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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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Blue Monday: Colgate Luminous toothpaste

every monday is blue monday. i’ve always been strangely attracted to anything blue- generally anything that falls into the turquoise/aqua/cyan blue range- its like those bower birds that are attracted to shiny blue objects. anyways- every monday i will post some of my favorite blue things, some new, some old. the first thing i want to call out is Colgate’s new Luminous toothpaste. Aside from the enamel st
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bird orange peeler

One of the bestest places in da whole world is the Marukai 98¢ Superstores. I went to the one in Fountain Valley, over the weekend, and among the many many little things i didn’t need, (but got anyways) i think my most favorite item was this cool bird orange peeler. and it was only 98¢!! now of course, whether its functional or not is another question. I haven’t tried it out yet, but i’ll keep you p
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gene meyer

i have been wondering lately, what happened to Gene Meyer? Back in the early 90’s, he was the new hot up and coming menswear designer, first known for his bold, graphic, happy colored ties and boxers, and then eventually a full menswear collection- In 1996, he even won the Perry Ellis Award for New Talent. Then he kinda dissappeared, like many other designer labels in the early 2000’s…. then i saw a
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happy mundane

I’ve started this blog as an offshoot of Its(k)notwood.com. Just wanted to have a place to share pretty colors, good/clever design (of any kind), simple pleasures, and to take a step back and appreciate the things that sometimes get overlooked in the everyday. There’s beauty in your dishsoap. Please feel free to leave comments and thanks for stopping by!
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