My new favorite couple: Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler

My dad has always loved CBS ‘Sunday Morning’ and I’ve finally admitted to myself that I love it. Today’s episode feature Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler- two fabulous people who happen to be in love. And are perhaps the coolest couple I’ve ever seen. I love Jonathan’s style and Simon’s, too. And they’re sassy and like the word “moxie” (one of my favorites). Also, Simon just said “I love working in a store. If Virginia Woolf had worked in a store, maybe she wouldn’t have gotten depressed.”

They met on a blind date. ADORABLE. I love Simon because he dresses department store windows. My grandma did that for years and years. And Jonathan is from Jersey and went to Brown and loves bright colors and hippos. And describes his stuff as “very classical but with just a little bit of moxie.”

God I love them. I also love the ‘Sunday Morning” chose to play the clip from ‘Top Design’ where Jonathan tells Preston his flower arrangement “fails kind of on every level.”

Fuck you, Preston.


January 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Crush, Fashiony, New York, Nora, Pretty, Want, World saving. 2 comments.

shoe ‘rack’ for nora

Don’t know why but it seems like something you would post about/want….
From Crunch Gear blog
I’ve got a fair number of shoes and I try to keep them in the closet with the rest of my wardrobe, but we all know how that goes. If I had one of these things in my entryway I’d still kick them off, but now I’d be kicking them with a purpose. As you can see, the opposed brushes catch your shoes and suspends them, and I assume knock off any fluff they’ve accumulated. Unfortunately, good ideas like this stay in the boutiques for a while and cost a mint, in this case about €2000, or $2500.

Thanks Steve!

October 25, 2008. Tags: , . Becko. 1 comment.

tetris tiles fit together to make my dreams come true

File this one for future use when I redo a bathroom in my dream house

they are tiles designed after the best game ever.

buy them for me here:

September 13, 2008. Tags: , , , , , . Nora, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

Grand Army Plaza redesign

Grand Army Plaza is one of my favorite spots in Brooklyn, and it’s going to get a $400,000 makeover. It is really hard to cross the street around there, it’s true. The Design Trust for Public Space had a design contest for ideas on what to change – check out more of the winners here.

Pretty. You can go see the exhibit of winning designs from September 13 to October 13 in a free, outdoor, public exhibition in the center of the Plaza. I’m gonna!

September 12, 2008. Tags: , . Add this to your calendar, Brooklyn, Emily, Pretty. Leave a comment.

Blog of the Day: Stickers and Donuts!

Now that’s some crap I like.  Especially the donuts.  Nora can have the stickers.  But, this blog is super cool and is now making it into Becko’s BOD feature, which we have sucked at keeping up.  I think Nora might really like this site’s stuff on design and graphics, (you had me at font alert!) .. and also the Renegade Craft fair recap.  I really like this post of animals made of letters (another two of my favorite things!!)

Obvs., that one is for Nora.  From Bembo’s Zoo.

July 1, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , . Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Brooklyn, Emily, I can has animals, Innernette. 6 comments.

Blog of the Day: cool business cards

I’m not certain if it’s a blog or just a gallery but I like it.

See 67 more HERE

June 6, 2008. Tags: , . Becko, Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Pretty, Uncategorized, Want, Work. Leave a comment.