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    artwork from morocco

    Apr 17, 2010

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    continuing with our exploration of morocco, today i wanted to share some of the work of moroccan artist, andre elbaz.  i was first drawn to his landscapes…they have such amazing texture and color that capture the energy and spirit of morocco.  the use of cubism gives them a surreal quality but the varying sizes and (…) Read more »

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    wednes-diy

    Apr 14, 2010

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    i’ve seen a lot of different DIY bookmark projects but this one really stuck out – i love the “X marks the spot” and although it appears to just be fabric it’s actually a pretty sturdy little bookmark so you’d be able to use it for a long time. kootoyoo has a full tutorial for (…) Read more »

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    rachel t. robertson

    Apr 10, 2010

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    i discovered the artwork of rachel t. robertson a few weeks ago and i thought it was so reminiscent of our new website creative concept, sweet jasmine.  rachel is a san francisco-based artist who creates whimsical collages reminiscent of a scrapbook, combining nature imagery and mixed media with tiny details like graph paper, envelopes, stamps (…) Read more »

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    some inspiration from the wild unknown…

    Apr 07, 2010

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    beautiful stuff.  based in brooklyn, the wild unknown is a line of handmade goods and artwork inspired by nature, in particular summers spent in the catskill mountains and on the shores of lake superior, as well as their favorite songs and musicians. i’m such a sucker for feathers. and bob dylan. see more here. (…) Read more »

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    woodstock handmade houses

    Apr 07, 2010

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    before woodstock became known worldwide for the most famous music festival of all time, it was a quiet town in rural new york that artisans, painters, musicians and freethinkers called home.  they lived off the land and made things by hand- even their homes.  they used local stone, wood and scavenged materials to create shelters (…) Read more »

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    explosive art

    Mar 31, 2010

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    take a good look at this artwork…what do you think it is? what you are seeing is the work of visual artist rosemarie fiore, who creates collage-like images by exploding and containing live fireworks to get these wild bursts of saturated color. (…) Read more »

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    mural mural on the wall

    Mar 31, 2010

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    this might be one of the coolest things i’ve ever seen. inspired by a painting they found on ebay and paint by numbers artwork, scott and cheryl white turned their blank wall into mural art.  to do this they made a color transparency of the painting, and using a projector, traced the image onto the (…) Read more »

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    wednes-diy

    Mar 31, 2010

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    i was looking around online last week for instructions on tie-dying easter eggs- as in this kind of tie-dye: instead i found this.  i’ve never seen this before… apparently silk ties have another purpose- they can be used to create amazingly beautiful easter eggs! i found a great tutorial on our best bites that walks (…) Read more »

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    easter tweets

    Mar 29, 2010

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    yummy easter cupcakes topped with bunnies and chicks -  from our office coordinator/expert cupcake baker! they made my rainy monday a little bit better :) (…) Read more »

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    pretty pretty pots

    Mar 24, 2010

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    i just saw these fabric-covered pots on creature comforts today and i thought they would make a perfect follow-up to my post about plants.  instead of splurging on nice flower pots, buy a bunch of standard cheap ones and cover them with pretty patterned fabric! this is one of those projects you can be really (…) Read more »

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    wednes-diy

    Mar 24, 2010

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    a dog bed made of free people bags! our store manager in greenwich sent me the following photos and blurb that was so cute i had to share… alison is from new york city and is one of our favorite customers in greenwich connecticut.  she saved and recycled our free people shopping bags to make a bed (…) Read more »

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