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Friday November 4th, 2011

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strawser + smith

I just flew home to CA after a short trip to visit Grace and Amy in NYC before they re-embarked on the book tour. I tried to see as many shops as I could before I left, but somehow I missed Strawser + Smith, even though it was only six blocks from where I was…

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Thursday October 27th, 2011

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antique specimens

Botanical specimens are the one type of artwork that I’ll never tire of. Nature provides an infinite amount of inspiration and never ceases to amaze me with its vast range of color palettes and plant species. I usually prefer to press and frame my own, but sometimes, vintage specimens are little jewels I can’t pass…

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Monday September 19th, 2011

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art of instruction + contest

I’m 100% certain that if the education charts in my junior high science class looked like those found in this book, I would have gotten a much better grade. A few years ago, I hunted down a chart of sea plants in Paris found at the most magical of natural history stores, Deyrolle. It is…

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Friday September 9th, 2011

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tip tap type

The cutest typewriter in the entire world. Too bad it comes with a price tag that means I have to keep looking. Pink Royal Quiet De Luxe at Etsy, $750 (ouch) One of the things I miss about my life pre-D*S was not having anyone know how embarrassingly behind I can be on trends. While…

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Thursday May 26th, 2011

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Friday May 13th, 2011

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brimfield 2011: leather

On the car ride home from Brimfield, Amy, Kate and I talked about our respective senses of humor. It was quickly determined that I had what was probably the most juvenile sense of humor, which would explain why I can’t type this post’s title without saying it with a stupid voice inspired by this terrible,…

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Thursday May 12th, 2011