Male and Female Bust Vases

Me: Aren’t these neat?
Brandon: Yeah, if you want to go traipsing around the forest like a wood nymph.
Me: ?
Brandon: Don’t you already have a hat like that?
Me: No, the vases! Aren’t they awesome?
Brandon: Oh, they’re vases? So they’re like Chia pets for hipsters?

• From Floral Art, via Oh Joy.


I think I need a few of these for weeding the garden. And for gathering the increasing amount of outdoor toys strewn about the yard.

p.s. I rounded up a bunch more indestructible kid-proof storage baskets over here.

Straight Out of 1984, By Way of 1969

I found a used Eames Management Chair! These Soft Pad chairs were first introduced in 1969 and since they’ve been around for so long, used models pop up for sale pretty consistently. I had been watching Craigslist and eBay, but even the used chairs often go for $1000 or more.

Looking for a used Eames office chair (real), at a knockoff price. (Who isn't though?)
Nicole Balch

Not long after I declared my search on Twitter, I scored one for a tenth of the new model price without going the knockoff route. YES! It’s the chair that I was considering when I wrote my last office post.

The problem? The reason it was so cheap? It’s from 1984, and the fabric makes that very obvious.

The good news though is that it’s comfortable. More comfortable than my previous chair, even though it’s nearly 30 years old. It’s in great condition too. And hey, it’s pink! Not a great pink, but still… leave it to me to find a pink one. I’m in the process of gathering quotes for a reupholstery job, but I can live with it as-is for a while if I need to.

I love it. Brandon doesn’t see it. “It’s not even well-designed!” he says. Psshaw.

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