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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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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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