Well, we'll just pin Herriott Grace's hand-carved and -finished Breakfast Board ($175 for small, $325 for large) to our Fantasy Life board. This gorgeous object, available in maple or oak would, in said fantasy life, bring us assorted fruits, cheeses, and breads, arranged immaculately, while we were either in bed or enjoying coffee on our terrace (we'd have a terrace). Until then, it's cereal in plastic bowls for us.
Honestly, what does Gerber have that your own kitchen doesn't? With a BabySteps Electric Food Mill ($26), you'll be able to conveniently blend up fruits, vegetables, and other foods into a mushy consistency for that little toothless person you look after. If your baby food creations don't come out great, so what? What is your infant going to do, Yelp about it? Just here-comes-the-airplane that puree right in there.
When Marcel Duchamp submitted a porcelain urinal signed "R. Mutt" to a Society of Independent Artists exhibition in 1917, it was rejected. One of his many readymades, Fountain is now one of the icons of modern art, and authorized replicas are in the collections of a handful of art museums all over the world. Now, with this (very unofficial) vinyl R. Mutt Toilet Sticker ($19), you can turn any toilet in your house into an homage to the wit of the Dada movement and the iconic artist.
When we look back on our childhood wardrobes, the "best of" highlights are usually remembered as "that skirt with the green ruffles" or "that shirt with the dinosaur" or "that dress with the neon giraffes". Provide that fond memory for another child (your own or a friend's) with "that yellow dress with the ostriches with designs on them" (aka the Ostrich Tile Mini Dress) ($35).
Before Las Vegas was known for monolithic hotels and margaritas by the yard, it was full of Googie-tacular architecture and neon signs (and the occasional mobster). Let the La Concha Motel Sign Key Tag ($5) be a reminder of Vegas you can take with you anywhere - we think it sure beats dragging around a guilty conscience about losing a couple hundred on penny slots.
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We already love Benefit's POREfessional cream primer - it's like spackling paste for your face. The POREfessional: Agent Zero Shine ($30) is their powder version of the highly-rated product - no putty knife needed.
Everybody knows that the size of a standard banjo fits the most perfect instrument-to-human ratio - see how natural it looks. The Love Dart Banjo Bag ($160) is made with that aesthetic in mind, at roughly the size of the standard five-string folk instrument (think of how ridiculous a ukulele bag would look!) It's also made with gorgeous materials - vegetable-tanned leather, secured with an American White Oak embellishment.
We'll confess that our measuring cups are sorta half-nested, sorta just thrown into a drawer somewhere (we lost our 1/8th cup about three months ago), which means it's probably time to look for something new. The MoMA Store is selling these Magnetic Measuring Cups ($15). Not only do the handles sport bright colors (making them easy to spot as we rummage), they also contain magnetic strips that keep them nestled together, even when we shove them out of our way while we search for our garlic press.
Splendid is the name of the brand, but we feel it could be a descriptor for both California poppies (love those flowers) and this California Poppies Maxi Dress ($158). It's as simple a dress as a dress can be, but add a few significant details, like the delicate print and loose top, and we're ready to hand over the plastic, no second-guessing.
Looking to invest in a stunning statement necklace? Try on the Bones Fan Choker in Jade Pool ($345) from Dinosaur Designs. With its stunning aqua-colored resin pieces strung up on a thick cord, it will eliminate the need for flashy tops or bedazzled necklines. We be you can throw on your favorite casual cotton tee or simple sundress, and still make a big splash!
When your job is literally backbreaking, you owe it to yourself to realign your spine. Rather than spending half of your paycheck on a chiropractor, kick him to the curb and give the Back Wave II ($50) a try. Lying down on the device - shaped to match the curvature of your spine - relaxes your muscles and relieves lower back pain.
It's important for your kiddo to have a definitive opinion from an early age: who would win in a fight between a Tyrannosaurus rex and a triceratops? The Vs.Stuff T-Rex vs. Triceratops Booties ($15) will help little ones act out possible dino scenarios and keep their toes toasty warm at the same time. We're the type to always put our money on T. rex, but who knows? Babies' limbs are prone to pretty erratic spasms which could totally give triceratops an edge!
We're digging the clean structure of this Satin Stripe A-Line Dress ($140) from Topshop. The combo of horizontal and vertical stripes flatters the waist and hips and the short hemline will certainly show off your long gams. Of course, if you want to dress it down a little, you can wear it with tights or leggings. Go for a bold color, like mustard or ruby, and add ankle boots for a super chic spring look.
Don't let guests get all the way inside before they can catch a glimpse of your impeccable decorating style. Instead, greet them with the Monogram Doorknocker ($30 each). The iron letters swing in on themselves and give a sharp "tap, tap" when someone stops by. At over six inches in height, yours will be the focal point of your front door.
Thinkin' you'll spend that tax refund on a spa day? Why not stretch your dollar and invest in something to treat your skin on a more regular basis? The Neuth Rendezvous ($99) is a two-step process that has been keeping our skin good and hydrated all day long. The Crème pour Visage is a cream cleanser with a soothing citrus scent, and the Afterglow Serum is full of essential oils that leave you seriously soft and supple. We think you'll like it - and we also think you should probably spring for the spa day to boot.
Full disclosure: Outblush received a free sample of this product.