— Noted.



I feel like everything would be better if I had a pair of these socks. By Richer Poorer for Poketo, $12.


I’ve practiced yoga on and off since about 1998. I should be a lot better at it than I am, but here’s the thing about yoga. It reminds me a lot of the movie “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” and the apprentices who might spend a year trying to perfect cooking rice, before they are allowed to do anything else. There is not a single pose that is supposed to be without a challenge, meaning that there is no ease, no rest, and always some sort of focus and engagement. There is almost no finish. Take downward dog. It’s the classic yoga pose, one that I have come to find restful, and yet, yesterday in class, my teacher came and touched my ribs and told me to subtly shift my weight, changing the way I’ve been holding the pose for years.

Earlier this year, I decided to buy a new yoga mat. My brother gave me my last one, smartly designed with a creased grid. It folds perfectly and slides into its own bag, obscuring me from the mass of mat toting Brooklynites in my neighborhood.


Khataland YoFoMat – on amazon.


After doing some quick research, I decided to go with this eco-friendly mat from JadeYoga. I love this mat. I went with green, known for its effects of healing and renewal.

















There aren’t many things that I can say I’ve dedicated so many years of my life to like my yoga practice. There’s never an end, and I am so thankful for that specifically.

From the words of Jiro Ono:
I do the same thing over and over, improving bit by bit. There is always a yearning to achieve more. I’ll continue to climb, trying to reach the top, but no one knows where the top is.



Photo from bestmadeco.com

From Best Made Company, this little sign sits on the molding above my entry hallway. From their product description:

In his autobiography Benjamin Franklin outlined a “Precept of Order, requiring that every part of my business should have its allotted time, one page in my little book contain’d the following scheme of employment for the twenty-four hours of a natural day.” The first order of business in his precept was to ask himself simply, “What good shall I do this day?”


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via Present & Correct



I love the people around me who make things. Bringing an idea into real life is no easy feat, big or small. These cards feature a beautiful lovely foil stamp hashtag, a hard-working symbol that sums up in ways that no other thing or word can. #impressed

Get them here.



A simple and lovely gift, and daily reminder of my number one fan(s).
Many more sayings, and a customizable option here.


My favorite Instagram feed of the moment (and many passing and future moments) is coming from @presentandcorrect — in a time when we are being inundated with bespoke online design shops, they are standing apart. Plus, they sell things like this, this and this. And this.

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Photos from More & Co.

These mugs! Hand-painted polka dots on the inside and a rubber-dipped handle. Made by Recreation Center. Blue color exclusively available at More & Co.





Another product by Hay, designed by Clara von Zweigbergk and Shane Schneck. Another ordinary object made extraordinary. Available at the Hay store.


Just when you think web design really can’t get all that exciting, a site like this comes around. Simple, but really beautifully executed. From COS:

To celebrate our arrival in the US, we’ve gathered a collection of things we love from across America – people, places and objects from each of the 50 states.

Explore the project: http://projects.cosstores.com/50things


And, looking forward to seeing COS in America. For a mass brand, I’m impressed by the level of consideration they put into everything they do. Curious as to how well they will do on this side of the pond.

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