With integrated lights, storage, upholstery and tables, a nightstand bed is a marriage of form and function. I have seen them in luxurious bedrooms and hotels of varying stars. Ever the design statement, they can be fashioned simply or decadently in a multitude of materials.
Nina Magon Studio
Brigette Romenak, Photograph: AD, Douglas Friedman
Mark Zeff Design
K Band Studio, Photograph: Eugene Deshko
Park Marmara Hotel, NYC
Hyatt Centric Hotel, NYC, Design VLDG
Crate and Barrel
A gathering of what I find notable for the month.
Blueberry Crumble. This was the best dessert in a while. You don’t need any equipment to mix this except a plastic zip lock bag or a bowl with clean hands. Add two pints of fresh blueberries to an oven safe dish. In a plastic zip lock bag–to keep your hands clean, or in a bowl if you are okay using your hands–combine, 1 1/2 cups of flour, one cup of oats, two sticks of cold, diced unsalted butter, one teaspoon of kosher salt, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 3/4 granulated sugar. Smush everything in its mixed together as best you can. Put mixture on top of berries and bake until the top gets golden 350°. Approx 40 min. Serve with marscarpone, ice or whipped cream. It smelled like a blueberry pop tart as it baked, but was even better!
Kirkland Signature Raincoat. Yes, Kirkland, as in Costco. This incredible raincoat has seen me through rainy days at home and on the road. Though it has has a detachable hood, I never take it off as it protects me so well I don’t carry an umbrella when I wear it. It has zippered pockets (one inside the coat-I love that.) That is doesn’t have a belt makes it unfussy and easy to manage. I have the charcoal grey but it comes in a few colors.
Tods. I love the interesting shape of these fisherman sandals. I would rather see them in a plain leather-instead of this print.
Update: Tods Fisherman Sandal. It does come in plain leather. I like it this way much better
Maybe you don’t even know who Ryan Serhant is, (he is one of the stars of Bravo TV’s, Million Dollar Listing, New York.) Never mind that, this Youtube video of his elegant, tasteful, family friendly, Brooklyn townhouse is a fun watch.
Obi belt. Sometimes having a no hardware, soft belt quietly brings an outfit together. Photo by Tim Graham. Anthropologie.com has a good one.
Madewell Tote. If you ever took a cab in NYC circa 1970-1990 this type of beading was used as a car seat liner to keep the cabbie’s back comfortable as he drove. I dig its 1970’s vibe.
Atypical, Season Four. Netflix is airing the fourth and final season of this moving, funny, well written show. It focuses on Sam, a brother/son/friend on the autism spectrum, but it is really a story of family and relationships.