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April 03, 2012

Mid-Century Modern Still Hanging Around

Rattan chairDesigned by Exporium, the Nautica Rattan Hanging chair evokes a mid-century feel that isn't always easy to create.

I just need to figure out where to hang it...


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April 02, 2012

Modern door mats

Door mat 1 Door mat 3 I love Spring. I hate the mud that my dog tracks into my home after the Spring thaw...

Shop Chiasso's door mat collection.

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April 01, 2012

Spira Mailbox

Once again, my love for a good mailbox has rear it's fashionable head. Simply put, the mailbox is jewelry for your home.

Check out the Spira Mailbox -- priced at $247-288. 

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March 31, 2012


My mind is on Spring. Fresh air, open windows, bright flowers, and finally enjoying the outdoors without a parka on -- preferably with these lining my deck.


The Glowing Gregg from Foscarini. Made from free-blown glass and available in 3 sizes, Foscarini describes Gregg with the loving language of a parent: “An organic, elegant and familiar shape that does not use pure geometry as its point of reference.”

Maybe the Easter bunny will drop a few in my basket.

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March 06, 2012

Does that come in XXL?


I know the Alice in Wonderland thing has been done over, and over, and over again, but I still love it.  The whimsy and fantasy mixed with solid design. And in this case, amazing colors.

The Altesse Oversized Patio Chairs are made from polyethylene, are weather resistant and completely recyclable. Altesse, which stands for “highness” should be perfect for outdoor use although they may also be considered for indoor use.


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November 13, 2011

Landing Lighting


As someone who trips over their own feet and frequently stumbles during midnight trips to the bathroom, I find the Landing Lighting design from Kim HyunJoo, with it's unique light omission, to be not only ingenius, but a neccessity.

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September 22, 2011

Welcome Fall!

With the first day of Fall upon us, I thought it only fitting to warm things up a bit.

Thanks to Kindle Living, we no longer have to pack it away when the leaves change. The Allison over-sized outdoor lamp doubles as a patio heater.

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September 08, 2011

Blinded by the light

I am a self-proclaimed scaredy cat. While I live in a city, my property is surround by several large, beautiful trees -- perfect for creating shadows and, in my mind, hiding spots. If I could install stadium lighting around my home and not be in violation of several city codes, I would.

Instead of infuriating my neighbors and run the risk of being arrested, I would like to place these delightful light installations from Rotoluxe around my yard.


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July 26, 2011

Garden Party

Walkover-lighting-twoToday it was FINALLY cool enough to do some much needed yard work. That's right - it broke 90 and we got down to business.

I am ashamed to admit that, for the past 3 years, my landscape and yard has been accessorized with the standard solar light that is sold in every major retail chain across the country. I'm not proud. It was a purchase made out of necessity.

As I pulled weeds, trimmed branches, and raked mulch, the crew was hard at work building a beautiful new porch onto my home.

Now I need beautiful accent lighting to match my new, streamlined yard.

The Walkover Lighting by Roberto Paoli for Serralunga are fresh, modern, and my new favorite!



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July 20, 2011

The Indoor/Outdoor Sakura Collection

If a furniture’s shape could be considered innovative, like the engineering of an automobile marking a clear progression from one year to the next, the Sakura Collection by Mark Robson for Sifas would be pegged as the Lamborghini Estoque of 2011. More for modern outdoor


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