I have been advocating knife purchases for children for sometime (see my post from last year.) Usually I advise finding some vintage model in your local flea market that has some history or patina—one that is a bit worn down and dull that can’t cause too much damage or carnage. Well, if fleas aren’t your thing […]


We’re firm believers that everything tastes better outside. So we really like having designated plates for doing so. A recent discovery is vintage Ingrid plates, from Chicago, which is very similar to Heller, which we also love (and wrote about here.) One more thing to obsess over on Etsy and eBay. Someone write in asking […]


A couple of summers ago we picked up these Heller stackable dinner plates at a rummage sale. They work so perfectly for eating outside, and especially for kids. The small lip on the edge of the plate means that food doesn’t slide off so easily, and I also like how big they are—all of our […]

gjelina crates

Not all of us have back yards, or front yards, but we do have sidewalks…so when I saw this super simple idea being used at Gjelina Take Away in Venice Beach, CA (they have no inside seating, but do have an empty little space next to them), I thought of the applications it could have […]

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