Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I always get sidetracked when I go to the Design Within Reach website. But who is so strong willed that they can resist the allure of the $70 Yumiko Sekine Lithuanian raw linen waffle weave dish towel or an $85 Iouseki stones and Binchotan charcoal purifying water pitcher.

From DWR I have learned two things,
  1. Simple household items can be made criminally expensive with the addition of obscure and foreign sounding adjectives.
  2. Things I formerly never knew existed I can no longer live without.
Originally I had gone to their website to research the  price of a cheap knock-off of the Barcelona Chair that a friend was interested in purchasing for his new office. I thought it was a good time to refresh myself with the architect responsible for creating the famous seating as well as the Seagram Building in Manhattan and the Farnsworth house in Plano Illinois.

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