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Thursday, May 21, 2015

The name game


Have you played the Time magazine Name Game? Jason of Night is Half Gone turned me on to it. Type in your name, birth year and sex. The game computes your name's popularity for your birth year and then gives you the name with the same popularity for each decade.

Fun fact: My father wanted to name me "Ronda." No offense to all of the lovely Rondas, but I thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster each and every day that Mom won that argument.

My "names":




Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New IKEA Euro intros for 2015 and 2016 - Will US stores see them?

VIKTIGT collection. Available in Europe, May 2016.

Last week, IKEA invited European media to IKEA City (where the famous catalog is shot) in the south of Sweden for a preview of its fall 2015 and 2016 collections. Will U.S. stores ever see these pretties? If recent intros are any indication, we will but several months after our European friends.

 SINNERLIG collection by Ilse Crawford. Available in Europe, September 2015.

 SINNERLIG collection by Ilse Crawford. Available in Europe, September 2015.

 SITTNIG collection. Available in Europe, September 2015.

 SITTNIG collection. Available in Europe, September 2015.

 VIKTIGT collection. Available in Europe, May 2016.

 TILLFALLE collection. Available in Europe, February 2016.

 TILLFALLE collection. Available in Europe, February 2016.

 SVARTAN collection. Available in Europe, August 2016.

 ANVANDBAR collection. Available in Europe, April 2016.

ANVANDBAR collection. Available in Europe, April 2016.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Your thoughts, please

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday siesta

Via Pinterest.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

3 great Kips Bay rooms and one headscratcher

 Mark D. Sikes' dining room.

This week, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House opened, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the namesake charity organization. Each year, the anointed interior designers go all out. Some to great effect, while others present the decorating version of a Kardashian at the Met Ball
 
 Philip Mitchell's stairwell and landings.

My three favorite rooms lean towards the traditional. Because I'm tired of decorators trying to out-Wearstler each other

 David Phoenix's bedroom.

The space I like the least looks like the high-end version of a CB2 catalog:

Lauren Rottet's roof terrace.

Dumplings, what are your favorite Kips Bay rooms this year?

Photos: Bruce Buck for The New York Times.