this and that   //   August 8, 2014



Darius Rucker’s Charleston home tour has made its way around the internet this week but if you haven’t already checked it out, it’s absolutely worth a look. Or maybe you just want to peruse it for a third time because it’s that fab. It’s a perfect example of how to incorporate color and texture into a home.

Shopbop’s sale just got better – and bigger. The retailer added hundreds (!) of new styles to the markdowns list. I already snatched this pair of Frame jeans, but  these sandals and this statement necklace have also caught my eye. And maybe I’ll grab this bikini, too? My summer could always use one more swimsuit.

I’ve long been a fan of Tracey Emin’s work with neon lights, and James Clar’s sculptures can certainly file under the same category. This new-to-me artist experiments with fluorescent tubes and 3D printing to create his large scale pieces. I wish one of these would light up in my living room.

There’s all kinds of potatoes (russet, red gold…) but there’s no potato quite like the sweet potato. It’s by far my favorite. If there are sweet potato fries on the menu, you can pretty much guarantee that’s what I’ll be ordering. This weekend, I’m thinking about attempting to make my own. This recipe sounds pretty simple. And that sriracha ketchup? Well, yum.

What is about geometric things that get me? These West Elm S & P shakers are are not only a great shape, but the metallic touch makes them too good to resist.

The September issue of Architectural Digest is out. The entire issue is a good one, but one of my favorite stories is the tour of Tory Burch’s NYC office. Loads of brass, orange pops, rattan, and animal prints: it has it all.


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