Everyone loves a regular feature, right? Gives us a sense of order in a world full of chaos. And in case you were worried I'd analyze a different aspect of Fassbinder's oeuvre every week, don't fret. I still love me some discount decorating! So on Thursdays (or every other?) I'm gonna page through the "What's New" section of all the big chains and recommend what I'd ABSOLUTELY buy for myself if I had the space or funds. I swear, us worker bees at Mugatu Intl. are so desperate to consume a fight nearly broke out today over who got to buy the new office tea kettle at Crate & Barrel (David won. And the damn thing blew a fuse -- sign from above?). This week my faves all just happen to be grey or black and a little hard edged ... hmm:
The Alexander Table Collection in Gray from Target -- the bookcase is only $99.99!
Wire spheres from West Elm, sorta Bill Blass if you put one in a classical urn. The 18-incher is $54 but worth it.
Pottery Barn's Taylor Vintage Steel Bedside Table for $399. Love the little brass knob on black metal. Sanitarium chic?
Zinc "Lighthouse" lamp from Wisteria. Must they make that comparison? It's an interesting shape nonetheless. And dear God let's replace that hideous ecru drum-bell shade with a black lacquered coolie number. $189.
An X-Ray of Frank Gifford's right leg? No, the Johnny Floor Lamp from CB2. Very architectonic as they say. Or very Angelo Donghia -- check out the floor lamp and coffee table in that last, unbelievably fabulous emerald green room. CB2 has half the look down, now why can't they venture into classical territory and make, say, a George II mirror out of lightweight resin? Just askin'.