John Derian

Oh, I have long had a love affair with Mr. Derian.  It started years ago, when I would walk 5 blocks down from my East Village apartment to his charming little shop, where I would always find something to buy {that I didn’t need, but couldn’t live without}.  John worked the store back then, and when he wrapped even the simplest purchase up in old pages from beautiful vintage books, I knew it was meant to be.

I know I’m not alone- don’t you adore his new apartment {as seen in T Magazine} and insanely exquisite designs for Paperless Post?

{And lucky me- my forward-thinking husband is not at all upset by my indiscretion- in fact, John Derian was present at our wedding…or should I say, his paperweights were!!}

John’s new NYC apartment-


Some of my favorite Paperless Post designs-


Tucker, Mulberry, and John Derian for Target today on Gilt!

Did you know that you can shop a preview sale of the Tucker, John Derian and Mulberry designer collections for Target today at Gilt?? With all of the buzz generating about the three collections, it’s hard to say which one I’m most excited about. Let the impulse shopping begin!

{Images from here, here, and here}

Old New York Style…

Having been a New Yorker for 8 years, I have a real affinity for the city’s history. I love the old-world world feel of these:


{mens ring by Barking Irons, available at Active Endeavors}


{love Rust Belt‘s jewelry packaging}


{Rogues Gallery tees and totes can be found at John Derian in New York, one of my favorite places in the world}


{more John Derian- skull and crossbones plate and ship tray}

And Luc Sante’s Low Life is one of my favorite books about old New York- a must read. (Available here.)