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Get the Look: Modern Watering Cans

A watering can is one of those things you don’t think of having (or have room for) when you live in the city. (Or maybe you do, if you’re all green thumb-y.) A while back, I fell in love with a sleek, stainless steel watering can at MoMA (no longer available), that I received as a holiday gift. The long, skinny spout, great for filling vases around the house, is als, not conducive to city-size cabinets, so it lives on the Cape.

I have been thinking of getting another one that’s more compact for Boston (love the copper X3 by Kontextur, though the Born In Sweden watering can is more practical and comes in excellent colors.) I actually don’t have an outdoor watering can on the Cape, which I think I should get if I have any hope of growing anything this summer, which I kinda do. (Shocking, I know.) Here are 20 colorful, modern watering cans, for indoors and out.

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S H O P P I N G

1. Kiwi Watering Can by Donato d’Urbino & Paolo lomazzi for Alessi

2. Pipe Dream Watering Can by Jerszy Seymour for Magis

3. Fleur Watering Can by Auerhahn

4. Aquastar Watering Can by Eva Solo

5. Spring Watering Can by Robert Bronwasser for Goods

6. Dumbo Watering Can by Rosenthal

7. Dual-Action Watering Can by Pascal Charmolu for Born In Sweden

8. Diva Watering Can by Eero Aarnio for Alessi

9. Camilla Watering Can by Koziol

10. Black Swan Watering Bucket by Streamline

11. Brushed Stainless Steel Watering Can by Blomus

12. Aqua Genie Watering Can

13. Outdoor Pour and Store Watering Can by OXO

14. Indoor Watering Can by Living Accents

15. Watering Can by Karim Rashid for Proper

16. Calla Lily Flower Watering Can by 2PO

17. Elise Watering Can by Koziol

18. Watering Can by Pascal Charmolu for Born In Sweden

19. x3 Watering Can by Paul Loebach for Kontextur

20. Gro Watering Can by Hallgeir Homstvedt for Established & Sons

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Get the Look: 18 Graphic Picture Tees

Now that the weather is a bit warmer, I have abandoned by ankle length Patagonia puffer (attractive look, I know). I love wearing an edgy T-shirt underneath a blazer. I’ve actually gotten a couple of cute, casual striped blazers at Gap over the last year which have been a staple, along with a cream and navy stripe Tory Burch blazer from several years ago. (The Tory Burch Augusta Jacket, which is a similar idea but with much wider stripes, is on sale. Also, try Gap’s Classic Stripe Blazer and Knit Blazer in heather gray.) Perhaps I need to do a spring blazers for daytime post! In the meantime, let’s look at some at some digital photo graphic tees. Kate Moss and Audrey are my faves.

 

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S H O P P I N G

1. Antimatter T-Shirt by Jean Pierre Braganza

2. T-Shirt with Strass

3. Yung K Tee by Dimepiece

4. Looney Tunes Represent Tee by Eleven Paris

5. Patchwork Portrait-Print T-Shirt by Givenchy

6. Flora Mortis T-Shirt

7. Studded Burnout Lips Tee

8. QS by s.Oliver Print T-Shirt

9. Wolf Moon Tee

10. Stairs Print T-Shirt by MM6 Martin Margiela

11. Paw de Deux Tee

12. Floral Tee by Made in Hell-A

13. Heart Uneven Hem Tee

14. Tribal Graphic Tee by Eleven Paris

15. Kate Moss ‘Life Is a Joke’ Tee by Eleven Paris

16. Spiked NYC Heart Tee

17. Flower Child Graphic Tee

18. Fancy Audrey Tee

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Get the Look: 22 Digital Print Dresses

Following up on yesterday’s street style post “Style Right Now: 14 Digital Print Looks,” I pulled together 22 digital print dresses for you. (Actually, a couple of them are long T-shirts, but you could totally wear one as a summer dress if you’re petite, or thrown over a bathing suit.) Of course I won’t actually be wearing any (with red hair and freckles I’ve got enough going on without adding a print) but I really do love the digital print look, especially the landscape-y, photographic ones. I totally adore #1 and #14 is pretty cool, but then again, so is everything she does.

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 S H O P P I N G 

1. Emma Cook Printed Silk Crepe de Chine Tunic

2. Helmut Lang Printed Dress

3. Milly Print Raglan Sleeve Dress

4. Tibi Flore Di Cactus Dress

5. Keepsake Be My Escape Dress

6. Preen Issy Floral Collage Print Dress

7. Akris Punto Surfer Print Sheath Dress

8. Versus Green Jungle Print Safety Pin Dress

9. Tibi Sierra Dress

10. Peter Pilotto Kristen Printed Dress

11. Dolce & Gabbana Ancient Ruin Print Shift Dress

12. Collina Strada Shiloh Dress

13. Jean Pierre Braganza Digital Print Top

14. Mary Katrantzou Sao Paulo Print Tee 

15. Love Skater Dress In Digital Mirror Print

16. Beautifully Zebra Print Dress

17. Pippa Lynn T-Shirt Dress in Digital Print

18. Peter Pilotto Mira Printed Panel Dress

19. Clover Canyon Garden Plaid Neoprene Dress

20. MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Tokyo Print T-Shirt

21. Milly Graffiti Flowers Dress 

22. Shakuhachi Geo Print Tee Dress

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Get the Look: 15 Modern Copper Pendant Lights

It’s already been a month since I curated 24 Rooms with Copper Pendant Lights. It’s about time I’ve followed up so you too can get the look. Here are 15 modern copper pendant lights. Yes, there are other styles of copper pendants beside Tom Dixon’s copper shade pendant! I love #15, but then again, I’m a fan of pretty much anything designed by Iacoli & McAllister. Remember the turquoise Frame Cluster chandelier I posted two years ago? It’s now available in copper. (I still love the blue though.) #8 is interesting too; yes, I also adore Seattle-based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio.

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S H O P P I N G

1. Dumont Pendant Lamp

2. Copper Cinque by Iacoli & McAllister

3. Light Love Pendant by Tahrir Filisky

4. La Couronne Lamp by Artecnica

5. Copper Void Pendant Light by Tom Dixon

6. Tall Step Light Pendant by Tom Dixon

7. Pantop Pendant Light by Verner Panton

8. Aura Pendant Light by Ladies & Gentlemen

9. Copper Etch Shade by Tom Dixon

10. 7-Piece Frame Copper Cluster Light by Iacoli & McAllister

11. Plisse Copper Hanging Lamp by Piet Hein Eek

12. Copper Shade Pendant by Tom Dixon

13. Utzon Pendant Light by Jørn Utzon for & Tradition

14. Harbor Mini Pendant

15. Spica Pendant Light by Iacoli & McAllister

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Get the Look: 15 Stainless Steel Women’s Watches

I still remember my very first watch—a Lucy from the Peanuts watch with a white band, that for some reason I wore on my belt loop. Then, in high school, I had Swatches; a true child of the ’80s. I had the one with a black lace print over a teal face and a semi-translucent purple band, with one of those rubber things in hot pink to protect the face. Before I went to college, I really wanted a black Movado with gold dot. I couldn’t afford it, and went for a Gucci that was half the price that I never loved. A few years later, as a college graduation gift, I got a stainless and gold Movado.

These days I have two watches—a stainless steel Cartier watch that I bought with an unexpected check I received to appear in a Samsung ad campaign shot by Peter Arnell (they shot a whole bunch of Internet pioneers of the early-mid 1990s) and a silver & gold stretchy Timex Indiglo. And then there’s the watches I covet: the Chanel white ceramic and diamond watch and the Chanel pearl watch. I also had my eye on this Rolex, though it’s on the large side.

If I were in the market for a watch, I might go for one with rose gold details. Then again, the ones with blue faces are so pretty. And diamonds mixed with stainless steel is a look I love. Here are 15 stainless steel women’s watches that would work for me.

 

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S H O P P I N G

1. Baume and Mercier Capeland Watch

2. David Yurman Thoroughbred Diamond Bezel Watch

3. Cartier Pink Gold & Stainless Steel Watch

4. Burberry Diamond & Mother-of-Pearl Stainless Steel Watch

5. Peugeot Stainless Steel Rose Gold Tone Watch

6. Omega De Ville Ladymatic Co-Axial Watch

7. Bulova Stainless Steel & White Ceramic Watch

8. Skagen Mesh Watch

9. Michael Kors Emery Embellished Rose Goldtone Stainless Steel Watch 

10. Nixon The Kensington Crystal Watch

11. Kate Spade Gramercy Pave Grand Watch

12. Movado Stainless Steel Watch With Rose Gold 

13. Tissot Cera Women’s White Ceramic Watch With Diamonds

14. Cabochon De Ce Monde Multi-Function Green Dial Stainless Steel Watch

15. Coach Hamptons Watch

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Get the Look: 40 Modern Copper Home Accessories

At this rate I may tire of copper before I acquire a single piece. (Although I already own copper wastebasket I bought from the Martha Stewart catalog and have been using for years in our powder room.) A month ago I featured 24 rooms with copper pendants here on StyleCarrot, followed up by a dozen rooms with copper pendants on Design Milk, and a dozen copper accessories. Expanding on the copper accessories roundup, here are 40 modern copper home furnishings finds. And be sure to see my 20 copper picks on Houzz later this month too. Told you.

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S H O P P I N G

1. Copper Pencil Holder by Ferm Living

2. Cyclope Mirror by Ionna Vautrin

3. Plumen Drop Cap Pendant Bulb

4. Vogeli Bird Feeder by  Vasse and Peg Vaught

5. Perforated Copper Bowl by Cappellini

6. Copper Wire Storage Basket

7. Copper Candelabra by Progetto Oggetto for Cappellini

8. Tangle Vase by Halskov & Dalsgaard for Stelton

9. Copper Plated Hex Table

10. Copper Bicycle by Van Heesch Design

11. Fire Hurricane Lamp by Norm.Architects for Menu

12. Copper Wire Storage Baskets

13. Copper and Marble Desk Lamp

14. Copper Metallic Linen Cushion Cover

15. Wrap Copper Napkin Ring

16. Champagne Pop Scented Candle by Jonathan Adler

17. Copper Candle Holder

18. Algedi Table by Iacoli & McAllister

19. Scamp Coffee Table by BluDot

20. Mepra Copper Cutlery

21. Copper Candelabra by Hay

22. Moscow Copper Mule Glass

23. Etch Copper Tealight Holder by Tom Dixon

24. Orb Copper Shaker by Aaron Probyn

25. Copper Box

26. Penelope Copper Accent Table

27. Mirror Mirror by Hay

28. EM77 Vacuum Jug by Erik Magnussen for Stelton

29. Chunk of Marble Candleholder by Andreas Engesvik for Menu

30. X3 Watering Can by Kontextür

31. Monocle Copper Speaker by Native Union

32. Channels Wallpaper by Kelly Wearstler

33. Orb Copper Jigger by Aaron Probyn

34. Architectural Copper Tubing Chair

35. Il Tempo della Festa, Kugelhof by Alessi

36. Mistic Vase by Gaia & Gino

37. Kubus 4 Candleholder by Mogens Lassen

38. London Crocus and Brick Scented Candle by Tom Dixon

39. Cast Copper-Plated Brogue Doorstop

40. Lift Fruit Bowl by Ferrone

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Get the Look: 31 Bird Home Accessories

I probably mentioned that I recently started curating product Ideabooks for Houzz. Yesterday I posted my newest Houzz Ideabook “Bye Bye Birdie, Hiya Birdie,” featuring a flock of feathered friend home furnishings. Playing off that, I added to the collection, with 31 bird-themed home furnishings and accessories, because really, spring will come soon. Meanwhile, add a bird pillow, bird figurine, bird bowl, bird rug, bird wallpaper, bird artwork, or even a bird toilet brush holder, to your decor.

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S H O P P I N G 

1. “Pulcino” by Antonio Da Ros for Cenedese

2. Yellow Birds Mobile by Petit Collage

3. Gold Glazed Ceramic Bird Bowl by Jonathan Adler

4. Bird Pillow by Petit Pehr

5. Conure Rug

6. Peeking Bird Toilet Brush

7. Bird in Wonderland Candle Holder by Artecnica

8. Lily Bird Soy Sauce Container by Alessi

9. Neon Bird Pillow by Nest

10. Lovi & Anne Paso’s Birch Bird Card

11. Birdie Paper Knife by +d & Yohei Oki

12. Golden Birds Decals

13. Ostrich Vase by The King’s Subject

14. Hope Bird by Jaime Hayon & Bosa

15. Bird on Pitcher

16. Hummingbird Dresser by Iannone Design

17. Black Hawk Feet by Swallow

18. Cheese Board by Creature Comfort Foods

19. Bird Alarm Clock

20. Flights of Fancy Wallpaper by House of Hackney

21. Winter Cardinal Latte Mug Set

22. Bird Animal Bowl by Nymphenburg

23. Iron Bird Tea Light Holders

24. “Stacking Birds” By Becky Hui Chan

25. Crow Glass Bird by Toikka for Iittala

26. Bird Leaves Tea Towel by Ferm Living

27. Songbird Sunshine by Kat Bojesen for Rosendahl

28. Dr. Bird Juicer by IMM Living

29. Eames House Bird by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra

30. L’Oiseau by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra

31. British Birds Wallpaper by Timorous Beasties

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Get the Look: 20 Modern Outdoor Water Fountains

Back in December, The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Boston treated me to the luxurious Frankincense Massage Ritual. It was only the second time I had visited the spa, having not been there since the hotel opened several years ago, and it was just as perfect as I remembered. The whirlpool, steam room, and tropical shower are all heavenly, and the treatment itself was superb.

As with all treatments, the Frankincense started with ritual foot cleansing, spices, and the sound of cymbals.  Then a relaxing massage for which the therapist used De Stress Mind Body Oil, concocted with a blend of wild chamomile, frankincense and petitgrain oils. The treatment finishes with deep inhalations of the Frankincense essential oils and a soothing scalp massage. The experience, as you might imagine, was heavenly.

It made me think of how I would love the sound of an outdoor water feature on Cape Cod. Since a minimalist creation designed by a landscape architect is not really an option given the cost, I looked into possible alternatives. While many of the widely available outdoor water fountains are not necessarily cutting-edge modern, there are those with a contemporary aesthetic that would nestle into one’s garden or anchor a patio quite nicely.

Then, you could invite a massage therapist over for a treatment outdoors. The gentle trickle of your own fountain beats Enya from a portable speaker any day.

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S H O P P I N G 

1. Modern Foutnain by Solar Home 

2. Karma Mossy Bronze Indoor Table Fountain

3. Modern Scoop Jug Fountain

4. Springville Outdoor Tiered Water Fountain

5. Natural Green Slate Fountain

6. Comet Metallic Pewter Indoor Fountain

7. Cubist Natural Slate Outdoor Fountain

8. Waterfall Grande Copper Fountain by BluWorld

9. Belgian Block Sandstone Indoor/Outdoor Fountain

10. Arizona Wall Fountain

11. Timber Indoor/Outdoor Fountain

12. Fountain Sculpture by Serena Carone

13. Aqua Indoor/Outdoor Fountain

14. Universal Home & Garden Fantasy  Bowl Fountain

15. Cannonade Outdoor Solar Fountain by Kenroy Home

16. Kenroy Home Northbrook Outdoor Lighted Fountain

17. Kenei Outdoor Water Fountain

18. Gardenfall Silver Mirror Fountain- by BluWorld

19. Stacked Triangles Slate Outdoor Fountain

20. Obtuse Outdoor Water Feature

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Get the Look: Boston Condo by Ana Donohue

I put together furniture and accessories so you can re-create the living room, dining room, and desk area of a the condo I featured as yesterday’s blog post: “Design Diary: Boston Pied-a-Terre by Ana Donohue.” Interior designer Ana Donohue decorated the two bedroom in Boston’s Back Bay for clients who live full time in Bermuda. Of the pieces here, some are exactly what Ana used, others are more affordable options. (Interior photos by Michael J. Lee)

S H O P   t h e  L I V I N G  R O O M

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1. Armen Living Halston Sofa

2. Striped Column by Jack Bush Reproduction

3. Missoni Maseko Pillow

4. Missoni Ozan Pillow

5. Missoni Markusy Pillow

6. Perforated Porcelain Bowl

7. Jonathan Adler Tall Buenos Aires Table

8. Jonathan Adler Short Buenos Aires Table

9. Cassina LC2 Petite Modele Armchair

10. Starfire Cocktail Table

11. Linear Oval Rug

S H O P   t h e  D I N I N G  R O O M

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1. Kurt Seidle Chevron Screenprint

2. Foscarini Caboche Suspension Lamp

3. Noir Curved Walnut Bookcase

4.  Saarinen Executive Dining Chair

5. Saarinen Round Dining Table

6. Juno Bamboo Gourd Vase

S H O P   t h e  W O R K S P A C E 

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1. Silk Phalaenopsis Orchid

2. Kartell Mademoiselle Chair

3. Ceramic Mushroom Sculptures

4. Nadour Zigzag Velvet Pouf

5. Jonathan Adler Bond Desk

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Get the Look: 28 Leather Sofas in Cognac, Tobacco & Caramel

Did yesterday’s post, Montage: Cognac Colored Leather Sofas convince you that leather sofas, especially those in natural shades, can look truly fantastic in a living room with a more modern aesthetic? I would never have paired leather and sheepskin, or leather and bright pops of color, but the look works, right? If you’re looking for living room furniture, would you consider a leather sofa? Or would you just use yesterday’s rooms as inspiration for styling a leather sofa you may already have? Just in case you are contemplating a purchase, here are 28 leather sofas in modern silhouettes and cognac, tobacco, and caramel hues. My favorites are 3, 13, and 23. I was not familiar with DeSede, but I’m loving what I see!

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S H O P P I N G 

1. Gaston Leather Sofa

2. Karre Leather Sofa

3. Leather and Rosewood Sofa by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne

4. T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Sofa

5. ‘60s Borge Mogensen Coupe Sofa 

6. Lesley Series Leather Sofa

7. Ubald Klug Two Piece Terrazza Sofa

8. ‘60s Danish Leather & Chrome Sofa

9. Battersea Sofette

10. Como Leather Sofa

11. Vintage ‘80s Italian Leather Settee

12. Milo Baughman Rosewood & Leather Sofa 

13. De Sede DS-80 Day Bed

14. Bungalow 5 Cassini Sofa

15. The Rock Sofa by Gerard van den Berg for Monti

16. Brooklyn Leather Sofa

17. DeSede Leather Love Seat

18. Darrin Leather Sofa

19. Brooks Leather Sofa

20. Percival Lafer Sofa

21. Grant XL Leather Sofa

22. Chester Leather Sofa

23. 70s DeSede Three-Seat Sofa

24. Extremely Long Karl Erik Ekselius Leather Sofa 

25. Nixon Leather Sofa

26. Modway Loft Leather Sofa

27. Topeka Leather Chesterfield Sofa

28. Wing Deluxe Convertible Sofa 

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