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Entries from August 2009

See you soon!

August 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on See you soon!

Hey everyone! Our wedding is a only about a week away, and things are getting busy, so we’re going to take short hiatus from the function key. We’ll be back soon — this time married! xoxo, Kim and Ryan

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Tags: holidays

cupcake cards by nan lawson.

August 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

These hand painted art cards by Nan Lawson are so sweet they make me want to go out and buy all of my friends a present just so I can use them to decorate each package. Pick some up for self by visiting Nan’s shop.

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Tags: food · paper goods

perigot vertical shoe rack.

August 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on perigot vertical shoe rack.

Just as I had lost hope that a stylish shoe rack did not exist, my friend introduced me to Perigot‘s Vertical Shoe Rack, which instantly gave me that, “I’ve got have that! rush. That is until I realized it was 195 euros; this quickly dissipated my excitement. Yet despite the price tag, I decided to […]

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Tags: design · fashion · modern objects

natural oak cutting boards.

August 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on natural oak cutting boards.

These gorgeous cutting boards by Made in the Hudson Valley would make a lovely housewarming gift and look like they’d last a lifetime! They’re made out of the branch of a fallen red oak tree and come three to a set, so you can use one for cheese, one for meats, and one for veggies. […]

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Tags: design · food · modern objects

flat cats.

August 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Ryan’s still not convinced that adopting a kitten would vastly improve our quality of life, so maybe we should just get one of these instead . . . Get your screen printed kitty on recycled grey cardboard from Garudio Studiage.

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Tags: animals · paper goods

spiegelau decanters and BLT cocktails!

August 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on spiegelau decanters and BLT cocktails!

We’ve already got big plans for Labor Day weekend, but just in case you don’t, might I make a suggestion? Why not throw an end of summer brunch? It’s a great excuse for a get together, some new glassware, and of course an occasion to make a signature cocktail! Here are my glassware and cocktail […]

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Tags: design · food · holidays · trends

roden crater.

August 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments

In between coordinating vendors for the wedding, ordering various decos, and trying to stay sane until the wedding, I’ve been relaxing wtih a fantastic book titled Lives of the Artists. The book is adapted from a series of articles written originally for The New Yorker magazine, author Calvin Tomkins profiles seven of the world’s most […]

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Tags: art · artists · technology

alexander girard and electra bicycles.

August 5th, 2009 · 7 Comments

This morning a friend sent me a picture of the new Alexander Girard bicycle designed for Electra. She says her unborn son is encouraging her to add it to her baby shower registry, claming that he and mommy will look supppaaa fly a top its wheels. I agree! She came across the bike on Apartment […]

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Tags: design · fashion · street culture · travel · trends

one month to go . . .

August 5th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Until our wedding!!!

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Tags: holidays

CAZAL sunglasses.

August 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Summer has finally set in! Which is why it’s the perfect time to discuss sunglasses, specifically CAZAL sunglasses. If you’re a fan of Run DMC then you might recognize the shades below from the CAZAL 600 Series. The hip hop artists frequently flossed with CAZALs, turning the brand — created by Cari Zalloni — into […]

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