Monday, July 31, 2006

wood scented candle

smells like wood spirit... i was surprised to find these wood, leather and bibliotheque scented candles by Assouline, a book publisher whose purpose was to create the scents of a library. that's hard core. sounds like the perfect gift for a bookworm!

Friday, July 28, 2006

S.B.I.G.: Against Tha Grain

Ever associate woodgrain with music?! Fellow woodnut chowchow found this alternative rap artist Woodgrain with his album "Against Tha Grain." Classic S.B.I.G. (so bad it's good)! thanks chow.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Mahogany dinnerware by Mark Blackwell

beautiful elegant dinner set called Mahogany by Mark Blackwell. wedding registry anyone?

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

olive branch by Agelio Batle

made of graphite and termed graphite object, we've seen the super clever graphite hand by Agelio Batle, now check out his olive branch. Usually in the beak a of white dove, it has been a symbol of peace and goodwill. hmm, i think that will be my holiday card this year! find it at zipper on third street.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

t-shirts by Option-G

Finding another designer obsessed with woodgrain is always a pleasure. check out these two very sweet tees by Cole Gerst a.k.a. Option-G. thanks Cole!

Monday, July 24, 2006

leather coasters by dean

After lunch at Madame Matisse, one of my favorite restaurants in Silverlake, I with some friends took a leisurely stroll to Dean a shop for leather goodies. How fun was it to find these leather embossed coasters with the artwork by Option-G. Only available at the shop.

Friday, July 21, 2006

black mini wallet

Love this mini wallet that Swissmiss found at

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Pure porcelain

As seen in the August British Elle Decoration, another beautiful shot of the Ted Meuhling branch vase... I love this picture....

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

twiggs at target

In addition to the Independent Studies line we've been raving about, Target is also introducing more faux bois lovliness into their other home collections. Here is a fun iron twig candle holder.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

a few ways to save

It is days like today that I feel, wow, we really are experiencing global warming and that I make an even harder vow to try and be more eco-friendly. Just in the newspaper today I read about another tsunami in Indonesia, the unusually high number of forest fires, and of course these record breaking triple digit temperatures across the United States. I also recently saw Al Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth. Now as a visual person, I was stunned at seeing images of the highest mountain tops of the world 50 years ago majestic and grand with peaks full of snow and the same mountains today seemingly barren and tired. It’s pretty crazy. It’s an important movie for all of us to see and support especially if you know or have children. I’ve already spammed all my family and friends because there are so many insignificant things we can do to make a significant impact in saving our resources which brings me to my list. Here are a few things I’ve been doing to save the trees and other resources:

1. Telling the cashier I don’t need a bag when I can easily carry what I’ve purchased in my purse or pocket.

2. Carrying a hanky around instead of using paper towels to wipe my hands in public bathrooms. Everyone does this in Japan. Also thought this would make a great Christmas gift for all my relatives!

3. Making sure I’m hungry enough to eat all my food at restaurants instead of taking to go boxes.

4. Keeping a big basket next to our mail for recycling all that wasteful awful junk mail.

5. And just buying recycled products whenever you do need to buy paper. We don’t really need fancy stuff all the time.

Does anyone else have some good new tips?

p.s. the image is a wall hanging I silk-screen printed!

Monday, July 17, 2006

PotteryBarn Twig lamps

Just got the new Pottery Barn Fall 06 catalog and spotted these lovely lamps. Hand cast iron with a bronzed finish... check them out here.

Friday, July 14, 2006

twig cream and sugar set

Oh the sexiness of silver faux bois... This great Twig Cream and Sugar set by michael aram is available at Koo de Kir... (swoon....)

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Cath Kidston Notebook

Fellow blog friend and woodnut Katey, over at One Good Bumblebee and That's Hot, sent us this great tip about this super cute "Rose bark" notebook from Cath Kidston. (Thanks Katey!!)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

another log pillow!

Doesn't this remind you of Bam Bam's club from the Flintsones?
Love this log pillow from Gamma Go- You would totally win all pillow fights with it!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


visiting friends and family in boston this week and had some sweet IKW sitings!

this is the bar menu from birch bar in the lobby bar at the Westin Hotel next to the Convention Center. in addition to the cute graphic, i like the "bark effect" with the black laquered ridged cover. very contemporary.

i can't believe i had a target woodgrain skirt siting! i hope this girl doesn't kill me, but i had to take the shot! her whole outfit looked awesome! it was taken at a little cheese shop in the south end called formaggio. try the Brebis d'Ossau Vieille Agour cheese. it's from france and made of sheeps milk. such a full flavor.

also spotted this amazing chocolate wood bark at formaggio! the photo was taken through the drool and glass.

and finally this photo i took of tree bark at the Boston Common. (sorry, i couldn't help myself i know it's real:) what an amazing park. it's called the common because it was orginally the communal area for cows to graze. the park was also designed by the same desinger who did central park in nyc so if you're from there you feel right at home!

boston is a great town packed with insane victorian and brick homes and a restaurant list to keep you eating for days. it's been hot and humid in the day, but sitting out on the deck in the evenings is priceless.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Steel tree at Weego

We could have sworn we've posted about this before, but apparently not- We know we've seen this before, but twist our arms, we're just going to have to look at this cool tree wall hanging AGAIN... available at Weego Home.

By the way, thanks to all you fellow woodnuts out there that keep sending us links- Keep 'em coming! Despite the archive we've gathered over the past seven months, we know there are still tons of faux bois madness out there we've missed, so we need your eagle eyes! We'll be posting more of the things you've found this week!

Friday, July 07, 2006

log plug

In the same vain as Shepard Fairey, we have the log plug. My friend David and I were walking on Beverly Blvd. near the old Kbond shop where Built is now and saw this random site. Does anyone know what this is!? who is it? what does it mean- if anything?? huh? ;)

Thursday, July 06, 2006

anthropologie: part 2

these are a few more pieces from anthropologie...the hemlock chandelier , what fun would that be in an entryway...and the oak bough centerpiece cute for a side table, plus few from decor8 the enchanted tee, the perfect modern update to the enchanted wand - like wear this tee and you will be granted three wishes!

and finally, a classic for all those wood lovers out there, greenwood glasses. thanks holly!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

anthropologie: part 1

omigoodness. so anthropologie is out of control. their home decor is all over the faux bois this season. i guess this confirms that faux bois is part of the essense of the brand. We love that! check out this bronze songbird candle holder, ceramic bird and branch centerpiece looking amazing in all white, and the poison tree shelf whose name i adore because it's so good witch bad witch! more to come tomorrow with part 2...

Monday, July 03, 2006

Target: Independent Studies

I recently posted about the new Fall 06 Back to School (scary) things that are already creeping into stores right now, specifically at Walmart, over at HappyMundane. Now I bring to you the latest news at our beloved, Target. Looks like Target will be having an"independent studies" theme. What's so great about this collection is the packaging- which is why I'm posting about it here: it's all dark woodgrain based! Everything has a dark woodgrain pattern, with white type graphics, and a subtle, but totally cool heavy gloss varnish of doodle-y icons. The boxes all have this big field of dark woodgrain, and from afar, look almost like wood planks!- But as you get closer, the varnished doodle graphics shine in the light, and you see this neat pattern. I also love that the contrast color, on the back of hangtags and packaging, is this pretty seafoam green color. Check back over at Happy Mundane tomorrow for a preview of some of the actual items Target is bringing in for fall.