We couldn’t resist.
What: An ever-rotating, dangerously time-consuming game of fluff, fur, kittens on slides, and baby animals at their finest.
Why: It’s a piece de cutesistance.
Where: Online at cuteroulette.com.
Rachel Pally Online Boutique
What: Jealousy is not an attractive quality, but we’ve always envied the L.A. designer’s casual/cool. Her arrival to the Web has calmed the green monster.
Why: Fancy frocks (we love the Raleigh and Charlie styles), airy blouses, bottoms, and skirts for ladies in all sizes. Nab exclusive items and seasonal favorites for summer gallivanting.
Where: Online at rachelpally.com.
Time Wasting Experiment Letterpress Prints
What: A series of five-by-five-inch hand-set cards ($10 each) that bear sentiments that keep track of all the time the Portland-based printmaker “wasted” making them.
Why: The prescient notes contain spot-on work-related commentary (24 minutes of worry when it’s too late to change a thing; 1 hour, 32 minutes comparing nearly identical opinions) perfect for handing out around the office.
Where: Online at etsy.com.
Corner Store Leather Bag
What: The carryall ($178-$218) from Cast of Vices eternally settles the paper or plastic debate. It’s made from high-quality lambskin and can be eternally reused at the grocery store and beyond.
Why: Choose from traditional designs (I Heart NY, Have a Nice Day, Thank You, and the recycling insignia).
Where: Online at aplusrstore.com.
Yahoo Baking Company
What: All right, so the Texan behind the purveyor of snacks, nuts, gift baskets, cookies, and more is the father of our Los Angeles editor — but nepotism aside, we challenge you to find a better yellow rose lemon cake or cinnamon coffee muffin on either side of the Mississippi.
Why: Your last fruitcake wasn’t in the shape of the Lone Star State, but he can fix that.
Where: Online at yahoocake.com.
Photo: Mathias-Erhart / Flickr