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Wednesday November 21st, 2012

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Celina Mancurti Linens

One of my dreams is to some day host a Thanksgiving dinner at my own home with all of my friends. Most of my friends travel to be with their families for the holiday (which I do, too), but one day I hope I can put all of my time and energy into making them…

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Friday November 16th, 2012

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Weekly Wrap Up + English Romantic Collection

Few natural landscapes are as romantic and breathtaking as the English countryside. England’s sweeping fields, winding rivers and sunsets are the inspiration for the latest collection from Chocolate Creative. By applying countryside imagery to cushions, hooks and knobs, Chocolate Creative has brought a bit of natural romance to everyday home items. I’m partial to those…

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Susy Jack Foodie Collection

I love Susy Jack’s colorful expansion into home goods. I’ve always loved her stationery and desk accessories, but her dishtowels are just as pretty. The blue china pattern above and the coordinating line of recipe cards would make for a well-rounded holiday gift. (I know, it’s almost that time of year. Eeek!) The web shop…

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Friday November 9th, 2012

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Textiles by Knife in the Water

I’ve become something of a two-trick pony these days when it comes to my personal style interests. It seems the only two things my inner design geek cares about are textiles and ceramics. In some respects, it’s always been that way, but over the past few years, it’s been a slippery slide down the “fill…

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Thursday November 8th, 2012

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New: Yellow Owl Workshop for Schoolhouse Electric

I always get excited when artists collaborate with each other. When Portland’s Schoolhouse Electric first started doing artist editions, they proved they had a good eye for choosing partners, and their latest collaborative series is no different. Today, Schoolhouse Electric is launching a brand new line, the Victory Regalia Collection, with Christine Schmidt of Yellow…

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Small Batch Production Linens

I’ve been cooking more this season than ever before and am desperately in need of an apron. I’m more like a small child than a 31-year-old adult when I cook (you can typically tell what I made based on what ended up on my shirt), so getting some sort of apron on myself is mission…

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Wednesday November 7th, 2012

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Cinnamon Linens

Hurricane Sandy left some serious winter temperatures behind, so I’ve been getting into winter mode in a big way. One of my favorite things to do at home is to simmer a small pot of apple cider with cinnamon, cloves and occasionally a little bit of cardamom or anise. I stole that idea from Amy…

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Wednesday October 24th, 2012

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Marimekko Fall/Winter Colors

It feels as though everyone and their brother visited Finland this year. Four of my favorite people went this summer alone, and it seems half of my Facebook feed is announcing plans to travel there this fall or next spring. If I ever make it to that part of the world, I hope I can…

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Tuesday October 23rd, 2012

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wool dot throw

Who doesn’t love a cute wool throw? It’s cozy, adds pattern and color to a room and works perfectly in a multitude of situations: back of the couch, end of the bed, side of the chair or around a campfire. These reversible dotted throws are from RosenbergCPH and come in three different colors (rose, navy…

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Wednesday October 17th, 2012

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New at the Mociun Store

Caitlin Mociun’s store has become something of a mecca for me. I can rarely afford anything in it, but that never stops me from dropping in and coveting everything on its minimal shelves. From tiny earrings to gorgeous ceramics (which are, happily, sometimes under $100), Caitlin is an expert curator and knows precisely how to…

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Friday October 12th, 2012

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inky wool throw

This week we’ve had the first of our cold fall nights where leaving the window open makes the room just the tiniest bit too cold. But I love these nights because you finally get to break out your winter blankets and get a little more snuggly. This beautiful wool throw at Jayson Home is made from…

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Thursday October 11th, 2012

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new from proud mary

Oh man, do I love Proud Mary. Every time I hear from Harper about a new collection, I get excited, and the color and pattern lover inside me jumps for joy. Proud Mary’s latest collection was inspired by — and made in — Guatemala. The rich colored pillows, totes, clutches and rugs (my favorite!) come…

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Tuesday October 2nd, 2012

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Mae Engelgeer tea towels

The last thing I need is another tea towel, but I can never resist a good color and pattern combo. These gorgeous designs from Mae Engelgeer combine neon and neutral masterfully and would be an easy way to update a tiny kitchen that just needs a little extra detail. Mae’s towels come in four styles…

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Friday September 28th, 2012

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watercolor tea towels

I’ve always had a soft spot for watercolor anything, mostly because when I was an art major in college, I was terrible with watercolors. The things I can’t do well always intrigue me the most, so whenever I see a beautiful, well-executed watercolor detail, I catch myself “ooohh”-ing out loud. These beautiful tea towels at Terrain…

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Thursday September 27th, 2012

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Canvas Storage Bags at Serax Maison D’Etre

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I love pots, but it’s really cool to see the different ways you can house a plant besides the classic clay vessel. I’ve seen smaller plants inside vintage cans, rubber boots and books; larger plants inside boxes, crates and baskets — and now these lovely canvas bags. Really, who needs a pot? These gorgeous canvas…

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Friday September 21st, 2012

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emily isabella

Anything that reminds me of Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia is a good thing. Cheryl and Griff’s bakery feels like a warm & welcoming family kitchen in a city that has always felt like a second home to me. So when I saw that artist and SCAD alum Emily Isabella dedicated two…

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Thursday September 20th, 2012

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new: Studio Bon Textiles collection

I’ve been a textile lover for as long as I can remember and a fan of Studio Bon’s fabrics since day one. Bonnee Sharp’s designs are my idea of perfect (color plus pattern and a little bit of prep), and I’ve been dying to see what she would produce after her incredible debut collection. I…

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Thursday September 13th, 2012

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ferm living fall 2012

Ferm Living just unveiled a huge range of new products for their fall 2012 collection, and each one is a geometry lover’s dream. There are more triangles, zigzags and shapes than you can shake a stick at. I’m coveting the copper tray and pencil organizers, too (although I might try to DIY something similar using…

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cisthene gem scarves

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the official opening of Jen Altman’s new shop, Cisthene. This week the e-doors were officially opened, and I’m so excited to get a more detailed look at the amazing scarves that Jen is making and selling. Using photographs from her incredible book, Gem and Stone: Jewels of Earth, Sea and Sky,…

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Wednesday September 12th, 2012

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kilims at le souk

After this week’s post on the Holt-Garza collection at Heath, I’ve got colorful stripes on the brain. Whether it’s in clothing or home goods, I still kind of want stripes on everything. I’ve gotten better at restraining myself, but these new kilim pieces at Le Souk are making it hard. The blankets, throws and pillows…

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