“Get You Back”

July 25, 2016

One listen was all it took to get me to pull up the Mayer Hawthorne station on Pandora. What a perfect soundtrack for this Summer…modern, soulful, some rhythm and blues…a little funk. Perfect.

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photo:http://www.mayerhawthorne.com/

 

 

Lucky 7

July 17, 2016

If the bright lights of Las Vegas won’t draw you in, maybe this will. Seven Magic Mountains, by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, is a site specific installation just 10 miles from The Strip. Comprised of seven towers of brightly painted boulders stacked to over thirty feet high, Seven Magic Mountains will be providing a jolt of color to the Mojave Desert through the spring of 2018. If you’re on the west coast I think a road trip might be in order.

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photos:http://sevenmagicmountains.com/

 

Worth the Wait

July 14, 2016

Perfect for dining al fresco now or to put into service indoors during Fall and Winter. Harry Bertoia’s plastic side chair for Knoll International, a re-issue of the original 1956 design in celebration of his 100th birthday. Shells will be available in neutrals to brights…the frames in polished chrome or powder coat.

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photos:http://www.knoll-int.com/home/by-designer/classic-designers/harry-bertoia/bertoia-plastic-side-chair—outdoor

 

Hot Summer Days

July 10, 2016

Cool summer nights. Perfect sleeping weather might just have you reaching for a little cover, like a summer quilt. Reach a little further back in time for some inspiration from the original modernists, the Shakers. These antique quilts will satisfy both your comfort level and simplequietmodern aesthetic whether you’re spending your weekends in the woods or at the shore.

 

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Photos: University of Alberta Museum

 

 

 

A Rare Occasion

July 6, 2016

It’s a rare occasion when I’m presented with something that I haven’t already seen, experienced and loved or already dismissed. It’s even more rare that I am surprised at all. Well, surprised I was when I found a small unexpected parcel at my door and simply stunned upon opening it. So simple, so quiet, so modern. At first glance it looked like a block of Russian Amber…or something from the MOMA gift shop. Closer inspection exposed its true identity, a new incarnation of one of my favorite things, maple syrup. The equivalent of a 7 oz. bottle packed into a grateable solid cube of dark, robust maple sugar…loaded with nutrients, antioxidants and polyphenols. Microplane at the ready, flaked on mixed Summer berries will be a great way to start.

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photos: gp

http://www.tonewoodmaple.com/products/maple-cube-pure-maple-sugar-cube-from-vermont-vt

All Set

July 3, 2016

Flag. Check. Burgers, watermelon and sparklers? Check, check and check. That was simple.

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photos: gp  

 

Secatuers

June 13, 2016

You don’t realize how much you need them until you do. Then, you wish you had these. Smart Scissors designed in 2009 by Japanese architect Hagino Mitsunobu. Chic anvil shears of stainess steel coated in matte flourocarbon polymer.

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Top photo: https://food52.com/shop/products/1796-contemporary-japanese-shears

peony photo: gp

 

 

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