There are classic novels that seem to endure in our collective culture for generations. Take Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women for example, written more than a century and a half ago and still being rediscovered and reread by generation after generation. Now, in a beautiful new edition to coincide with the new movie version, Abram’s Book has rereleased Louisa May Alcott’s classic tale of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy in post-Civil War Concord, Massachusetts.

About the new movie edition of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott:

“Discover Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel—now featuring gorgeous photos from Greta Gerwig’s big-screen adaptation–in this stunning keepsake reproduction of the book as seen in the film! This new keepsake edition of the classic novel is illustrated throughout with gorgeous black-and-white photos from the film adaptation written for the screen and directed by Greta Gerwig, and starring Timothée Chalamet, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Louis Garrel, James Norton, Bob Odenkirk, Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan, Eliza Scanlen, Meryl Streep, and Emma Watson, perfect for a new generation of fans. It is the ultimate introduction to Lousia May’s Alcott’s classic tale as well as a must-have keepsake for fans of the film.”

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers.

 

Looking for a little whimsy to spice up just about any room in your house? Then I have the perfect thing for you: the Giant Corn Stool I found from the fine folks at Third Drawer Down.

About the Giant Corn Stool from Third Drawer Down:

“Can’t beat a seat of sweet corn! Each kernel is painted lovingly with individual corn silk strands between the kernels. This sturdy resin cob is great indoors or out, and is a great stool, seat, table or foot stool. Pull up a seat of corn we say! Made of molded resin and completely hand painted to perfection.”

Find the Giant Corn Stool from Third Drawer Down here.

See all the cool products available from Third Drawer Down here.

The fine folks at Local Vintage Prints produce a cool collection of prints on vintage paper, and they are all very cool. However, since today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the U.S., I thought I would feature Local Vintage Print’s commemorative MLK Quotes Print.

About Local Vintage Prints:

“Handmade, made-to-order, local vintage prints that are the missing piece to your beautiful home. Whether you are a local, new to town, or even a world traveler, Local Vintage Prints brings quality and localized art to your doorstep.”

Find the MLK Quotes Print from Local Vintage Prints here.

See all the cool prints from Local Vintage Prints here.

I found this recipe for Bourbon Pumpkin Pie from the fine folks at Epicurious a while back and didn’t get it posted in time for the holidays. However, I think January is the perfect time to spice things up with a special pie. Hey, did I mention the bourbon?

About the recipe for Bourbon Pumpkin Pie from Epicurious:

“For many, Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie is unthinkable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t jazz up the old standby. A judicious hand with the spices lends this custardy version a certain lightness of being. There is a bit of tang, too, from sour cream, and an underlying warmth from the jigger of bourbon (to amplify the depth of flavor, add some to the whipped cream accompaniment, too).”

Find the recipe for Bourbon Pumpkin Pie from Epicurious here.

Explore all the recipes from Epicurious here.

One of the things I resolved to do in 2020 is add more indoor plants to my home. I have a few small plants (mostly succulents – everybody loves succulents these days) but I am looking for more ways to add some life to the house. I like the idea of some hanging plants – which is why I am drawn to the Ceramic Planters I found from Elizabeth Benotti especially this hanging planter (right).

About the Ceramic Planters from Elizabeth Benotti:

“Add some plant life to your home with this textured pinched planter. Hang it from a hook on a wall, window, or ceiling. Mix and match color and sizes to create a plant medley. The planter is glazed with a satin matte glaze, comes affixed with a brass ring and strung with waxed cotton cord. No drainage unless requested. Plants not included.”

See the entire Ceramic Planter Collection from Elizabeth Benotti here.

Visit Elizabeth Benotti online here.

 

I have often been accused of hyperbole, especially when extolling the coolness of various finds here on Lost Cowboy. But! Today, I can’t find enough words to tell you how cool I think today’s Find is: the Bottle Gardens I found from the fine folks at Urban Leaf.

About Urban Leaf:

“Urban Leaf started with a simple but ambitious idea: bring a healthier, more sustainable food system to the masses. Urban Leaf does this by providing simple and affordable ways for anyone to enjoy indoor gardening. Our team of plant scientists, engineers and food enthusiasts are united by a passion to create a more sustainable planet by reducing the impact that our food choices make. By sharing the joys of gardening with people like you, our hope is to motivate, encourage and inspire a healthier and more sustainable way of life.”

Not only do the Bottle Gardens from Urban Leaf allow you to grow fresh herbs inside all year round – they look great while doing it.

Learn more about the Bottle Gardens from Urban Leaf here.

Visit Urban Leaf online here.

There is nothing like an epic tale of exploration like that of Ernest Shackleton, which has been recounted in many great books. But weaving together three great exploration tales into one narrative and you have a tough to put down book perfect for your winter fireside read. Such is the case with To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration by Edward J. Larson.

About To the Edges of the Earth by Edward J. Larson

“As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration—set at the world’s frozen extremes—lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called ‘Third Pole,’ the pole of altitude, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, and the harshest conditions on the planet to plant flags at the furthest edges of the Earth. In the course of one extraordinary year, Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson were hailed worldwide at the discovers of the North Pole; Britain’s Ernest Shackleton had set a new geographic ‘Furthest South’ record, while his expedition mate, Australian Douglas Mawson, had reached the Magnetic South Pole; and at the roof of the world, Italy’s Duke of the Abruzzi had attained an altitude record that would stand for a generation, the result of the first major mountaineering expedition to the Himalaya’s eastern Karakoram, where the daring aristocrat attempted K2 and established the standard route up the most notorious mountain on the planet.”

It must have been something to live in a time when exploring the remote places on the planet was still new and extremely challenging (not that it is particularly easy now). Even today, these stories of exploration are as compelling as they must have been back in the day, and I am grateful authors like Mr. Larson are keeping them alive for new generations.

To the Edges of the Earth by Edward J. Larson is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.

I am in the process up updating my living room decor. I have invested in a black leather couch and a matching chair which look great, but now my heirloom oak butler’s coffee table is not a good fit. So I am in the market for a new coffee table and a leading contender is the Rodan Coffee Table I found from the fine folks at The Future Perfect.

About the Rodan Coffee Table from The Future Perfect:

“Rodan is inspired by the restraint and detailing of the iconic Shaker box. In line with PINCH signature style, Rodan celebrates simplicity, whilst delivering on the detail. The table marries a turned, solid wood and very stable base, upon which sits the top, whose lip is then secured with the classic Shaker swallowtail lapper detail, originally conceived to allow wood to expand and contract.”

Find the Rodan Coffee Table from The Future Perfect here.

See all the great designs for the home from The Future Perfect here.

I’m loving the State Pride Themed Coaster collection from the fine folks at Paint the Town. I can get a set of coasters for the state I live in (Kansas, right), the state I am from (New Hampshire), or the state I miss most (Massachusetts) – or heck, collect all 50!

About the State Pride Themed Coasters from Paint the Town:

“Our coasters are made out of absorbent tile and have a full corked back to protect your furniture. They measure 4″ x 4″ and are 1/4″ thick. They come in sets of 4 coasters of the same design and personalization and include an attractive wood coaster caddy.  They are a great way to add a fun and personalized touch to your home or to give as a gift.”

See the State Pride Themed Coaster collection from Paint the Town here.

Visit Paint the Town online here.

FF: The Sunset Chair Home from Helinox

One look at the Sunset Chair Home from the fine folks at Helinox and you will think of it as an elegant outdoor folding chair you will want to have ready for the spring. However, on closer inspection – and sitting – you will think of this gem as something that is worthy for indoor use all year round.

About the Sunset Chair Home from Helinox:

“The Sunset Chair Home is sure to become your go-to living room lounger. Its taller profile keeps you higher off the ground for easy in and out and the rainbow of color choices will keep your inner interior designer content.”

Helinox’s Sunset Chair is great for gaming or binge-watching – inside and out.

Find the Sunset Chair Home from Helinox here.

See all the high-quality products from Helinox here.

FF: The Sunday Side Lounge Chair from Revolution Design House

Meanwhile, the fine folks at Portland, OR-based Revolution Design House also offer some really cool and elegantly designed home furnishings. One of the coolest items they have is another outdoor-inspired chair which would look great inside as well – the Sunday Side Lounge Chair.

About Revolution Design House:

“At Revolution Design House we believe in the simplicity of good design, blending quality with comfort, and crafting meaningful experiences. We create furnishings to enrich your environment, from boutique hotels and work spaces to your home. Using high quality materials, we build furniture that weaves into the story of your life and stand the test of time.”

Find the Sunday Side Lounge Chair from Revolution Design House here.

Visit Revolution Design House online here.

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