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immense midwest cold generates innovative get-togethers.

January 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

If I weren’t working all day today, I would be cozied up at the Empty Bottle in Chicago for their First Annual Synthesizer Chili Cook-Off.  I’ve never been much of a chili gal, can’t do spice and don’t do a whole lot of meat…but this bizarre pairing of experimental music and homemade chili has got [...]

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Tags: current events · etc. · food

Busy Beaver Button Museum.

December 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Everywhere you turn, someone has a statement to make…and judging by the work of Christen Carter, founder of Busy Beaver Button Co., the biggest statements are often best made on a small platform…such as a 1 inch button. In the late 1800s, buttons were used as a colorful way to promote all kinds of things…politicians, [...]

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Tags: art · artists · current events · etc. · trends

dia de los muertos!

November 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Halloween has come and gone – but don’t forget about Dia De Los Muertos! The Los Angeles Times had some great coverage of some early morning celebrations!

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Tags: current events · holidays · photography

The world has changed…

March 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Are nerds running the show now? Granted, I have been comforted over the last few years by the slow, yet seemingly unstoppable, force of Nerd Culture permeating every aspect of our media. As technology becomes more proliferated and embraced, we are certainly seeing a new acceptance, and even, dare I say, respect for nerds. But [...]

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Tags: current events · technology · trends

struck by the cold bug.

February 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments

I just wanted to quickly apologize for the lack of posting recently, I’ve been sick as a dog this week with a terrible cold! The good news is, thanks to the care of my wonderful husband, I’m finally starting to feel better. So regular posts should resume shortly. Cheers!

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Tags: current events

and the winner is . . .

July 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Congratulations to the winner of the Function Key’s Rug Giveaway Extravaganza – Paula! We chose Paula because she provided a very enthusiastic answer and a well articulated interest in how she would use the rug in her home. Thanks again to all of the entrants! And special thanks to CSN Rugs for reaching out to [...]

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Tags: current events · design · modern objects

don't forget about our contest!!

July 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Hey everyone! Only two more days to enter our Rug Giveaway Extravaganza!! Why not try your luck at winning this beautiful bamboo rug (suitable for indoor and outdoor use)? Click here to find out how to enter, and good luck!

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Tags: Boston · current events · design · modern objects

the function key's rug giveaway extravaganza!

July 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

We are officially announcing our first-ever giveaway contest! A few weeks ago we were contacted by CSN Rugs (part of the CSN stores network) to run a contest for our readers, in which one lucky person will win a free (yes free!) rug. Well, it took some time to go through CSN’s selection (who knew [...]

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Tags: current events · design · modern objects

glidden paint giveaway!

June 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Yes, this is for real. Visit glidden.com, select you favorite hue, and in 3-4 weeks you’ll receive a free quart of paint at your doorstep! To partake in this great offer, get started at glidden.com.

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Tags: current events · interiors

jubilee day.

June 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Today is the 81st annual Jubilee Day fair in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania — a little place I call my hometown. Jubilee Day is the largest and longest running, one-day street fair in the Eastern United States. (Did you get that? It’s got a lot of stipulations.) Anyway, it started in 1923 as a way to celebrate [...]

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Tags: current events · street culture · travel