yesterday i did a bit of window shopping after having lunch at a cafe on south granville. i've always loved 18karat and the modern/earthy mix of products they sell. they were having a bit of a sale, and i almost bought a throw blanket, mugs, and was seriously tempted by a big plant pot, but exited with empty hands. lucky for my wallet and self-imposed shopping ban. i checked out their website and discovered that they now sell online! they currently only ship to canada, but also sell their products at a few select retailers throughout the usa.
these planters are amazing- i was seriously tempted to buy the smallest version at $150. they have quite a lot of stunning (and expensive) pots and planters ranging from zink/stainless modern to carved rock cave-man rustic. all fabulous.
i love rocks and geodes and stuff, and they have a lot of different kinds of rocks and minerals for display purposes.
these are the mugs i wanted to get. kind of earthy but somehow felt modern. i'm going to see if i can find something similar in japan so they feel a bit more personal.
they always have a great selection of beautiful knit blankets. when i was there yesterday a few of them were on sale (60% off!) but a beautiful throw is something that i am not allowed to buy right now.
this is a shot of the back of the store. talk about urban dream garden. we bought two massive black rectangular planters for our patio this weekend (not from 18karat), and i'm currently trying to decide what kind of plants to get for them, and plan the rest of our balcony. i kind of think beautiful containers are worth their price tag. they're like shoes to an outfit.
i recieved my sara paloma pottery last week. it was packaged so well! i was a bit worried that the tops would break, but all seven arrived safe and sound. here's a picture of them in our kitchen. sorry it's a close-up, i don't want to show the shelf below! i have to figure out what to do with that one now. currently there is a mish mash of crap on it (candles, christian lacroix evian bottle, iron crow, 2 cook books, jar of mustard, etc)