I realized, as I was taking the photos for this post, that many of my favorite things consist of items that, for the most part, resemble human body parts or have a vaguely punk sensibility. I guess my blue hair is showing; adolescent experiences die hard. More, after the jump...
A mold of my mouth made the day my braces were taken off (after 5 long years!). Why the teeth were painted orange I'll never know.
Child's wooden shoe molds. These are first things I ever bought at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. After that, I was hooked.
I bought this glove mold at Fish's Eddy in NY during last year's ICFF. I had just met a lot of the bloggers from the other sites for the first time and we all went shopping together. It was a crazy fun rainy afternoon with all of us scurrying around different stores sharing our finds and learning each other's sensibility
I love skulls of all kinds. This one's from the 99 Cents Store, two Halloweens ago. I love the 99c Store: great finds, great price and the perfect opportunity to pay it forward
This is the artist Cecily Brown's mouth, painted after she chipped a tooth. I ripped it out of Vogue Magazine and had it blown up at Icon
Okay, not everything I love resembles a human body part. I got this chest on Craig's List and had my body shop guy paint it with white automotive paint. It's my landing strip.
The chandelier in my dining room. I love it. Although I have to confess that I've been thinking about switching it out for a ginormous black industrial hanging light from CB2, in which case I may move it to the bedroom.
Eileen Gray tables. These have been a favorite for ages and I finally splurged when I redid my bedroom. One day, in a different home, they'll graduate to the living room. I love that they're adjustable and that they swing over the bed.
There's something about a hot pink chair.
The Louis Ghost Chair: I know, I know, it's been done but I'm still a fan
Old movies and a visit to Teddy Roosevelt's home on Long Island as a kid left their imprint on me; I've always wanted a zebra skin rug. This one, a zebra print stenciled cowhide rug. is my concession to that nagging want.
For the rest of my home, see here; for Laure's favorite part of my home, click here; for her favorite things from her apartment, click here. Rebecca and Beth have also shared their home's favorite things.