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beautiful day for OJ

nothin’ like a nice tall glass of Orange Juice to start your morning- and today in southern cali is another classic beautiful morning. sun is up and its my favorite time of day in my house, because the light shines in and just fills up the space. unfortunately that is also because i still don’t have proper curtains. but i digress. i really enjoy Tropicana‘s latest bottle for its “Pure premium&
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swayzak

i’ve been a fan of swayzak for awhile- i love their dubby-house grooves- their latest release has such a great cover- using the plastic holding tabs (do they have an official name?) from plastic bags, normally found on loaves of bread- i’ve always loved those things- would love to make a piece of art with them. but i guess now i don’t have to- i can just put the cd cover on the wall! (available here
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the frother- the story continues…

and so… last weekend i got the milk frother i was so obsessed over- and it has changed my world. i ended up opting for the electric version, because a: it was the first one i found, and b: i figure less cleanup- for those of you who don’t know what a milk frother is, (and i probably am the only one) it’s like a mini electric wisk, and all you do is put it in some warm milk (you only need a little, b
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ed emberley

Does anyone remember Ed Emberley? I strongly believe that I would not be who and where i am (professionally) today without Mr. Emberley. His books influenced me so much as a child growing up in good ol’ Garden Grove, CA. I still have my first Ed Emberley book my mom bought for me way back in 1976. (seen above) Well, that obviously was a long time ago, so it’s soo good to know that Ed Emberley is still aro
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Blue Monday 3b: sprout home

As mentioned on It’s(K)notwood, while in Chicago, i purchased this cute little pot from Sprout Home. I was torn between the white or the aqua colorway, but obviously you can see which one won. They had many sizes, and since i had to bring it home on the plane, i went for the smallest one. Not sure what i’m going to plant in it. At Sprout, they had put succulents in it, which i think i’ll end up doin
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Blue Monday 3: it’s a party y’all

All the stores are slowly creeping in new product for Summer- scary but true. however, I do love these drink accessories from Crate&Barrel. first is the “olive buoy” that look like little alien ships (and of coures, its Blue Monday, and they’re my favorite translucent aqua) …the packaging is great too- and i also love these “crazy eyes seafood picks”– (anything with goog
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mundane aesthetic #1

i shot this while my friend Em and I were on our mission to see Sprout Home in Chicago. I just saw the yellow baloon floating around the grey street. I didn’t notice the blue spray paint writing until after I downloaded the pic. Don’t you love it when you find hidden surprises in the photos you take?
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nobody told me

i was in Chicago earlier this week, attending the Housewares show– seeing lots of interesting products ranging from salt and pepper shakers- all the way to the latest dishwashing machines and everything in between- anyways- by far though, the thing that impressed me the most, was from the Bodum booth. For those that don’t already know, Bodum makes great innovative products for the kitchen- although most f
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colorwall LAX

If you’ve ever been through Terminal 4 at LAX (above), you will no doubt pass through the incredible mosaic tile wall- all the colors just flowing in that classic mid century style, (and just imagine what stories they could tell!-) anyways- going through Chicago’s terminal- i enjoyed a similar experience, with their own modern multi color walkway between the C and B terminals- now, Chicago’s is obvi
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pier 1 imports

i used to work at Pier 1 imports back in da day (senior year high school through summer before college..which was a loooong looooong time ago in a galaxy far far away.)- good times though…good times…but i digress. they’ve changed a lot since then, but at the same time, still the same in many ways- but i was really surprised to find a new Pier 1 catalog last week in my mailbox- i didn’t even kn
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