Beautiful Objects.

It's hard to not be bombarded with cheap gimmicky products this time of year. I've been making a conscious effort to buy quality gifts. Things that are handmade or local. Things that last. There's a quote from William Morris that I think is fantastic - "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." 
Those are words to live by. 

Here are some objects I've come across in the past week or so that I find to be beautiful and useful.


  1. I've been feeling the same way lately. I read a great post somewhere about things we should stop doing now that we're in our twenties: http://theburiedlife.tumblr.com/post/34308725439/19-things-to-stop-doing-in-your-20s-1-stop

    One of the things they mentioned is to stop being stingy (it's ok to buy nice things) and to spend money on things you'll keep. I've found myself far more interested in spending and seeking out things that are of value. Nice things. Things I'm proud of. If I can make it, I usually do.

    Boutique niche companies never made sense to me. They do now.

    For your eyes to lust on: http://www.prospectorco.com/

    Mine sure did :)

  2. I'm so glad you shared that article. I've had it open in a safari window on my phone for days because I keep looking back at it. It's straightforward and so true.

    A good chunk of our money is spent on good, organic, healthy food. And some people think that's crazy. But what's crazy about investing in good health? Yes, I could go to Walmart and buy enough food for five dinners for $10, but what is that doing for my body?

    I could go on for days about these things.