Via Facebook: “hey, i wondered of you ever come across a good website for unique bedding. i am looking for a duvet and shams and want to try and keep it under $150. so that of course rules out Anthropolgie and other awesome sights. i just thought you might have a suggestion as i know you are good with the blogs, etc.” Having only the adjective “unique” to go on, here goes…
Marimekko® Poloneesi bed lines, at Crate&Barrel, are certainly unique, and could pass for Anthropologie’s “Amlapura” duvet, at $298. “Inspired by Slavic folk art, Maija Isola’s exotic, ornamental botanical is as fresh today as it was when it debuted in 1963. “Midnight” black and purple flowers pop on a vibrant garnet ground of 400-thread-count cotton sateen.” Under $120 for the duvet, it has some nice reviews…
Marimekko ® Poloneesi Bed Linens
In contrast to Anthropologie’s “Twilit Vines” bedding (up to $328), Gadora suggests something a little more graphic. The Urban Mandala linens at Crate&Barrel’s sister-site CB2 offer an over-sized cityscape for under $100.
Urban Mandala at CB2
Gadora received a few photos of an overstuffed chair, in want of an ottoman. Currently the suede leather taupey-olive chair sits underneath a window to the left of the TV-console and is rarely used. Having quizzed its owner about her space, Gadora suggested a pouf… actually a couple of square poufs that could be stacked for an ottoman or separated to use as additional floor seating.
Chair wants ottoman.
Later, having shared the idea with a friend who snickered at such a word (but admitted it’s fun to say), I sent both Ladies the following ottoman round-up: to one a suggestion, to the other a reference. West Elm’s poufs for shape reference…
Beanbag Poufs at West Elm
An anonymous inquiry came via email: “I came across a cool mid-century coffee table. Glass oval top. Wooden boomerang/antler like legs. Any insight to name/age? Thank you in advance…[It] was found in my fathers attic during a move and posted on Craigslist.” He added that people have offered more than 4x what he listed it at and, “I wanted to make sure I wasn’t selling a Van Gogh.” Here goes…
"Boomerang" table (1)
"Boomerang" table (2)
"Boomerang" table (3)
With a hunch but not 100% sure, Gadora deferred to a dear friend with mad online search skills.