shopping 02.1.11

Cool Design
Every Person in New York

Thomaspaul, NYC born and raised, is known for textiles,
but the Dexter pendant lamp is just one example of his skills
across the board—and the ceiling. $275

The Pantone merch craze continues,
now in colorful (of course) tin boxes. $28

The Wood Whale designed by Eric Pfeiffer, holds pens, phones, and papers. $50, out of stock, but expected back in shortly.

Made by Denmark's Flensted family, we love this Sheep Mobile, $25, especially since it includes the black sheep of the family.

Staying in Scandinavia, Marianne Westman's Picknick series,
begun in the 1950s, adds some fun to the humble wood
chopping board. Three styles, $27.38-$36.25.

Tabbatha Henry's Grass Luminary/Vase, available at MAD, comes in three sizes, perfect for tea light, candle, or flowers. $58-$96

Introduce kids to the late and much-loved illustrator Charley Harper
with this Coloring Book of Birds, $6.95

The captivating Folk Birds pendant lamp,
a limited-edition series by Amy Ruppel,
certainly doesn't like any pendant lamp we've seen. $159.

This apothecary-inspired shower curtain, $46, brings a
charming old-timey vibe to your ablutions.

At roughly $11,250, this Hippopatamus Stool may not be
an impulse purchase today, but we're fascinated by the combination of
shagreen and silver, not to mention the celebration of an animal
short on both comity and symmetry.

Finally, what design could be cooler than one that does some good for the community? desigNYC matches nonprofits with designers, working pro bono, to amplify the work the nonprofits are doing. The just-announced 2011 list of collaborations is here.

Who do you recommend for lamp repair? Answer

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for Every Person in New York on Tuesdays in MUG and daily at Jason's site.

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