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Hi Everyone – We’re still working away on the main hwtm.com website…It’s proving to be more of a daunting task than I anticipated as the workload seems to just grow and grow – but the progress is exciting and can’t wait to share it with you when Phase 1 is ready! In the meantime, I […]

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17 Nov

simrin

I got my first peek at the fabulous simrin textiles collection from Grace at design*sponge a couple months ago and was thinking about them again recently, so I thought I’d share these beautiful images from their catalog with you. How often do you see tabletop linens – including coordinating table runners! – that are this […]

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Ummm…..wow!! Many, many thanks to Holly for recently sending over info on Rockett St. George – an amazing British-based design retailer. Their selection of products are a modern-design-lover’s dream! Of course I’m especially loving the entertaining products – as you can see from the fabulous dishware pictured here! – but Rockett St. George offers everything […]

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It becomes increasingly more clear to me why half the world seems to be obsessed with Anthropologie…for example, these super cute, retro-modern aprons and dish towels…

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Give your favorite hot drink a cool shot of design with a fabulous fabric cup sleeve from Cup Couture! Not only do these insulated drink sleeves look great, the fact that they reduce paper waste makes them great for the environment too…which should warm you up even more! ($12/each at Satinbox ) **Use promo code […]

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Whether you’re going fancy-shmancy or hip and casual, wine & cheese parties are always a great way to entertain and sure to be a hit with your guests because of all the interactivity and excuses to mingle. Here are some fun products to liven up your next wine and cheese soirée…

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Put your guests in the party mode with these fun & festive holiday invites from rock scissor paper! Only $24 for 10 custom-printed invites & envelopes… and they’ll even custom-print your return address for only $5 more! Shown below: fireworks, holiday jewels, golden starburst (which comes with hand-applied glitter details!), and a pattern close-up from […]

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Looking for some holiday centerpiece ideas? Here’s some inspiration from the folks at REAL SIMPLE magazine, using easy-to-find elements and just a few key pieces for each design. This goes to show how beautiful simplicity can be! Who knew produce could make such a great centerpiece? The key is in the way you display it: […]

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…wrap them up in oh-so-cheery holiday wrap from snow & graham and hello! lucky Favorites shown here: S&G berries and cardinals gift wrap and coordinating blackberry tiny cards and cardinals tiny cards (which also work great as place cards!)… S&G birch, partridge, and ornaments prints… hello! lucky holiday cheer and festive deer & bird gift […]

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Bella Italia! The beautiful plates from the “Trattoria” collection – cheese plates, fruit dessert plates, juicy cherry dessert plates, and pasta plates – are elegant, simple, and design-delicious! (plates sold in sets of 4 for around $40/set) I’m also loving the zen-ish simplicity of the Antai Grass dinner and dessert plates (which, by the way, […]

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The talented folks at Whimsy Press make me oh-so-happy! They’ve brought their hip, modern gift wrap designs to the table (literally!) with these fun & festive holiday placemats. And just like their wrap, all of the mats are reversible…

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Autumn entertaining gets modern with these richly-colored harvest table linens, which boast embroidered autumn silhouette graphics for a modern/minimalist appeal. I’m especially loving the dandelion pattern! Don’t miss the coordinating harvest appetizer plates and divided dish too…more mod silhouette graphics…and this time with a glazed finish. Beautiful! Entertaining in your living room? Carry this look […]

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How cute is this owl sake ware set from Anthropologie? Even if you’re not a sake-lover, this little trio will look adorable in your hutch or on a kitchen shelf! For a super-cute gift idea, wrap this up with a bottle of chic sake like Gekkeikan’s Black & Gold.

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31 Oct

trick or treat!

Last week, my friend Jen convinced me to play hooky from work – (ok, she didn’t exactly have to twist my arm!) – to attend a M•A•C Cosmetics event in L.A. called Chinese Dress – which was a live body art installation featuring several models in beautiful, ornate “outfits” – which were created sans-fabric, using […]

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