I never cook. It’s not that I’m bad at it—I’m actually quite decent—but it’s a bore to cook for one. The only meal I prepare for myself—daily and without fail—is my morning blueberries, granola, and yogurt, which doesn’t require much in the skill department. So it is kind of a joke that I’m doing a post on the kind of items one associates with a person who’s industrious in the kitchen. But I like the look of the following containers, and I figure many if not all of of you cook, so maybe you’ll find the following helpful, or at least cute to look at. I do love everything Le Crueset, and this storage canister is just adorable.
As is this trio of canisters, which seem perfect for pasta and rice and whatnot.
I think this glass container is rather graceful, and I like the leather handle.
And the vivid blue here is just lovely.
And finally: a simple porcelain jar that couldn’t be prettier.
And it is, of course, just so good. Very woodsy, with notes of burning embers, suede, thyme, cedar leaf, wild grass, incense, and more. I’d imagine it took Cornejo this long to come out with a candle because she was waiting until she got it exactly right, because she just so totally has. And it’s a joy to look at too, natch.
On my last trip to LA, I noticed ceramics in all the cute little home boutiques—and not the funky-60s-style stuff I typically think of when I think of ceramics, but really cool, contemporary pieces that would not look out of place in the most modern of abodes. I’ve been mildly obsessed ever since with finding an item or two that might work for my place, and at the tippy-top of the list is this gorgeous vase from Brooklyn-based ceramicist Helen Levi.
I actually went ahead and ordered this endlessly chic mug from Pax Ceramics in duplicate just this morning.
I like the geometric pattern on this bud vase from Natan Moss.
And this coffee mug, also by Natan Moss, is appealingly crafty-looking, but still somehow modern.
This little mini-planter, by BTW Ceramics, would be perfect for one of my succulents, just as shown here.
And I have wanted the whole set of these cups, by Kat & Roger, for ages.
I’ve been wanting a quilt in the worst way for the longest time now, and I’m not entirely sure what it’s about: they’re cozy and home-y, but traditional in a way that I’m not. So it’s unsurprising that the ones I’m drawn to are on the modern side mostly, and it turns out that Etsy is crawling with shops selling really cool contemporary specimens. I like this red-on-white number because it’s actually not too too far from traditional, but would not be out of place in my home, which is anything but.
I just really like the color palette here.
This would look so cool in my bedroom, which is all shades of black, white, and grey, that I might just have to pull the trigger. I love the subtle shards of color throughout.
And this is actually a baby quilt, and a rather pricey one at that, but boy is it gorgeous.
Another one I could easily imagine living with.
I like the idea of doing some entertaining, but I lack some of the necessary tools, like for instance the kind of serveware you could display to anybody outside of family and your closest friends. So I’ve been doing some looking, and came up with the following specimens. First up: I don’t know how great actual food would look in it, but I love the trippy star print here.
The pop of yellow on this salad bowl is really quite delightful.
And I think this dipped cherrywood bowl is rather elegant.
The hearts here are on the twee side, but I can’t help but really love this.
I’ve been wanting one of these copper and enamel bowls for a while now, and might just have to finally give in go for it.
Technically, this is a mixing bowl, but I love how old-school it is and would totally serve from it.
Just a cheery, sturdy, happy option.
The lines of this salad bowl are nicely graceful.
It’s a problem as old as time: how to store your jewelry so that it all doesn’t end up one tangled and confused mess. I’ve always thought a box would be nice, and you couldn’t beat this hot pink number.
I also like this less pricey mirrored option from Crate & Barrel.
I currently organize my jewelry on a cluster of John Derian plates on top of my dresser.
And I like this sweet little ring dish.
This is the most stylish jewelry tree I’ve ever seen.
And this just looks like it would blend into the surroundings nicely. Plus, it’s super-cheap.