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Norden Goods

It’s always exciting when you come across something that really stands out from the crowd. Awhile back, I was walking the many vendor aisles at Capsule,(a fashion/lifestyle industry tradeshow) and my eyes immediately were drawn to this little booth that had this display of bold, graphic, and simply packaged products. The company was called Norden Goods, and I instantly knew they were a brand to watch. Fast forw
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The Surfjack Hotel and Swim Club

Over the past few years, I’ve noticed an exciting amount of new creative voices happening in Hawaii, specifically on Oahu. The latest example is the recently opened SurfJack Hotel and Swim Club. Located just a few blocks away from the famous Waikiki Beach, it inhabits a classic mid-century hotel that has been given new life, yet retaining a lot of it’s original charm. When you first enter the hotel, you&#
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Creepy Cool Super Spikey and Textured Pumpkins

In addition to my DIY Faux Neon Skull Wall Hanging, it wouldn’t be Halloween here at Happy Mundane without me doing a pumpkin project right? This year, I kept it really simple, and mainly wanted to just play around with color. I decided to go with some supersized spikes and to just keep it clean and bold. I made the spikes by using small cut rectangles of light cardstock, and hot glued them onto a small fake pl
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DIY Faux Neon Skull wall hanging

Halloween is only a few weeks away (talk about SCARY!), but this also signals the start of the holiday season, and that’s actually pretty exciting as I love this time of year. Last year, I had a blast doing our Pastel Goth Halloween extravaganza with the every fabulous Tula, from Whorange. Click here to check out our shenanigans. This year, I decided to take a detour from pastels, and PUMP IT UP! We’re ta
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Just A Few Amazing Things : September 2016

I’m not even going to go into the whole OMG-where-did-my-summer-go?! because the fact that it’s September is just too soon. TOO. SOON. Instead I am going to be in denial and focus on presenting you with a few amazing things for your no-it-can’t-be-September… 1) Allyson Rousseau I’m always intrigued by artists that blend the traditional with the contemporary, and Montreal-based fiber arti
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Mundane Moodboard: Iridescent

As the seasons start to change again, I’m totally feeling the need for a little color magic.. which for me right now, means everything iridescent! I think it all started when I spotted this lighter by Tribe of the Eastern Sun on Tetra. I’m especially liking the darker iterations of iridescent, more like what you’d see in an oil slick on the street after the rain. What’s great about anything ir
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Seven Magic Mountains

Last weekend, I had another impromptu spontaneous and quick trip to Las Vegas. Sometimes Vegas just… happens? amiright? lol Anyway, one of the highlights was finally being able to visit the Seven Magic Mountains. The Seven Magic Mountains is a large scale art installation consisting of series of seven huge totems that are made of stacked neon day-glo boulders. It’s located just off Interstate 15 only a fe
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Mundane Moodboard: Terra Tones

Maybe it’s the current heatwave in Southern California, or the notion that Fall is quickly approaching… (although with the way things have been here, at this rate, a change in the weather probably won’t happen until December!) but it’s got me thinking a lot about earth tones. I thought I’d put together a new little series of this here ol’ blog to curate a little visual inspiration.
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DIY Vertical Box Planter Garden

This post is sponsored by Wood, Naturally. All opinions are my own. With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to get outside! I’m fortunate to have a small patio in the front of my house that I love not only entertaining in, but also just hanging out and catching up on some much needed Vitamin D from the sun. Over the years, I’ve done some simple landscaping, but there is one corner that has always bothered me
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Time for a SpritzBreak

This post is sponsored by Aperol. All thoughts are my own. I’ve always been a believer in the saying “Work Hard, Play Hard.” At my studio, J3, making sure we get the job done and on time is a priority. However, I also know that creativity needs time to foster. It’s important to let your mind absorb other things than just the assignment at hand. It’s all about a good balance right? So when the folks at @AperolUSA invi
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