Make a Wish

November 16, 2018

If you were hoping Hans Wegner’s iconic C-24 ” Wishbone” chair was available in more than the 105 options already offered, you’ve gotten your wish. For a limited time Carl Hansen & Sons is offering the C-24 in a special edition in celebration of their 110th birthday. Available in eight colors with a natural paper cord seat, this specially priced limited edition will only be available until the end of this year. So many choices. That didn’t complicate the decision making did it?





Photo top: limited edition C 24 in Oyster Gray

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Shoulda Woulda Coulda

November 13, 2018

I should have… I would have…I could have purchased this navy Sherpa jacket last year. Then I’d have been ready for this early November blast of ice and snow. Really? The trees are still full of leaves and many haven’t even begun to turn. Now it’s back to square one…it’s cold…and Jaxon wants to go for a walk. Lesson learned.


Photos: Need Supply Co.


Crisis Averted

November 11, 2018

Before serving up a new recipe to your guests this Thanksgiving it might be a good idea to give it a test run or two. A fast or slow oven, even an ingredient omission or misprint, can be a spell disaster. Working out the kinks beforehand will guarantee success. Less than two weeks left…better get on it.

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Follow the directions on any package of fresh cranberries and add a bit of fresh or candied ginger to the mix.

Once you’ve mastered Gougere you’ll be making them any time there’s a gathering and some Champagne.

Once we started roasting them, Brussels Sprouts became everyone’s favorite side. A little Bacon, a drizzle of walnut oil couldn’t hurt either.

Jackfruit “crab-less” crab cakes…another new ” go to” appetizer.

Roasting off a Hubbard squash provides a superior result over canned pumpkin if you’re in the mood for pie.

photos: gp



In The Dark

November 9, 2018

There’s always a little extra illumination needed once Daylight Saving Time has us “falling back” into Autumn darkness. Recent upgrades to Peter Bristol’s Thin Task Lamp provide us with even more design options when using this simplequietmodern favorite to shine a little needed light on things. Still providing a minimalist profile while providing fully articulated warm white LED illumination, the Thin Task Lamp is now available in a wall mount. Two sizes, three finishes, hardwire or plug- in options and matching toggle or rotary switch and dimmer will have your needs covered no matter your desired application.









Just the ticket…

November 5, 2018

for a relaxing sit or restful sleep. The George Nelson Daybed, designed in 1950 is available once again. Produced by Herman Miller, it is lean minimalist seating by day, firm comfortable bed by night. Perfect for that first apartment, a home office/guest room or that modern weekend cabin. My favorite incarnation is as shown in walnut. A light ash finish, brushed or polished metal hairpin legs and dozens of approved Herman Miller Textiles are available options.













Summer Holdover

October 28, 2018

We might be closing in on November, but I can’t help thinking that this Red Cabbage Salad with Lemon and Parmesan will add a little Summer brightness to your menu rotation this Fall and Winter. As easy as it was to whip up for those Summer picnics sand barbecues, you’ll find yourself serving this alongside your heartier favorites. And, in true simplequietmodern fashion it couldn’t be easier…three ingredients and a minimal amount of prep.

Adapted from the original from Molly Wizenberg of Orangette, this salad is this simple. One small Red Cabbage washed, cored, quartered and finely shredded tossed with a dressing of one clove of garlic run through your Microplane, the juice of one lemon, 3 Tablespoons olive and a good pinch of Kosher salt whisked together. Top with 1/4 cup grated parmesan and a generous grind of black pepper and toss again. That’s it.

photos: gp




Just Right

October 23, 2018

Heath Ceramics new Muir flatware. Designed by Heath in San Francisco and hand crafted by Sherrill Manufacturing in New York, the result is the perfect complement to any of your Heath dinnerware. Whether you’re setting a simplequietmodern place for one on any given weeknight, or entertaining a crowd during the holidays you can’t go wrong with the elegant MidCentury minimalism Muir brings to the table.