PULP design duel | old brand new + note to self

May 16

Cheers to another edition of the PULP Design Duel! This month’s contestants need no introduction. You may have heard of Dabito from Old Brand New and Sarah of Note to Self… well, of course you have!

Please welcome them to Hello, Splendor as they “duel it out” over their individual take on the bar cart.

Today’s duel…

The Bar Cart

Dabito of  Old Brand New

Dabito epitomizes the ideas of craft, simplicity, comfort, and honesty. All of these things are evident at first glance through the styling and photography on his beautiful blog Old Brand New. His succinct commentary lends an air of mystery to his online persona but I can tell you from experience that Dabito is anything but distant. He is kind, approachable, and (of course) endlessly talented with all things vintage!


Sarah Tolzmann of  Note to Self

Sarah Tolzmann is a wiz with graphics and branding. Her contributions to Matchbook Magazine are enough to speak for themselves. But this is a girl who frequently outdoes herself and her other side project, the elegantly curated blog Note to Self, is no exception. In addition to her online prowess, Sarah is simultaneous completing her MFA at SCAD in Design Management… she’s totally killing it too!


ding. ding. ding.


Dabito’s Picks: Aldo Tura Bar Cart | French Gimlet | Couroc Poppy Glass | Tangerina Ice Bucket  | Copenhagen Carafe | Kilim Coasters from Sukan| Monstera Deliciosa | Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?  (The whole record is pretty fabulous.)

Sarah’s Picks: “The Sedgwick” from Society Social | The Elderflower Mojito | Kate Spade Larabee dot highballs | Vintage Ice Bucket | Mid-Century vintage decanters |Kate Spade creature coasters | Hydrangea | Ash Reiter – Paper Diamonds


Who has YOUR  favorite look?


6 splendid comments below

  1. This is such a great PULP design duel!! Those cocktails are going in my arsenal today… Thank you so much for being a part, Sarah & Dabito!

    xx Beth

    May 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm Reply
  2. Oh this is tough! Is it possible to love both equally- because I totally do! However, I do like Dabito’s choice of cart a bit more! xo

    May 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm Reply
  3. I love all of the selections…especially the ice buckets! So fun! Can’t wait to try both of those cocktails this week! Thanks Sarah & Dabito!!

    xo CVG

    May 17, 2012 at 6:46 am Reply
  4. Love Sarah’s decanters and coasters! and I also love a good mojito :)

    May 21, 2012 at 6:13 pm Reply

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