What’s up y’all, busy week—no Observer, very few auctions, so let’s get some chatter going on this slow pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday. Light it up with your furniture and design questions below, and I’ll answer them when I get back from the gym. Anything you wanna know.
Also, baking a pie if anyone has any recs. In the past I’ve made pecan and huckleberry.
Pie: I’m baking a salted maple pie from the Sister Pie cookbook. Grade B maple syrup and Maldon sea salt are the keys.
Not a design question but is there an alternative subscription method? I want to give you my money but I don’t want to use ApplePay.
Sister in-law came through with raw milk yesterday. Just sayin
Do you like cranberry sauce? I made too much and I'm leaving town in a few days
I’m dying for a shoe fly pie
Wishing you all a seed oil free thanksgiving
Start w/ a big one// Need couch - required: sloppy american sunday lounge-able, 16.5 in seat height - everything else is low & visiting parents need seats (excludes most loves off the bat), leather preferred but not dealbreaker, 3 seat or modular, $10k or less (if auction, findable w/o euro shipping) - ohhh baby what we got?
We've got a honey lavender pie situation this year. the top is bruleéd and you finish with salt. tastes like baklava without the nuts.
Recs on an interesting but cheap-ish floor lamp? I'm in Denver and the secondhand scene is not what it was when I lived in Brooklyn
New flatware and set of Colombo-esque tall drinking glasses
if you could send a sleeper agent into ivy league design schools to initiaize self-actualization through black markets what would you tell them
Suggestions for small ish storage boxes? Weirdly such a hard thing to find nice ones.
If I see an old timey coca cola bottle in a thrift store is it defo designed by Loewy or are there different ones?
Hi There! Any thoughts on a twin bed frame that'd feel at home in a home office? I'm looking for alternatives to the Burrow, Thuma, West Elm sameness of social media adds.
A more general question I guess would be: how do we coax our loved ones into agreeing to bringing more adventurous and expensive design in our home?
Would love some recs on solid office/desk chairs, vintage or not. I remember my dad's - it was something from the late seventies (chrome base and arms with puffy, camel-colored leather cushions) that I can still see in my dreams.
Lighting—can we do better than Akari, or is anything else overthinking it?
is 'collectible design' washed, or just getting started? was it fake all along?
Is there a single piece of Eames/Herman Miller that is worth purchasing retail full price? For example, I love the coconut chair but have never seen it on LA.
Hey Sami, looking for a set of Lubke Circo chairs…if you happen to know of an under-market listing. Cheers!
Thoughts on dining chairs in the Wegner-sphere that are not quite so ubiquitous?
Cool orthopedic stairs for my aging and beautiful senior dog to get up and down from the couch????? (None, impossible)