Instagram photo by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot
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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.
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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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.
Twelve Chairs, a superb home decor shop in Boston’s artsy Fort Point neighborhood has just launched online shopping. I blogged about the brick & mortar two years ago; today I offer up 20 picks from the website. (If anyone wants to send a gift, I like #3.)
S H O P P I N G
1 Pharmacy Cabinet, $1,875.
2 Plimpton Lamp, $490
3 Ships Pillow Cover, $68
4 Straw Basket with Lid, $78
5 French Pear Soy Candle, $30
6 Pink Union Jack Throw, $300
7 Wooden Pie Server, $20
8 The Perfectly Imperfect Home, $30
9 Whale Bin, $56
10 Champagne Sheepskin Rug, $98
11 Blossom Chandelier, $2,550
12 Gold Glow Bowl, $68
13 Ikat Bee Bowl, $220
14 Glass Jug Lamp, $425
15 Chalk Piggy Bank, $85
16 Cardboard Deer Head, $14
17 Boston Neighborhoods Print, $30
18 Wood + Leather Counter Stool, $475
19 Pollen Medium Box, $14
20 Love Bird Figurine, $45