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mundane tea towels

BowieStyle over at Print and Pattern just tipped me off on these fun “mundane” tea towels- I love the one with the “under the sink” graphic and the yellow one with the kitchen utensils laid out. Also the one black and white saucer one too! oh too much fun and too many to choose from- They are from London based Unity-peg. see more there! (Thanks BowieStyle!)
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Blue monday: mouthwash bottle found!

A couple of weeks ago, I was on a mission to find a more aesthetically pleasing, as well as more functional mouthwash container. I was all set on using a glass carafe that I found from Crate & Barrel. However, I realized that some of the same issues I had with the original mouthwash bottle, would still be there with the glass one. Then I found my answer. It was in a tiny picture in a japanese magazine. The clouds
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isaac pillow = I.E.R.M.

Ever since Em told me about Isaac’s latest collection, I’ve been obsessed with this pillow. Something about the unexpected color combination just stuck with me. If I had an extra room, I think this piece could be an amazing “starting point.” So, in an effort to get this obsession out of my system (since I really don’t need ANOTHER pillow), I’m doing a little exercise called an Imag
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Preserve Toothbrush

I recently received some info about Recycline products. The company was founded in 1996 by Eric Hudson to provide”high-quality recycled products in response to the growth in the recycling” and the growing concern for the environment. They have a great line called Preserve, which includes table wares and also personal care products. They sent me a sample of their new Preserve toothbrush– and first of
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bird shears

As spotted in City Magazine, I love these shears that look like a bird! Designed by Hiroshi Kahimoto, it won an IF product design award for 2006. Love the green, so fun!!
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moby was a consumer

well.. I guess I’m continuing the blue theme this week…This t-shirt by Jim Slatton cracks me up- and scarily (is that a word?) is so fitting for me. Thanks to my friend Laura W. who sent me the link and said it reminded her of me. I don’t know if that’s good or bad, he he… (thanks Laura!) Get yours here.
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lego

This actually could’a been a Blue Monday post, but alas, it’s wednesday. so…anyhoo- i just have no words for this image. I am in awe of this that I recently saw on MoCo Loco. This “marina City” is all made of LEGOS! Legos were a HUGE part of my childhood. I would play for hours making these gigantic space ships, and this totally brings me back. These pieces by Michael Labelle are amazing
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happymundane.com

Conducting a little blog maintenance- my apologies to anyone who tried going to happymundane.com and it not working- should have that all cleared up in the next day or so- you can also access happymundane via http://happymundane.blogspot.com
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book review: Patterns

Em posted today at Itsknotwood about the incredible Heinrich Weid, that was featured in this book I recently got called Patterns in Design, Art and Architecture. It’s written by Petra Schmidt, Annette Tietenberg, and Ralf Wolheim. I first read about it in Wallpaper, but it wasn’t until a friend who had recently come back from a trip from Paris, was mentioning it again to me, that I decided to check it out
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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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