Friday Favorites 11/4/2011

November 4, 2011

Erin Marvin, Managing Editor
I love the modern femininity of this Calliopsis shade from Anthropologie. White felted flowers wrap around a crisp cotton shade, giving the simple form unexpected depth and texture. When the lightbulb inside is switched on, shadows from the felted flowers enhance its 3D effect.

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Stacy Kunstel, Homes Editor
Amber has arrested me. Seriously, the birch beer hue of this chair has had my mouth watering since the moment I saw it in the window at Kartell. So what if it’s polycarbonate? Color this beautiful should be edible.

Kartell Papyrus chair, by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec; photo courtesy of

Jared Ainscough, Assistant Art Director
Being without heat for the past week has got me thinking of buying a wood stove. My wife scoffs at the idea–partially because of the clunky, antique look that most wood stoves have and partially because she’s afraid I will burn the house down. Both points are perfectly valid. I think, though, that if I showed her this beautifully simple stove from RAIS (available through Brassworks in Providence), I might be able convince her otherwise. It’s sleek and stylish while being functional and practical. It is also operates with the flip of a switch, which will comfort my wife.

RAIS Gabo wood stove; photo courtesy of

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