Friday, August 26, 2011

I'll take you there

Beautiful, beautiful transportation typographic maps by Fadeout Design.

The SF one is actually BART, not MUNI. (I mean it's the cross-bay light rail commuter system, not the bus/tram system of the city.) It's a little misleading. Still beautiful, though.

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I heart robots

So I went into CB2 to get this.

It's a shower curtain with pastoral scenes of robots. Totally up my alley.

Anyway, CB2: it's such a dumb name (sorry Crate&Barrel - but your regular name is dumb too) and that stopped me from being interested in it before. But there were some things that appealed.

But my favorite was in the theme of "things that look like things that are those things but not really":

I am just the right age for this. I remember how fun it was pulling tape out of cassettes, and how delightfully wrong it felt. Now it's right!


I think CB2 spelled Verity Freebern's name wrong...

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Monday, August 08, 2011

High five

I really like the bags Threadless is doing - the long strap and short handles are great. My favorite.

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One hand in my Poketo

I had a bag from Poketo that I loved. (Still love. Unfortunately a toddler dragging it down the sidewalk didn't really make it any better.)

But I digress from my main point, which is that Poketo has fun stuff.

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Friday, August 05, 2011

Goodies from the new IKEA catalog

I really like IKEA. I mean, yeah, it's not heirloom quality but there have been many, many times in my life when "saving up for an investment piece" was really not advice I could take.

And I like the design. Not everything (hate their florals) but many things. I like IKEA green! I like that the children's toys are cheap and conform to EU standards for chemicals.

I also secretly wish an IKEA room planning person would come to my house and show me how to fit a family of sixteen into my living room.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What's on telly dear?

Saw this decal in one of those flash sales - by RoomMates. I like the idea of putting it right over a table.

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Friday, June 03, 2011

Oh, Tom.

OK, so I got my baby and my kidlet TOMS shoes. They are (a) awesomely cute and (b) good and flexible but, unfortunately, a+b is negated by the fact that in three (3) wears, they look thrashed. And I'm so not a person to care about wear and tear, but this is excessive.

I think it's the purple sparkly fabric; the metallic threads aren't holding up perhaps?

Anyway, sad face.

But cute, no?

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Haaap Haap

Boon ducks.

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Friday, November 05, 2010

Not the Dewey decimal system

Now, there's no way in the world I'll be able to afford this, but it's not just about possible, right? We've got to celebrate the covetable.

This is by Finnish-Ugandan designer Lincoln Kayiwa. I adore the way it makes a mish-mash seem purposeful. I mean, this is sort of what my bookshelf looks like anyway, only boringly flat.

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So there's a lot of nice stuff out there. But sometimes I see something that just makes me go ding! And it's often not the cutest thing or the design-y-est thing or the most on-trend-y-est thing out there.

It's just something that I, Maya, love.

Like this.

Even though it's from Urban Outfitters and I have nowhere to put it, I am vastly tempted.

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Friday, October 08, 2010

Etats unis

Oh, damn! Missed this sale.

Hot on the heels of Anna's ILOVECALI necklace find is this.

But California is sold out, oh no!

I actually love all Kris Nation's stuff. I mean, this!

And this!

(You know, with a name like that she should also be doing countries.)

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Well, hello, Anna

Introducing occasional guest posts by Anna. Who is awesome.

Enough said.

Thursday, October 07, 2010


My wardrobe could use a little somethin' somethin' lately, but who has time to shop? These I don't have to bother trying on.

Although I'm more of a pie than a pi kind of person, this looks delicious. If I understood Japanese maybe I could get a chance to taste it myself.

A different flavor altogether, suited to a more flighty mood.

A little more down-to-earth, in a charming way. Is your home where your heart is?

Of course, the items I desire cost more than a new pair of pants. Sigh. I really should just stick to my thrift-store silk scarves.

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Friday, October 01, 2010

I don't know the code for the S with the proper accent, and I'm too tired to look it up. Sorry, Alex.

Okay, so the title of this blog is Covetable, right?

This is some seriously covetable covetry right here. Alex Sepkus, the jewelry of.

So I was in this jewelry store - not shopping, just getting something cleaned. And I saw this ring. And thought, wow, that's neat. And went home.

And then kept thinking about it, with that mental version of lust that led me to start this blog in the first place. So now I'm jonesing after gold jewelry. I should get back to coveting kids shoes already.

Also, his bio makes me laugh.


Lorum shmorum

And speaking of the shape of t-shirts...

Not to criticize, Veer, but I have some criticism for you. See, I'd buy this if it were a different shape.

But you know I love you, really. I own two (2!) typography hoodies after all. (I know, that's weird. It was an accident.)

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For those of us who can't afford a chair...

Fab-tastical new posters from Blue Ant.

Love, love, love.

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Everything is a plate

From Everything is OK, a new piece of irony in the form of a collectible plate. Which, actually, would be really fun to serve cake on. Collect all one!

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Threadless has come out with a fancy line of fanciness. The important bit being that the girl shirts have some shape. Which is what has stopped me clicking "buy" on about a thousand Threadless designs before, so good for them.

I like this one.

And this one.

(A whisper in the Ear of Threadless - how 'bout some Ray Fenwick?)


The backlog

No excuse for a backlog, no excuse! So, you know, here are some posts.

Monday, August 30, 2010


OK, this is perfect and clever and I adore it. My baby is cutting a tooth now and there are a lot of lovely teethers out there, but none so apt.

Little Sapling Toys

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Round bracket

So yes, IKEA is IKEA...but for 10.99 where do you find shelf brackets this nice?

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Tea time

Tea on sale! Kids' clothes, but the kind you half-wish came in your size.

Tea is known for great prints, but I love these, too.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010


Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

Thursday, May 20, 2010


blogging with one hand
means limited text appears;
i like these shakers


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Monday, May 10, 2010

Instruit en amusant

My friend Anna pointed me to this great image blog, agence eureka.

Don't you want to play alphabo? Educational and fun!

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Friday, April 23, 2010


I totally covet all the kids clothes by speeses. The colors! The graphics! (Oh, yeah, and they have a nice message.)

And I just noticed they're having a 20% off sale. Go snabble something!

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Match up

From my friend Chris, who mostly knows about this, comes a tip:

I like that it's lower case, because if you think about it, isn't lowercase more common? By Voila.

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Nibble nibble

OK, yes, it's been a while. What can I say, I've been busy - had a baby. Yep.

But anyway...

hello, is this ring not lovely?

You know I love cocktail rings, but on the other end there's something so nifty about this perfect little nibble by bittersweets NY.


Thursday, January 21, 2010


Not sure I'd send for these all the way from Australia but they beat the look of Born Free for sure!

Via Odeedoh (how are you supposed to say that?), which once nicked a photo of mine.

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Hose off

Another cool thang by Ray Fenwick, available at Faucet Face.

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