Friday, May 23, 2008

FEW THINGS, BUT GOOD THINGSI truly believe that if the every day items you use in taking care of your home are beautiful and the best quality available, you will need very little artwork and other possessions whose sole purpose is to be beautiful. Not that there is anything wrong with "art for art's sake" but I prefer to have a home that is as simple and uncluttered as possible, and for me, that means few possessions that don't serve a purpose other than aesthetically. I have written about this topic before and how having good quality items makes even messes seem beautiful (think wooden blocks on the floor, versus legos). I enjoyed reading about how Alex lives the good life by choosing less, but choosing well.
In that vein, here are two sites that I am absolutely drooling over. There is nothing like simple, classic, beautiful household items to make my heart go pitter-patter!

Toast (thanks, Melissa, for turning me on to this site!).
Labour and Wait (they have a wood and aluminum toilet brush set that I would love to have!)

*Image from Posidriv on


  1. I love, love the beauty and simplicity of this photograph.

  2. Laurel, I loved reading this and totally agree with you! I also read the post from last fall that you linked in this one, and liked it so much I printed it to have my daughters read (they're here visiting). One daughter has read it so far and really liked it. I've read the Hygge House blog off and on for a long time and am always inspired by it as well.

    Oh, and the photo all by itself is enough to make me want to up the ante in my current decluttering project. I love the simple beauty of it!


  3. Hi there - I stumbled across your blog, and I'm gonna have to bookmark you! Love this post - thanks for the intro to Hygge House too!