Friday, September 4, 2009


If you're looking for an alternative to the now somewhat ubiquitous West Elm Parsons Desk, check out the new MUJI manufactured by THONET collection of furniture. As always, MUJI manages to pack tons of style into their unbranded brand of housewares, this time using a mix of tubular steel and beech bentwood. This workstation makes me want to create some self-imposed homework assignment in honor of fall, and a set of these chairs would look amazing around a dining room table. I'm also loving their light grey desk chair, which comes in just under $200.

I really can't mention MUJI without telling you about my absolute favorite MUJI discovery - their "My" Linen Napkins. For $21.75, you get two gorgeous, natural linen dinner napkins, red embroidery thread, and instructions for how to embroider every letter in the alphabet, as well as a few choice designs. It's become my go-to thank you gift for crafty friends. You could also buy two packs, embroider a loved one's initials on the corner of all four napkins, and present it as a homemade, personalized gift. How wouldn't love that?! The natural linen and red together just ooze French charm. If you start now, you could have a set for all your family and friends finished in time for Christmas.

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