Category: for the home

The intersection of math, nature, & functional objets d’art

The intersection of math, nature, & functional objets d’art

Tumblr 969 Years features this delicate, branch-like side table based on the fractal algorithm “The Tree Curve.” What’s a fractal algorithm? I have no idea. But the table manages to be modern, clean, classic, and nature-inspired.

Arborism by Nosigner, via 969 Years
Gifts for the Home : Ralph Lauren Home Sale + Martyn & Mary

Gifts for the Home : Ralph Lauren Home Sale + Martyn & Mary

Luxe items from Ralph Lauren and Martyn & Mary make great gifts for the home. They’re also terrific hostess gifts. Here are my top picks, all on sale now.

The Ralph Lauren Home Charles Bowl 89.00 (originally $195)

Classic. Elegant. Refined. This stunning fruit bowl crafted of luxe silver-plated brass is so chic and timeless, you’ll want one to gift and one to keep.

I absolutely love this Highball glass with gold stripes — so Don Draper! Great for curling up with a Scotch by the fire on a cold winter night, and slinging about snarky witticisms. Or a lovely gift for the man who has everything, except good glasses for his whiskey. $19.00 (regularly $40)

The Spencer Modern Lantern would look stately in a home library or entryway. It would also cast an elegant glow over your holiday party. At $349 (marked down from $750), it’s a worthwhile splurge. A beautiful hurricane lantern featuring an angular modern design. Crafted of black leather and shimmering nickel-plated brass, it’s a classic piece that will add style and glamour to any space.

See the entire collection in the Ralph Lauren Home Sale from One Kings Lane. (And take $15 off of your first purchase of $30 or more.)

Create a cheerful holiday table on a budget with this red chevron stripe table runner from Martyn & Mary, just $29

I love the bold graphic appeal of the striped bone and horn box from Martyn & Mary. Very luxe, for keeping jewelry, cufflinks, special photographs, and keepsakes.

You might also like: Simon Doonan wrapping paper. Whimsical, beautiful papers for everything under the tree. $15 per roll


Antique stockings & vintage holiday decor

Antique stockings & vintage holiday decor

Make your December merry and bright with these antique French Christmas stockings. The linen stockings date from the 19th century and are in excellent condition. A beautiful bit of holiday cheer to hand down to the next generation.

Mercury glass is always beautiful, but it’s especially fitting for the holidays. This mercury bottle would look beautiful on a holiday table.

This vintage silverplate candle shade will add sparkle to your table or mantle.


A vintage sled makes an interesting addition to a family room wall, or propped against a roaring fireplace. This sled from One Kings Lane was manufactured by the Winner Manufacturing Co. of Trenton, NJ in the 1940s. It has original patina and manufacturer’s label underneath.

Shop this and other vintage holiday decor, and receive $15 off a purchase of $30 when you sign up with One Kings Lane.

Industrial home design: wood and steel furniture

Industrial home design: wood and steel furniture

  I love the industrial look of metal, wood, and steel in the home. Like this industrial bench, a great piece for the entryway, $549 at One Kings Lane. Mix industrial furniture with more traditional pieces for an eclectic home that looks comfortable and modern, not over-designed. This industrial coffee table adds architectural interest for only $169.

This iron bar stool has a beautiful, simple lines. Fits perfectly in a modern kitchen and adds interest to a kind of “found object” interest to a more traditional kitchen. $129.

Get $15 off a purchase of $30 when you sign up for email updates from One Kings Lane.

If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, try these 5 great DIY industrial furniture projects at HGTV.

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