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great source for old phones

You don’t have to live through a blackout to imagine the need for an old-fashioned telephone. Plus, we’re getting tired of phones that get HOT when we use them — What is going on there? — and miss the satisfying “brrrrrrinnngggg, brrrrrrinnnngggg” from our youth. We came across the vintage 1960s telephones at Russell Johnson Imports the other day (via Daily Candy, where you can get a 25% discount on these babies) and are suddenly craving a real telephone. They’re pricey ($250) but are certainly much more than just a communication device. Also for sale, truly stunning apothecary and seltzer bottles.

what we’re loving now: pretty porcelain

The ladies of Coe&Waito have officially created my dream line of products. The collection of porcelain items created in their Toronto studio meld the worlds of ceramics and industrial design. The clean lines and almost completely white palate would fit seamlessly into any decor. The items are sold in stores across the country and in Canada. Or, you can purchase items by contacting the designers directly through the information on their site. — Erica P.

what we're loving now: pretty porcelain

The ladies of Coe&Waito have officially created my dream line of products. The collection of porcelain items created in their Toronto studio meld the worlds of ceramics and industrial design. The clean lines and almost completely white palate would fit seamlessly into any decor. The items are sold in stores across the country and in Canada. Or, you can purchase items by contacting the designers directly through the information on their site. — Erica P.

gift idea: ceramics by ninainvorm

Unique, beautiful, and reasonably priced — you don’t usually get all three when you’re looking for gifts. But you can from Dutch artist Ninainvorm, whose Etsy shop is filled with gorgeous, colorful ceramics, some hand-thrown and screenprinted by the artist, some freshly decorated vintage pieces. Every one is unique, and none is priced higher than $48 (most are priced in the mid-30s). See more of Ninainvorm’s work on Flickr and her blog, and buy her wares here. –Mary T.

check out these floating forks…


…and spoons and knives and ladles — you get the point! These super-cool utensils by Seongyong Lee have a little hollow ball that actually keeps them afloat. I can just imagine these colorful tools bobbing around in my sink! I haven’t been able to figure out a source for purchasing them, or a price point for that matter. If anyone can uncover this mystery, it would be much appreciated. –Erica P.

Image via designklub