28 September 2010

Orchard Collection.

While on a recent visit to New York City, I had the opportunity to stop into my favorite grocery market extraordinaire, Dean & DeLuca. Here is one of my fabulous finds - The Orchard Chocolate Collection! Available only at Dean & DeLuca, this celebration of the autumn harvest is the delicious brainchild of Chocolat Moderne's Joan Coukos. Twelve heart-shaped chocolates are delicately hand-painted and filled with the flavors of orchard fruits, including red apple-almond marzipan, green apple caramel and Poire William pear caramel. These would make a beautiful statement set at the dessert table following an Autumn meal with family and friends.

23 September 2010

The Halley Lamp.

Even though Autumn is now upon us, I could not pass up the opportunity to post this beautiful, portable, and lightweight lighting system from Vibia. The Halley Lamp, as it is called, is a simple, easy to assemble set of LED strips designed to transform any outdoor space into a unique and well lit environment. The Halley is made from a polycarbonate LED strip with 12w high intensity discharge. There are many creative ways to use this lighting system. All would look smashing illuminating any outdoor space.