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Friday February 7th, 2014

Monday January 27th, 2014

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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Monday April 15th, 2013

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Nina Azzarello’s Hand-Drawn Icons

Maybe it’s the control freak in me, but I love being able to customize and tweak all aspects of the things I own. Whether it’s painting the legs of an Ikea couch or redoing the hardware on an old dresser, making a few changes to create a slightly more custom version of a standard object…

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Thursday January 10th, 2013

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Marimekko Satula iPhone Case

Most people who watched Sex and the City seemed to focus primarily on the clothes. Being a total house nerd, I preferred pausing taped episodes like a weirdo to figure out what pattern was on Carrie’s curtains. While I still haven’t found the incredible clock that was on the hotel nightstand during the “Carrie and…

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Thursday December 6th, 2012

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Erin Jang + Paperless Post

I love the concept of Paperless Post — the convenience of Evite with a vastly improved card selection. For their latest collection, Paperless Post partnered with graphic designer and illustrator Erin Jang. (Many of her designs are also available in paper versions.) Formerly an art director at Martha Stewart Living and Esquire, Erin has a…

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Tuesday October 23rd, 2012

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Natural Wood Grain Gadgets

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I love incorporating elements of nature into every facet of my life. As an outdoorsy girl, I would trade a metal for a wood any day — even when it comes to my tech gear. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite wooden gadgets on My Life Scoop this week. Click here to read…

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Wednesday September 26th, 2012

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blue willow iphone cases

Ok, I know this post might be a little ridiculous. Why do I want my phone to look like Blue Willow china? I have no idea, but I do. I was Googling around looking for Blue Willow tins when I came across these iPhone cases. I’m aware that you can stick just about anything on…

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Tuesday August 21st, 2012

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Daily Drop Cap Phone Cases

As a consequence of my indecisiveness and general inertia, I have been without a phone case for months. Then I dropped my phone into a lake during an ill-fated kayaking trip last weekend, and that loss catapulted me into a new phase of responsibility and resolve — I must take better care of my belongings, especially…

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Friday August 17th, 2012

Friday June 1st, 2012

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still life ipad case

I know the idea of repurposing artwork drives some people insane, but I’ve seen so many painted canvases torn in the streets of New York that I love it when people find new ways to keep them in their daily lives. Leslie Oschmann of Swarm is the queen of giving old paintings new life, and…

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Monday May 21st, 2012

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oh joy mouse

It has got to be some sort of blogger rite of passage to have anything tech-related tied to your brand or website. And for the very lovely Joy Cho of Oh Joy!, that moment has come. Joy was invited to collaborate with Microsoft on an artist series of wireless mice that are designed for easy…

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Tuesday April 10th, 2012

Tuesday March 27th, 2012

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travel gear for every destination

2012 is the year of travel for me, mostly to NYC to visit the ladies (and ride the library ladder!), but I also have trips scheduled to LA, Boston and Maine, among others. Before I began traveling so much, I had romantic notions of what it would be like to jaunt off and explore these…

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Thursday March 22nd, 2012

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lacie thumb drives

The last time I visited my parents’ house in Virginia, I found myself digging through my childhood closet. Buried under layers of old drawings and yearbooks were a few small pouches that contained mementos from our family’s trip to Italy. Next to a seriously crumbly (but not moldy!) packet of breadsticks I took from a…

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Tuesday March 13th, 2012

Tuesday March 6th, 2012

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resources for crafters

The market for handcrafted goods is thriving right now, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that turning your crafting into a full-time profession is easy. There are many factors to consider before diving into a crafting career, but if it’s something you’re passionate about doing, there are plenty of great resources to get you started. For…

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Tuesday February 28th, 2012

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5 great sites for artwork and posters

Lately I’ve had a strong desire to clear out a few of my larger, space-consuming collections, save for one: my art collection. It’s silly, but I have a really difficult time letting go of any thrift store painting, museum postcard or tattered poster. I have every intention to continue collecting pieces, but my new approach…

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Wednesday February 22nd, 2012

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50 Bold, Beautiful and Brilliant Package Designs

I’m a sucker for good packaging. When every product has a million different versions to choose from, how can we not gravitate toward the one with the best presentation? That doesn’t necessarily mean lots of bells and whistles — I hate having to tear through layers of wrapping or unpack multiple boxes. To me, great…

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Tuesday February 14th, 2012

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Apps & Gear for Pet Lovers

I’m sure you’re all well aware of our (somewhat obsessive) undying love for pets here on D*S. Crazy cat ladies? Guilty as charged. There’s not much we wouldn’t do for our furry companions; we’re not painting their nails or feeding them caviar, but beyond that, let’s just say we’re pretty attentive to their needs and wants….

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