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Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day Hearts You’d Actually Want

Last week, I put together a gift guide of heart-shaped goodies that you’d actually want (unlike, say, a pink heart-shaped diamond engagement ring) for KEEP (it’s like Pinterest but all shop-able; definitely check out my KEEP collections). I’m porting it over here today for you, since we’re getting pretty close to the big day. Flowers die, sparkly jewelry, cashmere sweaters, edgy tableware, mid-century modern chairs, and vintage Chanel are much more appreciated. Here are 10 heart-shaped Valentine’s Day gifts that even would-be heart haters wouldn’t be able to resist.

Heart Shaped Gifts For Valentine's Day
S H O P P I N

1. Cashmere Sweater With Cross Heart Face

2. Brown Diamond Heart Drop Earrings

3. Neon Heart Art Print

4. Black & White Graphic Heart Scarf

5. Fragile Hearts Splatter Bowl

6. Alex Woo Heart Pendant on a Ball Chain

7. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Heart Pop

8. Vintage Chanel Heart-Shaped Minaudière

9. Hot Pink Diary With Heart Lock

10. Verner Panton Heart Cone Chair

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ARTmonday: Joël Penkman

Although I don’t really recognize Valentine’s Day (just seems silly to me), I am going to take advantage of the “holiday” to post artwork and recipes for sweets, heart-shaped home furnishings, and pink rooms. To start the week, let’s look at the artwork of New Zealand-born artist and graphic designer Joël Penkman, who now lives and works in the U.K. They evoke the work American painter Wayne Thiebaud, don’t you think?

Joel Penkman paints simple still-life studies. He sets them on a clean backgrounds in order to facilitate a connection between the individual and the subject, since food, like music and fragrance, “triggers memories and emotion.” Penkman works in egg tempera, which he concocts himself.

Here are ten paintings of his that I think are the sweetest.

joel-penkman-krispy-kreme-dozen

Krispy Kreme Dozen

joel-penkman-blancmange

Blancmange

joel-penkman-cream-biscuits

Cream Biscuits

joel-penkman-flying-saucers

Flying Saucers

joel-penkman-milk-truck

Milk Truck

joel-penkman-pink-wafers

Pink Wafers

joel-penkman-iced-gems

Iced Gems

joel-penkman-blackpool-rock

Blackpool Rock

joel-penkman-fabs

Fabs

joel-penkman-nobbly-bobblysNobbly Bobblys

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