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W.F. Norman Gravemarkers

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 in Health, Product, Quotidien things

I got turned on to W.F. Norman about 11 years ago when I started combing the American pressed tin market for all the patterns I’d need to patch the building I’d just bought in Brooklyn. I totally fell in love with their print catalogs, and though they didn’t have every tin pattern I needed, they had and still have the most impressive selection and most beautiful presentation of historic decorative sheet metal I’ve seen. But tonight I looked at their website for the first time and discovered that they make and sell gravemarkers. Ok, that’s cool. I mean, we need those right? But what really struck me is that they come 25 in a box. I’m gonna leave it there.

Cupcake drawer pulls

Posted on Nov 22, 2011 in Color, Craft, Featured, Food, Hardware, Product

I was just searching for cabinet pulls for a client (nothing like these, I assure you fair reader) and thought I’d see who’s making a break for it on Etsy when I came across these fake cupcake drawer pulls. Umm… genius and delightful? And totally grotesque? I’m not sure I’d ever be able to open a drawer for fear of messing up the icing. Shimrita says her(?) cupcakes are “handmade from scratch.” Love it. I would like to know what they’re made from to look so real, but I’m sure it’s a recipe best kept a secret. This is the best product Emilie Baltz never designed. Rock on Shimrita…

Black pipe bookshelf

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 in Books, Hardware


Making fixtures from threaded pipe components is completely played out, but I admit, this is nicely done.

Bicycle sink base

Posted on Nov 15, 2011 in Antiques, Cycling, Hardware

Love this. I’d love it even more if the water were piped through the frame. Via re-nest.