would collect some of my favorite Design Public Valentine’s Day-ish gift ideas…

For the guy/gal you feel a super strong attachment to, one of these may symbolize your love. You’d be surprised by how many pieces we have of two people attached to one another…

1.) A Hybrid-Home Anatomical Print:

Hybrid-Home Limited Edition Print Anatomical - Light Blue

2.) Donna Wilson Creatures – Terry Tina: Read the rest of this entry »