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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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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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