We've seen too many chinese character tattoos that probably translate to things like watermuffin and springonionbunny. We've been frightened by plastic-wrapped convenience store sushi. We've been bombarded by ads implying that yoga was developed as a weight-loss method. Exhausted by pseudo-Asian junk, we've dodged Asian design. Maybe it's time to start learning about the good stuff. Step one: A tall, black bookcase with Asian-inspired metal details. Simple and elegant. Perfect for beginners.
Equally out of character, we've fallen in love with a trendy color. So....if grey is cool, and we have grey stuff, could we be....? No. Not possible.
We almost never refinish something and put the old-school hardware back but this old gal wears it well.
It's hard to tell from this photo but Ethan rocked this color. It's the best green we've ever had.
Simple lines, bright color, almost modern. Don't tell anyone. I'll have to start wearing my go-go boots to work.
We've never had a wine rack before. I feel very grown up.
My sister is the best yardsale shopper in the world. She's the perfect combo of sweet and friendly mom, high-speed junk rejector, and ruthless negotiator. Our pick-your-own-finish stuff is just getting better,
Deals: Odds and Ends sale. (Did I mention we're moving???)
I know we're only moving across the street but we're lazy and don't want to take anything that we're not in love with. How about any as-is chair that's not part of a set goes for $25? How about as-is end tables for $40? TV stands for $85? How about you come make us an offer on anything that's been hanging around a while?
As explained above, we're pretending we're cool this month. As part of that effort we've got John Bunzli playing live music from 5-7 pm on October 19th. We realize that most cool people don't party quite that early but we're hoping it might catch on so we can participate more often. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Quote of the Month: "As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border." --Sarah Palin, explaining why Alaska's proximity to Russia gives her foreign policy experience, interview with CBS's Katie Couric, Sept. 24, 2008 Happy Halloween.