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IKEA: Celebrate your Everyday Life

Whoever is doing the copywriting at IKEA needs to get an award, because they are brilliant. Was checking out IKEA‘s website this morning, and if you scroll down a little, I noticed the little box on the bottom that says “Celebrate Your Everyday Life… “- it leads you to a pop up window that had some mellow music and great quotes. Apparently September 3rd will be the day to watch as IKEA unveils
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Soda Cup

Dimitra sent me a nice e-mail introducing me to her cool shop in Toronto, called UptoYou. She has a fantastic selection of items by designers from around the world. One item that immediately caught my eye was this “soda cup.” This Soda Cup takes the bottom half of your standard bottle and by simply casting it in porcelain, forces you to recognize its beautiful form. It was designed by Maxim Velcovsky, for
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Hex it up

So I’ve already talked about my circle thing, but now I’m noticing a new shape popping up everywhere- the hexagon- especially for the wall- Target offered a 3 set of nesting tables/wall hexagons in their current Bronze Age collection, as well as West Elm’s version. Walter wall applications has this “hex” style, which are paintable and conveniently backed with 3M adhesive. Plushpod offers
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Blue Monday: plates

Happy last day of July 2006 (can you believe it?!) For this weeks blue monday, I bring you a clipping from the August 2006 Living Etc. I love this cluster of blue plates. I guess it goes with my current circle thing. Plates are great and fairly inexpensive to collect, and can make such an artistic statement when grouped in a large number like this. I also love that they mixed traditional motifs with contemporary ones
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Westin paraphernalia

The other night, I had the opportunity to have a quick overnight stay at the Westin, in Vegas. I was there for the LV Market- but only there for the day. I have never really paid much attention to their paraphernalia, but this time, when I got my card key- I was immediately struck by the simple beauty of it. I believe they have several designs, but the one I got was this beautiful butterfly wing. And actually, all of
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