i would like this house…

…filled with books and art and rows and rows of little brown bottles and large tin cans of mysterious chemicals and sciency things.

sissel tolaas and her fab lab/apartment, photos by todd selby.

i’m a big fan of todd selby’s portrait photographs and often check out his photo project at theselby.com. the apartments are always interesting to begin with; quirky, stylish homes reflect the personality of the creative dweller, or at least, todd selby makes them look that way. every home he shoots has flair and a little touch of weirdness, in the very best kind of way. this one is sissel tolaas’s place. sissel is part artist, part scent theorist, part designer living in berlin. i like the neat, pseudo messy rows of singular objects set up throughout her apartment. more photos of her home and research lair here.

hop in time

it’s inevitable: in the midst of holiday shopping, you finally find that perfect gift…for yourself. okay, so sue me, i may have purchased a little something for myself while holiday browsing on fab the other day. but i swear, it came in the same box as all the other gifts for friends and family. i just saw it and couldn’t resist. it’s a watch! it’s practical! i will always need one! (so what if i already have one? variety is healthy.) and the rationalizations go on and on.

but seriously, isn’t this precious? so what if i’ll be guessing the time all day…right?

may 28th rabbit watch

at may28th.

monday munchies

i really enjoy the food photos over at canal house lunch. their dishes are generally pretty simple salads, soups, and other lunch fare, always well presented. their photos? well, take a look:

lampchops and rosemary canal house

lampchops and rosemary, yes please. oh how this gets me excited for christmas dinner. digging the iron cast skillet and the wooden plate as well.

invisible bookshelves

i have these invisible umbra bookshelves all over my apartment just floating on my walls. i love that they can make a hefty stack of books look exceedingly light; so sturdy! so unexpected! they’re also cheaper than the bike shelves i’m coveting, easier to get use out of, and easy to install, too.


pretty bike shelf. pricey bike shelf.  knowing me i’d wind up knocking everything off the shelf trying to get my bike down, so perhaps not entirely practical, but it sure does look nice. bikes are already aesthetically pleasing when they’re out on la rue. bikes on my wall? biketastic.

@ knife and saw.