There’s not much to say about this brand that you can’t concur with your own eyeballs. Aubin & Wills is flip, flappin’ jackin’ awesome. I thought I was so clever with my dancing elephants but alas a fox in a top hat may trump the trotting duo, maybe. It seems that the collective animal inspiration has shifted from owls as muse to foxes which is fine by me as I was getting tired of those big creepy eyes starring back at me from every blog and Etsy shop. I can deal with a sly, debonair fox any day. You really ought to go over to the Aubin & Wills shop and check out all the goodness for yourself, because there’s not much prose I can add that will surpass the enticing visuals that lay ahead of you. Fox in a top hat? Why didn’t I think of that?
This screenprint by artist Alice Melvin is fantastic! Colors are nice and muted, a creamy background and talent in spades. Perfect for all the mod wanna-be ornithologists out there. Those do exist don’t they?
I find that cleaning the house with these products makes me so much happier than what I was using prior. Any product that makes you look forward to your home chores is a winner in my book. Bonus, they work and you can buy them at Target! Yes, of course I would be even happier if I was giving these to my maid to clean my home, but alas the only maid in residence right now is me.
It has been nearly a year since I moved into my current flat. I haven’t done much decorating but I do tend to be on the minimalist side so it hasn’t been a complete eyesore. I ordered a sectional that’s not really a sectional. It was a custom order and I inadvertently made it too small, so now any coffee table seems odd in front of it. I have tried many options since, two Lack tables (two too big), a petite glass and stainless steel table that just barely fits. My next try will perhaps be round but for now I have tired of coffee table-gate.
I decided since the sofa and table are there and not hideous, I would tackle the room I spend the most time in first–my dining room now studio. I had ordered a very inexpensive, okay cheap, version of this desk when I moved in. I broke a whole side leg within two weeks of its arrival and the shady company I procured it from would not return my calls. I assumed when I bought the desk it was a high gloss lacquer (the tiny photo and text were in a foreign language) but came as a matte white which became a dirt and fingerprint magnet. I decided this week to finally give it away. Now, desk-less and free of compulsive cleaning I am able to get to work on the space. My budget is not huge, meager would be more accurate. I chose two versions above, the white room is almost all from Ikea and I figured I could check Craigslist first to see if I could get any of the pieces second hand (thus getting better pricing). The black room is completely out of my budget but I thought maybe, I could recreate the look of the library shelves with kitchen cabinets and molding? The large shelving piece is $1,500 which I admit is a great price for the size and it would fit perfectly against my wall but alas that is $1,500 more than I have to spend. The small desk is from Cost Plus and very reasonable.
Don’t worry that there’s an absence of color, I will bring that in with all my color coded books, yes, every book is organized by color and if I have my way one day I will make custom covers and my own personal Dewey Decimal system. I digress, so you now have an idea of what I am looking for any ideas for me of how to accomplish this and not going straight to the poor house?
P.S. The swatch of carpet is what I have in that room now, I am not a fan of carpeting but as far as carpet goes it’s not that bad. It resembles sisal and I do like that.