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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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happy bird

I love this ceramic bird that Elaine found in the store window at Fresh- It’s so happy!
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garden roof

As I mentioned yesterday, over the weekend I attended the Spring Garden Show, at South Coast Plaza. The mall was filled with floral exhibitions on each floor and it was so nice to see that Spring has sprung! One of the displays that really caught my eye was this “garden roof” that was put together by the cool folks at Flower to the People and The Original Living Wreath. They made a faux rooftop where they
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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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