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Entries from March 2009

peep peep!

March 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on peep peep!

Today in the Chicago Tribune there’s a photo  gallery about Peeps –the Holy Grail of Easter candy. The newspaper takes a behind-the-scenes look inside the Just Born factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where the sugary treats are manufactured, and the photos are fantastic! In America, Peeps are an Easter tradition. If you’ve never eaten a Peep, […]

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Tags: animals · holidays · trends

the center for land use interpretation.

March 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on the center for land use interpretation.

The Center Of Land Use Interpretation is probably the greatest thing I’ve been introduced to —  and a productivity prohibitor.  According to its mission statement the CLUI is “a research organization interested in understanding the nature and extent of human interaction with the earth’s surface.” Its database (which includes a free, partial listing online) house of thousands […]

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Tags: architecture · photography · technology · travel

isabelle abramson ceramics.

March 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on isabelle abramson ceramics.

Repost from 2Modern Design Talk . . .   Isabelle Abramson’s ceramics are gorgeous. I spotted them last summer at the South End Open Market here in Boston, she’s local to the area. She had a few variations of this particular bowl, but unfortunately I wasn’t cash flush to purchase one. Her pieces are made […]

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Tags: Boston · design · modern objects

lua lua.

March 23rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

If the next few months are any indication as to the future of  lua lua and Justyna Niewiara’s designs, things are falling nicely into place. The jewelry line launched in 2005 to international praise. And just four years later, Niewiara has found herself commissioned for three separate retrospectives, all spanning some combination of the same February-June […]

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Tags: art · artists · design · fashion · jewelry

gone for the weekend.

March 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on gone for the weekend.

We hope everyone has a lovely weekend! We’re headed to Pennsyltucky for some wedding duties, and we’ll see you back here next week!

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Tags: travel

the resourceful home — kid's playroom edition.

March 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments

As promised, I have another batch of Nicole’s fabulous home, this time showcasing her decorating skills in her girls’ playroom. Be sure to check out the details, such as the leeetle red fairy door, her collection of Little People toys, a set of vintage luggage that serves as toy and art supply storage, and of course, […]

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Tags: Boston · design · interiors · modern objects

true. yogurt.

March 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on true. yogurt.

Repost from 2Modern Design Talk . . . Well, I’ve been killing myself for the past couple of hours trying to dig up a photo of true. yogurt. I saw it last night at Whole Foods and tried to commit it to memory so I could write about it today. But then, instead of searching […]

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Tags: design

the resourceful home.

March 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on the resourceful home.

I’m really excited to share these photos with you! They were sent to me by my clever and crafty friend Nicole — a real expert in decorating on a small budget. She scours eBay, Craigslist, yard sales, Etsy, estate sales, etc., in search for items conducive to her mid-century modern, brightly colored aesthetic.  I really love her attention […]

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Tags: Boston · design · interiors · modern objects

mantel dome.

March 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

It’s quite likely that you’re familiar with the carriage clock — or at the very least, you’ve seen one. It was invented during the 19th century and as you can tell by its name was designed for keeping track of time while traveling (typically by carriage). Years later, as the car replaced the carriage, the carriage clock […]

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Tags: design · modern objects

telephone wear.

March 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on telephone wear.

Looking for some fun accessories for the spring? Why not wear a telephone from Tatty Devine’s new Spring/Summer 2009 line “Leisure Pursuits.” These super fun retro phone accessories come in variety of colors, sizes, and styles. Check out the whole collection, here.

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Tags: fashion · jewelry