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 flickr.com