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Entries from December 2010

mother nature’s ‘shock and awe’ campaign.

December 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Mother Nature threw a wrench in travel plans for those of us who live up and down the Eastern seaboard this past weekend, stranding people in airports, halting public transportation, and leaving anywhere from 12-24 inches of snow in its wake. I, for one, lucked out and caught the very last Southwest flight out of […]

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Tags: Boston · etc. · travel

laura marling: new romantic way.

December 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on laura marling: new romantic way.

Ms. Marling has had me both swooning and sobbing for weeks over this song and I think it’s about time I spread the sentiment.  You’d better have  a hankie handy before pressing play.  And if you happen to dig this young British prize, I suggest you check out her new album, “I Speak Because I […]

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Tags: etc. · music

all i want for christmas: allie’s wishlist

December 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on all i want for christmas: allie’s wishlist

Dear Santa, Allie was real good this year, please bring her . . . 1. An Undone Cloche; 2. A Tied Bow Ring from Erica Weiner Jewelry; 3. A Beatles documentary, this seems good: The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit.

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Tags: etc. · fashion · film · holidays · jewelry

all i want for Christmas: Kirin’s wishlist.

December 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on all i want for Christmas: Kirin’s wishlist.

Dear Santa, This year, Kirin would like to receive the following gifts beneath her Christmas tree . . . 1. This is Paris! by Miroslav Sasek — an amazing children’s book to help her prepare for her French excursion in May (and to add to her Sasek collection)! 2. A subscription to The Thing Quarterly — instead of […]

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Tags: design · etc. · holidays · modern objects · paper goods

all i want for christmas: erin’s wishlist.

December 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Dear Santa, Erin would really love it if you could leave these gifts underneath her Christmas tree . . . 1. Fringed Poncho Sweater in Charcoal from Nasty Gal 2. Tunnel Vision Tray from Fish’s Eddy 3. Boat Street Pickles from Blackbird 4. Tenba Messenger Camera Bag 5. An Object Of Beauty by Steve Martin

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Tags: design · etc. · food · holidays · modern objects · photography

all i want for christmas: ryan’s wishlist.

December 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on all i want for christmas: ryan’s wishlist.

Dear Santa, We hope it’s not too late for last minute requests, but this year, Ryan hopes to find these underneath the Christmas tree . . . 1. A Dremel MultiPro Kit 2. MSA Safety Works Respirator 3. A vintage can of Krylon, any color really, but the more obscure, the better 4. Argyle socks, […]

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Tags: etc. · graffiti · holidays · street culture

all i want for christmas: kim’s wishlist.

December 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on all i want for christmas: kim’s wishlist.

The Christmas countdown has begun! Only four days left to shop, bake, and wrap. Speaking of gift wrap, here are some items on my Christmas wishlist that I’m hoping to unwrap this year . . . 1. Novel Duffle bag by Herschel Supply Co. 2. Pendleton Glacier National Park Blanket 3. A vintage Tensor desk […]

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Tags: design · etc. · holidays · modern objects

have a handmade holiday: win a necklace by laura lombardi!

December 17th, 2010 · 125 Comments

This contest is now closed! We’ll contact the winner via email and post their name here soon! Thanks! Chicago-based jewelry designer Laura Lombardi started her company almost two years ago, and since then, her fabulous designs have been garnering press left and right. She’s been profiled in Bust magazine and NYLON,  and most recently her stacked rectangle […]

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Tags: Boston · design · etc. · fashion · holidays · jewelry

snack brutality.

December 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on snack brutality.

  Chocolate Bunny from Blink on Vimeo. When I was younger, I had a rather unconventional relationship with animal fruit snacks. I often found myself feeling guilty about forcing these cute little creatures down my throat, so I instead chose to foster an unbreakable bond with them. Soon enough, i had myself convinced that they […]

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have a handmade holiday: win two pairs of sterling silver earrings from Lock and Spoon!

December 13th, 2010 · 103 Comments

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! Win two pairs of handmade sterling silver earrings from New York City based duo, Lock and Spoon! You can check out their Etsy site HERE and their blog HERE. Here’s how it works: *Add a comment to the bottom of this post and tell us which piece is your favorite […]

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Tags: holidays · jewelry