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> September 2006


Hi Everyone -I’ve been out of town for the past few days so I apologize for the delay on posting this week. Promise to make it up to you next week! Got lots of goodies to share – including some cool new product brands that I discovered on this trip – and then tons of […]

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You know that feeling you get when you find something you love and discover that it’s been marked down to “ridiculously” cheap?! Well, that’s the feeling I got when I visited West Elm this weekend! First find was this gorgeous square “gridlock” pillow case in “putty/capri” (pictured in bottom left of top image). Only $6.99! […]

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I was browsing through thisnext.com (a fantastic new shopcasting website) this morning and stumbled upon a fabulous ribbon & gift packaging company called Midori, Inc. – which was recommended by style court. Instant Bookmark! Click here to browse their entire amazing selection of ribbon, nesting boxes, and cotton papers. I’m especially loving the goldfish and […]

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Modern art or modern dishware? You decide! Either way you look at them, these new frosted glass plates from Chiasso are serving up some serious style! 2 fabulous patterns to choose from: Shimmer (brown, gold, and silver) or Rococo (black and white scrolls). Each pattern sold in sets of 2 (one large, on small) for […]

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Fabulous colors, simple geometric shapes, and retro flowers – what a great mix! French Bull’s Mosaic pattern is a flash from the 60′s past – updated with a modern twist! Made of sturdy, shatterproof melamine, and available in dinner plates, side plates, individual bowls, oblong serving platter, flatware, salad servers, a 15.5″ round platter, and […]

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The affect of color is truly amazing…For some reason the simplicity and colors in these retro-chic melamine nesting bowls immediately give me a sense of serenity and relaxation – the feeling you’d get from relaxing at a cottage on the beach…which is always a good daydream! These robbins egg blue, white and sandy grey nesting […]

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15 Sep

lena corwin

My friend Suzy at LorenzStudio recently emailed me about these beautiful melamine plates from talented textile designer and illustrator Lena Corwin! I’m especially loving the limited edition “Springtime” pattern pictured above (yellow & blue). Personally I think these plates could work for any season! Better order up quick though – Lena’s website notes that “Springtime” […]

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Looking for some gorgeous and truly unique gift packaging, stationery, or amazing custom invitations? Then let me introduce you to Mel Lim, an amazing graphic designer and fellow San Diegan whose distinctive design talent had me glued to her website until I’d checkout out every last one of her creations! Her company, aptly named “Joy […]

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Do your party favors a favor and package them in an oh-so-hip favor box from Paper Source! These petite pillow and takeout boxes look great embellished with a ribbon or sticker and come in a wide variety of solid hues and mod patterns that are sure to add a hip, unique touch to your wedding, […]

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I recently stumbled upon Joseph Joseph – an ultra-cool design house based out of London – and was immediately smitten! Founded in 2002 by twin brothers Anthony and Richard Joseph, this company is chock-full of absolutely fabulous kitchen and tableware! A few of their fantastic pieces are pictured here – and more to come in […]

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I was SO excited to learn about this amazing gift wrap company – whimsy press – on design*sponge last week. They have so many fabulous wrap patterns – it’s ridiculous how long it took me to narrow down which ones to picture here (honestly!). Whimsy’s gift wrap collections include the asian-inspired “Dim Sum Cool Papers“, […]

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Love, love, LOVE this new pattern by notNeutral! “Brown Season” is a whimsical-mod mix of outlines and silhouettes brought to life in high-contrast chocolate brown and white. I’m especially loving the serving plate with it’s bold tree silhouette graphic. This pattern is available as a coffee set, cup & saucer set, and birch veneer placemat […]

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Looking for a conversation piece to add to your bar? Then strike it up with this Bowling Ball Ice Bucket and Bowling Pin Cocktail Shaker! With their witty concepting and cool minimalist design, these clever fab finds are guaranteed to get noticed! **Great idea for a “host” gift or bachelor pad housewarming!** (although as a […]

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These super-hip artsy glass serving platters from wrapables pull double-duty as both beautiful mod serveware and fabulous eye-candy! When not in use, insert them into these cube-like black wooden plate stands (sold separately) and you have an instant splash of modern art to display! Patterns shown here (starting from top): Swing, Clover, and Orchid. (Swing […]

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It’s girls night! We all need (and deserve!) these "just us girls" gatherings once in a while – so – whether your pleasure is a night on the town, a day at the spa, or relaxing and chatting at the pad with popcorn and chick flicks, it’s time to motivate and get your next girls […]

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