Put Yer Feet Up!

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I’m on a mission to find a new coffee table for my living room. I want something cool looking, but not weird; practical, but not boring – not too big, not too small. It’s a tough decision, as there are sooooo many good options out there! Here’s a sampling of contenders… (As always, click to shop)

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Target – Marble and Gold Round Coffee Table, $149.99

 

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(full view of Target’s table)

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One King’s Lane – Brass Table, $599

All Modern - Corona Coffee Table, $179

All Modern – Corona Coffee Table, $179

West Elm - Mid-century Pop-Up Table, $599

West Elm – Mid-century Pop-Up Table, $599

West Elm - Metal + marble pedestal table, $649

West Elm – Metal + marble pedestal table, $649

CB2 - Adam Coffee Table, $429

CB2 – Adam Coffee Table, $429

Etsy - Mid-century coffee table, $749

Etsy – Mid-century coffee table, $749

Room and Board - Union coffee table, $599

Room and Board – Union coffee table, $599

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Color Forecast Fall Winter 2017-2018 from Design Options

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From Design Options, a fabulous CA-based color forecasting company: a preview of upcoming color trends for the Autumn / Winter 2017-2018 season. Just a little taste of what’s to come for women, men, kids and home…

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Images courtesy of WeConnectFashion, an awesome company that helps fashion companies succeed through business networking, market research & fashion industry know-how.

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Makes Scents

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Love these deliciously scented candles from Brooklyn Candle Studio, where their small batch, hand-poured candles are a nod to 19th century apothecaries.

Brooklyn Candle Studio was founded as an homage to the meditative approach of the small batch process. Production is kept small and simple — candles are poured by the team in batches of 9 or 10. Each candle, from wicking to wax melting to pouring and wick-cutting, is created with the utmost care and precision. Known for their fresh, calming botanical fragrances and gorgeous packaging, these candles are simple and modern with a hint of vintage charm. (As always, click to shop!)

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Shopping Minneapolis – part 1

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My apologies; I’ve been off my game a bit lately. There are some diabolical (well, to me anyway…) new incompatibilities between my trusty old desktop computer and a new blogging interface that I’m sorting through. In the mean time, I’m posting from my iPad until I get it all figured out. Anyway, I thought I’d share a few pics from a shopping trip through Minneapolis last week. Pretty inspiring stuff right here in my own back yard! (Now, if they were only in my house!) A list of shopping sites follows the images. Enjoy! 
  
  
  
  

Today’s Track – Pretty Wings, Maxwell

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Obviously, I’ve been pretty off my game lately. Five years of publishing darn near every week day, and I’m finding myself suddenly flummoxed by the prospect of keeping up the pace. Part of that’s technical difficulties (really, I’ve GOT to get a non-dinosaur computer!), part of it is a busy work and travel schedule, and part of it is that advent of a Minnesota summer – where one tends to carpe every diem possible to get out in the garden and abandon the screen. Anyway, I’m bouncing back in, and seeing if I can find my groove. So today, a track I’ve had in heavy rotation this spring. Just puts me in a good mood. Pretty Wings by Maxwell from he album BLACKsummers’night, 2009.

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French Pottery

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I was in London having lunch at La Fromagerie, when I became distracted from my delicious beet salad by rows and rows of shelves filled with the most remarkable pottery. Simple, but perfect. Turns out, it was an assortment of Les Guimards Stoneware that the owner had collected. Les Guimards is a family-owned workshop founded in 1976 in Burgundy, France that builds on the pottery tradition of the region with understated pieces for an elegant and cozy table. I fantasized about tossing out every plate and bowl in my kitchen and replacing them with these lovely treasures, but settled on three pieces to call my own.

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Crushing on Color

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Need a bit of colorful inspiration? One of my very favorite sources for a dose of exuberant color-joy is Love Print Studio, a fabulous blog from the Midlands, UK. Her eye for combining images into colorful collages is simply extraordinary! Enjoy!

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