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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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    June 6, 2014
    Friday Fun: PB Teen Gets Punny

    PB Teen always has at least one hidden gem and today it’s these framed pun prints. Above, Como Te Llamas. Below, Bear With Me.

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    June 5, 2014
    Steal of the Week: Diamond Pouf

    This fantastically colorful recycled cotton pouf from Anthropologie is now just $150 (50% off).

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    June 4, 2014
    Oversized Prints from Photojojo

    If, like me, you’ve been an admirer of  Debbie Carlos‘ oversized engineer prints you will also be thrilled to hear you can now get 3′x4′ prints of your own photos from Photojojo for just $25 (shipping is free). Photos must be a minimum of 1000 pixels long and wide and in jpg or png format. Via SwissMiss.

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