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Michael Kusek

Friday Fantasy: The DJ Kreemy Table

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I’m going to inaugurate a new Friday post this week – my Friday Fantasy. So much of the great design that exists out there comes with a GREAT price tag as well. Yes, the big, fat price tag comes is something that goes hand-in-hand with the limited editions, one-of-a-kinds and special orders.  Friday Fantasy will […] [Read More]
Categories: Friday Fantasy

Stop freaking out!

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Perfect advice for a Monday, no? I had to include this great poster which the British Ministry of Information released in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II.  With true British reserve and practicality it sets the perfect tone for just dealing with it and moving on.  Almost a must for the home; certainly […] [Read More]
Categories: art for the wall

An environmentally friendly nap.

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It is a bit odd to think that your throw blanket that you keep on the couch for watching TV in the winter could come from recycled materials.  Beer can? Sure! Paper towels? Yup! In2Green makes some beautifully patterned blankets that are just perfect to keep around for snuggling this time of year.  (Heck, keep […] [Read More]
Categories: fibers

Perky Penguin Pockets Coins.

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It has been awhile since I popped over to The Conran Shop website to see what goodies they had over there.  Currently I am much in love with the Wingback chair by Tom Dixon that is featured on the cover of the new issue of Metropolis. However, if I am going to save up the […] [Read More]
Categories: ceramics, furniture

Twelve, in red please. No thorns.

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My fellow blogger, Laurie, who writes the Home Decor@518 blog, has posted a great reminder about later this week. Is a grand romantic gesture too much to expect? [Read More]
Categories: Fun for the home

The best magazine rack ever.

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In an earlier post I confessed to being a huge magazine junkie. As anyone who knows me can attest, they are all over my house in piles and stacks – sometimes organized, sometimes not. It is just nice to get them off the floor from time to time and organize them so you can find […] [Read More]
Categories: inexpensive

More flu means more bed.

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  Yup. I’ve managed to destroy an entire week with illness. What started as one horrible thing turned into another horrible thing which bled me dry of any energy at all. A high point of the week was when one of my best, darling friends in the world came and picked me up on Super […] [Read More]
Categories: bedroom

What’s up, buttercup?

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I thought I’d check out what the folks at Blu Dot had in the way of a good office chair. (By way of trivia, the three founders of the company were all friends at nearby Williams College.) As always, I get totally sidelined by heir entire catalog of amazing furniture. How could you go wrong […] [Read More]
Categories: furniture

Slöjda, Pelto, Pyssla or Fjärding

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This great article in the Guardian explains all! Do you speak Ikea? I suppose that it all seemed so random before, but it really all makes sense! [Read More]
Categories: Fun for the home

Sparkle, Neely! Sparkle!

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For the last four days, I’ve done anything but sparkle. I’ve had the worst flu/stomach bug thing that’s going around my neighborhood. While lying in bed with a raging fever and an uncooperative insides, I sat and stared at my beloved ‘Dolls‘ jar on my dresser – a gift for cat sitting for the Asian […] [Read More]
Categories: ceramics