If big is good…

July 7, 2019

then bigger is better. From a quick spin around town to your next long weekend, these canvas totes from James Perse will have you bringing home the ingredients for tonight’s dinner to packing all you’ll need for a few days away. Made in the USA of Italian heavy duty cotton/linen canvas, the small Tote measures 24″ w x 13″ h and the large tote comes in at 29″ w x 21″ h, both with an interior pocket and a 7-8″ shoulder strap drop. Of the dozen neutral shades available the Asphalt shown is my simplequietmodern selection that will work as well now as it will Fall, Winter or Spring. Makes me want to start packing for my next extended road trip.

Photos: https://www.jamesperse.com/bags/the-bag-collection/all-bags/accessories-large-canvas-tote-amf0016?color=18738&cm_filter=BAGS%2FTHE-BAG-COLLECTION%2FALL-BAGS

 

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You had me at…

June 24, 2019

free shipping. I know you’re just getting situated for Summer living outdoors but it’s hard to ignore the seating sale going on now at Knoll. All of their seating selections, from stools to sofas and everything in between, are on sale and ship free. Take the opportunity now and in a couple months when you’re moving back inside you’ll have a new place to perch through the coming Fall and Winter. Harry Bertoia’s 1952 classic Bird Chair and Ottoman would be the perfect place to catch up on your reading or indulge yourself in a bit of Netflix bingeing. Better get a move on, the sale is only on until June 25th.

 

Photos: nhttps://www.knoll.com/product/bertoia-bird-chair

 

I Had A Feeling

May 30, 2019

And, I was right. Memorial Day weekend has passed and I’m still waiting for some seasonal weather. Until Summer weather comes this simplequietmodern project will protect against this unseasonal chill…Purl Soho’s Elementary Wrap. Knit up in their Linen Quill…a blend of wool, baby alpaca and linen…  it was the perfect project to occupy those cold rainy nights and weekends over the last couple of months. And, if my prediction comes true, there’ll be the occasion to knock out another before Summers end. I hope I didn’t jinx it, but I see cool rainy days in our future.

 

 

Top photo: https://www.purlsoho.com/linen-quill.html

While my selection was Kettle Black, this luxurious, transitional yarn is available in over 40 colors. Fair warning.

Bottom photo: gp

 

In the beginning…

May 25, 2019

it started with a few random planks and a view. When he envisioned a piece of seating from which to enjoy a drink and take in the lake view at his cottage in Westport, New York, I’m not sure Thomas Lee knew what was about to happen. Over 100 years later his original Westport Adirondack Chair is still going strong. Countless variations over the decades have brought us back to Lee’s original design painstakingly recreated in recyced materials by Loll, making it even more modern. And, just in time for Summer it’s on sale and available in 9 colors…neutral, classic or bright. Who knew 328 recycled milk jugs could look so good?

 

Photos: https://lolldesigns.com

 

Movin’ on Out

April 29, 2019

Nothing says Spring and Summer like moving yourself outdoors. From starting your day with a deep cleansing breath of fresh air and your morning cup to lingering over dinner and drinks at the end of the day, you’ll need a place to sit. Enter Blu Dot’s minimalist Skiff Collection…lounge and dining seating, tables and benches of powder coated aluminum with Batyline Textile mesh in Carbon or white.

 

Photos: https://www.bludot.com/skiff-collection.html

 

and, the unexpected early release of Heath Ceramics Summer Seasonal Collection. In Spring greens ranging from bright speckled Canary to glossy vibrant emerald, you’ll be sure to find just the right piece to jump-start the season. I’m always partial to the trio of bud vases and the tall modern cup, but the Coupe Serving Platter, Dessert and Vegetable Bowls and Plaza Tray Set in this collection  look like they’re ready to step into service now, serving up the best offerings of Spring and Summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All photos via Heath. https://www.heathceramics.com/collections/summer-seasonal

 

 

Out Like a Lamb

March 14, 2019

Well, we’ll see. While we’re experiencing record low temperatures for March its the perfect time to start the segue to Spring with a simplequietmodern project like the Elementary Wrap from Purl Soho, knit up in their Linen Quill…a transitional combination of wool, alpaca and linen. Get it on the sticks now and you’ll be ready to wrap yourself up just in time for that first Spring outing.

Shown in Kettle Black, Linen Quill is available in 30 additional colors. And, the pattern is free…https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2018/05/02/elementary-wrap-in-linen-quill/

 

 

Photos: gp