Website of the week
When I grow up, I want to own an Hermes Birkin bag, a Cartier Tank Francaise watch, and at least 2,000 square feet of real estate in Manhattan, preferably in loft format, so I can fill it with cool, modern furniture from stores like Sublime. Now, Sublime is kind of an odd choice for website of the week, in that while it's not an e-commerce site, you can still preview everything they sell, although many prices are not listed. Also, the site is run on Flash, so I can't link to any products directly, but I will try my best to direct you to everything. Sublime is a huge, three-story space on a rather desolate stretch of Varick Street in Tribeca, and they represent over 100 emerging and established American designers. (The store is open to the public Thursday through Saturday, but otherwise requires an appointment.) What they carry is incredibly modern and often quite innovative. Under "collection," I suggest checking out "objects" and especially "home accessories"--I'm a huge fan of the bedding by Amenity and the Aquariass by Elsewhere--which literally turns the tank of your toilet bowl into an aquarium. For slightly more accessible items, check out the Stick candles by So Takahashi and the Space Invaders pillows from O-Matic. But I think the site is best enjoyed by envisioning your dream home, then pretending to fill it. A Birkin might be more attainable, but a dream apartment is much more fun.

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