Love Games? Geoffrey Parker Game Cube

I am getting so excited for Holiday Shopping!  I love this time of year.  This Game Cube  by Geoffrey Parker would make the perfect gift for the favorite “old school” gamer in your life!

This Game Cube is actually an award winning design  that incorporates a stunning 25 games into one cube!

Hand inlaid throughout, the 6 gaming boards on the outside can be made in any of their Dauphin calf leathers and is trimmed in Stainless Steel for a “contemporary” feel.

The Backgammon slides open to reveal a further 19 games inside, housed in a series of felt drawstring bags, labelled with its contents.  There is truly something for everyone.  Who wouldn’t LOVE receiving this gift this Holiday season!

Outside cube:






Trivial Pursuit®

Stowed within cube:





Poker Dice

Wooden Puzzles (3)

Pick-up-Sticks (Spillikins)

Tic Tac Toe (Noughts & Crosses)


Marble games

Snakes & Ladders

Tiddly Winks


Nine Men’s Morris

Children’s card games (2)




iRetrofone iPhone Dock

How genius are these iPhone docks from iRetrofone?  We love the retro designs and all of the great colors.  The Hot Line iRetrofone base is a fully-functional, stationary iPhone dock with working handset and complete compatibility with USB cable (not included). Each individual iRetrofone is hand-sculpted and hand-cast in urethane resin that routes voice communications through the included handset. The iRetrofone base also helps eliminate concerns about radiation.


Throw Pillows from Throw and Co.

You never can have enough pillows – just ask my husband who has to search through the rows on our bed each night to find his favorites.   I love how they help to bring all the odds and ends together in a room and also offer the opportunity to infuse your distinct personality.  Throw pillows have a special way of transforming an otherwise fantastic room into perfection.  At Throw & Co.  there is definitely a pillow for everyone!  The colors are really vivid and the patterns have a classic modern infusion.  Happy Shopping!



Cake Plate Clings – Cutest Gift Idea!

My sister turned me on to this adorable gift: Cake Plate Clings. Isn’t it the cutest? Such a fun idea for a hostess or friend during the hoildays or a birthday. It sure spruces up a boring old cake plate.

They are actually washable, reusable, non-adhesive, slide-free, residue-free and printed with environmentally friendly ink and material. Love these!

I’m ordering these for Christmas gifts, for sure…I mean, who doesn’t need a Cake Plate Cling?!





Hadleigh’s Bespoke Slippers



Slippers are definitely the shoe craze and how cute are these from Hadleigh’s – a Bespoke clothing boutique started by husband and wife team Ed and Gable Shaikn that, prior to moving to Dallas’ Highland Park Village shopping center, was completely sold and run through the pool cabana at the couple’s home.   We are loving the gray colors and think that a pair of these timeless, customizable slippers are perfect for Fall.  Best part, they make these beautiful shoes for Men and Children.  (For those of you not in the Dallas area, the slippers are now sold online at department stores like, Neimans and Bergdorfs).


Toast Tech Covers for the iPad

Market Square Musings last featured Toast’s fly-fishing iPhone cover in June.  Since then the company has been hard at work creating its latest design – covers for the iPad!  Toast laser cuts and etches each elegant wood veneer for the iPhone and now for the iPad.  The veneers are beautiful, natural, customizable covers that add protection without adding bulk.  Backed with a great 3M adhesive, they are removable and reusable. All Toast products are crafted in Portland with renewable energy and we donate 1% of our sales to protect and restore our planet.
Toast’s online store, www.Toastmade.com, allows you to add custom text to your veneer or even submit your own artwork or logo for custom etching.  They are continuously adding new original designs and recently added bamboo to their list of wood choices.  And, for the lucky ones who will be purchasing the new iPhone 5 soon, Toast will have iPhone 5 covers available for purchase next week!

Parker & Rain Bar Cart Trays

These barcart trays from Parker & Rain are the perfect way to add a little oomph to a room.  With patterns like Canary Yellow Bamboo, Union Jack and Serveware there is something for everyone and every taste.  No doubt these trays will dress up a barcart, but why stop there?   They would also be a perfect addition to your dresser or bathroom to display your jewelry or as a pop of color to a book shelf – really, so many possibilities.


On My Wish List. Maggie Meiners Photographs.

One of my favorite things to find on other blogs are new artists, photographer’s, painters, sculptures etc. Creative people making beautiful images that I might not have ever known about had it not been for that particular post.

Maggie Meiners, a local photographer, just happens to be one of our very favorites. She has been showing her photographs for years in and around Chicago but her most recent exhibit was undoubtably the best in our minds. The images took my breath away. They have the perfect combination of vivid colors, a little sparkle and a touch of mystery. Every image has an undeniable nostalgia. She tells a story but leaves us wondering. Each piece has classic elements but with it’s own quirky twist.

A Maggie Meiners photograph is surely on my Christmas list this year (Mom, Joe…are you reading?). I’d really love the entire series but one would do me just fine. Wouldn’t the tennis player be fabulous in an otherwise formal dining room? Kiddy Cocktails is just the thing for a bare living room wall, right?

Everyone has empty space in their house just waiting for the perfect thing. I think you’ll find Maggie’s images fit perfectly in any happy home.

For More Information: maggiemeiners@gmail.com 773.383.9197 www.maggiemeiners.com

You may remember we also love Maggie’s silhouettes.