D2S Editor Favorites for October

Favorite Cake

With Halloween on the way, we love the Dean & Deluca Bat Cake. We admit, however, to loving anything wrapped in black and purple tinted white chocolate, surrounding a moist yellow cake layered with mocha mousse. Hmmmmm.

Favorite Table & Chairs


We like the vintage feel of wonderful old yardsticks used to line this kitchen breakfast nook or kids room table and chairs. The Vintage Ruler Table from VivaTerra is a great way to help your interiors measure up . . . and look how cute their red "This Rules" Step Stool is.

Favorite Vendor Photos

Thanks to Marc Sacco of Sacco Carpets for sharing these pictures with us, all taken on a recent worldwide trip to Marc's rug suppliers. From top to bottom, a worker in Nepal hand-cutting the pile, a woman in Katmandu carrying large skeins of loose wool, a worker named Deepak tying the knots on a Sacco carpet, a worker's baby hangs calmly in a hammock strung between looms, and workers at a South African mill creating an amazing hand-woven mohair rug.

Favorite Tub

Tired after work? Tired watching the stock market's wild rides? All the more reason to look into Kohler's Fountainhead VibrAcoustic Bath. It combines sound, vibration, chromotherapy, and music to help you slow your breathing and heart rate. Oh, and we're sure you can take a regular bath in it, too.

Favorite Wine Friends

No, we don't mean "whining." If you're looking for good deals on excellent, and rather hidden fine wine deals, look no futher than Napa Valley's Bounty Hunter. Their search for rare wines and provisions can be trusted to give you great wines at great buys. 

Favorite Gift Site

We enjoy all the editor and user finds, from housewares and eco-friendly gadgets to clothing and furniture, on the cool hunting website. Check it out for all your holiday shopping this year.

Favorite Gifts

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Favorite Lighting

Bright ideas aplenty from the MoMA Store. We're really admiring some of their lighting solutions including (from top to bottom), the Sun Jar solar-powered outdoor or nightlight in a mason jar,  Tord Boontje's romantic and lacy Midsummer Light, the Lily Table Lamp, the loopy and funny String 10 Light by designer Patrick Townsend, and Philippe Starck's sassy and glinty Miss K Lamp.

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