Archive for August 16th, 2011

greatfOne of the great things about having a blog like Lost Cowboy is finding kindred spirits who share the same sensibilities or have similar interests and experiences.  It is fun reading other blogs and participating in an ongoing conversation about the things we love.

A dear friend of mine maintains a wonderful blog called Grateful Evermore.  Grateful Evermore is a perfect fit for us, as we share some of the same experiences and you may find things you see here from a slightly different angle.

About Grateful Evermore“I love all things about being at home and making a house a home. I adore my family- my friends and my little life- most of the time. This blog is a way for me to communicate with others and a way for me to keep track of where I have been and where I want to go.”

Every Grateful Evermore post begins with an interesting quote and ends with an appreciation of something special – the perfect bookends for the inspired and heartfelt posts you will find there.

Next week I will be a guest blogger on Grateful Evermore, and I am really looking forward to it.  I am not sure exactly what I am going to write about – but in thinking about it, I realize that I am fortunate to have so many things in my life for which to be grateful.

I promise to cross-post whatever I write about here. In the meantime, I recommend checking out Grateful Evermore.

AR1I can’t tell you how cool I think today’s Find is: A+R (aplusrstore.com).

As I have mentioned many times before, I love finding cool products that are well-designed and add to our everyday lives.  There is no shortage of these products, but finding them is not always so easy. Enter A+R, retailers committed to curating the world of cool design and putting order to it.  In fact, their tagline is “Global Design. Edited.”  I love it.

The A+R store is also presented in a way that helps you find products based on need with categories like cooking, gifting, living, and traveling.  Then all the products are sorted by material, like wood, glass, rubber and stone.  So perfect.

There are way too many cool products here, so I recommend checking out the site, I am confident you will find something there for you or as a gift.  Some of things that caught my eye include:

the very cool Magno Wood Radio;

the FoodPod we didn’t know existed but now covet;

the Carrie Bicycle Basket that instantly makes any bike cool;

and the fully waterproof Crumpled City Maps.

About A + R: “A+R is British ex-pat Andy Griffith, a former film editor and self-avowed design junkie, and Rose Apodaca, a pop culture and style journalist. In late 2005, we opened our tiny shop in the heart of the Los Angeles creative enclave known as Silver Lake, keen on sharing our excitement for great new design with anyone who would listen. We followed up a year later with our online store.”

Visit the A+R store here.