On hot days, one of my favorite things to do is cut through West Elm to get quickly and coolly from 18th Street to 17th Street. The only problem (if you can call it that) is it never goes quickly, because I usually get sidetracked by the new wares at this reasonably priced home goods store.
This time my reason for a self-induced traffic jam was the new Shesham Collection. Each item has a patchwork appearance to it with the wood grains pieced together in a random pattern. This alignment gives it a slightly rustic charm, but the smooth finish and clean lines are all modern. Of course my favorite part of the collection is the cake stand, but you should check it out for yourself.