Sunday, July 30, 2006

Play it again, baby!

I really, really want one of these for my little domicile. The Schoenhut Tabletop Toy Piano is ridiculously cute. And, and, and! It's a way for a baby to make sounds happen that aren't horrible, out of tune melodies from a cheap little chip. The keys seem to hit little rods, for a sort of chime sound. It's not an inexpensive toy, but the best place to buy seems to be Live and Learn (the site is hard to navigate but the prices are right).

Did I mention this is ridiculously cute?

Thursday, July 27, 2006

On Target #4

And for kids' stuff, I like their Amy Coe line. It's pretty decent in terms of looks. I have a chenille blanket from there and it's quite nice and cuddly.

On Target #3

Here's a sweet little lamp.

On Target #2

And check out this bent wood stepstool -- really good looking.

On Target #1

I was at Target the other day (don't ask about the laundry hamper situation) and notice they have some nice new (to me) things. This set of melanine plates is really pretty in person.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Win stuff

This drawing is over, but I'll be putting another one up soon.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Coffee, coffee: buzz, buzz, buzz

OK, I'll be honest and tell you I use an electric, but I do covet this stovetop espresso maker very much. It's sort of cartoony and moderne, and so shiny. Not like it would stay thus in my house, but anyway, it's very, very pretty.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Join the club

I'm not always much of a joiner, but this is a cool place to hang out: Coutorture! (No, I swear it's not painful.) You can find my blog there and much other stuff. In their own words:

"Coutorture gives fashion lovers news and commentary in one convenient location. Integrating fashion blogs, online magazines, and exclusive media content, all while promoting a community based on active participation, Coutorture is the new destination for online fashion."

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Pretty package

There's no point buying perfume and ignoring the packaging, since it's all about that anyway. But I haven't quite descended to the level of buying perfume only for the packaging.

This eau de t is quite tempting, though. I love everything about this bottle -- I made the picture large because the beauty is really in the details. There's a whole art nouveau thing going on there with the flowers, but then a whole industrial glam thing with the metal tag around the top. I think it smells of roses, but who cares? I smell of baby these days, anyway, which is sweeter than anything.


I love this blender. It's by GE. It just has such a nice, clean look. It's only available at Wal-Mart, though. (Do you know, I've never actually been to a Wal-Mart. Is it like a giant Target?)

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Guest post: Traci covets Gitta

Gotta getta a Gitta.....bag that is! Gittabags are part
diaper bag, part functional fashion for both baby and
mom. The bags come in a variety of configurations and
the color combinations are cool. The fabric is
dynamic; lightweight yet incredibly durable. I have model
108 and use it everyday. I'd love to acquire
another, smaller bag too!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Pip Squeak!

I haven't done a Baby Covet for a while. In the meantime, I love this hat from pip-squeak chapeau. You can't lose the scarf! I think I need something like that for myself, in fact. They also have an interesting line in felt.

Four logs

Via Modish, something incredible. These Four Logs are just amazing. Rid yourself of empty space and ash! They come in four colors, with an optional stand (as in the picture). I think the log people need to expand -- how about Four Fishbowls?

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Tea blue

I like these wooden "tea tables" at West Elm. I can imagine that after a while you might get tired of them, but wouldn't they look so nice on a porch...muslin curtains blowing in the wind...Beehouse teapot steaming...

Monday, July 10, 2006

The skinny for pods

These are neat -- vinyl sticky-on "cases" for iPods. The idea is to avoid scratches but I also think it's nice to get a little color in your Mac world, for a change. Unfortunately they don't make the skins for my old school machine. Made by GelaSkins, found via OhGizmo!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Write me

Via Fresh Trend, this is perfect in its utter simplicity and absolute whimsy. It's a mailbox that looks like an envelope.

Hello, beautiful!

How gorgeous. It's a set, and I'm in love. It's all fantastic. With little touches of gilt. Creature Comforts turned me on to this.


This is just a simple wallet, but I think the little embroidered suitcase really makes it special. There's a whole old-school airline sensibility around these days, I like it. At Copacetique.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Bluefly, don't bother me

Please don't ask what I'm doing on Bluefly (answer: procrastinating). But you may ask how much I love this bag by Tocca. And there's a matching overnight bag! I'm hooked.

Three for three

I'd like to do a little paean to three stores here in San Francisco. All three are lovely and full of covetable things.

Doe, in lower Haight, is small and charming, and has a terrific logo. They have some great baby clothes, like this dear shirt -- I think the pun is sweet. And check out this exquisite wool dress.

Wishbone, in an otherwise not terrifically interesting stretch in the innert Sunset, is like a toy store for grown-ups. Lots of Paul Frank, for example, and toast coin purses. They also carry the ubiquitous (and rightly so) beautiful Beehouse ceramics.

Lavish is a treasure trove of covetable stuff. They have a million tiny cute objects, like bags and pins and cards, plus some of the best of the best of local fab kid clothes. The online shop is but a pale reflection!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The world needs more colorful computers

Via i am a greedy girl (we seem to be separated at birth blog twins), the "choose your own adventure" version of the MacBook. I want purple metallic, myself.

They have PCs, too, but since that Mac runs Windows I am all set. (Ooh, I just noticed you can send in your computer for a makeover. Love it.)

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Short sleeves

Laptop sleeves are neat. Not only are they useful -- make any bag a computer bag! -- but you can get fun with them. Because face it...laptops just aren't that nice-looking (except a few Macs) on their own. These are nice, and they're silk. My favorite, though, is this black one with a poppy.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Something about cars

I didn't even get that this was supposed to be car parts -- it's just neat looking. I don't think it would work too well as a room divider, which is what it's supposed to be, though. I think the suggested closet-cover idea makes more sense. But where's the shower curtain version? From the nice-to-browse Realm Dekor.

Radio radio

I love these radios by toaster-maker Dualit. They're made of aluminum -- sorry, aluminium -- and come in black, gray and cream. They remind me of lunchboxes.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Occasional tables

Shaker-style furniture is just so pretty. I love all these reproduction occasional tables. There was an interesting article in the New Yorker not long ago about the Shakers and how their cabinetry was marketed. Oh, and thanks to Readerville for inspiring this post.

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