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My Erte Arrives!

A few months back, I ordered an Erte print. I was sooo excited when it arrived, but the frame was wrong, so it had to be sent back and reframed. Now our living room is pretty much complete with my Erte girl. I just finished reading Barbara Walter’s memoir, and she told how Erte designed show costumes for her father’s nightclub. She now collects his sketches and has a whole wall of them. I would love to see a picture of that.

The ugliest frame known to man…


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I love this Burda Seaside Accessories pattern! How cute is the tent?

You can buy this pattern from Fabric.com for only $7.98 AND the sewing level is easy!

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Swing With The Plants

Photo from unicahome.com

Back in the fall when I bought a few ghost chairs, I purchased them from a store called Unica Home. The amazing and exciting thing is that at www.unicahome.com you can purchase thousands of products that are just so unique and cool. Because it is spring time, I am in love with this swing ($550) by Marcel Wanders. You can plant live vines in the seat to grow up the sides. How cool is this? I would have loved this when I was little and my grandpa would make swings for us when we visited. I still love it, but we have no yard (and there is not a lot of trees in the desert)…maybe it would be fun on the patio. I don’t even know how to hang a swing, but for this I would learn!

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Check out this children’s bedding company, called kukunest, for fun and stylish bedding and wall art that can be used in more than just the nursery.  Best of all, the products are Oko-Tex Standard 100 certified, which is European standards that do not allow major toxic chemicals.  Fabulous! Visit www.kukunest.com for more styles and to buy.

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All photos Anthropologie.com

I know I’m not alone in loving Anthropologie, but sometimes I forget to keep up with what is in the store, but now you can take an escape by looking at their website.  Anthropologie.com has a slide show that is informative as well as showing their new products from the collection “Treasures of Africa”.  The special thing is the slide show.  You feel like you are viewing a friend’s pictures in an online album.  The pictures are beautiful and tell of the terrain and traditions that they encountered.  It makes me want to travel more!  You can take the trip on your lunch break by visiting this link on Anthropologie.com

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I feel like I am always on a quest to make my life better:  I want to be healthier, happier, smarter, and more eco-friendly.  With the Ayurveda Essence line of paint colors from AFM Safecoat, I can become healthier and happier at the same time.  AFM has always made safe paints and finishes for our homes so that we can avoid harmful fumes.  Now, they have created the Ayurveda Essence color system, which uses ideas from East Indian medicine.  Colors are put into a palettes that are skewed energetically to create balance and harmony.  It is exciting to know that these colors work together to balance our personality, more so than just knowing that blue and green calm us.  Check out AFM Safecoat’s website to find out which constitutional type (vata, pitta, or kapha) you are.  From there you can start on your healing color path!

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I just discovered this wonderful site today!  The mission of mydeco “is to make it easier and much more fun to make your home more you.”  They give you tons of ideas for inspiration, have tons of products for you to shop for, and 3D room planning tools that helps you see what your choices will look like.  You can join the community and get advice from other users and even buy a total look (mydeco is based in England, so I’m not so sure about shipping).  My favorite part is looking at the celebrities section, where you can see their rooms and also shop for products that will give you the same look.  You can even change your price range, and will be given less expensive options.  The living room above is Matthew Williamson’s, one of my favorite fashion designers.  There is also sections of hip hotels and famous interior designers so that you can shop for a similar look and get some great ideas.

The 3D designing of rooms is such a great idea and it lets someone like me, who has no training in drawing, design rooms and find my own style!

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