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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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Design Rules: Be bold and follow your heart, or, ditch your ego and preconceived notions

Design Rules: Be bold and follow your heart, or, ditch your ego and preconceived notions

I enjoy shopping for bedding because unlike the countless interesting things I covet at shops around Chicago, sheets are not an impulse purchase.  I’ve never wanted to buy a comforter when I didn’t already need one, which means I don’t have to do mental gymnastics calculating if there’s space for yet another object in my […]

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Trend Report (2049 edition): Today’s junk will be tomorrow’s salvage score

Trend Report (2049 edition): Today’s junk will be tomorrow’s salvage score

During my traumatic Target visit last week, I took this photo of a not-at-all ironic America sign made with “vintage” license plates.  As much as this product’s very existence elicits a collective sigh from those of us who covet the original work (or even for those of us who don’t), let’s face it, in forty […]

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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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Trend Report: Who Likes Owls? (Me Neither)

Oh c’mon, I’m just kidding (sort of), but I hope this trend doesn’t endure as long as the bird trend (and yes, I know owls are birds in real life but design and reality are like religion and science).

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