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The coolest store in Cartagena is called St. Dom: it specializes in Colombian designers and carries clothing, accessories, home items and books, very concept store-like. They also have an extremely well-edited selection of sophisticated takes on indigenous crafts, and I went particularly crazy for these very graphic poufs. Only problem was, they were obviously too big for my carry-on—really, most everything was too big for the carry-on, and I brought home a serious case of shopper’s regret over all the  good items I left behind. And yet! I found the poufs here, and even though I really don’t need a pouf (has anyone in the history of ever needed one?) I’m considering it.

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Also super-easily available here: La Chamba pottery, which is so pretty you won’t want to cook with it, but you totally can. I’m particularly enamored of this stew pot.


Posted on November 17th, 2015 8 Comments

8 Responses

  1. Viajera says:

    Yes. I hope they will ship to you. I wouldn’t want to lug that around either. But there’s talent all over the place…

  2. Cara says:

    Call the poufs an ottoman, and you’ve got a whole empire backing you up.

  3. Debra says:

    Hahahaha. This comment made my day!

  4. caroline says:

    as far as poufs go those are magnificent.

  5. Nina Forrest says:

    I have that exact La Chamba pot as a decorative element sitting atop one of the burners on the gas stove in my very modern kitchen. Looks terrific. I have never cooked in it, but what a neat bean pot it would make.

  6. y.k. says:

    made me laugh cara!
    the pouf/ottomans are stunning – a modern take on the ubiquitous leathery ones.

  7. Raina says:

    Though poufs have become the ubiquitous torn jeans and infinity scarves of decorating, I’m will set aside the snark for these gorgeous specimens.

  8. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    Poufs…I want them!!!