OK, so this is basically just stuff I covet. But if you generally enjoy my recommendations, they’ll likely be up your alley, too.
Relevant to my current oh-my-god-I-need-to-start-working-out interests: My Big Activity Book co-author, Erin, apparently writes this way…which I thought was crazy, until I visited her and tried it. It totally works – you can write easily, and you barely notice your feet moving once you get in the zone. (And you *can* get an elevated desk to go with it, or you could just prop a raised computer stand on your existing desk.)
One of my favorite IG accounts to follow, and one that regularly gets me contemplating a move into a $250 house in Wisconsin (or something). This is such a fun coffee-table book.
I forgot to put the Big Activity Book for Divorced People in the graphic! You can buy that one, too! It’s funny! I swear!
If you’re a have-dog-will-travel kinda person (which I’m getting back to being now that Archie has had a few months to recoverer), how helpful would this be?!
Yes, I am putting artificial movie-theater-type butter on this list. Because you know what I like more than movie theater popcorn? Movie theater popcorn that I can eat without going to a movie theater.
This ashtray from Seth Rogen’s houseware accessories line is just so chic. Even if you don’t use it for its Seth Rogen-intended purpose, it can be used as a catchall or for candles.
I’m back into puzzles after a two-year post-Covid hiatus, and this is one of the coolest designs I’ve seen. Is that a…balloon? Is it…appropriate? Can’t tell, love it either way.
Santa can you hear meeeeeeeeee. (I can’t actually speak to whether these things actually work for in-home use because I only ever used them in the studio, but the one I linked to here was highly rated and seemed significantly sturdier than similar models.)
I have one of those disco-ball planters in my office, and the dappled light that it casts in the afternoon is spectacular. What could be better, you ask? Rose-gold dapples. Hang it by a window and enjoy.
My favorite way to spend an afternoon is in the garden, and I see no reason why I can’t be adorable while I try to resuscitate my basil. These are great.
On the Dream List: This “homecoat,” which looks like a duvet that you can wander around in (and I do not personally feel that it needs to stay at home). If you work from home and are in pajamas all day anyway – ahem – this is an upgrade.
Years ago, I was religious about using this oil – on body, face, hair, everywhere. I recently rediscovered it, and now I remember why: It is truly one of the loveliest scents in the world, lightly floral thanks to the magnolias but very sexy, too.
For those who love their bathtubs even more than their sofas (same): An actual pillow to sink into that’s made with Clean-Dry technology so it won’t get mildewy and such. Reviews are great.