Making the Cut

December 6, 2019

Keep them hidden in your desk drawer and you’ll never be cut short again. These 10″ black Kevlar shears will have you cutting through everything from tape, gift wrap, card stock or fabric with ease. Made of Xylan coated hot forged carbon steel, a little gentle care after each use will have you at the ready no matter what your cutting needs are. I see some gift wrapping in your future, it might be a good time to pick up a pair for yourself and maybe another as a thoughtful gift.

photos: https://www.bestmadeco.com/products/ten-inch-kevlar-shears

 

Still Gorgeous at Seventy

December 2, 2019

An Icon of modern Danish design, the Chieftain Chair is celebrating it’s seventieth birthday and looking as good as ever. Originally designed by Finn Juhl in 1949 the Chieftain chair was reissued in 2002 and produced as originally specified in walnut and leather. Now, a Chieftain Sofa and Footstool are also available as well as an optional oak frame. Could be a good use of that Christmas bonus, right?

 

Photos: https://finnjuhl.com/collection/chieftain-chair

 

 

 

Tie One On

November 24, 2019

Thanksgiving dinner.The recipes, the lists, the shopping. You’ve got everything covered but you. Enter Fog Linen’s Garcon Apron in black or natural Lithuanian linen…protecting you from prep to presentation to clean- up in simplequietmodern style. On your mark, get set…

 

photos: https://needsupply.com/linen-garcon-apron/1025980.html?lang=en_US

Apparently, It’s On

November 17, 2019

Just into November and most of the country has been dumped on or been hit with an Arctic Blast. Is it just that Mother nature has a warped sense of humor or was it the early release of Heath Ceramic’s 2019 Winter Seasonal Collection that got things rolling? There’s no holding back now, the Holidays are here. Unofficially to be sure, but, they’re here. Might as well start bringing out the lights, developing a decorative plan for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and the rest of the Winter Holidays and start testing out a new recipe or two. And, shopping? Let’s start that list as well…perhaps with the Heath Ceramics Winter Seasonal Collection of limited edition offerings and finishes. New glazes like Zinc, Penny Green and Sand and Sea seem to mimic nature and have been applied to classic Heath favorites like the Bud vase, Tall Modern Cup, Plaza Trays and the Deep Salad Bowl making easy work of selecting a gift for yourself, someone special or serving up something tasty to family and friends.

 

 

 

 

This sampling and more simplequietmodern favorites available at https://www.heathceramics.com/collections/winter-seasonal-2019 photos by Heath

Snow Photos: gp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lathered Up

November 11, 2019

From the farm to you, the luxurious whipped creaminess of goat milk soap by Beekman 1802. It’s true, what’s old is new again. The addition of vitamin rich goat milk to their triple milled vegetal soap not only cleans but moisturizes with an unbelievably luxurious lather. My two favorites are the clarifying Activated Charcoal Shampoo Bar and the generous 9 oz. face and body bar in Oak Moss…a clean woody scent with Vetiver, Oak Moss and Amber. What a great way to prepare for a busy day or scrub off what the day’s thrown at you at the end of it.

Photos: gp

 

 

Fall Back….Look Forward

November 7, 2019

Straight from the Netherlands, a surprising and welcome gift of flowering bulbs. Now, as the days are growing shorter, I can try to ward off any Seasonal Affective Disorder by planting the Giant Allium and Parrot Tulips, take a deep breath and anticipate the arrival of their dramatic blooms come Spring. It’s always great to have something to look forward to so, before the snow flies, you might want to to plant some yourself.

photos:gp

 

Boo

October 30, 2019

Crossing over to the dark side while I try to avoid most things Halloween and prepare for the annual “fall back” into darkness. Here are just a few simplequietmodern points of inspiration.

Top to bottom:

Cy Twombly, Untitled 1970 Photo: MoMA

My favorite Bertoia Side Chair now available covered in leather. Photo: https://www.knoll.com/product/bertoia-leather-covered-side-chair

From Lostine…barn brooms. Or, is it a Coven parking lot? photo: https://lostine.com/collections/kitchen/products/barn-brooms

Always inspirational…the fall burn pile.

Dig in! Heath’s Muir Flatware now available in Onyx. Photo: https://www.heathceramics.com/collections/winter-seasonal-2019/products/muir-flatware-onyx-5-piece-setting-w19

Off the sticks just in time. Purl Soho’s Elementary Wrap Knit up in their Linen Quill in Kettle Black. https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2017/10/20/elementary-wrap/

Always my favorite container for a few gorgeous blooms, the Tall Modern Cup by Heath Ceramics. Photo: https://www.heathceramics.com/products/tall-modern-cup-sand-penny-green-w19?_pos=1&_sid=d7fb13c87&_ss=r

A Knoll Textiles classic, Diva… in Coal. Hmmm, what needs reupholstering? Photo: https://www.knoll.com/knolltextileproductdetail/Diva

OK…here’s just a little Halloween for ya.

Photos by GP unless where noted.