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New York-based artist Jessica Howard recently emailed me pictures from her brand-new line of contemporary ceramic dishware , and it was love at first sight! Jessica’s simplistic illustrations, rich colors, and clean product lines have come together perfectly to create a truly beautiful line of modern dishware. Click here to view the entire collection.

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Hi Everyone -Apologies for the delay in posting today and the late-in-the-day posts last week – I’ve been traveling every single day since last Tuesday and am JUST getting back after the final (thank goodness!) 8 hours in the car. How is it that sitting for 8 hours straight can make you tired? Somehow that […]

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There’s a new gallery on marthastewart.com called “Cutest Cupcakes” – and I have to agree! How adorable are these little guys… great for kids parties, birthdays, baby showers and more. I’m especially loving the Shark and Beach design… And if you’re looking for something great to put your cute cupcakes on, how about this fantastic […]

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I was browsing through the latest issue of Blueprint yesterday and fell head over heels for this artsy black wine rack from Umbra…and then discovered a couple more beauties in their online store… Pictured above: Cru wine rack – and below: Napa and Loopsy wine racks

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If you haven’t been introduced to the ELSEWARES Independent Art & Design site yet, it’s definitely worth checking out! There are tons of great finds for your tabletop, home, stationery collection, wardrobe, and more. Some of my personal favorites are pictured below – click here to check out the entire collection! {pictured above} Roots & […]

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Thought I’d share some glassware favorites from Crate&Barrel with you today. Clear dishes and serveware are so useful to have around because they coordinate with pretty much any color palette or tabletop design – and I love how C&B often adds interest even to clear glassware with textures and subtle etching… {pictured above, from top […]

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I’m loving these ultra-modern Star Beverage Coasters ($25/set of 4) and Toothy Frog Bottle Openers ($6.50 ea) from innovative product designer Mario Bogdan… The coasters come in 7 color combinations and the bottle opener also doubles as a coaster after you’ve opened your drink – and sticks to the fridge when not in use. Very […]

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Teaposy is a line of hand-crafted blooming tea and glassware that combines premium white tea leaves with natural herbal flowers to create delicate blossoms that “bloom” while you drink your tea. A truly unique gift idea – especially given the fact that they come packaged in gorgeous boxes! Available at ochelly.com. Prices range from $17.98 […]

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When I received an email a few weeks ago with the subject line “Easy, Delicious Cocktails from… Canned Foods?” I have to admit I was slightly skeptical about the idea. But once I actually read the recipes – which utilize long-lasting staples you might already have in your pantry such as canned peaches, pears and […]

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Style Me Pretty recently posted a beautiful yellow wedding inspiration board that reminded me of a fun & bright yellow daisy shower from marthastewart.com. This sunny theme would work beautifully for a baby shower, bridal shower, or even an anytime brunch or birthday celebration. The first image below shows some pictures from the daisy shower […]

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The new products from letterpress stationery company elum designs – which include fabric-bound journals, luxurious gift bags, sophisticated gift wrap, and complete stationery desk sets – are exactly as to be expected: ridiculously gorgeous ! Check it out…

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Jamie from Design Milk recently launched a super cool online store called Vitamin D(esign) – which I thought was a very clever play off her blog name! Vitamin D(esign) features ultra-modern homewares, stationery, furniture, art and more. A few of my favorites are pictured below – including some amusing wine bottle gift bags featuring witty […]

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It’s been overly hot and humid here lately…so these frosty-looking berry cosmo and mango freeze cocktails that were featured in Rachael Ray’s newsletter this morning are sounding especially good! Super easy recipe too: only 3 ingredients each and no blender required. nice ;) Mocktail version: substitue fruit juice or ginger ale in place of the […]

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I was looking through a stock photo gallery for a client project this morning, and was pleasantly surprised to see a martini glass resembling one of my favorites from C&B – the Clio – used in a fun, unexpected way…

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There’s something so calming and elegant (not to mention useful !) about simple white dishes and serveware – which is why I’m totally smitten with Martha Stewart’s new whiteware dining collections at Macy’s! If you love entertaining, then pedestal servers like these Whiteware Cake Stands will be your saving grace when it comes to creating […]

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