May 2009

Target Up & Up

Wait- what’s this?- really? Just read this release from Reuters- Target is changing their private label brand packaging to now be called “Up&Up”- Over at the My Private Brand blog, there’s a bunch more shots of the rebranding and more info of this new look. I haven’t really noticed these new rebranded products filtering in yet at my local Target, but now I definitely am going to keep
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parakeet pillow at west elm

aww… who doesn’t love a little parakeet? … or two… or eight… hand screened on silk, from west elm.
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Oliver bath collection by Veratex

Saw this while walking through The Great Indoors– Neutrals with pops of yellow-y golds and oranges- love the chocolate uneven stripes too- great summer-y color inspiration! Available here.
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martha crafts on sale

If you’ve been itching to do some crafting, (perhaps this long weekend?) swing by Michaels– Martha Crafts are on sale now through this Saturday May 23, 2009-
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orange peel candles

what a genius idea! could be DIY inspiration for your next outdoor shindig? (although not sure how you’d get the peel to stay like that…)- Anyway, the genius behind it is David Steinurzel, for the “design for a dollar” exhibit from Pratt at ICFF- check out more student ideas at AT’s coverage of this year’s ICFF. (via AT)
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painted sections on fence

Spotted this in the June 09 Dwell– Great detail from the wall of a Polish country house designed by Peter Kuczia. Love how only small sections of the wood fence are painted in bright contrast colors. Could be a fun way to dress up and add some interest to a fence in your yard. (original photo by Tomek Pikula from June 2009 Dwell)
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