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Archive for June, 2007

OUTSIDE: chair bliss
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 6/30/2007

HARRY: The weather is so perfect in LA right now. I just want to be out in it all the time. Of course, that is not always possible - there are floors to be washed and clothes to be folded. But there are also picnics to be planned. Japanese designer Takeshi Nii designed this elegant portable chair in 1958. He called it the NY chair. When folded it stands on its own and is only 5.5 ” wide. Love it. Will Rogers State Park here we come.

Categories: Furniture, Seating

INSIDE: the sweet stuff
Posted by Sal Taylor Kydd on 6/30/2007

SAL: When it comes to soaps and lotions, you know you deserve only the best sweet-smellin’ stuff for your delicate skin. Saipua (which is apparently Finnish for soap - who knew!?) is a small family-run business operating out of Hudson Valley NY. Take a look at the range of soaps available at their online store - which features everything from Gardeners Soap - with rosemary and mint, to Peppermint Pumice and Mango butter - I feel fresher already!

Categories: BedBath, Sal

INSIDE: pretty functional
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 6/29/2007

HARRY: No, this isn’t a print. Although I guess you could frame it. It’s a teatowel and I do love a good teatowel. It must to be absorbent - I hate the ones that just seem to shift the water around. And it’s a plus if it also looks good. These cotton French ones look absolutely luscious. A perfect injection of colour into an all-white kitchen. At $18 they wont break the bank either.

Categories: Dining, Kitchen, Textiles

INSIDE: time after time
Posted by Sal Taylor Kydd on 6/28/2007

SAL: As a Brit, living in the US, with many friends in Australia, knowing the time around the world is important to me. Bar visiting the inelegant, but functional World Clock site, I really don’t have a very good solution. So imagine my delight at finding Charlotte Van Der Weels compact and clever desk clock, available from the folks over at Good. As the description reads The clock “has 12 sides, each with the name of two major cities. Altogether, the 24 cities represent the 24 global time zones. To find the local time in another time zone, roll the clock so the city representing that time zone is on top.” A simple solution to a complex problem. Great design.

Categories: Tech

INSIDE: 2000 year old toy
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 6/28/2007

HARRY: We finally made it to the renovated Getty Villa yesterday. They’ve added a massive modern building that’s stepped into the hillside and includes a cafe and store. I liked the mix of concrete and timber. Very nicely done. The villa is wonderful to wander through - we’ve decided every house should have reflecting pools and a garden filled with sweet-smelling herbs. The art collection is not as compelling. I guess I’m not that interested in ancient pots and marble busts. I did find this rather elegant horse at the shop. It’s inspired by an ancient Greek child’s toy. If only all the toys my children have amassed were that simple and easy on the eye.

Categories: Harry, Kids

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Harry & Sal is co-edited by friends Cerentha (Harry) Harris and Sal Taylor Kydd. As serious design addicts they wanted an outlet for their wonderful finds... More >