I have really expensive taste that I’m (very) rarely able to indulge in. I’d like to think that beyond just liking nice things, it comes from an appreciation for art and creating. There’s so much that goes into starting any business, but I find people who have carved out space for themselves in the more frivolous industries fascinating. Because everyone needs things like water and a bed, ya know? But no one needs a bespoke ring or block print tablecloth (both below).
Stoney Clover Lane
I’m imagining my daughter walking into school with this backpack with patches curated by her on it and I just can’t think of anything more fabulous. This one from their collab with LoveShackFancy is pretty cute too. But it’s all kinda moot, since there’s no way I’m trusting my toddler with anything that costs three figures.
Estelle Colored Glass
One day, I may start drinking, cooking, or at the very least, hosting. And when I do, I’m going to wish I had Stephanie’s stemware to elevate our at-home dining experience. In the meantime, do you think my husband would like this decanter or cake stand?
Obsessed with this bench. And this fabric. And this print. All very, very out of my price range (and not quite in line with my usual aesthetic) but I just really enjoy Kerri’s work. Maybe for my next life, when I’m better off and cooler than I am in this one?
I work for a jewelry brand that provides a serious employee discount, and thus have no reason to purchase jewelry from anywhere else. Yet I’m super into the idea of owning a bespoke statement ring to wear daily and eventually pass on to my daughter. (This option might actually be attainable, though I wish it also came in their Blue Chalcedony.)
I remember when Society Social consisted of just the founder, Roxy, and some bar carts! Her business has come so far and there’s nothing I don’t love from her, from the Daisy Scalloped Coffee Table to the Elizabeth Sofa to the Amy Scalloped Console Table.
Swimsuits! One for me, one for my daughter. I love how much heart this brand has. lemlem is all about elevating artisanship and expanding production and jobs across Africa. They also donate 5% of their direct sales to their foundation that helps women artisans in Africa thrive by connecting them to healthcare, education, and pathways to jobs. Very, very cool.
Amanda Lindroth is forever making me with I had a beach house that I could hire her team to design. Or at the very least, fill with her block print quilts (to match my block print tablecloth, obvs) and pitchers that moonlight as vases.