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Stamp mugs

I know these have been featured on several websites recently, but sitting here drinking some tea and noticing the funny (and kinda pretty) ring imprint that has been left on my napkin, makes me wish i had a set of these mugs right now! The Stamp mugs are designed by Valeria Miglioi and Barnaby Bradford. I’m imagining what a beautiful table cloth you could have after your next tea party or get-together-for-coffe
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the art farmer

One of my favorite pieces of artwork in my house is a small silkscreened stretch canvas piece I found in a thrift shop awhile ago. It’s just of a simple line art depiction of a small hill of grass. Total 70’s modern vibe, and has the signature “marüshka” on it. I don’t know much about who Marüshka is/was, and I’ve only seen a few pieces randomly, but have always been curious to see
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decor8

Super big thanks to Holly over at decor8 for featuring Happy Mundane as her “blog of the week”! Welcome to any new readers to my humble blog- please feel free to peruse the archives (on the right) to see other happy mundane-ness- (thanks Holly!)
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dermond peterson

Susan Peterson, one half of Dermond Peterson, was so kind to have sent me these amazing pics of her most recent collections. I couldn’t wait to share some of them with you! For those unaware, Dermond Peterson is a small artisan/manufacturing company out of good ol’ Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Every single piece from their collection is block printed by hand using environmentally sensitive, water-based inks that
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magazine o-rama- O at Home

This month in magazine world is chock full of amazing and inspiring images! As seen in the latest Summer ’06 O at Home, I love this page that features Leslie Steven’s cottage bedroom. What I’m particularily attracted to is the “Coral Reef” bedding by Garnet Hill. I just LOVE the simple collage-like fish graphics and bold and fun colors!! The combination of the green bedspread, with the h
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blue monday: pottery

One of my favorite things to do while visiting Palm Springs, is of course, vintage shopping. One of the best places to do that in P.S. is at Antiques 111. Currently they have two locations, one in Palm Springs, and one further down Highway 111, in Cathedral City. The Cathedral City location has more little tchotchkes, and therefore, is more dangerous to a weak weak weak vintage collector as myself. This being said, y
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pigeons

I realize there are a lot of people that don’t like pigeons, but sometimes if you really look at them, they can be kind of pretty…. sometimes… These shots were taken while at a shopping center in Hawaii last year. I’m off to a quick to trip to Palm Springs. Have a great weekend!
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I.E.R.Moodboard

Earlier this week, I posted about how I was obsessed with this Isaac Mizrahi pillow and felt it would be a great starting point for a room… if only I had an extra one. So… I’ve been playing a little throughout the week, and created an “Imaginary Extra Room” (I.E.R.) moodboard, using the pillow as a starting point. I had fun virtual shopping for things I’d put together and with a li
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papel picado

In honor of friday’s Cinco de Mayo, I thought I’d post about papel picado,which are those mexican paper cut-out flags. In Kate Spade’s store windows, they strung up a bunch of them, and in this month’s Martha, they showcase them as a “good thing” to use as party placemats. The combination of their lace-like intricacy and bold colors counjures up many other uses I’m sure…
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Kate Spade in The OC

I stopped by Fashion Island last night and saw that the new Kate Spade store has just opened! This marks Kate Spade’s first Southern California free standing retail store. It’s always interesting to me when a big company decides to open a flagship store here in the OC as opposed to Los Angeles. I guess the affluence of this “west coast Riviera” is appealing, and perhaps the proximity to the be
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