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Gorgeous handmade rugs

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Like wallpaper, rugs can add texture and excitement to a room. Also like wallpaper, rugs can be old, gross, outdated and distracting. So when I came across these rugs at Amy Butler Design, I had to share them. These are beautifully detailed — handmade!!! — and so interesting to look at. See for yourself: and: [...] [Read More]
Categories: Fun for the home

Small cool place

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Apartment Therapy‘s is one of our favorite blogs and a must-stop in the design/home decor blogosphere. Seriously. Bookmark it now. Every year the site runs a Small Cool Apartment contest and every year I lust over the creativity of the people who making big things over very small spaces. It’s inspiring on many levels. One [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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Kicking off our weekly (or mostly weekly since I know I haven’t been as consistent as I would like in recent months due to a ridiculous workload) lovefest with Etsy on Top Three Thursdays is this striking mid-century Scandinavian sofa from Open Air Modern‘s shop. It looks to be in terrific shape and will seat [...] [Read More]

Chair lust

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Regular readers know I find it almost impossible to click past a multi-colored chair. Here are a few that caught my eye recently. Which one would make the cut for your living room or den? [Read More]

Home Decor in 8-Bit

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As fast as technology moves, you’ll find plenty of love for old tech all over the Web. And once something’s online, it’s likely to appear in some real-life iteration too. Memes make their way to T-shirts and throwpillows and Angry Birds is on cakes and toyshelves everywhere. We mirror the Web and the Web mirrors [...] [Read More]

The Face of Your Plate

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Check out these plates by Polish designer Boguslaw Sliwinski. I came across them at Dezeen.com, and I like that they remind me of that old magnetic toy where you could put hair on a bald stickman. But classier. He’s also designed plates with similar play-with-your-foodiness, with incomplete illustrations of cranes, trains and cargo ships, just [...] [Read More]

In Lieu of Messy Dyes, Try The Paperbag Egg

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It’s a nifty idea, the paperbag Easter egg. A nice deviation from the hardboiled norm. This blog, You Are My Fave, has a neat post on how to change it up a bit this Sunday. Using just paper grocery bags, scissors, sewing machine (or double-sided tape), you can make little customized egg-shaped pouches full of [...] [Read More]
Categories: Fun for the home

‘Mad Men’-y stuff on Etsy

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Are you watching “Mad Men”? I’m watching, from the edge of my couch. Eye candy is a big pleasure element of “Mad Men” — Joanie totally inspired me to change the way I do my makeup — and though last night we saw Betty ballooned to plus-size(ish) proportions, her pretty features seemed strangely enhanced by [...] [Read More]
Categories: Fun for the home

The Wonderful World of (Very Expensive) Playhouses

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Now that it’s (more or less) getting warmer outside, the kids’ cabin fever (and yours) is getting a little alleviation, and thank gosh. If you have a tree- or playhouse, now’s the time to go in and sweep out all the winter leaves and mice and anything else that hibernates in those noninsulated outdoor spaces. [...] [Read More]
Categories: Fun for the home

Lamp Lusciousness

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First saw these on Decor8, a fabulous design blog you should bookmark yesterday…seriously. They’re made by Young & Battaglia for Mineheart. Evocative of childhood rocking horses, this lamp would look terrific on just about any side table. It’s made in England by traditional wood turners and lampshade makers, and is available in a table model and [...] [Read More]