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    July 31, 2014
    Bouquet Not Included

    Sculpted Artifact Vase from Anthropologie, $48.


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    July 29, 2014
    Taj My Wall

    Lovely Taj mirror from Urban Outfitters (online only), $79.


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    July 28, 2014
    Under the Bed Storage

    I’ve seen vintage luggage used as storage in the past, but for some reason it hadn’t occurred to me how well it would work under a bed without a bed skirt. You can just see a lovely vintage case peeking out on the left side above. It’s just a much crisper look than the fabric under-bed storage options I’ve been using for shoes and off season clothing. Below image via.

    I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled at garage and estate sales, but you can find tons of vintage luggage over at Etsy.


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    July 7, 2014
    Tied in Knots

    Perfect for bringing a pop of color to a kitchen window – or really any window. Magical Thinking Macramé Hanging Planter, $59.

     


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    June 24, 2014
    I Tried Photojojo’s Engineer Print Service

    You may have read about Photojojo’s new engineer prints. They’re 3′x4′ black and white prints on 20lb white paper that have a charming faded look. The style was made popular by photographer Debbie Carlos and have been popping up everywhere lately. In fact, I own one of her prints myself. Anyways, last week I decided to give Photojojo’s new prints a try. I love the idea of being able to display one of my own photos in such dramatic fashion, and since prints are just $25 I figured there was nothing to lose. I got the print yesterday and I have to say I’m blown away. I wasn’t able to safely flatten the print to photograph it, but here is the image I used.

    I plan to take it in to be framed this weekend. Having done this once before, I will tell you that the framing for a piece this big will run you $250-$300-ish – and that’s at a discount frame store. Personally, I think it’s totally worth it to have something so eye-catching on the wall.


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    June 23, 2014
    Etsy Find: All I Need is the Air that I Breathe

    These succulent / air plant hanging gardens from Kim Fisher Designs are absolutely stunning. They don’t come with plants or sand, so you have to do the arranging yourself. Personally, I wonder how easy it would be to keep anything alive in one of these. But my friend suggested they’d be equally stunning with tiny figurines in them. Not a bad idea.


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    June 17, 2014
    Sweet Scandinavian Tall Planter

    I ran across this new planter over at Urban Outfitters and I cannot stop giggling. It’s so, so silly and totally adorable. $24.


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    June 13, 2014
    Basket Case

    I ran across this accordion basket on Anthropologie today and was so thrilled. I literally have a bag of yarn sitting on the floor of my bedroom and no drawer or closet space left to stow it in. Perfect, I thought. I’ll just order this genius storage basket and problem solved. Then I see it’s sold out. So it’s off to Etsy’s vintage section to troll for baskets that might work on the wall. Maybe this one? I’m still thinking about it.


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    June 10, 2014
    Buck Wild

    I’m a huge fan of taxidermy. But I totally get that it’s not for everyone. However, I think we can all agree that this giant elk woodcut is amazing. Mike’s Six-Point Elk Woodcut Sculpture, $500 from Nic Annette Miller.


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    June 9, 2014
    Let the Sunshine In

    Large rooms and loft spaces are sometimes in need of subtle divisions. Like a nook for your office or bedroom. Of course, traditional room dividers and partitions can block much needed sunlight. That’s why I love these simple, open room dividers. They create a visual break without blacking out the sun. Above image from Cristina Jorge de Carvalho.

    A divider that doubles as open shelving. Via Remodelista.

    Simple dowels. Pretty – and they might come in handy on laundry day.  Also via Remodelista.

     


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