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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

Brianna -Jul 17, 2015, 1:06AM
Thanks for all the advice! I will be moving into my first apartment in a month and will have to try this! Also, odd question: where did you get the ceramic bowl you are holding in the 6th picture? I think I know the ceramist who made it!
Nina -May 15, 2015, 9:21AM
Gently pour the water into the salt, adding a prayer or invocation. An example of a Universalist prayer: "May the blending the elements of pure salt to preserve the sanctity and pure water cleanse this space, in the Name of ........." (here add your own prayer or finish the invocation to whichever deity you have belief in).

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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 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

Dave -Oct 23, 2014, 8:21PM
Love the post on air plants......we may have to incorporate some of these designs into our rotation! Thanks so much and if you all like air plants check us out
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:

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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 >>> xoxo Sara
Hypnotica Vintage -Jul 23, 2014, 10:22AM
Arthur magazine is missed!

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Post image for Turning Your Shower Space Into A Sanctuary

I love looking at showering as a time to indulge in a mini spa treatment. Of course its main purpose is to cleanse the body, but I really feel that it can have a calming, relaxing effect on the mind, as well.Read More

Rebecca -Apr 22, 2015, 8:47PM
Hi! I've been trying to find fresh cut lavender and eucalyptus locally to buy. what shops sell these and where do you recommend going? by the way, I love this post! :)
Tree -Feb 04, 2015, 2:42PM
Do be aware which gemstones are hydrophobic!

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Post image for Creating A Summer Atmosphere In Your Home

UPDATE: This post originally ran in June but now that it is officially summer, we wanted to share it again!Read More

1813 -Aug 29, 2014, 8:48AM
such beauty in simplicity!! lovely bedroom seems to glow in the natural light! unique hand woven dream catchers add a touch of elegance
christina -Jul 07, 2014, 7:56PM
i'm really intrigued about getting rid of my bed frame. just like everyone else! - christina

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Post image for Backyard Dinner Party With Ruthie Lindsey & Local Milk

It was around 4pm last Wednesday when we pulled up to Ruthie Lindsey’s home in East Nashville. Read More

nadia -Jun 13, 2015, 11:49AM
How did you make the tables?
rach -Jan 26, 2015, 11:46PM
where did you get the low tables from

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Post image for How To Bring The 5 Feng Shui Elements Into Your Home

UPDATE: With the relaunch of our Spirituality Shop, it felt fitting to share this post again as amazing inspiration for how to use some of the new products!Read More

erah -Mar 06, 2015, 6:45PM
I ihave a aquariium when u enter .my hous Its is good . Or bad . its front of the door When u enter . U will see
Cindi -Oct 31, 2014, 9:25AM
Can I use yellow & red in a north room. Walls are teal

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Post image for About A Girl: Meet Kristina

You can tell when a person is really passionate about what they do. It shines through them like sunbeams, and the drive they possess is almost contagious. Read More

Clé Windows 7 -Oct 24, 2014, 11:56AM
This standard become too popular in the computer world and is mostly followed in connection with all peripheral devices like mouse, keyboards, printers, digital video camera, external drives etc. This should fix the problem of your Windows XP plug and play USB device not working. These ports, also known as connections, enable the notebook to connect to a variety of devices such as cameras, speakers, external hard disks, scanners, printers, etc.
activateur windows 7 -Oct 20, 2014, 8:54AM
The functions that you can see in this copy basically do not do anything. This should fix the problem oof your Windows XP plug and play USB device not working. Graphic designers can have Photoshop setup a certain way to optimize their use of thhe software.

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Post image for The Heart Of It All: A Tour Of Warwick Farm

We woke up to the sounds of chickens and the sweet smell of peonies. Read More

Kathleen -Jun 23, 2014, 8:05PM
This place is adorable! I've never been able to make it to their events but I know the vendors that attend are fantastic. It's close to Granville, Oh. That's a darling town with many talented artists.
Juliette Laura -Jun 17, 2014, 3:21PM
Oh this place looks like a dream!

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