Tag Archives: accessories
This Week: The Curiosity Shoppe (San Francisco and Online)

This Week: The Curiosity Shoppe (San Francisco and Online)

When I wrote about The Curiosity Shop’s online shop last fall, Albert left a comment saying, “I wish I had more money to buy random, interesting and weird things for my home,” and I share in his sentiment. So when my friend Marla told me The Curiosity Shoppe was located on the trendy Valencia shopping […]

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Now at NYC’s Nest Interiors:  Planters (Scenes from a Park)

Now at NYC’s Nest Interiors: Planters (Scenes from a Park)

Believe it or not, I didn’t have enough time to cover all Manhattan’s shops during my week-long trip.  Who knew there were so many?  For the most part I stuck with my itinerary, but I couldn’t resist Nest Interiors, which beckoned me siren-like with its beautiful front window.  Perhaps I just needed a taste of […]

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Open House: The Heister’s media suite (Sweet!)

Open House: The Heister’s media suite (Sweet!)

As I’ve often said, the best part about writing Strange Closets has been meeting so many interesting people, and today’s Open House stars, Mark Heister Designs owners Mark and Linda Heister are two of the most fascinating and enjoyable.

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Ask a Designer: David Cieslak advises Lindsay on cramped quarters, small budget (Tips Galore!)

Ask a Designer: David Cieslak advises Lindsay on cramped quarters, small budget (Tips Galore!)

Lindsay, a high-style Manhattan resident, recently emailed  Strange Closets “Ask a Designer” to request help decorating her new apartment on a budget.  I passed her request on to a couple designers and today we hear from David Cieslak, a true talent and very cool guy who has done an outstanding job suggesting furniture pieces and […]

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Trend Report: Who’s that (Foo) Dog?

A vision in blue? Available at Susan Silver Antiques and 1st Dibs. Dan’s collection of ceramic English Springer Spaniels made me think of Foo Dogs, which seem to be showing up everywhere. But unlike Dan’s decorative poochie punches (which are quite charming), I’ve never had much use for Foo Dogs, which in actuality, represent lions.* […]

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