Hi everyone, happy Wednesday!
I’d apologize for going AWOL last week, but really I’m not all that apologetic about it! There was no extenuating circumstance or anything, I just felt kinda lousy – the weather was rotten, my wool sweater was itchy, I was battling a nasty cold sore. Writing was the last thing I wanted to do; all I wanted was to crawl into bed and watch Abbott Elementary, so that was what I did. And I’m not sorry about it!
Thankfully, this week so far has been much improved, so I think I can muster up the fortitude to send out my little missive. Hope your week is looking up as well!
The Coast is Clear
The Strategist recently wrote about the rise of stylish coasters, which reminded me that I probably need to invest in some — I leave a trail of watermark rings wherever I go like I’m Hansel and Gretel dropping breadcrumbs. The coasterscape, however, is really quite vast, and I started to get a little overwhelmed sorting through all the options. But earlier this week, I was scrolling through the listings on Odd Eye NYC, and these “vintage” (from 2002) M&Co coasters immediately struck my fancy. They’re made from real CDs in a medley of vibrant, poppy colors, and they even come with a satin vinyl CD case with individual sleeves for storage — sure to add some throwback vibes to my nightstand.
No shade to my roommates, who are cool and unproblematic, but they are dishwasher people, while I am not. Therefore, there have been multiple instances where I’ve reached for the cutlery drawer and found it empty because they’re all languishing in the dishwasher. Which like, I could just grab a fork and give it a quick rinse, but it’s the principle of the matter, ya know? I’ve been thinking of getting my own special little set of cutlery, just one spoon, one fork, and one knife, that I could keep as a contingency plan. I love the look of this “skeleton” set from Japanese designer Oki Sato; the quirky, off-kilter kink where the head meets the handle reduces the amount of raw material needed to produce these utensils while still retaining their functionality, and they can be hooked over the edge of a plate or the rim of a cup for extra fun.
I played Tetris occasionally growing up, but was never very good at it (I tend to go to pieces when the pace starts picking up.) But I can’t resist these fuzzy tufted Tetris magnets — they’re so cute and playful and would add such a tactile touch to your fridge or whiteboard. They’re carved by hand with a chisel and then finished off with a tufting gun, using secondhand sourced wool in the official Tetris colors. A perfect gift for the Tetrishead in your life.