For a very long time, we had a funny little patched round bench in the center of our lobby, with an umbrella over the top of it! At the end of last week though, we were all very interested to see a giant sea-green box sitting in the center of our lobby instead! You can see the lonely umbrella awaiting its fate in the background. (Don’t worry, its fate is probably just to get used somewhere else.)

We had an idea of what might be next when we noticed that they were filling the box with dirt! You can see I’ve been spotted by the cute dirt shovelers…

They came up with a better idea of how to move the dirt – a golf cart!
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Next came the plants!
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Wow! Look at that vibrant little garden! Practically a forest!
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Ah! I love having this new green around! It’s soo relaxing! Now, what’s way cooler than the pictures I took is the video Carrie took! She set up a camera in the hallway and made a time-lapse video of everyone putting the garden together! It is really funny to watch it all sped up! Check it out!

LeeAnn -May 16, 2011, 11:59PM
What is the song playing in the background? I love it!

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chair socks

Aren’t these little chair socks by Chris&Ruby funny? I can see how they’d be useful though, if you didn’t want to scuff up a nice floor or something. They look pretty cute!
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Ashley -Jun 25, 2009, 9:47PM
Oh my worddd, I LOVE these chair socks!!! haha so cute!

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Susie at Apartment Therapy came across a fun little tool on Paper Source‘s site: the colorscope!
The colorscope seeks to explain a bit about your personality based on the colors you like the best. Who knows where they came up with the personality traits you supposedly have if you like, say, plum, but it’s still really fun!
Here are the ones I picked!

I thought mine were pretty right for the most part, but I’m a sucker for anything that professes to tell me about myself from my palm, or my birthday, etc…
At any rate it was good fun! Check out the colorscope for yourself right here. Does yours fit your personality?

Geralyn Gray -Jun 28, 2009, 5:02PM
Paper Source is opening at 82 Nassau Street in Princeton, NJ.....come see us!!! We're not to far from Philiadelphia!!!!!
Kevin -Jun 24, 2009, 5:50PM
How sweet, reminds me of another interesting color website: Colr.org

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honbachi

These honbachi, or book pots, were created by graphic designers Tokyo Pistol. I really like how they look! I feel like it would be really easy to make one on your own with an old disheveled book, but one perk of buying one from Tokyo Pistol would that the old book you got would be in Japanese! Check out the bindings on the books stacked in the picture! Pretty sweet…
Via Spoon & Tamago.

gallant tales

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How cool is this wallpaper by Gallant Tales?! To me it looks kind of like someone drew on the walls with a Bic pen! I don’t know if it was that guy’s Sharpie marker basement decor that put me in the mood for it, but I really like it!
Via Oh Joy!

sharpie marker decor

Charlie Kratzer started drawing on his basement walls right in the middle, with a drawing of a painting by Picasso. From there he figured it wouldn’t be too hard to extend the drawings out to the edge of the walls – one thing lead to another, until he had decorated all of his basement walls with his drawings, using 10 dollars worth of Sharpie markers!

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I’m almost surprised at how cool it looks! It’s amazing! Head over to Kentucky.com for more information.
Via If It’s Hip, It’s Here.

Mandy -Jun 10, 2009, 1:48PM
I love, love, love this! Cool blog too!
Noa -Jun 09, 2009, 6:06AM
Wow!! Your blog is beautiful! I really like its design! http://hookthelook.blogspot.com

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Why don’t people do more things like this? I love it! Artist Posterchild turned this abandoned newspaper box into a planter, with the help of a couple pieces of wood! There are so many empty newspaper boxes around Philly – I think we need some flowers for them! Click here for better pictures.
Via Craftzine.

leslie -May 27, 2009, 2:58PM
That's terrific!
Caroline -May 27, 2009, 2:21PM
I am totally in love with this idea! Guerilla gardening at it's finest!

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magic concrete

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This crazy concrete, called Solid Poetry and designed by Frederik Molenschot and Susanne Happle, shows a pretty design whenever it gets wet, only to have it disappear again once the concrete is dry! I love it! I wish all sidewalks were made with this concrete!
Via Apartment Therapy.

Dyn -Jul 24, 2009, 1:13AM
imagine it in bathroom....
arlie -May 24, 2009, 10:43PM
oh! how brilliant! I am always staring at my feet when I walk through the rain... to make sure I miss those big puddles! this would delight me in the worst of storms... :)

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cross stitch clock!

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This clock is so awesome! Doe-C-Doe found it when she was thrift shopping for only $5! This is such an inspirational find – it occurs to me how easy it would be to make your own cross stitch clock! I have seen all sizes of clock fixtures at the craft shop for very cheap! It seems like it would be really fun to create your own cross stitch backing with numbers and decoration, and then attach the fixture for the hands!

Jen -May 22, 2009, 8:10AM
wow! that is so cool! i wanna get a frame from the flea market and put my own spin on this- a little embroidery, fabric scraps, n seashells

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These lovely lights are by Bodo Sperlein. I love the soft shapes! No doubt they are far and away out of my price range, but a girl can dream!
Via Oh Joy!

nicole cupcakes -May 21, 2009, 1:18PM
thanks for sharing i want one so bad!! have you seen the beautifull new work by bodo?
The Tilted Tulip -May 20, 2009, 6:53PM
Ack! I love this look! Thanks for sharing...lovely, lovely!

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by the light of the gourd

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I love these pretty and original light shades made by StudioTempera! They are gourds! StudioTempera, which is based in Turkey, hollows them out, decorates them, and then pokes little holes in them to be filled with beads for colored light, or nothing for normal light! They are so beautiful!
Apartment Therapy found these!

Angel -May 21, 2009, 7:33AM
AMAZING!!! such an innovative idea

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cassandra rhodin pillowcases

You may recall when I posted this and other pieces by Cassandra Rhodin a while back…
To my delight, she recently did some pillowcases for H&M Home, and they look so awesome!

Boy I would love to have a set! They’re so pretty!
Via NotCot.

designerbeddinglover -May 19, 2009, 6:43PM
i love her work and these pieces look great! and love that she is doing stuff for h&m!!!

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