Black (and White) Friday

Taking “Black Friday” literally today with some favorite finds in an apropos palette. Happy shopping! (As always, click to shop!)

CB2 - 3-piece black flatware set, $24.95
CB2 – 3-piece black flatware set, $24.95
Bandhini - Linen and Black Pillow, $39
Bandhini – Linen and Black Pillow, $39
CB2 - Block Vase, $39.99
CB2 – Block Vase, $39.99
Poly & Bark - Set of 2 Eames-style chairs, $138
Poly & Bark – Set of 2 Eames-style chairs, $138
Eno - Chamberstick, £26
Eno – Chamberstick, £26
Sweet Peony Press - Letterpress facet heart card ,$5
Sweet Peony Press – Letterpress facet heart card, $5
Tokyo Milk - Bittersweet body products
Tokyo Milk – Bittersweet body products
Crate and Barrel - Fernando Accent Table, $199
Crate and Barrel – Fernando Accent Table, $199
Hello Lunch Printing - Graphic print, $150
Hello Lunch Printing – Graphic print, $150
BastisRIKE - Grid Blanket
BastisRIKE – Grid Blanket
Schoolhouse Electric - Isaac Sconce, $130
Schoolhouse Electric – Isaac Sconce, $130
Julia Kostreva - Dot iPhone 5 Case, $38
Julia Kostreva – Dot iPhone 5 Case, $38
Studio at Red Top Ranch - Hand Knit Scarf, $150
Studio at Red Top Ranch – Hand Knit Scarf, $125
Koromiko - Black Etched Bowls, $38
Koromiko – Black Etched Bowls, $38
See Design - Medium Circle Tote, $40
See Design – Medium Circle Tote, $40
Orla Kiely - iPad Case, $32.50
Orla Kiely – iPad Case, $32.50
La Casa de Cotó - Crochet Pouf, $125
La Casa de Cotó – Crochet Pouf, $125
Kate Spade - Scented Candle, $40
Kate Spade – Scented Candle, $40
Urban Outfitters - Diamond Stripe Pillow, $69
Urban Outfitters – Diamond Stripe Pillow, $69
Half Light Honey - Hanging Mini Planter, $32
Half Light Honey – Hanging Mini Planter, $32

Today’s Track – Thanksgiving, George Winston

An early morning of dressing the bird for the oven. I am attempting, once again, to begin the actual cooking process at the proper o’clock in order to feed the extended family in a timely manner this afternoon. This is a yearly ritual that one could say, I haven’t exactly mastered (which is why I always make sure to have plenty of appetizers on hand). Aaah, but now that the deed is done, I’m headed back to bed for a mini-snooze, serenaded by today’s sleepy track and warmed by a grateful heart. Thanksgiving by George Winston from the album December, 1982.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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A Little Turkey Day Grin

I remember vividly watching this as a kid (who let me stay up that late on a Saturday night?). A seasonal bit of silliness with the brilliant Paul Simon to get us all in the mood for Thanksgiving tomorrow & remind us that it’s okay not to take one’s self “so seriously”…

Thanksgiving Tablescapes

I suppose other people plan these things out, agonizing well in advance over how one might set a lovely Thanksgiving table. I am not one of those people. However, faced with the clan arriving in two days, I thought I’d seek a bit of inspiration on how I might spice up the look this year, primarily using things I already have or that might be easy to scrounge up, paired with botanical seasonal touches. These were a few of my favorite finds… (To learn more, just click on the image)

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Today’s Track – Breathe Don’t Stop, Mr. On vs. Jungle Brothers

I’ve been completely absorbed in a hot project for the past week or so, and today marks my intersection with the light at the end of the tunnel! So I’m in one of those moods where you wanna dance (badly) around your living room in a state of delirium and utter bliss. And this is my chosen soundtrack… Breathe Don’t Stop by Dr. On vs. Jungle Brothers from the single of the same name, 2004.

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Peg and Awl

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I just had to feature this amazing little shop I discovered lately on Etsy. Peg and Awl is the collaboration of a husband and wife team of makers, who create exceptional “treasures built from abandoned materials” in their Philadelphia studio.

Our work is made from olde things. Treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled and built into wearable curiosities, and useable, long-lasting keepsakes. We used to make them for ourselves and now we make them for everyone.

Waxed Canvas tote, $240
Waxed Canvas tote, $240
Scribbler Pencil Case, $34
Scribbler Pencil Case, $34
The Peewee Pouch, $24
The Peewee Pouch, $24
The Marlow Lunch Bag, $44
The Marlow Lunch Bag, $44
Bloom Pouch, $44
Bloom Pouch, $44
The Day Bag, $240
The Day Bag, $240
Large Handbound Leather Journal, $64
Large Handbound Leather Journal, $64
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(detail)
Key Latch, $32
Key Latch, $32
Baguette Board, $72
Baguette Board, $72
Dopp Case, $164
Dopp Case, $164

 

Spring Summer 2015 Kid’s Trends from Fashion Snoops

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Love these collage vignettes from Fashion Snoops, a global resource for style-related insights into the fashion industry. Today I’m sharing their mood boards capturing the trends ahead for Kids in the Spring/Summer 2015 season.

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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 – Snowblind, Minus8

Despite the fact I’ve lived in Minnesota my entire life, the season’s first snowfall still comes as a surprise to me. Like, somehow, this year was going to be different. Well, as Monday’s weather will attest to, this isn’t going to be that year. So, I don my down jacket and snow boots (with sensibly rugged tread) and head off to work, listening to a bit of a chill in the air… Snowblind by Minus8 from the album Hotel Costés 6, 2003.

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Maison et Objet September 2014 Video Highlights

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Perhaps you missed out on attending this September’s Maison et Object? 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… plus, your feet will hurt less. So, grab a tasty pain au chocolate and settle back for the next 10 minutes to get a taste of the experience.

 

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