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Tuesday October 8th, 2013

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11 Chic iPad Cases

I was in a meeting last week with someone who had the chicest iPad case I’ve ever seen. I think just having an iPad to whip out for presentations is pretty great, but when the envelope-style purse she was holding turned out to actually be a tablet cover, I immediately asked where she found it….

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Friday October 4th, 2013

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Striped Watering Cans

I know that prime summer gardening season is behind us, but it’s never to late to plan for next year- or to keep your indoor plants thriving. I’m loving these beautiful hand-painted watering cans that come in a cheerful range of red and green colors. They’re pretty enough to leave out during the day (so…

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Wednesday October 2nd, 2013

Tuesday October 1st, 2013

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World Vegetarian Day + 10 Cute Veggie Designs

Today is World Vegetarian Day so I thought it would be fun to celebrate with a little roundup of veggie-themed designs. From radish plates to beet aprons and even veggie tape, there’s something here for everyone, even those who’d rather display their veggies than eat them. xo, grace *If you need some veggie-friendly recipe ideas,…

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Friday September 27th, 2013

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16 Honey-Inspired Designs for National Honey Month

In honor of national honey month, I’ve been rounding up my favorite honey-related goods from our archives and around the web. I already chose 10 of my favorite honey recipes + projects, but now I’m turning my focus to bee-themed home designs. From honey dippers and pots to contemporary jewelry and stationery, there’s a little…

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Thursday September 19th, 2013

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Sailing Ship Kite

My dear friend and co-worker Amy Azzarito has been hunting down a hanging ship for as long as I’ve known her. Each year we trek to Brimfield and I find her gently pushing aside boxes and frames looking for a hidden sailboat figure she can hang from her ceiling. I can’t remember the original inspiration…

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Monday September 16th, 2013

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Heart Print Scarf

I don’t typically post clothing here, but it’s chilly here in Brooklyn and this weekend was the first time I dug through my drawers to find my scarf. Few things make me happier than those first days of fall when you need a coat and extra layers, so being able to look for a few…

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Wednesday September 11th, 2013

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Wary Meyers Candles

One of our favorite designing couples – John and Linda Meyers, the creative duo behind Wary Meyers Decorative Arts, a multifaceted creative studio based in Portland, Maine – just launched a new line of hand-blended scented candles. Like everything the Wary Meyers team does these candles are just a wee bit off-beat. The office favorite…

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Monday August 19th, 2013

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Karen Kimmel Bag Bolo + Key Ring

As summer comes to a close, I’m starting to hold on a little tighter to details that remind me of the season. Saturated neons, nautical detailing, accessories that scream “road trip!”- all of these are calling my name right now as September starts to creep closer. These colorful key rings from Atwater Village-based artist Karen…

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Thursday August 8th, 2013

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Haus Interior

I’ve been window shopping quite a bit lately, imagining the things I would buy for my new apartment if I had some extra money burning a hole in my pocket. That’s not quite the case right now, so instead I’m bookmarking and imagining where I would put things if they were actually mine. Haus Interior…

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Monday August 5th, 2013

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Animal Stamps by Native Bear

There’s some strange part of my internal wiring that makes me squeal like a child every time I see an animal-shaped address stamp. So far I have a cat, bear and dog, but I’m always looking for interesting additions. This swan and cat style from Native Bear would be fun additions to my custom library….

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Wednesday July 31st, 2013

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Blondell Scarves by SuTurno

Every now and then I come across something I become totally, completely and instantaneously obsessed with. Like, obsessed. I haven’t had that feeling in a while, but it came rushing back to me yesterday when I saw these stunning scarves by SuTurno mentioned on Caitlin Mociun’s Tumblr page (via Gretchen Jones’ page). Inspired by 30s…

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Tuesday July 23rd, 2013

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New: Rebecca Atwood

Rebecca Atwood‘s pillows make me want to clear out everything in my house and embrace an all-indigo-all-the-time theme. She just released a few new pillow designs yesterday, along with artwork, and each one is the perfect pop of blue for a neutral palette. I love the way indigo feels classic and current at the same…

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Monday July 8th, 2013

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Blue + Peach

Last week and weekend I gave myself the biggest gift: six whole days away from the internet. No blogging, no email, no social media- just real offline time. In addition to rest and relaxation, I feel like the universe gave me some sort of high five for finally taking a break and the week ended…

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Thursday June 27th, 2013

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Chambre de Sucre

I know a fair amount of people in my life who have chosen to give up sugar. I have no idea how one begins to cut such a delicious thing from their life, but they are far stronger than I am. Not only am I adding sugar to my coffee as we speak, but I’m…

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Monday June 24th, 2013

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El Cosmico

This weekend I felt spoiled rotten by a weekend getaway with friends at one of the most gorgeous houses I’ve ever visited, Jason & Jeff’s Catskills home. In addition to wanting just about everything I saw inside their home, I really enjoyed just getting to spend some downtime with friends and relax outside of the…

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Tuesday June 18th, 2013

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My Favorite 15 Magazines + Neon Magazine Holder

A few years ago, it seemed like everyone and their brother agreed that there was something special and absolutely necessary about print publications. We accepted that they needed to grow and change with the times, but everyone talked about loving the way the paper felt in their hands and wanting to be able to tear…

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Tuesday June 11th, 2013

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25 Turquoise Designs I Love

Sometimes I am the world’s laziest writer. I’ll flat-out drop a post idea if it hovers around a word, phrase or topic that constantly trips me up. For example, turquoise. I don’t think I’ve ever spelled that word correctly without having spell-check or that dreaded dotted red line point out that I’m reversing the ‘o’…

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Tassels by Ouch Flower

I’ve got a serious thing going on with dyed rope and twine right now. From dog leashes and bracelets to tassels, I want to surround myself in dip-dyed cotton goodness. These beautiful tassels were made by Ouch Flower in Melbourne, Australia using the left over macrame twine from larger projects. Each tassel is dip dyed…

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Thursday June 6th, 2013

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Soe Cups + Ikebana Bowls

I love the idea of turning any simple vessel into a way to display flowers. While I’m not well versed in the details of Ikebana, I understand and appreciate the basic concept, and love the way these Ikebana Bowls from designer Hanna Kruse encourage you to explore more horizontal arrangements in that style. In addition…

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