Friday, February 28, 2014

Collected By

My good friend Nicholas Maggio turned me onto maybe the best furniture shop on planet earth. He just did a post on his site but felt it neccesary to do one here. Enjoy the leather goodness. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

fs20 / New Jersey

A few months ago I sold my truck to a really nice dude. We ended up talking for a bit and he turned me on to this great shop near him in Jersey. Check out their inventory here

Friday, January 17, 2014


nice brass

I love the brass detail on this sideboard
they have about a zillion tables like this that look to be in much better shape but for some reason I like how this table looks a little beat up

midcenturyLA has a huge selection of beautiful mid-century pieces. They are pretty reasonably priced considering they are located right in LA. Check out the rest of their inventory here

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Where I Stay: The Kitchen

So after looking at about 74 apartments and dealing with horrible brokers and bidding wars (yes for a rental) we found our place. I'm super happy with the apartment. We were very picky and we had a long list of must haves. We needed laundry in the building, preferably in the unit (little Henry fires through some clothes) I really wanted a parking space but this wasn't a must have. As lame and shitty as it sounds we needed to be in a safe neighborhood, preferably with a good public school nearby. It also needed to be big enough to fit all of our dumb shit that we don;t need inside of it. Having a baby really does change the game when it comes to finding the perfect apartment.

When first viewing the apartment that we chose-it didn't show that well. The apartment has one long brick wall (that I love) that was painted baby blue for some reason. Also the kitchen was sort of a patchwork of various wack kitchens. So we quickly moved on the apartment and said we will take it! We were down to pay full asking, pay full commission (even though I found it on craigslist and they didn't do anything but aggravate me) as long as they painted and I was able to put in a kitchen at their expense. I said I would put in a kitchen and they could knock a month off the rent. I lied and said I was an interior designer and sent a link to my blog and they were totally confused and thought I designed everything that was on here- and they went for it!

So I did an inexpensive basic as hell white Ikea cabinet with Ikea butcher block. I did a simple subway tile with black grout and on the windowsill I did a reclaimed piece of mahogany that I picked up from a friend. There is a washer and dryer on the right wall of the kitchen in a sort of cut out closet with no door, so that is the reason for the curtain. I built it out with pipe so we can also put a hamper back there, a mop, a vacuum and other random crap that I don;t want to look at. We have two of the smallest closets ever made so this was kind of necessary. I just used plumbing pipe, painted it black, hung some curtain rings and used a paint tarp from Home Depot as the curtain. I did hang my own light fixture and I plan on putting a few more finishing touches on the room over time but at least it's new, and clean, and I don't hate it.

Fusion Interiors: Tokyo, Japan

I recently stumbled upon these guys on the old Instagrams. Check out their shop here and you can also check out their Instagram feed @fusioninteriors

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Allied Maker

Allied Maker is a super dope company based out of Sea Cliff, NY. Designer Ryden Rizzo has been making some beautiful lights. I love the use of wood on these fixtures especially on the shades. All lights handcrafted in NY. Go check out the full collection here