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Birds and decor

Birds and decor

To woo a mate, male bower birds decorates their nests with all manner of objects, including vibrant berries and flowers. Interested females will visit many competing nests, often returning for a second look by comparison. It appears that bower birds even use the rules of perspective to arrange objects in order to emphasize or deemphasize […]

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The den makeover is complete

The den makeover is complete

The den is done, and I like the way it looks. More importantly, I like the way it feels. Having said that, the outcome was kind of an accident. There must be at least a few colors that don’t look good with Benjamin Moore’s brownish-blackish-grayish Iron Mountain hue, but I haven’t found one yet, so […]

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Wow! The new West Elm catalog

Wow! The new West Elm catalog

Being figured out – sized up – is a mixed blessing. For example, the other night after ordering Indian food, the restaurant called back to ask if I’d forgotten to order the Sag Paneer extra spicy like I normally do. How considerate! Yet how annoying that I’m so predictable. That’s sort of how I felt […]

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Trend Report: It’s over folks (she just started singing)

Trend Report: It’s over folks (she just started singing)

I hate to ruin the ending of this post, but if you desire an accompanying musical score, I’m afraid there can be only one.  Grab yourself a hankie and play the YouTube player above.  Not above you!  Above this sentence.

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Spotlight:  Julie Prisca (Oui oui!)

Spotlight: Julie Prisca (Oui oui!)

As I mentioned yesterday, I recently purchased a few lamps on clearance at Andrew Hollingsworth.  The most dramatic piece is no doubt Julie Prisca’s Dahlia floor lamp, which in combination with the mantel lamps completely transformed my living room.  Although I’d like something sleeker to replace the much maligned yet quite comfortable Pottery Barn Manhattan […]

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