Get the Look: Colorful Overcoats

If you were feeling inspired by yesterday’s display of street style featuring colorful coats, now’s a good time to buy one. Many coats (and winter clothing in general) are on sale. Plus, at least in Boston, temperatures are rising a tiny bit. Here are 13 coats in pretty hues, from peacock and coral to dusty rose and pinot. And let’s not forget neon yellow and mint.Get shopping.

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S H O P P I N G
1 Blue Knit Coat by DSquared2 

2 Laurant Coat by Club Monaco

3 Dust Melton Coat by Acne Studios 

4 Straight Cut Coat by Reiss

5 Rally Zip Off Coat by Rag & Bone

6 Double Cloth Tipped Coat by J.Crew

7 Textured Felt Coat by Milly

8 Street-Chic Coat by Oasap

9 Double Faced Cashmere Coat by Bottega Veneta

10 Neon Peacoat by J.Crew Collection

11 Contrast Oversized Coat by Oasap

12 Standout Straight Coat by Oasap

13 Minnie Coat by Pink Martini 

 

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Get the Look: 31 Modern Menorahs

Today is the start of the holiday/present season at my house. It is my oldest son’s birthday—he’s 13. Not sure how that happened. But so begins the onslaught of material consumption. Chanukah is in three days. Before I go to bed I’m going to pull out our menorahs so I can start chipping away at last year’s wax drippings (unless by some miracle—’tis the season after all—I cleaned them before returning to the velvet boxes last December.)

We have a few menorahs: the electric one all Jews grew up with, that goes in the window; beautiful modular ones from MoMA that my mother-in-law gave us; a traditional “Tree of LIfe”; a more contemporary version of the tree, from a friend as a wedding gift; a cute metal train I purchased for the boys when they were little; and an artisan-made wrought iron menorah, also from my mother-in-law (who’s not even Jewish by the way, but loves to participate).

There are a number of modern menorahs available, some by Israeli artists, others by contemporary Jewish architects and designers (Jonathan Adler, he’s a Jew). Here are 31 of my best modern menorah finds.

Menorahs Designed By Architects Concrete LED

Copper Rainbow Cord Contemporary Menorahs

Mid Century Menorah Areaware Industrial Menorah

Karim Rashid Contemporary Menorah Flexus Puzzle

Brass Stone Walnut Copper Marble Menorahs

Sterling Silver Menorah Christofle Nambe Brass

Blooming Menorah By Melanie Dankowicz

S H O P P I N G

1 Moooi Menorah, $417

2 Stanley Saitowitz Menorah, $395

3 LED Motherboard Menorah, $14.75

4 Jonathan Adler Skyline Menorah, $165

5 Concrete Menorah, $295

6 Slide Magnet Menorah, $225

7 Industrial Style Copper Menorah, $128

8 Cork Menorah, $75

9 Modern Menorah, $69.99

10 Kinetic Menorah, $199

11 Mid-Century Style Menorah, $14.95

12 Crystal, $32.25

13 Puzzle Menorah, $185

14 Simon Pearce Menorah, $295

15 Areaware Menorah, $150

16 Flexus Menorah, $135

17 Three Part Menorah, $109.95

18 Karim Rashid Menoramorph, $49.95

19 Glass Menorah, $24

20 Lili Menorah, $180

21 Stone Menorah, $158

22 Origami Menorah, $130

23 Ascalon Menorah, $275

24 Pea Menorah, $131.12

25 Walnut & Copper Menorah, $159

26 Sabra Menorah, $149

27 Christofle Menorah, $1,050

28 Nambé Menorah, $160

29 Mariposa Menorah, $157

30  Ian Milne Menorah, $310

31 Blooming Menorah, $245

For more, check out my “Modern Menorahs” collection on Keep.com.

Get the Look: 40 Neutral Taupey Gray Rugs

I kinda want to redecorate my living room. (Husband, if you’re by some off chance reading this, don’t freak out.) But, I’m not going to. I love my pale green walls, and blue accessories, but, I don’t know, I’m just kind of over the patterned rug and bold statements in general. I’m feeling more like cozy neutrals, and installing a gas fireplace. But, like I said, probably I won’t. At least now at this point. I mean, when would I even find the time? I have enough time, however, to do some window shopping for taupey, gray rugs. We actually do need to replace the rug in the family room (again), and that’s the existing color scheme. (I would, however, like to tweak the paint color.) I really love some of these rugs, especially the ones with the muted, blown-out patterns. And that jellyfish is kind of awesome.

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S H O P P I N G

1 Dama Vintage Rug

Texture Dove Rug

3 Jellyfish Rug

4 Flame Stitch Rug

5 Windsor Collection Rug

6 Chevron Rug

7 Eden Squares Rug

8 Offset Stripe Dhurrie

9 Leslie Doris Blau Vintage Swedish Rug

10 Turkish Kilim Rug

11 Lash Rug

12 Macrame Rug

13 Anemone Rug 

14 Bentink Furniture Keep Calm Rug

15 Thomas Paul Iconic Rug

16 Natural Hide Patchwork Rug

17 Safi Rug

18 Martha Stewart Faux Bois Rug

19 Snow Peak Rug

20 Magical Thinking Rug

21 Cadiz Patchwork Rug

22 Texturas Rug

23 Hedy Rug

24 Sasha Rug

25 Stacked Symmetry Rug

26 Lavali Rug

27 Tangier Rug

28 Gandia Blascoe Championes Rug

29 Pencil Stripe Rug

30 Harbor Rug

31 Waverly Rug

32 Fonda Rug

33 Agave Rug

34 Cococozy Blossom Rug

35 Masinissa Rug

36 Assembly Home Wave-Stripe Rug

37 Bentink Furniture Nordic Cariboo Rug

38 Giraffe Rug

39 Madeline Weinrib Tessa Carpet

40 Partridge Rug


Get the Look: 25 Graphic Intarsia Knit Sweaters

A little Sunday shopping for graphic sweaters, on the heels of today’s Boston Globe’sCreatures, Features” roundup in “The Enthusiast” spread. There are so many of these graphic intarsia sweaters, and they’re really, really cute. Well, maybe the brain intarsia sweater isn’t exactly adorable, but it’s kinda cool.

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S H O P P I N G 

1 Safety Pin Sweater

2 Boston Terrier Sweater

3 Cool Sweater

4 Winking Fox Sweater

5 Angry Eagle Sweater

6 Butterfly Sweater

7 Lady Liberty Sweater

8 Crowned Bulldog Sweater

9 Flying Bird Sweater

10 Poodle Sweater

11 Penguin Sweater

12 Fox Sweater

13 Dachsund Sweater

14 Kissing Fox Sweater 

15 Scottie Sweater

16 British Flag Love Sweater

17 Wild Horse Sweater

18 Owl Sweater

19 Thundercloud Sweater

20 Brain Sweater

21 Gryphon Sweater

22 This Is Not A Love Song Sweater

23 Queen’s Guard Sweater

24 Cartoon Kitty Sweater

25 Blue Dot Sweater


Get the Look: Crystal Ball Chandeliers

Following up on yesterday’s Montage: 20 Rooms with Crystal Ball Chandeliers, and simultaneously pushing my own living room light fixture quest forward, I scrounged around for crystal ball chandeliers and floral sputnik styles. While these all aren’t exactly uniform in style, I resisted the urge to include other types of globe-shaped pendants, like the pierced Oly pieces, or spikey corals, or capiz shell creations, or globules of hand blown glass, in the effort to (mostly) approximate a globe shape in crystal (or at least crystal detail).

The vintage Italian versions from 1st dibs (#11 and #21) are what I’d love to hang. #1, which is a contemporary version, is great looking too, though minus the patina. I discovered that Juliska makes light fixtures (who knew?) and I’m kinda smitten with the Serena & Lily (#5) in concept, though it skews too Moroccan for my own home. Check out #8; it’s quite beautiful, and interesting (and I wouldn’t have expected to find it at a department store). #7 is a popular pendant that gets the look across without being frouffy, and #15 is a bit more feminine, petite, and very inexpensive. Anyway, enough of my musing, have a look yourself and let me know your thoughts.

 

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S H O P P I N G

1 Remy Sixteen Light Pendant by Cyan Design, $2,730 at Zinc Door.

2 Crystal Ball Pendant, now $1,495 at Neiman Marcus.

3 Maxim Arabesque Golden Silver Pendant, $990.91 at Lamps Plus.

4 Juliska Florence Large Globe Pendant, $650 at Bloomingdale’s.

5 Marmont Pendant.,$275 at Serena & Lily.

6 James R Moder Tekno Mini Sun Sphere, $913.68 at Decor Designs Unlimited.

7 Maxim Lighting Glimmer Chandelier, $698 at Lumens.

8 Waterford Persia Pendant, $18,000 at Bloomingdale’s.

9 Dar Geneva 15-Light Gold Pendant, £599.50 at Mail Order Lighting.

10 1920s Crystal Ball Floral Chandelier, $4,300 at Gallipoli, 1st Dibs.

11 1950s Crystal Ball Chandelier by Lobmeyr, $18,600 at Brady’s, 1st Dibs.

12 Tresor Pendant by Terzani, $10,500 at Lumens.

13 14.1 Suspension Lamp by Omer Arbel for Bocci, $350 at Switch Modern.

14 Worlds Away Knox Antique Mirror Large Pendant, $613 at Zinc Door.

15 WAC Roxy Chrome+ Crystal Pendant, $288.91 at Lamps Plus.

16 Ortenzia Pendant Light, $2,191.50 at Ylighting.

17 Currey & Company Crystal Bud Sphere, $986 at Layla Grace.

18 Fascination 3-Light Halogen Chandelier, $299 at Ylighting.

19 Caboche Piccola Chandelier by Patricia Urquiola, $1,078 at Ylighting.

20 Bloom by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell, $380 at Switch Modern

21 Chrome & Glass Ball Chandelier, $2,500 at Assemblage, 1st Dibs.

22 Plastic Floral Sputnik, $3,100 at Coolhouse, 1st Dibs.

23 ET2 Brilliant 1-Light Pendant, $170 at Macy’s.

24 Antiqued Silver-Leaf Chandelier, $1,500 at Horchow.

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