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Shopping Trip: Marimekko

I stopped by the Marimekko flagship on Newbury Street the other night. They were serving hot cocoa and cookies, and whipping up custom made tablecloths. (There’s a glassed in sewing booth downstairs where the magic happens.) Of course, with all the great color and pattern, and fab gift wall in the entry, I couldn’t resist taking a million photos. Tour the Marimekko store with me;  you’ll spot lots of holiday gift inspiration.

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Shopping Trip: Pod

Pod is a charming home furnishings and gift shop in Brookline Village, that I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never visited IRL until last week. It’s got a great feel—sort of Brooklyn meets Japan with old wooden floors and festive Asian lanterns. A lot of the items, like the gold leaf lotus bowl, porcelain feather ornaments, Kinfolk Magazine, metallic zip pouches, and brass coffee spoons are  for sale online, so if you’re not in Boston, you can still (and should) shop.

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Shopping Trip: Hudson

I stopped off at Hudson yesterday to pick up a Lynzarium (that’d be a terrarium by local lovely Lyndsay Maver) for a magazine holiday gift guide. Unbelievably, it was the first time I had been into the new space. (Hudson moved around the corner last year into the former photo studio space most recently occupied by clothing boutique Looc.) Owner/designer Jill Goldberg happened to be there, so we had a nice visit catching up on things. And, in the interest of efficiency and multi-tasking, I took lots of Instagram shots for a blog post. If you’re in Boston, Hudson’s got many wonderful gifts, plus plenty of wonderful furniture and home accessories. Definitely stop in.

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Shopping Trip: Kristin Paton Home

Interior designer Kristin Paton opened her eponymous home furnishings boutique not far from Harvard Square in Cambridge about two years ago. I’ve been in a few times, but haven’t yet featured her wares, a mix of new and old. When I stopped by with a friend last month, I finally got to meet and chat with her too. Her style is classic and elegant, as befits her clients, but not the least bit stuffy; casual luxe. There’s a touch of chinoiserie as well as the rustic. Step inside inside Kristin Paton Home . . .

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Shopping Trip: Shor

When I was on the Cape over the weekend I stopped into my favorite home furnishings store in Provincetown, Shor. Here’s a sampling of what’s on the floor. As you can see, there’s lots of nautical decor, barware, and rattan, befitting the locale.

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Shopping Trip: Lekker

Yesterday I headed over to Boston’s South End to meet Seema Krish at her studio (and then The Buttery for a carrot cupcake—the best, best, best carrot cupcakes). Then I popped an extra quarter into the meter (yeah, I drove; lame) and ducked into  Lekker, one of Boston’s best design shops. Lines include David Trubridge, Eleanor Pritchard, Marie’s Corner, Blomus, Menu, Oak Pure, John Derian Furniture, Mud Australia, MEPRA, and tons more. I had a nice chat with Natalie, who owns the shop, and took plenty of photos. I will certainly post a peek at what’s Seema’s been up to (her newest collection debuts in April), but in the meantime, here’s what’s in store at Lekker.


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Shopping Trip: Marimekko Boston

While I was at the new Marimekko Boston flagship to see the Spring 2012 collection, I also photographed a ton of its amazing home furnishings. I love the jewel-tones of the glassware, and the punchy patterns of the dishware that still seem as fresh now as they did in the 1960s. Here’s an Instagram tour of the shop, from a home decor perspective. It should give you some good idea for holiday gifts, but stay tuned for Marimekko gift guides in the coming days too!

Marimekko storefront on Newbury Street in Boston

Christmas tree with handmade origami ornaments

Pillow cube

Half flight of stairs to the upper level

Glass dividing wall with gorgeous glassware

A Marimekko holiday table

 Socks Rolled Down stemware atop Frekvenssi fabric

Closeup details of Socks Rolled Down glasses

Fabrics by the yard

Mugs in stripes, dots, branches, and the iconic Unikko florals

A plywood tray as wall art

Teapots

I have my eye on this gray and ivory bedding

Red and black bowls and cute fish napkins

The wrap desk; love how her polka dot shirt matches the wall! 

Sewing machine 

Triple decker bunk beds 

Olva pitcher

Pouf 

Bowls

Plywood trays make perfect presents

Happy Winter!

 

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Shopping Trip: Good Boutique

Good is the best boutique in Boston for jewelry and gifts. It is absolutely the most beautiful and well-curated; owner Paul Niski has impeccable—impeccable—taste. Some of my own favorites come from there (and Barneys, and The Tiny Jewel Box in D.C., and, ok, Tiffany’s too.)  When my best college friend, Jessica Biales, showed me her jewelry, I knew it belonged at Good. I stopped in yesterday to see it in situ, and also to check out the new store (they moved across the street, to a larger space this fall). I hope you love Jessica’s work; I suspect you will love most everything here. (And sorry, I didn’t actually take as many photos of other jewelry as I would have liked. Next time!)

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Shopping Trip: Nate Berkus Collection at Target

Chicago-based interior designer Nate Berkus recently debuted The Nate Berkus Collection at Target and came out with his second book, The Things That Matter (Spiegel & Grau). I snapped a few Instagram shots of the collection while doing my household errands one morning last week. Multi-tasking at its best.

Chunky Knit Decorative Pillow, $24.99

Ikat Link Bath Towel, $9.99

Scattered Stud Euro Pillow, $34.99

Ikat Link Bath Towel, $9.99

Harbor Tumblers, $9.99

Cream Tortoise Shell, $39.99

Foil Print Pillow, $24.99

Earth Natural Rectangle Basket, $16.99

Rectangular Fabric Tray, $24.99

Chunky Knit Decorative Pillow,$24.99

The Things That Matter, $24.95

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Shopping Trip: Diseno

There are a few really wonderful home decor boutiques here in Boston, many in the artsy SoWa district of the South End. Diseño is one of my favorites. Frank Campanale was inspired to open the boutique  after an extended trip to South America back in 2001, during which he stayed for a week each in Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile. Moved by the contrast of daily life in Third World countries and the richness of the culture, he travels there often to source treasures for the shop.

His most recent expedition was to Guatemala just two weeks ago. Intrigued by my recent spurt of Instagram photos (glad to know somebody out there loves them!), he invited me over, curious to see how his products, which range from delicious blankets to earthy pots to cowhide rugs in cutting edge colors, would translate with the app. Here are the results. I like them; he did too. What do you think?

 

 

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