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Brad Pitt’s Eco-Friendly Design Competition

Just in… Celebrity cutie Brad Pitt is financially backing an eco-friendly design competition, collaborating with environmental organization Global Green USA, to rebuild the areas of New Orleans, Louisiana. Learn more about it at GKFA.

(image from GKFA)

Posted in uncategorized on April 22, 2006

Smith + Hawken

Smith + Hawken has some totally adorable rooster topiaries and great products for getting organized in your garden from tool bags and a nifty lattice potting bench.

Does anyone plan to garden this weekend? I’ll be painting a table, some walls, and shopping for furniture for my new design studio. What are you plans?

By the way, sorry I flaked out today and didn’t post much. I had several articles due along with a client this morning, so my day was buzzing. Thanks for all your “where did you go?” emails. It’s nice to be missed. I’ll post a little tonight and this weekend to make up for it, promise!


(images from smith + hawken)

Posted in uncategorized on April 22, 2006

Hanging Photos: Grouping How-To

Spotted this just now on coochicoos, one of my favorite new blogs. It’s all about hanging and organizing photos on the wall of your space. Great tip!

(image from coochicoos)

Posted in uncategorized on April 22, 2006

coffee + cre8tive [apr 21 06]

Ah. Fluttery fragrant peonies. Aren’t they dreamy? I found a terrific online perenial farm + nursery called Song Sparrow. I haven’t shopped the site, but I lingered for quite awhile over the dozens of peonies that they offer. Mmmm.

I’m sure flowers make you happy. They remind me of how special our planet is. The nature around us that we take for granted. All the insects, animals, trees… such beauty to be thankful for. Stop and reflect on nature. Think about the unique personality of your pet. Think of the waves as they pound the shore. We can take a walk down the beach and stop to enjoy the glow of the sunset. All this beauty is ours. We don’t have to be successful or popular or wealthy to enjoy it. We just have to appreciate it. We just have to notice it.

Today, if you’re reading this, find time to watch the sunset tonight. Look up at the sky and think about how great this universe is. Appreciate what you have. Count your blessings that you are alive. We get so caught up in trying to become someone that we often forget that we already are someone. You are special, just as you are. Right now.

Maybe you can stop by your local flower shop today and buy a bouquet of flowers. Find someone you care about to give them to. Attach a note to tell them you love them. Don’t wait until you need a reason. Love is a good enough reason for anything. If you can’t find someone who would appreciate the gesture, buy some for yourself. You deserve them. You’re a part of this universe, you matter. Isn’t that a nice way to welcome in the weekend? Self love is the first step in showing love to others. Appreciate who you are, what is around you, and you’ll have that much more to give.

Peonies make for a beautiful bouquet. Enjoy.

(images from song sparrow)

Posted in uncategorized on April 21, 2006


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