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INSIDE: these chairs are a steal!
Posted by Sal Taylor Kydd on 11/26/2008

I’m so excited to now finally be embarking on my project of giving hearth and home a bit of an upgrade. Since we built/renovated the house almost 4 years ago (well it did go down to studs!)  there have been a bunch of small nits I’ve been dying to address. We moved in and Oliver was born about a week later so there wasn’t much time for remodeling! Now I’m delighted to be working with designer Laura Clayton Baker on modernising our little Venice cottage and bringing us into the twenty-first century. And don’t you know it, I’ll be blogging all the way.

It was Laura who put me on to these wonderful French outdoor chairs, currently on sale at Pottery Barn - for $4.99 a pop you can’t beat it. Well, what are you waiting for?!

Categories: Chair, Dining, Outdoor

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OUTSIDE: the grass really is greener
Posted by Sal Taylor Kydd on 11/18/2008

People you will love this. Sometimes you fall upon that certain website that offers that eclectic, “curatorial” approach as the founders of Greener Grass Design put it - that perfectly fits our elevated sensibilities. These two Houston natives have collected a wide and diverse range of designers to showcase a range of homewares, holiday gift ideas, jewlery and furniture.

Ah - and I get to indulge my passion for bird houses. There’s something for the bird-lovers Xmas-list!

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OUTSIDE: obsession
Posted by Sal Taylor Kydd on 5/05/2008

Now I know most people don’t share my somewhat long and tawdry obsession with the beloved bird box, but there’s something about it - a wee home on a wall - a nest. It’s so cosy and inviting and you’re doing something positive for your garden, as opposed to spraying pesticides everywhere or irritating the neighbors with noisy lawnmowers. But why the sad story? Well I have a trail of sad bird boxes littering my home, neglected, just waiting for some wee inhabitants to make them feel loved. One, rustic-looking, sits unused on my lawn, forlorn, just waiting for lazy old me to go hang it somewhere. The other, shabby-chicesque (we all go through that phase at one time or another) sits in the side yard gathering dust. So maybe this gem from my latest favorite site Generate could be the go. Clean lines, sweet motif. Nice. I think I really have to get the other ones up tho before I can splurge again. What say you?

Categories: Outdoor, Sal


INSIDE: fork it out
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 11/03/2007


HARRY: Maarten Baptist of WAT Design came up with the elegant flatware pictured above. It’s called Open Air and is made of high grade steel. It’s $185 for 6 table settings. Sounds reasonable to me. Check out Core77’s wrap up of Danish designers, including Baptist. Joost Wever’s stuff is fantastic. I love the watering can (below) and the clothes rack. Nice clean smart design. Lovely.

Categories: Dining, Harry, Kitchen, Outdoor


INSIDE: green pink
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 10/28/2007



HARRY: It’s dinner time and I’ve got two hungry grumpy kids so this is a real quick one. Couldn’t resist these recycled melamine plates. How cool are they! I love the segmented dinner plates and the simple little tumblers. Perfect for picnics, bbqs or the kids.

Categories: BBQ, Dining, Green, Harry, Outdoor


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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 >