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The most perfect mug ever, and other things that are making me happy.

A few days ago I was skimming through the Design House Stockholm website, and I came across these gorgeous “Bono” mugs designed by Catharina Kippel. Instantly overtaken by the perfection of the one with the droplet pattern in particular (I have a bit of an obsession with teardrop shapes), I grabbed the photo, posted it on Flickr, and started to agonize over the likely cost of shipping and VAT to get a set of these delivered to me in New York.

Shortly thereafter, Katie popped in to inform me that Crate & Barrel is selling all four of the Design House Stockholm mugs for a mere $10.95! HOORAY. Needless to say, I’ll be stopping in to C&B tonight to pick up several.

More things that are making me happy today:

I love this kitchen by DAPStockholm (found via designsponge), with its red Arne Jacobsen faucet (part of the Vola line I love) and the Cole & Sons wallpaper (which I really expected to be tiring of by now, but I still love it). It reminds me of another favorite kitchen of mine.

I really do love red in the kitchen! Isn’t it nice how everything starts to tie together after a while?

Also:

+ I’ve really been enjoying Alice’s posts over at Peapods.

+ Camilla posted really beautiful photos of her morning walk yesterday.

+ It’s almost the weekend!

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13 Comments

  • Reply Julie January 25, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    I’m waiting on Crate & Barrel for a shipping quote for those mugs. If that doesn’t pan out, they better still have them in the fall when I go to the states!

  • Reply stephanie January 25, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    i am still not sick of that wallpaper either! Those mugs are amazing! When I first saw them I thought they might be marimekko (there is a teardrop design by her too) I hope they are on the website and I live in Canada therefore no C&B here 🙁

  • Reply DiP January 25, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Ah, those stainless countertops!!! 8^P

  • Reply AB January 25, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    I was just thinking yesterday how much I love teardrop shapes. Fine Little Day has some pillowcases with them that I want real bad.

    There is no Crate & Barrel in Louisiana, wah. Thank you, Jesus, for the internet.

  • Reply lauren January 25, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    i still am in love with that wallpaper too. i feel like i’ve seen it in so many places but it still looks good every time. hopefully i will get some for my bday to frame and put on a wall since we are renting!

  • Reply jm January 27, 2008 at 9:23 am

    I love Design House. There stuff is so beautiful. All of our everyday dishes are from Design House and they make me smile all of the time.

  • Reply katie January 28, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Yay! Glad I was able to help!

    I’m still loving that Cole and sons wallpaper as well. Oh my and I’m just in love with that red Arne Jacobsen faucet.

  • Reply Jim Mirkalami February 6, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    I have been a frequent visitor of this blog for some time now, so I thought it would be a good idea to leave you with my thanks.

    Regards,
    Jim Mirkalami

  • Reply Anna (a different one) February 18, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    A cheaper, and quicker alternative to the Cole & Sons wallpaper is this Ikea drape/panel thing
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40122212

    I hung it in my bathroom instead of wallpaper and it’s been easy enough to clean. As I just moved I know I should be blogging all the DIY, but I can’t get myself to the computer after a long day of… working on a computer!

  • Reply meghan smith March 5, 2008 at 11:09 am

    I have seen that ‘tree wallpaper’ in another magazine and also thought it was wonderfu.
    Your apartment is really stunning.

  • Reply cara March 24, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    I really want that cup!
    great blog!

  • Reply Kristen October 22, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Hi Anna! I love your blog-you’re house is amazing! When I saw the teardrop mugs, I fell in love immediately. I stopped by my local C&B outlet, and they had them for $6.95! I scooped up 6!

  • Reply Monica January 7, 2009 at 3:52 am

    Almost a year later…. I just started reading your blog last month and now I am catching up by randomly reading your older posts. Am so glad that I did because I have been searching the internet for this wallpaper for weeks! I didn’t know the name or manufacturer and googled birch trees, trees, black and white wallpaper. Never thought to use woods. You can imagine what I came up with under birch tree/tree wallpaper – that awful photo wallpaper from the late 70’s. Blech. I had already given up. Thanks so much. My powder room is now saved and I am anxiously awaiting the DHL delivery man.

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