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: 27 Black Home Furnishings

Since black is *the* color for decor, and I’ve done plenty of posts focusing on black decor, including black kitchen pendant lights and rooms with black walls for LampsPlus and black bedrooms for the Matouk Bedding blog, I thought it was time to do a roundup of black home furnishings and accessories. From black flatware to black seating, there are 27 choices, all with distinctive details or in interesting silhouettes. (Come to think of it, though, I may never have done a roundup of rooms with black walls here. . .  perhaps I owe you one!)

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Black Home Furnishings Decor Accessories

 

S H O P P I N G

1 Kelly Wearstler Tracery Mug, $49

2 Verner Panton Pantop Pendant, $350

3 Artek Baby Rocket Stool, $300

4 Geometric Wall Decal, $59

5 Mesh Bowl, $38

6 Black+Blum Loop Hall Wardrobe Stand, $495

7 Hand Jewelry Stand, $15

8 Jonathan Adler Menagerie Camel, $98

9 Rio Desk Lamp, $32

10 French Bulldog Figurine, $34

11 Mid-Century Desk, $599

12  One45 Wall Clock, $139

13 Animal Shot Glasses, $28

14 Ensign Woven Stacking Chair, $610

15 Kubus Candle Holder, $165

16 Sääpäiväkirja Mug, $20

17 Faceted Vase, $15

18 Cutlery Set, $100

19 Tucker Chair, $158

20 Petersen Leather Sofa, $2,499

21 Loop Candle Holder, $38

22 Pizza Peel, $34.95

23 Noir Ferret Hand-Rubbed Bed, $2,304

24 Revolver Acrylic Side Table, $6,900

25 Piper Brass & Wood Box, $180

26 Faux Sheepskin Rug, $114-$199

27 Diva Watering Can, $50

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Get the Look: 48 Office Chairs that Swivel

As I mentioned yesterday, I need a new desk chair. Not only is mine falling apart, lately, the seat seems really hard. (Not sure why, all of a sudden.) So, when Tesco (yes, the British supermarket) got in touch asking me to tout its great office chairs selection, I figured it was a good a time as any to investigate. I found the usual suspects by Knoll and Herman Miller at Design Within Reach and Smart Furniture, and some high end contemporary models at Hive and Unica Home. Of course I browsed IKEA, West Elm, and CB2 for some less expensive choices too.

My favorites, the Eames Soft Pad Management Chair and the Eames Aluminum Executive, are both way too expensive, Any other thoughts? Here’s my desk:

my desk, Boston

 

S H O P P I N G

1 Eros Castors by Philippe Starck for Kartell, $517 at Hive.

2 Amia Chair by Steelcase, $629 at Smart Furniture.

3 MultiGeneration Hybrid by Formway for Knoll, $340 at Smart Furniture.

4 Admire Office Chair, $348 at Zinc Door.

5 Cherner Task Chair by Norman Cherner, $1499 at DWR.

6 Hudson Task Chair by Philippe Starck for Emeco, $1,980 at DWR.

7 Bubble Camel Leather Office Chair, $229 at CB2.

8 Criss Cross Office Chair, $248 at Zinc Door.

9 Bungee Office Chair, $139 at The Container Store.

10 Sayl Task Chair by Yves Béhar for Herman Miller, $499 at DWR.

11 JULES Junior Desk Chair, $34.99 at IKEA.

12 Aeron Chair by Donald Chadwick+William Stumpf, $849 at MoMA Store.

13 Freedom Task Chair by Niels Diffrient for Humanscale, $799 at YLiving.

14 Uno Multi-Purpose Mid-Back Chair by Steelcase, $309 at Wayfair.

15 Trafico High-Back  Chair by dCOR Design, $151.59 at Wayfair.

16 Crescent Office Chair, $370 at InMod.

17 Eames Soft Pad Group Mgt. Chair by Herman Miller, $2,049 at Hive.

18 Freedom Task Chair  w/Headrest in Sabrina Leather, $2,465 at DWR.

19 Nine-0 Swivel Chair by Ettore Sottsass for Emeco $1,030 at Design Public.

20 Egoa Task Chair by Josep Mora for Stua, $699 at DWR.

21 360 Chair by Konstantin Grcic for Magis, $840 at Bobby Berk Home.

22 Globus Work Station by Michiel van der Kle for Artifort, $10,863 at Hive.

23 Exclamation Chair by Spectrum West, $700 at YLiving.

24 Plywood Wrap Office Chair, $199 at West Elm.

25 Mirra Chair by by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, $829 at YLiving.

26 Embody by Stumpf + Weber for Herman Miller, $1,339 at Smart Furniture.

27 Eames Aluminum Executive Chair by Herman Miller, $2,119 at Sit4Less.

28 ALRIK Swivel Chair, $14.99 at IKEA.

29 Polo Desk Chair by Robin Day, $199 at The Container Store.

30 Liberty Task Chair by Niels Diffrient for Humanscale, $1,129 at DWR.

31 Bombo Desk Chair by Stefano Giovannoni for Magis, $952 at InMod.

32 Crew Task Chair by Brian Kane for Steelcase, $489 at Smart Furniture.

33 Moorea Swivel Chair by Vico Magistretti for Kartell, $800 at Hive.

34 Think Chair 3D Knitt by Glen Oliver Löw for Steelcase, $884 at Sit4Less.

35 PATRIK Swivel Chair, $199 at IKEA.

36 Jones Office Chair, $249 at CB2.

37 Jam Workchair by Archirivolto S.T.C. for Calligaris, $307 at YLiving.

38 Trafico Faux Leather Office Chair, $223 at Zinc Door.

39 Scoop Task Chair by Blu Dot, $599 at Design Public.

40 Swivel Leather Desk Chair, $399 at West Elm.

41 Mauna-Kea Swivel Chair by Kartell, $1,352/pair at Smart Furniture.

42 MultiGeneration Hybrid Chair by Knoll, $285 at Smart Furniture.

43 Spin Chair by Ross Lovegrove for Driade, $941 at Unica. Home.

44 Scoop Office Chair, £39.88 at Tesco.

45 Flow Upholster 5-Point Star by Jean-Marie Massaud for MDF Italia, $695 at Northern Icon.

46 Lotus Chair by René Holten for Artifort, $2,789 at Unica Home.

47 Chair One 4-Star Base by Konstantin Grcic for Magis, $1,298/pair at 2Modern.

48 Bentwood Desk Chair, $135 at Crate & Barrel.

 

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Sourcing It: 42 Bookends

Following up on yesterday’s painted bookshelves post, it seemed like a good time to run this. When I put this together a few weeks ago, I had just spent the weekend clearing off our living room bookshelves. Not clearing them of books, but the way too many paintings that are stacked three deep, and vases, and magazines that need filing, and the Swedish Lily candlesticks I keep buying on eBay, and so on. I don’t really need bookends, since I have so many books they go from one end to the next, but I’m often tempted by them design-wise. Here’s an array of bookends both functional and beautiful.

S H O P P I N G

1 Sheep Bookend by Zuny, $56 each at Emmo Home.
2 Vintage Jenfred-Ware Brass Bookend by Ben Seibel, $125 at Unica Home.
3 Red Signal Magnetic Bookends, $28 at Chiasso.
4 White Maude Bookends, $39.95 at CB2.
5 Jonathan Adler Dachshund Bookends, $150 at Jonathan Adler.
6 Wood Bottle Bookends, $100 at Uncommon Goods.
7 Indice Bookends by Hiroaki Watanabe, $24 at MoMA Store.
8 Carmen Shoe Bookend by Nima Oberoi for Lunare, $100 at The W Hotels Store.
9 Zack Atlas Bookend, $49.99 at Wayfair.
10 Green/Blue Bookends by Archimede Seguso, $6,500 at BG Galleries.
11 House Bookend, $14.99 at The Container Store.
12 Balloon Dog Bookend by IMM Living, $40 at SFMOMA Museum Store.
13 Stacked Bricks Bookends by Gluekit, $20 at Supermarket.
14 Lemon Elephant Bookshelf by Dwell Studio, $124 at Dwell Studio.
15 Alessi Girotondo Bookend by King Kong, $61 at AllModern.
16 IMAX Vintage Camera Bookends, $59.99 at Wayfair.
17 Pecan and Salvaged Steel Umasi Bookends, $125 each at Umasi, Etsy.
18 Powder Coated Steel Bookends, £3 each at Jasper Morrison Shop.
19 Carl Aubock Bookend Pairs, $625 at Lawson-Fenning, 1st Dibs.
20 Architectural Pottery X/O Bookends by Vessel, $190 at YLiving.
21 Turquoise Agate Bookends, $41.06 at Crystal Age.
22 Knowledge in the Brain Bookends by Karim Rashid, $255 at LA Phil Store.
23 Turquoise Foo Dog Bookend, $119 at Kristy Lee Interiors.
24 Chrome Rollerstop Bookend by Harry Allen, $190 at Greener Grass Design.
25 Coral Bookends by Spisani, $365 at Barneys New York.
26 Petrified Wood Bookends, $148 at Anthropologie.
27 Tan Leather Hippo Bookend by Zuny, $49 at Klassik Living.
28 Patio Stainless Steel Bookends by Blomus, $44 at Gracious Home.
29 Eno Book Ends by Eno & Klaus Hackl, $120 at A+R.
30 Eric Janssen Quote/Unquote Bookends at Eric Janssen.
31 Elephant Bookend by Eve Chang, $40 at MoMA Store.
32 Leather Dinosaur Bookend by Zuny, $67 at Elemental.
33 Orb Bookends, $28 at Chiasso.
34 Vintage Yellow Jack Bookend, $315 at eBay.
35 Bird’s Foot Bookends by Tetsutaro Nakabayashi, $60 at Unica Home.
36 Fornasetti ‘Viso’ Face Bookends, $270 at Barneys New York.
37 Red Alabaster Heart Bookends by Alabastri Ducesschi, $69.95 at B&N.
38 Assorted Mid-Century Bookend Pairs, $300 at Lawson-Fenning, 1st Dibs.
39 Carl Aubock Cast Bookends $595 at Barneys New York.
40 Jonathan Adler Teal Metal Hand Bookends, $9.06 at B&N.
41 White Owl Resin Bookends by Fringe Designs, $39.95 at B&N.
42 King & Queen Chess Bookends, £92.99 at Furniture and Interior Design.

Get the Look: 72 Green Home Furnishings

The biggest round-up yet: 72 items in all sorts of lovely shades of green. Lighting, wallpaper, chairs, tables , beds, vases, pillows, rugs, racks, kitchen stuff, and more. I sneaked in a few fashion accessories and jewelry too.

S H O P P I N G

Tank Suspension Light by Alexander Taylor, $1110 at YLighting.
Rubber Vase by Henriette Melchiorsenv for Menu, $23.95 at Fjorn.
Wishbone Chair by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen, $726.75 at DWR.
Salix Wallpaper, $148 at Anthropologie.
LACK Side Table, $7.99 at IKEA.
Hang On Rack by Normann Copenhagen $96 at The Future Perfect.
Streamliner Classic Wood Car, $47.50 at Fjorn.
Benjamin Moore Lawn Green Paint, $36.95 at West Elm.
Link Task Light by Peter Stathis, $323 at Design Public.
Scheherazade Headboard by Ceylon Portfolio, $1,150 at Dering Hall.
Kastehelmi Dewdrop Bowl by Oiva Toikka for Iittala , $19 at Didrik’s.
Grams 16″ Pillow, $59.95 at CB2.
Key Modular Storage by Scott Bennett for Housefish, $734 at Design Public.
Turquoise Quercus Ring by Lucifer Vir Honestus, $6,400 at Barneys.
Future Vase by Holmegaard , $65 at Fjorn.
Ming Green Steel Side Chair, $199 at Crate & Barrel.
Arrow Hanger by Design House, $39.98 at Fjorn.
FREDRIKA Fabric, $6.99/yard at IKEA.
Baker Sofa by Finn Juhl, Onecollection, $14,620 at DWR.
Banana Leaf Wastebasket by Gail DeLoach, $95 at Gracious Home.
Binic Table Lamp by Ionna Vautrin for Foscarini, $289 at Ylighting.
Untitled #4 by Matthew Tischler (30×40 print), $2400 at 20×200.
Claire Faux Bamboo Mirror by Bungalow 5 $640 at Clayton Gray.
Mandala Rug by Madeline Weinrib at Madeline Weinrib.
Franklin Credenza by Christopher Kennedy, $9600 at Dering Hall.
Ibis Bird by Oiva Toikka for Iittala, $595 at Didrik’s.
Green Balance Steel Ceiling Mobile, $399 at Nova68.
Jacqui Side Table by Bungalow 5, $420 at Clayton Gray.
Scalloped Headboard, $1,100 at Decorator Tag Sale.
Clothes Tree by P’kolino, $109 at Design Public.
Nixon 4 -Piece Setting, $50 at Jonathan Adler.
SOMNAT Crib, $79.99 at IKEA.
Velvet Arm Chairs at Galerie Andre Hayat, 1st Dibs.
Ere-be-Dragons Wallpaper for Paper Boy, $125 at Vertigo Home.
Pitcher by Anu Penttinen for Marimekko, $89 at Crate & Barrel.
Stretch Stool by Jessica Carnevale, $295 at MoMA Store.
Grass Vase by Claydies for Normann Copenhagen, $45 at Vertigo Home.
Acrylic Box by Baron Alessandro Albrizzi, $190 at Moss.
Zebra Llama Wool Rug, $995 at Jonathan Adler.
Tennyson X-Stool by Arteriors Home $775 at Clayton Gray.
Templeton Twin Bed, $2,795 at Jonathan Adler.
Chrysoprase/Diamond Necklace by Irene Neuwirth, $20,100 at Barneys.
Doodle Dog Pillow by Crypton, $40 at Design Public.
Herb Scissors, $9.95 at Chef Tools.
Unikko Tray by Marimekko, $39 at FinnStyle.
Rollerstop by Harry Allen for Areaware, $199 at Fitzsu.
Cheeky Ikat Organic Cotton Pillow Cover, $50 at Fabricadabra.
Walnut Vessel With Green Trim by Matt Pugh, $62 at Gretel Home.
Gorilla Pillow by Ross Menuez for Fauna, $28 at Design Public.
Elan Wedges by Diane von Furstenberg, $395 at Net-a-Porter.
Fluted Contrast Mug by Royal Copenhagen, €20 at Royal Copenhagen.
Grass Flocked Terracotta Pig Bank, $20 at The W Hotels Store.
Silicone Trivet by Sagaform Sweden, $7.95 at Fjorn.
Circles Placemat by Daisy Hill Linens, $58 at Barneys.
POÄNG Birch Veneer Chair, $129 at IKEA.
Tron Sofa by Richard Shemtov, , $4,970 at Dering Hall.
BARNSLIG Mirror, $19.99 at IKEA.
Reed Cover Chair, $149 at CB2.
Raw Candelabra by Jens Fager for Muuto, $250 at A+R.
Suede Passenger Clutch, $78 at Madewell.
Richard Nixon Baby Alpaca Throw, $295 at Jonathan Adler.
Chilewich Spun Grass Placemat, $52/set of 4 at Design Public.
BLOMMIG Vase, $3.99 at IKEA.
Aalto 3.75″ Vase by Alvar Aalto for Iittala, $85 at Fjorn.
BILLY Bookcase with Glass Doors, $79.99 at IKEA.
Taboret Stool/Side Table, $325 at Hudson.
Collapsible Silicone Funnel, $10.49 at Useful Things.
Aquinnah  Cotton Rug by Dash & Albert, $30—$414 at Dash & Albert.
Edge of Belgravia Ceramic Knives, £34.90-£59.90 at Edge of Belgravia.
1970s Gooseneck Desk Lamp, $1,200 at Metropolis Modern, 1st Dibs.
Pear Screen Print by Enzo Mari, $480 at Nova68.
Jacqui 4-Drawer Chest by Bungalow 5, $1690 at Clayton Gray.