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Get Real: Foo Dogs

Becky from Hatch wrote in this week with a few words about Foo Dogs for our Get Real question of the week. If you have a question to submit for next week, please send me an email.

Becky writes, “There are those awesome huge ones (foo dogs) on Jonathan Adler’s and Simon Doonan’s balcony, all the way down to the ugly pillow by West Elm. I know they were a trend, evident by how prices soared for them on eBay, but who liked them and who didn’t?”

Care to dish?

(images from Happy Mundane, Cleopatra’s Boudoir, MWTWT, and West Elm.)

Posted in get real thursdays, inspiration on June 19, 2008

Ten Lovely Things

Here is a collection of things that I’m enjoying lately… These ten lovely little things just may make your heart sing in tune with mine. This little round up is dedicated to and inspired by my dear friend Ez who is one of the kindest and most unselfish ladies I know. I can imagine her loving each one of these finds as much as I do.


1| Little bird print 2| Greta’s Disguise jointed paper doll 3| May flowers bag 4| Stay gold necklace 5| A Building Block: little thoughts for your day 6| Baker’s twine in pink for wrapping presents 7| Hush print 8| Lily Crowned tea towel 9| The Bird and the Cage necklace 10| The White Swan fairytale plush for grownups.

(images linked to sources above.)

Posted in etsy on June 18, 2008

Domestic Construction {lighting}

I’m so excited to share some rather unique lighting with you this morning from Domestic Construction in Brooklyn who just launched their new store on Etsy yesterday! It’s fully stocked with dozens of darling upside down tea and coffee cup pendants so go ahead, have a spot{light} of tea.

These are so sweet, they have that northern European feel going on where designers there love to be cheeky and play with traditional objects so that they are suddenly modern and fun. Of course recycling is hugely popular now so these vintage cups may not have made it off the shelves at the local Goodwill but when recreated into lighting they suddenly are very appealing and fresh. They just so happen to have another perk, they are affordable and unique making them a great find at $58 each.

(images from domestic construction)

Posted in etsy, lighting on June 18, 2008

Poppy Jane – New!

Consider this news fresh out of the oven! Poppy Jane in Australia just told me about her new shop and now all of you are in the know along with me. Original works of art in gouache, ink, and watercolor on wood panels, they sell for around $100 each. I love the fairytale like feel, that lost in the woods vibe in each of her paintings reminding me of the stories I read as a child. Delightful!

Congratulations Penelope!

(image from poppy jane)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy on June 18, 2008


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