We spend most of our days staring at things. At each other. At Bearcat as she climbs onto my lap, mewing her little head off in desperation (for love). At Brian, as he comes into the office exclaiming that he has to go on a run and/or look at glamorous real estate. But the majority of our staring is at the menagerie of objects that surrounds us on a daily basis. We find beautiful things, usually at vintage stores and the flea market. And then we stare at them for weeks and weeks, sometimes taking them out of the office to use for photo shoots.
Below is a selection of some of our current favorite finds, as we see them around the house and in the office.
Lucite Foot, $10, thrift store in the valley
Emily found this foot last week and every day since then she has asked me, “Have you seen my lucite foot?” She asks this of everyone who enters the office. If you stay in the office longer than seven minutes, she will ask you again. “Have you seen my lucite foot?” It’s just that amazing. I have the feeling the she tucks it in at night and talks to it when no one’s listening.
Brass-Handled Scissors, $23, West Elm
I noticed these this morning and assumed they were vintage. I was all “Emily, where’d you find these cool scissors?” And she was like “West Elm! Awesome, right?” And I was like “Oh. MyGod.” But seriously, it’s hard to find scissors this adorable anywhere, so the fact that you can just go online and order them is pretty cool. Me want.
International Clock, $65, Pasadena Antique Mall
This clock magically tells time around the world. You know what it also does? It makes my day worth living just by being so awesome.
Wood Horse Head, $15, Flea Market
This little horse head keeps me company every day. He’s a great friend and a great tabletop accessory. Just like you.
Clothespin Card Holder, $10, Flea Market
We used this to store some of the business cards we picked up at Alt.
Brass & Wood Ice Bucket, $30, Flea Market
Sometimes, Emily and I fantasize that we live in the ’50s, a time where we could drink all day in the office, using one of these fancy little ice buckets to chill our drinks to perfection. Just kidding. We don’t really fantasize about that, but if we did we’d use this ice bucket to make our dreams come true. It’s the best ice bucket on earth, and someday I want to marry it.
Leather Safari Chair, $200, Flea Market
We added this baby to our collection of warm, worn leather. Sometimes, when we feel sad and alone, we go over and sit in this chair and think about Julia Roberts movies from the ’90s and then we feel better.
Indigo Tapestry, $30, Flea Market
This tapestry can often be found draped over the back of my chair. It’s scratchy and uncomfortable, but I can’t bear to be too far away from it because the color makes me so happy.
Whale Door Knocker, $12, Flea Market
Did you know I love whales? And door knockers? And brass? This is basically the most exciting door knocker I’ve ever seen. And to be honest, it’s actually kind of hard to get excited about a door knocker so this is pretty exceptional.
Brass Neclace, A Gift from Emily’s Friend Scott
Scott bought this crazy thing for Emily. It’s from the olden days when ladies used to wear neclaces that had perfume hidden inside them. Do you know what else it has hiding inside it? Awesomeness, because it’s the coolest neclace around.
This is a most ingenious invention. It’s a match holder. But look! The heel is textured so you can strike the match on it. Amazing!
La Central Placquard, $50, Flea Market
This is the perfect little thing lives in the mantle right now, where we lovingly stare at it while we talk about our hopes and dreams.
So there it is. The collection of stuff we stare at most. What objects do you stare at every day? Tell us!
(All of these pieces will probably in the next One Kings Lane Sale starting March 10th, although clearly those prices will be wildly different).
Thank you Tessa for taking these pretty pics. 🙂