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blue monday: caleb siemon

Caleb Siemon is a local Orance County artist, who does these amazing hand blown glass pieces that are sold at high end boutiques throughout the country. In LA, you can find his stuff at OK, or if you’re in the OC, they’re at the always lovely Artisance. I’ve had the pleasure of actully handling these pieces for a shoot we did for Poplife, and I must tell you they are even more stunning in person. Th
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SF-Love

Quick shout out/congrats!/welcome to the new Apartment Therapy San Francisco edition–It’s so great that we now get both San Fran and Chicago versions, along with NY and my local LA–Also extreme thanks for AT:SF for including Happy Mundane on their blog list! Welcome to any new readers- would love to hear your comments! feel free to peruse the archives for other happy mundane musings, and please chec
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As Seen on TV

I’ve already confessed that I am a HGTV junkie, but now another confession. I frequently find myself up late at night, still watching HGTV, but as a result, end up watching bad infomercials. Thankfully, I’m too lazy to actually order one, and also a bit too skeptical. Unfortunately, I am a shopper, and it seems that stores like Bed Bath and Beyond, or Linens N Things, are now carrying items “as seen
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Muji : what happens naturally

I’ve talked about Muji products briefly before. Muji is happy mundane. I’ve been a devotee of theirs since I saw an ad in British fashion magazine ID many years ago. It was of a simple cola can. It was genius. And when I finally got to go to one of their stores in Japan, I was forever hooked. It’s really their philosophy and aesthetic that I aspire to. I know I’ll never achieve it, because I&#
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Color me mine

It’s no secret that i love color, (despite the fact that I’ll also be the first to enjoy a muted, tonal, minimal Calvin Klein/Muji/japanese modern Yoji/Issey/Comme des Garcon palette as well.) I just know that the reality is, I’ll always gravitate to more colorful surroundings. If you’re looking to add a little more color, I found this great Pantone inspired set of dishware at Fishs Eddy. (I p
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book review: at home with the makers of style

When I was in art school, I was always interested in seeing the work of my instructors, to get a better sense of where they were coming from. Similarily, I think people in general are always interested to see a more personal side of the people they respect or admire. (ok, admit it, we’re all little voyeuristic, hehe) The book At Home with the Makers of Style, by Grant Scott and Samantha Scott-Jeffries, explores
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HGTV: 101 Spring ideas

Ok, another confession: I am an HGTV junkie. I can’t get enough of it. HGTV and Foodnetwork are basically the only things that are always on whenever my TV is on.. (except on Wednesdays for Lost or Project Runway, and sometimes Thursdays for The OC, er.. um.. did I just say that?) I’ll admit that most of the programs on HGTV are sometimes kinda hokey. Yet, I can’t stop watching it. This weekend, I c
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Blue Monday# 7 : Sharps

Sharps, maker of the hip men’s shaving and bath/body products line, has introduced a new and exclusive lower priced line at Target stores nationwide. I was intrigued by the graphics (and they smelled good) so I picked up the sampler kit, which contains 3 scents in both a shower gel and body scrub. My favorites are the “spearmint jolt”(which, of course, is blue) and “lemon fix” (which isn
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kate Spade kids china

Although i find it a little weird for kids to have fine “china”- I do love these incredibly cute and graphic designs for kate Spade’s new children’s collection- the Mouse cup and Elephant plate are killing me! CUTE!! As seen in May’s Elle Decor “what’s Hot” section-
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