Friday, April 29, 2011


... should always be an art.


Knock, Knock, Part II...

Another great door.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

NVR Texture...

Weathered Wood

Industrial Metals


Just a few inspiring photos via littlebluedeer (sources unknown) to get me on track for an upcoming project. Needless to say, these textures will be playing a very important part.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Antique Thai birdcages hang from planks of reclaimed oak at Revel Spa. The reception desk has been made from the same weathered oak.
Another point of view shows the brilliant design.
via Interior Design magazine

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

FOUNDRY Candles Coming Soon...

Bin no. 142. Palmarosa. Wild-crafted Palmarose oil has been distilled since the 18th century and is known as an exotic stress reliever. Herbaceous and grassy with a lemony green scent and hints of rose geranium.
Bin no. 719. Holy Basil. Known as the royal remedy, Tulsi roots and petals are given to raise departing souls to Heaven. Vaguely anise-like. Minty and smoky, yet sweet and warm.

Bin no. 25. Branded Leather. Deep, dark, masculine and sensual. Smoky middle notes of frankincense and myrrh, enhanced by top notes of genuine leather oil. Like a vintage motorcycle jacket, an aphrodisiac at its best.

Bin no. 978. Ancient Calamus Root. A tonic to the mind, Calamus root is a holy anointing oil from Biblical times. Calamus root oil is an essential blend of roots and stems with an intense infusion of grass, bamboo and rain. Extremely earthy, Calamus has been called the closest thing to a sex stimulant that nature has to offer.

Bin no. 653. Orange Tinder. Oakmoss and soft musk notes mingle with orange blossoms and enhance veiled smoky layers of burning tinder wood.

Tisane Coming Soon...

Raindrops + Moss
Freshly Cut Grass + Swaying Daisies
Rain Soaked October Earth + Musky Leaves

Lemon Rose + Earth

Chimney Smoke + Dried Vines + Brick Walls

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Thomas O'Brien's Perfect Mix...

I sat down with one of my favorite decorating books this lazy Easter day and rediscovered the many reasons Thomas O'Brien is one of my favorite designers.
O'Brien's American Modern is filled with genius touch after genius touch.
I am totally stealing the photocopied hand.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Dangerously Simple...

Not only are these peanut butter cookies delicious, but they are impossibly easy to make. Simply combine 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of peanut butter, and one egg. Mix the three (yes three!) ingredients thoroughly and roll into small balls on a cookie sheet. Flatten the balls with the tines of a fork (old-school style) and sprinkle with Fleur de Sel. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Closet to Covet...

End of story.


via Atlanta Homes

Knock, Knock...'s the collage door.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Jefferson Hayman...

Photographer Jefferson Hayman's show just ended at the Robin Rice Gallery in New York City.
Simply titled Objects, Cityscapes and Figures -- the show featured Haymen's straightforward images framed in classic wooden frames.

The pull of the waves in this photograph makes it one of my favorites.

The subjects become somewhat surreal and haunting in front of Hayman's lense.

Unique Chart Now Available...

This extra-large vintage anatomical chart is now available at Finderskeepers Market. Note the size in comparison to the door. Truly a find, so claim it now while it's still available. ($200)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Finderskeepers Market featured...

There is a very nice article about us in today's Herald Leader Business Monday section. Here's the link if you'd like to take a look. The Pablo Alcala photos above are part of the article as well. Thanks to everyone involved!

Friday, April 15, 2011

It's here!

Lonny creators Patrick Cline and Michelle Adams have partnered with Traditional Home to create a new online shelter magazine called Trad Home. Traditional Home publisher Beth Brenners said the new online magazine will seek out the "next generation of design lovers." In the debut issue, you'll find a feature on wallpaper designer Jill Malek, a great Jonathan Alder vs. Charlotte Moss video where they discuss their takes on traditional design, a day-in-the-life of Sibella Court, and the New Age Classic style of Tom Delavan. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Designer Energy Saving Bulbs...

Finally, an attractive energy-saving bulb! Plumen has created a beautiful bulb that uses 80%less energy and lasts 8 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

Plumen bulbs function like other low-energy options, but have a lot more presence.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Easter Plans...

So, tell me about your Easter plans (i.e., events, entertaining, menus).

Sunday, April 10, 2011

NVR Minimalism...

Precisely selected. Precisely placed.


via koolandcreativ

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Quiet Luxury...

... is the best kind.


image via littlebluedeer

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring is awake at Finderskeepers Market...

The boxwoods are full and the birds are singing at Finderskeepers Market this spring. Come take a look at these beautiful (and yes, fully functional) porcelain juicers. $24 each

Cork it!

Anthropologie is currently celebrating Earth Day with the power of cork! With sustainability in mind, Anthropologie has transformed stoppers into displays that will be featured throughout April.

Brilliant, right? The cork globes are amazing. When the displays come down, the cork will move on to Cork ReHarvest where they'll become new flooring, paper pulp, and more. Renew! Recycle! Reuse!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Stock Vintage...

During our trip last summer to New York City, we discovered one of the most inspiring retail spaces I have ever seen. Stock Vintage, located in the East Village, focuses on early 20th century men's wear. Owner Melissa Howard also collects home furnishings from the same era, and you'll see the mix as soon as you enter the shop's striking facade. In the windows, wooden airplane propellers are featured. Beside the front door, a cobbler's shoe form hints at the amazing collection of vintage shoes inside.
All you NVR readers know how much I enjoy repetition in design, so of course this collection of leather belts caught my eye.
Among the well-curated wares, you'll also discover finds like these antique railroad nails.

If you find yourself in the East Village, make sure you stop by and take a peek.


images via Trevor Tondro for The New York Times

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A place to be creative...

I love bohemian spaces like this one. Isn't it interesting how a space based solely on function can sometimes look styled and aesthetically on the mark?


Tuesday selections from Finderskeepers Market...

Agate Prints — $94 each (click on the image to see the larger version — the prints are beautiful!) Antique Iron Daybed — $600 Lisbon Chair — $1,250
Our best-selling candle, Voluspa Suede Blanc — $29
Whale Chart — SOLD
Linen Bedding — contact us for details
Math Stick Mirror — $340
Frames and Corkscrews — $28
Canvas Cross Pillow — $68
Chair and Pillow — SOLD