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While you were out : part 2

so the first thing i wanted to do with my parent’s “while you were out” was remove the awful mandatory-seems-like-every-asian’s-parents-home-has-one-80’s- halogen torch light- looking for options, i really liked this tripod lamp from Design Within reach– but… at $648, that would be half my budget- so… i then came across this one from CB2– which at $189- was a lot
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spice is nice

i love these stackable plastic spice containers at Container Store… simple yet functional.
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Walmart continued…

So i recently posted about how Walmart is beginning to change their home dept. This is apparently all part of a new campaign to “Look beyond the basics”– and i think its pretty well done. I’m sure the big wigs at Walmart are feelin’ the pressure from Target’s uber cheap chic-ness- They now have this whole in-store brand called “Home Trends” that is suprisingly pretty go
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del taco chairs

i don’t know if you’ve ever noticed, but at Del Taco, the chairs have a cactus design on the back. I realize that they’ve had these chairs since 2000, when they revamped their stores with their newer “fiesta” look, which.. um… yeah… I guess makes work it Del Taco- but i really appreciate the fact that someone thought to make the back of the chairs like cactus. kinda bad, but
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yummy.

Been buried in work, so I got a treat today. fruit flavored mochi is pretty and yummy. pretty yummy!
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what time is it?

Stopped by the local Ikea, looking for a light for my office/library area, but of course got completely side-tracked, and ended up in the clock section- not that i need a new clock, but if i did- there are some really great options: loved the SLABANG ($12.99) it has a rubber shell that is oh so mo-derne….also came in lemon yellow, but preferred this cool grey/taupe color….and I’m also a big fan of t
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While you were out. episode #1

So… I recently took some “before and after” pics of a “project” my parents gave me. My parentals recently had their home re-carpeted and the inside walls repainted. Now, being that i am their only son (let alone only child), and i work in design, they asked me to help with the daunting task of redecorating. This was a good and bad thing. On the one hand, I was able to play decorator with
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Home is where the Heart is

i recently got this new book, by Ilse Crawford. Ilse, if you didn’t already know, is an internationally celebrated designer with a trackrecord that is just “wow”, has a company called stuidolise, and was the launch editor to British Elle Decoration (aka. the Bible). so… she’s gots it goin’ on and has mad style- ummkay? But sadly, i must admit- i had no real clue about her until rec
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Blue Monday #4: flocked pillow

I have a problem. i’ll admit it. i have waaay too many pillows (and vases…and…) and i can’t stop buying them. i have them everywhere. upstairs, downstairs…. everywhere. I bought this pillow at Target, a couple weeks ago. Of course, I don’t need ANOTHER pillow, but it was so beautiful that i was powerless. it’s faux suede with a flocked design, and it was only $14.99- they had
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mundane aesthetic #2: lets go outside

sunny morning in the OC.outside on my patio.appreciating the plants that i haven’t killed.(yet…)
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