The Eames Management chair has been calling to me:

• Ever since our desk has been moved into position on the mezzanine in our new apartment, I've been appalled by the unattractive Ikea deskchair that greats everyone. This chair would look so much better.
• I'm sick of those Aeron chairs which are everywhere.
• It's now available in charcoal hopsack, which is more subtle than the typical black leather. However, White on White has the black leather version for less than half of everywhere else.


The Grid Knots Scarf by Japanese designer Motoko Okubo:

I liked this wool scarf the first time I spotted it at the MoMA Design Shop, but I can't find any information about the designer, which makes me very curious. I hate not being able to find the information I seek. And I know that if I can't find it, it most likely doesn't exist online (not that I'm conceited or anything).


It's rainy and cold an I just want a cozy blanket for the bed, preferably the "Theo" coverlet by Area, (available at Room and Board, which has a store opening in Soho at the end of Dec.):


The Durham Venetian by Cole Haan:

• Dressy slip-ons, what could be better?
• They're water-proof, always a plus for me.
• One of the very few shoe brands that actually makes shoes in my size.


Today's desire is a humble one.
"Tower" salt & pepper shakers from Chiasso.com.

Why do I want them? Just look at how cool they are.


The Design Within Reach Minimal Mirror:

• It's perfect for a normal-size NYC apartment, not like all the other leaning mirrors that are meant for 3,000 sq ft glass houses overlooking the ocean.
• It's name contains the word "minimal."
• It's the best price I've found for a leaning mirror.


To launch my most-coveted-object-of-the-day blog, I must begin with an item I've longed for since at least 2002.

Behold, the Womb chair and ottoman designed in the 1940s by Eero Saarinen for Knoll:

• In 1949, Saarinen wrote to a client the following about the chair : "It was designed on the theory that a great number of people have never felt really comfortable and secure since they left the womb. The chair is an attempt to rectify this maladjustment in our civilization."
• The arms are at a perfect height for relaxing without slumping.
• It's roomy without being obnoxiously oversized.
• It's retro but timeless.
• It's available in numerous colors, which means B would be happy.