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I’ve always felt that every home necessity brings an opportunity to get creative and come up with something aesthetically appealing – and unique. You can infuse the essence of you into every item you place inside your home. Read more »

Maïa -Sep 19, 2014, 10:02AM
Love this idea ! Both of them are really cute ! x, Maïa http://wildandfolkheart.com
Marsya -Sep 15, 2014, 9:05AM
Love these ideas <3 Thanks for sharing these and great post <3 http://www.kinikunormal.blogspot.com/

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Post image for How To Properly Store Your Summer Clothes

I have dreams of one day having a Clueless-level closet. The size of a small trailer, I’d showcase my clothes from all seasons and a computer system would tell me what to wear. Unfortunately I’m dealing with exactly the opposite. Read more »

PattyV -Sep 13, 2014, 9:13AM
Great advice and the well thought out steps to getting the job done. Perfect time to weed out the unwanted and donate to those less fortunate. Thanks for the tips.
Donna -Sep 11, 2014, 11:40PM
Great ideas! I also never thought of stacking heaviest on bottom and lightest on top. My Dad built a cedar closet in out basement for seasonal clothes storage. I don't have a basement so the garage is my spot. Plastic bins work well for my clothes.

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Post image for Home Tour: Sonoma Water Tower Hideaway

When I arrived in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago, I wasted no time heading to my first destination – the home of our West Coast writer, Amy.  Read more »

Ashley LeMay -Oct 02, 2014, 2:09AM
What a gorgeous and comfortable looking home. The details are beautiful :)
Hausfrau -Sep 24, 2014, 7:01AM
I absolutely love your home, and I doubt I'd want to leave it very often, either! Oh, and your textile mix is fantastic.

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Post image for Home Tour: Senior Designer, FP Movement

While in California a couple of weeks ago, I jumped at the opportunity to visit our FP Movement designer at her home in Inverness, California.  I had heard how amazing it was beforehand, but had never seen any photos.  Read more »

Maïa -Sep 02, 2014, 9:53AM
Such a beautiful home ! I love the style, all the stuff, this is really inspiring ! The interview is beautiful too, Ryanne is really awesome ! x, Maïa www.wildandfolkheart.com
Alexandra -Aug 27, 2014, 9:58PM
Stunning home, and beautiful interview. It was great to read about a south shore gal - I went to Bridgewater State and I too adore the MA shorelines & the Cape of course! The light blue trim on the house reminds me of the Cape :) After checking out her husband's furniture it's so obvious they are a match made in heaven - loved his stuff- very turn of the century. Love love love Warm Regards, Alexandra www.littlewildheart.com

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Post image for How To Simplify A Complicated Life

I’ve always been a hoarder collector by nature. As a child, I had the eye of a magpie, collecting and displaying little things I’d find, but while this habit started out innocently enough, lately I’ve felt the need to simplify. Read more »

Susan -Aug 21, 2014, 12:41PM
Such a wonderful post! I always say "if in doubt, throw it out"! The Weaver Of Words.....give me 15 words and I'll tell you a tale www.averyfairytale.wordpress.com
Susan -Aug 21, 2014, 12:15PM
such a wonderful suggestions that really hit the mark! when I'm trying to de-clutter my space I use the phrase >>> "if in doubt, throw it out"... I find that 99% of the "junk" that I throw out I never need. The Weaver Of Words....weaving fibers & fables.... www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords www.averyfairytale.wordpress.com ...........give me 15 words and I'll tell you a tale....................................

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Post image for Decorate With Beach Stones And Make Summer Endless

Rocks aren’t exactly the most convenient thing to collect, but over the years I’ve managed to amass a small congregation of them. Picked up from rivers, streams, and ocean shores, smoothed by thousands of years of elemental exposure, when I find one with an interesting striation or shape, into my pocket it goes, along with small shells and other tokens of the natural world. Read more »

Valerie - Selling Homes in Philly -Sep 19, 2014, 10:58AM
I also happen to have a little rock collection of my own. But unlike yours, I placed several of them in small fish bowls and scattered them all throughout my home. Maybe I should try this out. I’ll just have to sort through them first, though. I’m excited! Great collection, by the way!
Lawrance -Aug 25, 2014, 11:34AM
love the idea of putting rocks together with the air plants. Hard with soft. http://pickmyled.com/top-5-full-spectrum-led-grow-lights-reviews/

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Post image for Decor Inspiration: Fall 2014 Store Displays

It’s always a nice treat to step outside of the office and visit the Walnut Street store here in Philly.  Read more »

Nancy -Oct 04, 2014, 2:52AM
Great Post and very Inspiring. I love all the textures and designs you are showing in your wall. Thanks for sharing.
Rachel F -Aug 17, 2014, 10:35PM
How do you get a job in visual display? Do they hire artists to do this kind of work?

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Post image for How To Physically & Spiritually Cleanse A New Home

This past weekend I found myself standing amid the rubble of my new apartment, crumpled wrapping paper up to my knees, boxes piled on every available surface, and with the overwhelming feeling of not knowing where to begin looming over me. Read more »

Samuel Owen -Oct 14, 2014, 8:44AM
I was searching for some information about that for so long! I'm so happy that I've found your post! I can not wait to read much more from you. This is actually a great website. Thanks for sharing such a nice information.
Lisa Jackson -Aug 14, 2014, 12:37PM
Sage is a medicine, you can use it for this purpose. It's for everyone to use. if there is dangerous energy in the home you'll feel it and would then want to call in a "spiritual master". using your intuition is better than embracing fear.

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Post image for 5 Gorgeous Pet-Safe Houseplants

While keeping them alive may be an entirely different story, I have always had a thing for houseplants. I love the instant breath of life they bring into a space; the touch of nature that makes you feel good to be in its presence. Read more »

Moni -Aug 04, 2014, 10:36PM
yay!!! I've been desiring a post like this forever, mahalo Brigette! Oh yes, of course for da kitties, CATMINT- especially when it's budding! xo
Kenzie Smith -Aug 04, 2014, 8:01PM
I love all of those plants! I am definitely going to have to look into a couple of those :) So far my dogs seem very uninterested in eating plants (other than grass) but I would hate for them to think that it was okay to eat an inside plant and have it be toxic.

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Post image for 4 Tips For Purchasing a Vintage Film Camera

Behind the lens of my mother’s old, beat-up Canon AE-1 (forever known as “the student camera”), I fell in love with photography. Read more »

Oliver Filippi -Oct 12, 2014, 12:55AM
Julie, Why not dust off your Great Grandfather's Rolleiflex? They are built like tanks and have excellent lenses. There is a Rollei mechanic in Southern CA who can overhaul them and have them functioning like new. {If you want his contact information, e-mail me off line.}. Note that in the 50's, most of the fashion magazine photographs were shot with Rolleis. If you want a 35 mm camera, don't mess around. Get the BEST - a German LEICA. They are extremely rugged and reliable, as well as have the BEST lenses. Older, used ones, are affordable. [A 1960 vintage 50MM f/2 Summicron lens will, even today, take any 50 mm non Leica lens to the cleaners - even though it was designed without the help of a computer.] Leica lenses are known for their sharpness and contrast, even at full aperture, and in the corners - wide open at f/2. Once you use one, you will be hooked. Here too, I can give you the names of a couple of expert Leica mechanics. Parts are still available. With the Leica, you can go with an M-3 rangefinder style, or an SLR starting with the R-3. (I would go with an R-4, but there are several R-4 models, as the camera was improved during its production run. The SLRs have an internal light meter, as do later model Ms. If you decide to go with the R-4, e-mail me off line and I can advise you as to the sub model and serial numbers to look for. For more info on Leicas, go to Kenrockwell.com.. Ken had Nikons and Canons, but has seen the true superiority of Leica. Sadly, the current Leica models, though very good, are VERY VERY EXPENSIVE, Most photographers cannot, or do not, comprehend how truly superior Leica shots are, compared to those taken with other 35s. I can give you many examples, but the following is typical: Many years ago, I met an elderly couple at the San Diego Zoo refreshment stand, each with a Leica R hanging from their neck. I commented to them that I seldom see folks with Leicas. - let alone two. They told me that they had gone on a trip to the Great Barrier Reef with a club they belonged to. One of the members used a Leica. When the club reconvened after the trip, they all brought their slides and had a screening. The Leica shots were very noticeably better - even though many were taken of the same subjects from essentially the same spots, with the same film and exposure. They asked the Leica photographer, "Why are your pictures so much better?" His response was, "It's the camera." So these folks went out an bought Leicas, and have been happy with the results ever since. As a transition from film to digital, you might want to try using Kodak Ektar color negative film and when you have it developed (I use Costco) have them digitize the pictures and write them to a DVD (CD). Then you can manipulate the photos in the same fashion as if they were shot digitally. Note that Ektar film was specifically designed to record images for subsequent digital processing. Ektar film has very fine grain, and is very sharp. Please let me know if you try any of my suggestions.
best sites for editing photos -Aug 22, 2014, 7:10AM
I am personally used canon 1100d model; I want to know actually what the main tricks to take a professional photograph. Anyone help or suggest me ?

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Post image for Decor Inspiration: Decorating With Air Plants

Lately I’ve been incorporating more and more plants into my decor at home. Read more »

Alicia -Oct 17, 2014, 11:06AM
I loved reading this post. In fact, in inspired me to get some green in my own home! Thanks for the ideas, and if you want, you can check out the blog post on how I chose to use them here: http://aliciahaskewphotography.com/?p=3688
Meriel -Aug 04, 2014, 8:32AM
I love that hanging wood + air plant combo! My husband and I own Air Plant Design Studio and we love seeing new ways to decorate with them. Free People is personally one of my favorite brands and I was pretty excited to see your take on them - awesome! To answer Clara's question above, air plants don't need to grow roots. The "roots" that you sometimes see on them are not used to take in nutrients but rather for when the plant is in the wild and wants to attach itself to something (like a tree). Sometimes we'll remove them from our plants for a cleaner look but if you have one without, they won't likely grow back. We have an informative section on air plant care on our site if you need any additional information! :)

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Post image for Western Cabin Decor

For our latest styling story, Wildfire, our west coast team shot at an incredible cabin in Joshua Tree.  Isolated, rustic, and full of vintage aesthetic, this cabin looks like a dream – and the ideal place to rest your head.  Read more »

Sara -Jul 23, 2014, 11:28AM
So beautiful - I really need to make it out there.... Joshua Tree is my next roadtrip! P.S. these photos are just so inspiring, I've been pinning a ton of them >>> http://www.pinterest.com/restlessnomads/ xoxo Sara http://www.restlessnomads.com
Hypnotica Vintage -Jul 23, 2014, 10:22AM
Arthur magazine is missed! http://www.etsy.com/shop/HypnoticaVintage

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