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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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blue monday 2: it came from planet claire

Walking through WalMart or Target, or any drugstore, i keep seeing these cheapy weird jelly spikey ball toys.. and well.. i had to have one. I look at them like they’re a little bit of modern sculpture. (and they’re fun and squishy!). AND if you squeeze it- it lights up momentarily and flashes these spacey colors. of course i chose the blue one. you can see the effect here– (although this obviously
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first aid

i saw these at Target the other day, and was totally intrigued- i know how important it is to have a first aid kit, especially living in SoCal with earthquakes and all- but i’ve always been lazy and never got one- but those clever Target people have come up with a design-savory worthy one that i don’t think i can pass up! i saw these online at target.com, but they are much larger than they appear in the p
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So Saucy-

The other day i had lunch at Toxic Smells, (or rather Taco Bell), no seriously, that’s just a bad nickname my friends have for it- but let me just make this clear- i do loves me some taco bell- What started out as a normal boring fast lunch, turned into a moment of sure consumer glee- as i went into grab a packet of hot sauce- i noticed on the packet, were the words “pick me! pick me!”- and i starte
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lettuce see…

I love lettuce crispers. probably because many of them look so space-y with their clear orb structure. they are designed to keep the lettuce elevated so they don’t get mushy. in this day and age of prepacked everything, this beautiful container reminds us that we should slow down a bit to enjoy your produce from its natural state. (besides, there’s something really satisfying about tearing up things or ch
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miam.miam

just got a press release about new products from miam.miam– i’m sooo excited to see their new lines debuting at the chicago house/homewares show this weekend- looking at their website, the san francisco based design team has some genius products- i especially love the wasa plate- it’s an edible plate that is made out of a cracker, and is molded in a way that has a detatchable spoon!! i also love (ac
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