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konnyaku?

So it was gross hot/humid this weekend. Still kinda is here in so-cali. Over the weekend is my usual “catch-up” (as opposed to ketchup, har har…) time. Usually making my ’rounds… running errands, and stocking up on the week’s supplies/food, etc… Was at the japanese grocery store and saw these yummy looking jelly things. They were in all colors and fruit comibinations, etcR
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Blue Monday: Presents!

I just realized that I completely forgot about last week’s “blue monday” post. oops. Well, I also forgot to mention that last week, actually it was two weeks ago, I received this incredibly wonderful package from fellow blog friend Lisa, over at birdinthehand. She sent me some of her postcards from her coolness show (that is still going on through the end of the month – all you S.F. peeps shou
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It’s a stamp world!

So, continuing my stamp post from yesterday, I bring to you this fantastic japanese book called “It’s a stamp world!” This gem is so chock full of amazing graphics it’s a little overwhelming. You could spend days with a magnifying glass just exploring all the detailed masterpieces. Unfortunately I can’t read japanese, so I’m not sure exactly what is going on, but there is just page
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Stamps.com

Remember mail? like normal “snail” mail? When people used to send you letters in envelopes? I guess the only real time I get mail is bills (boo…) or invitations (yay?) to ANOTHER wedding (er…) and christmas cards (yay!)- But recently got this piece of mail and it was pointed out to me that the image on the stamp was the image of the kids that were on the card- (it was an announcement card)- NO
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Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista

Fashion brand Byblos, opened a fashion/art hotel last year called Villa Amista. I remember reading about it in WWD, but never really heard too much about it since. Well, just saw some pics and wow- can someone please send me to Verona, Italy please? I’m sure its way beyond any sort of affordability, but love the colors they have going on. Great mixing of baroque and modernity. Also love the pattern clashing. It
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