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Anthropologie Winter Wonderland

In case you’ve missed these magical photos while cruising Anthropologie… Allow me to show you a few of my favorite things. And don’t miss their x-tra helpful gift giving guide, suitable for every season for everyone – from the girl who has it all to your globetrotter or foodie pals. It’s also where you’ll find everything shown in the photos below. Just click on Among Friends.

Not sure if you still have Orla fever, but I’m still obsessed by her designs and I’m in absolute love with this laptop bag, but it’s nearly $400 buckaroos. Then again, guys are scooping up gaming systems that cost more… Maybe I should just fork out the cash because no one can underestimate the power of a power tote, right? Oh and look at these crochet candle holders, will ya? Little candles with sweaters – could things get more cozy?

(yummy images from anthropologie. click on them for cuteness in huge view.)

Posted in shopping on November 21, 2006

The Curiosity Shoppe

Curiosity killed the… Oh, nevermind. The only thing soon to be slaughtered is my credit card because The Curiosity Shoppe flat out rocks it like your momma. You’ll find (and adore!) everything but the kitchen sink here, vintage inspired aprons in perkys prints, porcelain faux bois vases, ceramic bird sculptures, and for the total princess – a large antique crown. They even stock some fun stuff to use for your turkey stuff, like these Deadly Squire ovenmits. So cute! You can also shop for paper products, I’m rather fond of the tree card set from Gwen Frostic myself. Kate Lydon’s silkscreened journals are quite sweet, as are her spider and snail cross stitch kits for your DIY pleasure. Those would be great to create and add to your walls.

Looking for a steal of a deal for a friend? Pick up this retro repro $10 jar for the cookie monster in your life. Oh, and if you want some shelves that add a bit more visual interest than the common IKEA ones, try the creepy cute mushroom shelves. (I really love these, especially since the real deal is everywhere here in the forest near our sublet here in Germany.)

(psst: These store owners also maintain a fab blog, Smarts and Crafts. Don’t miss it!)

VIA: Daily Candy Deals, which arrived in my inbox today flaunting a 25% OFF discount to this amazing store. If you are a DC subscriber, check your email!

(images from curiosity shoppe)

Posted in kitchen, reader discounts on November 21, 2006

coffee + cre8tive {nov 21 ’06}

I’m really enjoying artist Margaux Williamson lately, her new works appeal to me on so many levels. Despite being so young (I think she is 29 or 30 now), her works show real depth and maturity, and although quite melancholic, there’s a glimmer of hope in each of her captivating stories on canvas. To me, they hold a lot of mystery, almost a feeling of being trapped at first, but upon careful inspection, the story each tells seems to contain a secret, enlightment perhaps, as if finding the the key to free yourself is entirely up to you. Much like life itself, isn’t it?

Today I am inspired by Margaux. What about you? What have you seen lately that inspires you?

(images from margaux williamson)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, inspiration on November 21, 2006

Unsold Forum – Delightful Decals!

I love these Skugflorra decals (aka a fun mini DIY art project) from graphic designer Ingrid Unsold of Unsold Forum. These super stickies can be applied to walls, mirrors, tile, windows, your fridge, glass shower doors, etc. Currently available in black, however custom colors and sizes are available upon request. You can order them from Launch Design Partner in case you’re interested in jazzing up your space. Perfect for renters – just peel ‘em off when your lease is up!

(images from unsold forum)

Posted in walls on November 20, 2006


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