With Gratitude


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I’m deeply grateful each of you chooses to visit this little blog now & again. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Thankful by Jonny Lang from the album Turn Around, 2006.

Jonny Lang Turn Around

Still Life


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Mary Jo Hoffmanis is a former aerospace engineer who began photographing natural objects found around her home in Minnesota. She gathers these lovely artifacts (often with help from her family), creates thoughtful arrangements, and scrappily photographs them in her home. Each day, she shares a piece of her beautiful work on her blog, Still.

I sent my first image out into the universe on January 1, 2012 hoping that I would enjoy the discipline of producing a photo a day, and hoping that a few kindred wanderers might find their way here. Still blog is a place to stop. A place to look at one thing at a time. A place to be still.

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9/2015 Maison et Objet, et Paris – part 5


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The final segment of this season’s shop through Paris. Enjoy!


Today’s Track – La Femme D’Argent, Air


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Something magnificent; something French. La Femme D’Argent (“The Silver Woman”) by Air from the album Moon Safari, 1998.


9/2015 Maison et Objet, et Paris – part 4


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I know, I know; this is a lot of photos! Apparently, I’m not so great at editing down – I want to share everything!!! Although, these images only represent about 20% of the whole, if you can believe it…


9/2015 Maison et Objet, et Paris – part 3


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Here’s the third chapter of deliciousness spotted at Maison!


Today’s Track – Think I’m in Love, Beck


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I bought myself a new (well, new to me) car yesterday. Now, this is a truly unusual event, as I’ve had my current car for nearly 15 years and love it dearly. But I finally decided that I simply can’t take another Minnesota winter without four wheel drive. And so I reluctantly made the leap to something practical – yet cute – that also comes with the highly anticipated luxury of heated seats. I Think I’m In Love by Beck from the album The Information, 2006.

Beck the Information

9/2015 Maison et Objet, et Paris – part 2


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A second batch in the series of inspiration from abroad!


9/2015 Maison et Objet, et Paris – part 1


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I’m just now getting around to sharing out the amazing inspirations discovered earlier this fall while strolling the aisles of Maison et Objet and visiting Paris’ vibrant shops. Hope you enjoy the mini-tour!



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