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Friday Links

Hi!  Friday Links continues.  Thanks to those that gave feedback last time I posted, and in general it’s always nice to hear from ya.  I’ll hold myself to sharing things I seriously love and truly find interesting.  I put good effort into up-keeping that so it means a lot that …

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How To Style a Chic Galentine’s Day Brunch

As soon as stores swipe the tinsel off the shelves, it’s replaced by heart-shaped boxes and all things bright red and pink. When it comes to Saint Valentine’s Day, there are people who love it, others who passionately hate it, and those who remain indifferent to the romance and expectations …

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January Favorites

Some of my favorite things from the month of January! CALENDAR I had this calendar last year and got the 2018 version this year because it has become a useful and beautiful part of my desk that I can no longer be without.  I also get asked about it a …

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Industrial Tribeca Loft in NY Exudes a Quiet Liveliness

Brooklyn-based Office of Architecture completed the design of a 3,000 square-foot (278 square-meter) Tribeca loft in New York. By completely reinventing one of the floors of a 19th-century warehouse, the architects created an original, contemporary home for a young family.The new apartment offers all the benefits of loft living (informal plan, ample …

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20 Things to Get Rid of In Your Home Right Now

Often times when we think we need to be better at organizing, what we really need is less.  When I start thinking to myself that I need more storage space, or a better shelving system, or more baskets, or more drawer thingies, I know it means things are piling up …

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Minimalist Villa in Beijing Envisioned as a Spatial Narrative

Wonder Architects Studio redesigned a traditional villa in Xicheng District, Beijing. The project features an unconventional layout, minimalist arrangements and a creative indoor-outdoor interplay.“Beijing is a city that lacks architectural variety,” the architects said. “From modern apartment buildings to traditional villas, architects decorate this huge void city with limited building types. As …

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Easy Ways to Set a Festive Holiday Table

With Christmas fast approaching and holiday parties to host (and attend!), now is a pretty good time to go over some table and decor inspiration.  As always, you can count on me to keep it simple and easy so that you have more time to enjoy it all and the …

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Incredibly Well-Planned One-Room Apartment in Stockholm

This small, one-room apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, is incredibly well planned. With the home at just about 344 square feet (32 square meters), it features a fully equipped kitchen and spacious living room that doubles as a sleeping area.A small entrance hallway guides you toward each entertainment space, while the …

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Printable Initial Gift Tags

I care as much about the wrapping as I do about the gift I’m giving, so I consider the details everything.  It can be as simple as adding a gift tag, which is not only useful for knowing which gift is for who but contributes greatly to how cool the …

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Discover the Revamped Cocktail and Underground Bar in Vienna

Architecture firm Büro KLK completed the design of the Krypt Bar, an underground social gathering spot in Austria. During the renovation on an ancient heritage building from the late 18th century on Vienna’s traditional Berggasse Street, a bricked-up staircase was found.The staircase led to a 12 meters (39 feet) deep, second cellar with …

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