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    April 9, 2009
    Oooh, Target!

    I’m not usually a fan of floral…well, anything. But I really do dig this chair from Target. At $300, I think the price is a little more than I’d want to pay, but still. Nice!


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    April 9, 2009
    Where’s My Jetpack?

    When I was a kid, I loved the Jetson’s and Star Trek and, honestly, any kitschy vision of what the future would be like. Of course, I never got my jet car or my trampoline floor. Nor do we have anti-gravity pills. But, once upon a time, Disneyland had a free exhibit called Monsanto House of the Future which I’m sort of sorry I missed.

    “Sponsored by Monsanto was this walk-through tour of a plastic house with plastic furnishings and fascinating modern appliances such as dishwashers, microwave, intercom system, and closets filled with polyester clothes. Designed by Marvin Goody & Richard Hamilton, the house only existed for the 10 year length of Monsanto‚Äôs lease, at which time they moved on to the Adventure Thru Inner Space attraction.”

    The exhibit has since been dismantled, but you can see more of the very cool, if now somewhat dated, design here.


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    April 9, 2009
    Before And After

    The before is pretty heinous, but wait til you see the after!(Scroll way down to see the after pics)


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    April 8, 2009
    Pink Scooter

    When it comes to design, I really admire the marriage of form and function. But, every now and again, it’s nice to see an object that’s just, well, cool.

    So, when I ran across this pink knitted scooter on the Etsy homepage, I knew I had to share it. I’m not sure what I would do with it, but for $36 I’m willing to find out.


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    April 7, 2009
    FunkySofa.com- Have You Bought There?

    I’m kind of in love with this Desilu sofa at FunkySofa.com. It’s on sale for $595, so the price is right, but I’m a little leery of buying a sofa I’ve never sat in before. Have you ordered a sofa from funkysofa.com? Was the sofa comfortable? How was their customer service? How long did the order take to ship to you?

    Check out the other sofas they have there- they are very neat and have lots of options.


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    April 7, 2009
    Etsy Find: Laser-Cut Wood Screen

    I was completely blown away by the work of Etsy seller, Lightwave Laser, this morning. Especially this amazingly intricate laser-cut wood screen with a tree motif.

    It reminds me of something you’d find in a Frank Llyod Wright home.

    It’s a little out of my price range at $4500, but I’d say well worth the price considering the level of detail.

    If you’re looking for something a little more affordable, the store also features several laser-cut lamps for just $132 each.


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    April 7, 2009
    It Brought The Sauce: Chicago Apartment

    I love to read Saucy Dwellings on Livejournal to get ideas for my house. This particular one was very cool because she took an odd space- a small Chicago apartment- and made it very saucy. Small apartments are always the hardest to furnish, I think, because you have to make sure you’re not doing too much to overwhelm the space. This one was perfectly done, in my opinon. Go here to see all the pictures!


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    April 6, 2009
    Galvanized Metal Key Cabinet

    Here’s another great Pottery Barn find.

    Aside from the worn-industrial look, my favorite thing about this little key organizer is the little key compartment with the cool mesh door.

    Galvanized Metal Key Cabinet, $49


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    April 3, 2009
    Fairytale Weekend

    I’m off to my brother’s wedding, so it’s only appropriate that I run across this beautiful Slow White collection by Dutch designer, Bo Reudler.

    Each piece is crafted from tree branches.


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    April 3, 2009
    Fun Video Friday: Hello Kitty Hotel

    Wow…just wow.

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