(Shopping) Around the World in 80 Clicks

(Vietnamese Two-Layer Lidded Basket, $48)

If you're worried about British Air misplacing all your great travel finds -- or find yourself simply unwilling to lug chairs and baskets back from foreign lands, 10 Thousand Villages can help you out of a pickle with all your friends at home who are expecting some major mementos from your adventure. It's also great for corporate slaves with very little vacation time who want to appear very well travelled (me). Pearl River Market in New York also works for this only slightly underhanded purpose. (Note: the spacing on this post is heinous and I can't figure out how to fix it. If anyone knows, let me know).

(Vietnamese Bamboo Lounge Chair, $74)

(Vietnamese Floral Ceramic Pitcher, $28)

(Bangladeshi Recycle Tote Bag, $28)

(Laotian Oval Rattan Basket, $38)

(Bangladeshi Recycled Glass Pitcher, $16)

(Bangladeshi Lidded Picnic Basket, $44)

(Indian Kalamkari Tablecloth, $38)


  1. Wow! I love all your picks! Makes me wish I had a terrace so I could buy the lounge chairs too!

  2. I keep buying lounge chairs -- without a terrace! I drag them out to the tar roof during the summer, but the stack is getting unweildy in the loft itself.