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> August 2006


My good friend Jen recently celebrated her engagement to very cool fiance Kevin – and I have to give her kudos on the amazing – and very modern! – job she did with the party decor…fantastic color palette of fuschia, lime & chocolate…easy & affordable, yet gorgeous centerpieces (simply wrap fabric ribbon in varying widths […]

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It seems that more and more “twig” motifs are popping up everywhere and I have to say I’m loving this trend…especially with fall approaching! Here are a few well-designed pieces that really caught my eye… 1. Twig Flatware ($58/setting), Napking Rings ($24/4), and Salad Servers ($38) – all from vivaterra.com (many thanks to my friend […]

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There’s something so appealing about the brand-new Trishmix Asia dinner and drinkware from Target…it somehow seems both delicate and bold at the same time! Pretty asian-inspired line graphics + vintage colors + sleek design = a modern eclectic mix! (and makes for one gorgeous tabletop!) The Trishmix collection is available in 3-piece place settings (in […]

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Thank goodness for Target! Affordable design and always something fabulous to discover! For example, these beautiful new melamine dining pieces from their “metallic collection” (which includes dinner plates, salad plates, and bowls) and coordinating acrylic tumblers! Each dinnerware piece in the metallic collection is sold in sets of 6 plates or 2 bowls, with prices […]

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HWTM reader Hayan Design , recently inquired about ideas for a poker-themed party. Hmmm – where should I start? With the huge surge in poker popularity over the past few years, party suppliers have followed suit – and there are so, SO many fun things to choose from for your next card night get-together. Here […]

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Now here’s a cool twist on the typical "lets go out for ice cream" scenario. Red Envelope’s "ice cream excursion basket " has everything you need for your own little ice cream outing – wherever you may choose it to be. This sturdy wicker basket comes complete with six cone-shaped cups and matching saucers (all […]

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Crate & Barrel has come out with some great new kitchen textiles for fall! I’m especially loving these graphic dishtowels – a super-easy and affordable way to add a splash of great design to your kitchen! Shown here:1. aspen dishtowels (gray, black & white) $3.95/ea2. leaf dishtowel (bold green on green!) $3.95/ea3. folia dishtowel (graphic […]

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How gorgeous are these paper (yes – PAPER!) plates and napkins from broadway paper? Pair with a solid, bright tablecloth and simple floral arrangement for a seriously amazing tabletop! This beautiful “florenza” design comes in 2 color ways: green/blue or pink. Lunch napkins, cocktail napkins, guest towels, dinner plates, and dessert plates each sold separately […]

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It’s no secret that the folks at Sprout Home have an amazing collection of home decor & accessories – but who knew they had such a fabulous gift wrap selection too?! So many amazing patterns to choose from…how does one ever decide?

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Now’s here’s a fun “mixer” for your drinks…These funky ice kabobs by FRED double as swizzle sticks and add a very unique touch to cocktails or any cold drink! Or, fill the trays with juice or koolaid for a fun twist on your average popsicle! Each rubber tray makes 3 uniquely-shaped kabobs (squares, circles, and […]

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A few months ago, I was on the lookout for a unique, stylish thank-you gift and just about did backflips when I stumbled upon the Eleni’s website. I mean seriously, the “thanks again” sugar cookie gift tin could not have been a more fabulous find! Bright, modern, fun….and edible! Of course, I couldn’t resist browsing […]

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How cute are these “hot dots” kitchen linens from Chiasso? Coordinating oven mits ($13/2), dish towels ($22/4), and pot holders ($12/2) boast a contemporary polka-dot pattern and are available in red, lime, or black!

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Treat yourself AND give back at the same time! Talk about the ideal situation :) With the cook for the cure products by KitchenAid – presented, of course, in signature breast-cancer-awareness pink – donating to a good cause has never been easier! The combination of clean, contemporary product design and a sweet strawberry ice-cream hue […]

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How cool are these mod silhouette “swoon coasters” by Gabrielle Jennings?! Featuring images inspired by magazine ads and fashion spreads and packaged in a cool box, perfect for gift-giving! Only $12 for a set of 4 – available at remodern.com.

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02 Aug

in the mix!

Decisions, decisions! They’re so hard to make when a super-hip brand like notNeutral has so many fabulous patterns to choose from. Thank goodness they felt our pain and decided to make it easy for us with the “in the mix” dinnerware collection that features 4 of their popular patterns – all mixed up to create […]

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