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Entries from January 2009

valentime's day cards.

January 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on valentime's day cards.

I am really excited about Valentine’s Day this year. Maybe it’s because of the engagement or maybe it’s because I know that Ryan likes celebrating V-Day, too. Either way, my idea of the perfect Valentine’s date includes champagne and an element of surprise. If you’re low on cash, pick up a bottle of Andre (although […]

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Tags: holidays · paper goods

airside 2009 calendar.

January 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on airside 2009 calendar.

Repost from 2Modern Design Talk: Still searching for the perfect calendar for the new year? Check out these 2009 calendars designed by UK-based Airside design agency. Each calendar is printed on 100% recycled paper made from post-consumer waste, using bio-vegetable oil-based ink! The price is right, the design is fresh, and the materials are ecoconcious. […]

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Tags: design · paper goods

Self-defense nightstand

January 28th, 2009 · 55 Comments

The nightstand that quickly converts to a club & buckler shield, for the purposes of self-defense. Just another thing to help you sleep soundly in the big city. I want one!

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Tags: design · modern objects

make room for love . . .

January 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on make room for love . . .

In your home . . . The Love Collection was designed by Deadgood for Barker & Stonehouse and features three unqiue pieces — a console table, lounge chair, and heart-shaped mirror.

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Tags: design · holidays

mid-season refresher: hot nail polish for winter 2009.

January 26th, 2009 · 10 Comments

I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve been bummed out about the cold weather. Until this past weekend, I hadn’t even painted my nails for about two months! And while it’s been low maintenance, a fresh coat of paint can really do a lot to brighten one’s mood. Below I’ve put together a small […]

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Tags: fashion · trends

My new hero?

January 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on My new hero?

Someone recently pointed me in the direction of the website Walk Sydney Streets. Using over 1,300 (often humorous, always unusual) digital photos, the site chronicles the story of Alan, 94, as he walks every street in 284 suburbs of Sydney, Australia. As an artist and an urban explorer, I found Alan’s walking project to be […]

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Tags: artists · photography · travel

necessary cuteness: people/pets team break!

January 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on necessary cuteness: people/pets team break!

I hope today gets better. Upon arriving at work I realized that I’d left my laptop at home, which wouldn’t have been a huge problem because I can always get a loaner. But of course, it was a problem — an assignment I edited never made it to the recipient, and being that I saved […]

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Tags: animals

cupcake baking cups.

January 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Who knew there were so many gorgeous cups to bake cupcakes in? The selection at Bake It Pretty will make you want to throw on an apron and play Susie Homemaker for days. I’m so verklempt, I can’t even decide which ones  I would bake with first! Thankfully Bake It Pretty offers a Cupcake Cup […]

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Tags: design · modern objects · paper goods

ingrid bathe porcelain ceramics.

January 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on ingrid bathe porcelain ceramics.

2Modern Design Talk repost! Ingrid Bathe’s porcelain ceramics are exquisite. She crafts each piece by hand using porcelain paperclay — it contains cotton fiber creating a visible texture — and then glazes only the interior side of the piece, leaving the outer layer unglazed. The result is a delicate translucent vessel with a light bluish […]

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Tags: art · artists · fashion · modern objects

so who dressed michelle obama for the inauguration?

January 20th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Isabel Toledo! The Cuba-born American designer, who was impressed to see Michelle chose one of her designs for a fundraiser in Manhattan this past Fall, designed Michelle Obama’s lovely chartreuse/yellow dress and overcoat. Now  I do praise the first lady for making sacrifices for the sake of fashion, but golly, get the woman a scarf! […]

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