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As you know, I’m a sucker for typography. And when I stumbled into what has become my very favorite Thank You note du jour, I had to learn a bit more. Turns out the designer is Brooklyn-based Bessie Anderson, who uses hand-set letterpress printing to create her small line of stationery products. (As always, click to shop!)

Thank You from the Bottom of My Heart, $25/set of 6
Thank You from the Bottom of My Heart, $25/set of 6
I'm So Sorry, $5
I’m So Sorry, $5
Bridesmaid, $25/set of 5
Bridesmaid, $25/set of 5
Maid of Honor, $4.50
Maid of Honor, $4.50
Break Up Card, $5
Break Up Card, $5
Brooklyn Type Letterpress Print, $35
Brooklyn Type Letterpress Print, $35

Today’s Track – Leave Me With the Monkeys, Sophie Hunger

I have no idea what this song is about. But I like it. Leave Me With The Monkeys by Sophie Hunger from her self titled album, 2011.

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Spring Textiles from Liberty of London

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I don’t think I can possibly impress upon those of you living outside of Minnesota how very, very desperate we are around these parts for the advent of spring. I’m, for one, taking comfort in the new textile prints by Liberty of London from their new spring summer 2014 collection. These gorgeous fabrics run between £22.00 – £45.00 per metre and a simple click of the mouse will take you right to the website to order. Need to learn more about the lovely patterns? Check out the Liberty of London Blog for lots more details.

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Maison et Objet January 2014 Video Highlights

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Perhaps you missed out on attending this January’s Maison et Object too? Well, while it’s not exactly like being there, this video recap is an inspiring overview of the trends and new products at the show… and your feet will hurt less. So, brew yourself a delicious cafe au lait, and settle back for the next 8 minutes to get a taste of the experience.

NYC Visual Recap – part two

As promised, here’s the second batch of pics from my visit to New York earlier this month. These photo montages represent a bunch of the inspiring eye candy I took in while perusing NY Now (the International Gift Fair) as well as exploring Manhattan’s retail scene. This series is less so about color than the first, and much more eclectic. Hope you enjoy!

And if you missed the first chapter, you can check out the images HERE

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Today’s Track – Tiff, Poliça

Today, I thought I’d feature one of the many talented musicians that hail from Minneapolis (and who isn’t Prince). Tiff – the single – by Poliça (featuring Justin Vernon), 2013.

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One Clay Bead

“In Chinese, the word for crisis also means opportunity”

Thus begins the bio of Lee Wolfe, the ceramic artist behind Ashville, North Carolina’s One Clay Bead. She opened her Etsy shop out of necessity, after the economic crisis in 2008, when credit was frozen, galleries were unable to buy, and her husband was laid off. Her creativity paid off, and she went on to become a top-selling Etsy ceramicist. Her tightly edited (and ever-changing!) collection of dinnerware and home decor pieces are lovely organic forms with jubilant color and thoughtful details. (As always, click to shop!)

Large Serving Bowl in Dusk Blue, $54
Large Serving Bowl in Dusk Blue, $54
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Ceramic Flower Bowl in Turquoise, $45
Ceramic Flower Bowl in Turquoise, $45
Nesting Bowls set of 2, $48
Nesting Bowls set of 2, $48
Organic Folded Flower Vase
Organic Folded Flower Vase
Serving and Prep Bowl in cobalt, $17
Serving and Prep Bowl in cobalt, $17
Ceramic Serving Bowl in Joyful Blaze with Textured Lace, $23
Ceramic Serving Bowl in Joyful Blaze with Textured Lace, $23
(detail of bowl underside)
(detail of bowl underside)
Organic Soul Dinnerware
Organic Soul Dinnerware

Spring Summer 2015 – Women’s Top 5 Fashion Themes from Fashion Snoops

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A look into the future of fashion from Fashion Snoops, a fabulous global resource for style-related insights into the fashion industry. Today I’m sharing the top five incoming trends they’re forecasting in womenswear for the 2015 Spring/Summer season: Avant Pop, Formula Solution, La Vie En Rose, Phys Ed and Tropical Kitsch.

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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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Today’s Track – Nothing Compares to You, Prince & Rosie Gaines

This one’s for my honey in honor of Valentine’s Day. Just simply my favorite love song of all time. Nothing Compares to You by Prince from the album The B-Sides, 1993.

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Choosy About Chocolate

In my book, the best Valentine’s Day gifts start as a cocoa plant, and morph into something sinfully decadent at the hands of master chocolatiers with the wisdom to hire extraordinary packaging designers.

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Casa Bosques, Mexico City
Old Faithful Shop - Smoked Chocolate Chips, $17.95
Old Faithful Shop – Smoked Chocolate Chips, $17.95
Dandelion Chocolate, $8
Dandelion Chocolate, San Francisco, $8
San Churro Real Chocolate
San Churro Real Chocolate, Australia
Melt Chocolate Bars, £7.20
Melt Chocolate Bars, London, £7.20
Mast Brothers' Chocolate, $10
Mast Brothers’ Chocolate, Brooklyn, $10
Honest Chocolate
Honest Chocolate, South Africa
Olive & Sinclair, $6.99
Olive & Sinclair, Nashville, $6.99
Fine and Raw, Brooklyn, $11
Fine and Raw, Brooklyn, $11
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Mariebelle, NYC, $6
Askinosie Chocolate dark chocolate gift set, $99
Askinosie Chocolate, Springfield, Missouri, dark chocolate gift set, $99

2014 Valentines Day Cards

Valentines Day is this Friday! Time to share a warm sentiment with those you love; whether your honey, your friend or your mom. These are a few of my favorites from this year’s crop of Valentines Day Cards… (As always, click to shop!)

Larkpress, $4.50
Larkpress, $4.50
Larkpress, $4.50
Larkpress, $4.50
Paper Elephant Press, $6.44
Paper Elephant Press, $6.44
Fine Day Press, $5
Fine Day Press, $5
Fluid Ink Letterpress, $5.98
Fluid Ink Letterpress, $5.98
Presse Dufour, $5
Presse Dufour, $5
Cotton Flower Press, $5
Cotton Flower Press, $5
Dinglewood Design, $4.50
Dinglewood Design, $4.50
Ink Meets Paper, $5
Ink Meets Paper, $5
Tuttalou Press, $4
Tuttalou Press, $4
Steel Petal Press, $4.50
Steel Petal Press, $4.50
Print and Be Merry, $4
Print and Be Merry, $4
Lucky Bee Press, $5
Lucky Bee Press, $5
Print and Be Merry, $4
Print and Be Merry, $4
Caroline Gardner, £2.50
Caroline Gardner, £2.50
Caroline Gardner, £2.50
Caroline Gardner, £2.50
Bimpressed, $5
Bimpressed, $5

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