Archive for October, 2013


October 7, 2013




Chilly nights and frosty mornings are signature signs of autumn in New England. While we settle in for chunky knits and toasty toddies, our walls are begging for a taste of their own winter dressing. Cue Cold Picnic and their collection of hand knotted wall hangings. A perfect mélange of our favorite fibers – wool, mohair, silk & alpaca, each piece is truly a textile paradise. And paired with a simple brass rod (can you say, ‘pinch of glam‘?), we’re simply smitten with these cozy cuties.

Images courtesy of Cold Picnic.

Summer rays may be fading, but we’re still dreaming about the most adorable shoppe under the Tuscan sun, i visionari. High atop our Gilded Guide of Florentine faves, and part of the Unusual Florence retail collective, this eyeware shoppe deserves some extra time in the golden spotlight.






Unusual Florence

Owned by a brother & sister duo, i visionari strives to offer customers glasses from the most creative and inspiring personalities in the field of vision. Their business credo, ‘we specialize in stealing hearts and eyes’, couldn’t be more spot on;  a 20/20 approach, meticulous merchandising and product oh-so stylishly sweet… all the ingredients for love at first sight. And for those of you unable to visit their shoppe in the charming San Frediano district of Florence, stop by their online boutique, we guarantee it to be a delight for design eyes.

Images courtesy of i visionari and Unusual Florence.

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