Metro Man & Metro Home

By Eva Whalen


If home is where the heart is, then you’ll love these items that make it cozier, cleaner and more inviting.

FLOR is an inspired modular floor covering system that permits you to re-think the concept of a rug. Choose your favorite color, pattern, textile or texture and then connect the squares to create your own DIY rug. You decide how your rug will be shaped, and if you need to cut a square for a perfect fir, that’s not a problem, either. These are hardy tiles that will stand up to trampling guests year after year. Visit to browse and choose.

Cricket Radio offers delicate, artful, hand made linens and towels for the kitchen and table. Crafted in Vermont, their gorgeous hand towels, napkins and place settings will be keepsakes for the next generation. Made of the finest quality fabrics, they’re even more lovely after repeated washings and wear in quite well. Pick them up at

Every home could use a Connecto set, placed out to enjoy on a whim. This beautiful maple wood game is for two players, and the goal is to complete a row of four either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Simple yet challenging. Find it at Umbra only through the end of the year (so act fast!) —

Seltzer Goods has cards for every occasion that strike the right balance, so if you need some last minute holiday cards, New Year’s cards or birthday cards, check out the hilarious and endearing selection on recycled paper at

Originally published December 2012



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