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How (and where) to shop online, part 1 | January 28, 2009

20×200 (Art)

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I love this site. Love. They sell original art, curated by Jen Beckman who owns a great gallery on the Lower East Side. Each piece comes in three sizes at three price points. The smallest size is printed in batches of 200 (hence the name) and run $20 a pop. The largest size is an original and can go for $2,000. They introduce two new pieces a month and each comes with a certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist. I just ordered this guy:

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Craigslist (Furniture)

I know this is not rocket science, and it’s not new. But it is my favorite place to find mid-century pieces. It is the best scavenger hunt. Try these search terms “mid century” “vintage modern” “danish” “danish modern” “french deco.” Here are some finds from just today:

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Etsy (Home decor, art, furniture, accessories)

Etsy can be a joy. It can also be scary Christmas sweaters. That is what happens when everything is handmade and anyone can set up their own store. But if you know your style or which sellers are good it’s a great place to find art, decor, furniture and handbags. My favorite sellers for the home are Spruce Home and Highstreet Market; for art, luludee and JennSki; for accessories Valhalla Brooklyn. Here are some of my favorite pieces:

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Foodzie (Food)

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This is the Etsy for food. It is a huge online marketplace filled with gorgeous food from small artisan producers and growers. Some noteworthy items: Brazilian honey cakes covered in chocolate, ginger and pistachio Fleur del Sel Caramels, single malt scotch bars, and the best looking cheeses, teas, coffees and cakes of every variety. Yum.

Walnut Wallpapers (Wallpaper)

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Lets be honest, I love wallpaper. I like framing it as art, I like using it on one wall, I really just like it. But I HATE bad wallpaper. It is truly offensive. Walnut Wallpaper is an online shop that curates the best wallpaper out there. They have a really nice selection of vendors and it’s hard to go wrong if you start your search there.

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2 Comments »

  1. Thanks for including Foodzie! Those single malt scotch bars from Nina at BonBonBar are selling like hot cakes. You have good taste. 🙂

    Comment by Emily Olson — January 29, 2009 @ 4:05 am

  2. No problem! I LOVE them. This blog is for my agency, I work in advertising. So I have a feeling we will all be getting a little thicker around the waste after that post.

    Comment by grittonl — January 29, 2009 @ 5:16 pm


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