Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lust List: Week One

It all started with a catalog. A West Elm catalog. It came in the mail the other day, and I have been thinking of it constantly since then. For the first time in a long time, I want so many things in it. Maybe it's my self-imposed shopping freeze, but these things were calling my name.

At first I thought it might just be Domo, but no. It's this fresh style. That light fixture is exactly what I want and need for my bedroom. West Elm is really hit-or-miss for me mostly. The prices are usually reasonable, but sometimes their pieces are too modern--too ethnic, too gimmicky, too low to the ground. When they're good, though, they're good.

I will leave the bulk of interior posts up to Nick Olsen and my pals at My White Shirt and Dept. of the Interior, but I'm going to do a few weekly posts about some of my favorite furniture "and stuff" from some major retailers. Click the pictures of individual items to be linked to their pages on

Now that I have my own place, I can finally start making a few dreams a bit closer to reality. Note: I do not advocate going to a single store for everything. It doesn't work for clothing, and it doesn't work for homes. Variety is the spice of life, ya know.


  1. Love this post! Your picks are perfect. I can't wait to see more of your favorite things. (P.S. thanks for the shout out!)

  2. Right on, Tommy. Couldn't agree more about West Elm ... when they hit it (Parsons desk), they knock it out of the park.

  3. Thank you both! Stay tuned...

  4. Mmm. I love their color palette :)