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Chic Boutiquers at Home book by Ellie Tennant

I think for many of us, online shopping has become pretty second nature when it comes to decorating our homes. I know for myself, the first thing I do when starting to look for something is to hop online to see what options are out there. Because I live in a suburban setting, I don’t have as much immediate local access to as many cool boutique shops, so online retailers provide me with that same curated experie
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HappyMundane x Urban Outfitters Print Shop

If you’ve been following my feed, you probably realized that I was just recently back in Hawaii. (When the island calls, you must heed!!) I think I’ve always had a little “tropical fever” as the islands have always been a source of inspiration- especially the vibrant foliage that abounds there. As also evidenced by my feed, it’s also a frequent subject in the photos I take. All of this l
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The Desert Modernists

Now that we’re at mid-September, I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of “Fall”. However, with the crazy humid heat wave that we’ve been having here in SoCal, it looks like “Summer” is going to hang on tight for a bit longer. That’s not necessarily a bad thing! I know for many people, the idea of an “endless summer” would be a dream come true. One place where it
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Tissues and (faux) Concrete

Hello September?! About two years ago, I posted a little tissue box round up, since, well… tissues are important! … and need I remind you, this blog is all about “good design of any kind”. Last year I mentioned the Kleenex x Isaac Mizrahi collab, which brings us to 2015- and it’s time for another tissue box update! Unfortunately this year’s pickings were a little slim. 🙁 Seriously,
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The colorful world of Jen Stark

So… Not sure if you caught the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards the other night? Well, whatever was going on there, I’m still not sure! #hotmess However, the one thing that really transfixed me was the over-the-top colorful graphics that were happening throughout the show and in the background videos on stage. These were largely created by artist Jen Stark, . A few years ago, I remember marveling at her intric
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Hand Made Modern at Target

It’s summa-summa-summatime! Let’s just sit back and unwind… until you get restless and bored and need to find something else to do, lol! If you happen to fall into the later category, or if you have some kids (or yourself!) that need entertaining, I highly suggest the new crafts section at Target, Hand Made Modern. It’s been created by the always inspiring Todd Oldham. You might recall his Kid
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Ikea Önskedröm Collection with Olle Eksell

One of the earliest posts I did when I started this blog was on a wonderful book about the work of Swedish artist and designer, Olle Eksell. His simple and playful illustrations capture a joyful spirit that has inspired generations. Needless to say, I was super excited to hear that Ikea has now launched a capsule collection showcasing Olle Eksell’s work, called Önskedröm. The collection is explores several moti
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TGIF video break: Better in the Morning

Anything with a “Genius of Love” sample is all good with me. artist: Little Boots Song: Better in the Morning
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TGIF videobreak 5.29.15

Whoooo boy- It’s the last weekend of May! What the what? Time for a massive video break! First up, I’ve been really enjoying Brandon Flowers‘ latest release, The Desired Effect. Throwback 80’s vibes and it’s all good. This lyric video is to one of my favorite tracks, I Can Change. It’s appropriately tongue-in-cheeky-retro and I’m looking forward to an official version. But fo
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Picnic Party 2015

And just like that, it’s Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of Summer?! (cray-zay) Well, as much as I love the chilly-er weather that has been here the past few days, I can’t really say I get ever tired of some warm “Summer luvin’!” A big part of summer festivities is getting outside and having a little picnic action! At the office, we had planned a little casual company picni
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