Bird coat hooks designed by Jorine Oosterhoff , $7.50 each at Kikkerland.
Available locally at Harvard Museum of Natural History Museum Shop.
I featured these adorable bird coat hooks from Kikkerland in the Boston Globe on Sunday. Something about them just makes me happy. They’re designed by Dutch artist and designer Jorine Oosterhoff, to capture a beautiful moment in nature. She told me that she based the bird coat hooks on real bird species. Clockwise, there’s the toucan, bullfinch, woodpecker, and nuhatch (Fruit Loops and Woody taught me something in the ’70s, but I had to Google the other two.)
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I just finished a roundup of blue velvet pieces for the Boston Globe Magazine, and basically fell in love with everything. (I’ll try to put a blue velvet shopping guide together for you.)
But this… this needs it’s own post. Perhaps a touch on the shiny side but I adore this blue velvet blazer and pants by 3.1 Phillip Lim. A pantsuit! I bet Hillary could rock it.
Available online at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Neiman Marcus, and Spring.
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Chock A Block Necklace By Maslo Jewelry
This wood necklace is the perfect finishing touch
for a minimalist look in white, black, or tan.
The white-coated necklace has an adjustable vintage sienna cord with paint dipped ends,
a brass bead, white-coated beads, and vintage ceramic beads. Made in USA
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Japanese designer Mitsuhiro Konishi was trained as a sculptor, as is evident in his collection of metal cutlery and kitchen tools handcrafted in his Okinawa workshop. The substantial weight of each piece is balanced against an intricate attention to detail, like the small rivets that connect the forms. These pieces are made from hand beaten aged steel and polished brass. Available at Nalata/Nalata.
Velde Necklace by The Things We Keep
$216 • Pod, 35 Sacramento Street, Cambridge
Kay Wang founded her Brooklyn-based architectural jewelry line The Things We Keep in 2011. Her sculptural pieces are modern and minimal everyday pieces. All work is designed and fabricated by hand in New York City. The Velde necklace is a marriage of textile and metal, both primitive and contemporary, made of hand-twisted linen rope and cast brass.