Arket Fresh

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Looking for an alternative to Muji for affordable, minimally designed housewares?

Arket is the answer. Their mission is to democratize quality through widely accessible, well made durable products, designed to be used and loved for years. From the low spouted bowl to artistically designed long wood spoons, every piece has a purpose.

Not only are their products well designed, but their website has a refreshing set up. With the ability to shop by color (chosen from a color wheel), material, or origin of maker, it allows for an easy online shopping experience.

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite housewares from the shop above, but be sure to browse Arket for yourself. They also offer men’s and women’s clothing. The only downside, they don’t ship to the US just yet.

turtle bag | long wooden spoons | water jug large spouted bowl | dish brush

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The New Season Of Jeans

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The shapes and shades of denim for Fall feel fresh. From washed and marled black denim to balloon shapes and onseam pockets, they are feeling more and more like proper trousers, fit for any occasion. Two favorites at the moment include the Balloon Jean from Goldsign and the Steer Pant from Rachel Comey. Both made in the United States, it’s hard to find anything wrong with these jeans. The most difficult part is choosing between them.

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Going Paperless Saves Trees and Time

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Everyone is always asking if you’d like to go paperless, from your electric company to your bank. Where I prefer to go paperless is with party invitations. Over the past year I’ve used Paperless Post to design invitations for birthday parties, housewarmings and even our casual courthouse wedding.

From cards and envelopes to RSVPS, and even stamps. countless trees were saved by going paperless. I didn’t even have to compromise on my vision, I simply designed my own invitations and uploaded them to the site. Our courthouse invitation is pictured above.

Helping the environment is always an easy choice, but in reality, the time saved by using Paperless Post is move valuable. From pulling addresses from my email account to tracking every invitation to see if your guests received, opened or RSVPed. This allowed me to spend more time designing the details of the event. I found it most helpful when planning and managing multiple events at one time, especially around our wedding. If you haven’t used Paperless Post yet, follow them on Instagram to see the endless possibilities, you won’t be disappointed.

This post was publish in partnership with Paperless Post.
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Introducing the Asymmetric Overcoat

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As we transition into Autumn, layering pieces become the focus of the wardrobe. For September, DE SMET launched the Asymmetric Overcoat. A reinterpretation of the classic longline trench with asymmetric collar and sculpted sleeve. Available in smooth tencel twill and crinkle cotton poplin, this light weight layering piece is essential to trans-seasonal dressing.

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Postcard from Hudson, NY: Modern Cabin in the Woods

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The only way to enjoy living in New York City for years on end is by having somewhere to escape to. My husband’s family lives upstate, so we have always used their homes as getaway destinations. Last weekend, we rented a modern cabin in the woods near Hudson, NY. It was only then that we realized the value of having our own place in the woods. So, while I dream about designing (or renovating) a modern and rustic space, I’ll leave you with this image that inspired this new idea. Find more upstate New York getaways here.

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