Thursday, August 31, 2006


I'm a fan of Fluevog shoes -- well, not all of them (!) but many of them.

This clutch is remarkably simple for a Fluevog design, and I really like it. Sometimes a lack of adornment plus good proportions is really the best. (And it's on sale.)

Sunday, August 27, 2006


So, the fab Trumpette is known for its socks. Baby socks, that is. They're super cute and come packaged in an egg carton.

Well, take a look at these blocks by Trumpette. I hope they're wood -- there's a paucity of info here -- but at any rate they're extremely nice.

Watching the clock

You'd need a big space for this clock, I think, as it doesn't really have a homey quality, but I love the numbers. They're very sexy.

Saturday, August 26, 2006


I love these beautiful glasses from IKEA. They're called Pralin and there's a wine glass, a cocktail glass, and a regular glass.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Tin man

I love this wind-up robot. It's just so cool.

The thing about wristlets...

So here's the thing. I really wanted a new wristlet, because the thing I was using (pouch plus an umbrella handle strap!) broke. And it had to be a wristlet for various lifestyle reasons that I won't go into.

Now, I looked high and I looked low. I looked online and I looked off. I found nothing.

Except, one day there were wristlets everywhere! This makes me a little annoyed. What, is there a wristlet season now?

But anyway, here are some I like.

Gap. It's a pretty nice leather and the color is much more interesting in person -- almost a salmon (cooked). There was a wall of wristlets at Old Navy but I don't see them online. They matched these bags, though, in soft pretend leather. (Don't knock pretend leather, it's good with drool.)

Paul & Joe in Targetland. This is pretty cute, in spite of how logo-ish it is.

I love this, in the otherwise utterly boring Banana Republic. (What are they thinking? I used to like this store but I felt like I was falling asleep the moment I walked in.)

This in white leather with pink trim really got me, but it's very small.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Another another Coutorture giveaway


Monday, August 14, 2006


I quite like this Oxo 'Good Grip' tea kettle. There's something satisfyingly chunky about it. I think the real secret to Oxo's success is that all their kitchen tools look and feel like toys.

Cheery 'O's

A bit behind on posting!

I went past the Kenneth Wingard store the other day, and it's very covetable. I am not usually fond of vases (dust traps, I find) but I like these. Don't ask me how you put flowers in 'em, I don't know. But nice colors and shapes.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Another Coutorture giveaway


Sunday, August 06, 2006

In the 'Everything Functional Should Still Be Beautiful' series...

I saw this on the wonderful, unpretentious blog happy mundane -- what a nice thermos 'vacuum flask.' By Sagaform.

In the 'Everything Mundane For Babies Should Still Be Beautiful' series...

I bought the baby a 'sippy' cup at Pottery Barn Kids. It's translucent green, a sort of very watered down limeade color, with an opaque rubbery lid. She likes to bang it up and down.

Now, the point of all this is that if you've looked at baby cups recently, you would realize that this PBK cup is a miracle of restraint. I can't find a picture of it online, but these have a similar aesthetic.

I mean, my life is crazy enough already, let's have simple cups.

In the 'Everything Mundane Should Still Be Beautiful' series...

Square art

I was downtown today and walked through an art fair, of sorts. Most of it was hideous but I was rather taken by this little square faux painting of espresso. One of the artists of a thing they call Dripstick was selling the stuff there and explained how it's a reproduction of some sort put onto canvas and sort of paintified to make it look like paint...sorry, I know that makes no sense, but the look is nice.

Stress free item

I'm not crazy about phone holders, since it's a challenge in this busy world to find your phone before it stops ringing and I don't really want anything to slow me down. But these Japanese phone holders are sweet. I can't say it better than the website copy:

"1 It depends on the person as to where it is convenient to take it out from. It is smooth to take in and out since you can attach it to wherever you like.This is exactly a stress free item.
2 The pear-imaged form looks very healing with the original soft outline."

The Poire line from Super Planning.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Dial tone

Now this is a sexy phone (thanks to Style Spoon for leading me there indirectly). It's a Crosley CR57 Dreyfuss 500 Wall Phone, in the style of 1956 except for the fake rotary dial (lame).

It's at Loft Party, which also has other things I like: orange slice cutting board and lots of French Bull.


Happy goats on a tote.

Love it.

Nothing to add.

Cup o' craft

I really like Little Flower! The handpainted cups are excellent (I saw them first on Oh Joy!). Potter Linda Johnson's site is a good example of why to love the internet -- it allows small crafters to find an audience.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Drum major

So I don't usually post on clothing, because although I'm way too into clothing, style is just so personal. That is, I don't think anyone should have to use appliances that are ugly, but the sweater I hate you may love. Plus, fit is so important and you can't see that online and I don't care what Lands' End [sic] says.

Still, I am excited about this jacket.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Modernseed is having a pretty good sale. I like this fold-up blanket.

Guest post: Cara covets Libby

"The Libby-Dibby skirt is totally covetable -- they have super-cute vintage fabrics, the wraparound skirt is really flattering (and adjustable! For period bloat! Or post-baby bloat! Or too much wine bloat! Whatever kind of bloat!)

I am even sort of charmed by the fact that the different fabric combinations are available only in certain sizes, although I'm sure this isn't their intention. It makes it seem a little closer to one-of-a-kind clothing.

I would buy one in a heartbeat if I had the money. Instead I am sending it to you, because you will Get It."

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Ain't it snappy?

I like this Allison Burns bag a lot. It's just a ray of sunshine. Coutorture is sponsoring a contest that Covetable readers can enter (thanks!) and you can win this bag, or something like it. Just scroll down a little and enter your e-mail.

The key to my heart

On Far Too Cute (love that blog name) I found these delectable key necklaces by Jessica Elliot. She casts them in silver off of old keys -- these ones look like armoire keys to me. Aren't they nice? And they'd be good for the babe to play with -- not too fragile. (I don't know if that's Jessica Elliot herself modeling them, but that model is very pretty.)

Win more stuff!

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