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    color me happy

    Dec 15, 2009

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    if you’re anything like me, the winter months can be a bit depressing…but did you know that wearing bright colors can actually improve your mood? studies show that the brightness and purity of certain colors, and personal associations with them, can have specific effects on your mood.  shades of red and purple are said to (…) Read more »

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    bringing toys & joy in portland…

    Dec 14, 2009

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    the free people portland store is participating in a toy drive and posted this cute pic on their facebook page :) (…) Read more »

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    the ice bear project

    Dec 14, 2009

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    on friday, december 11th, animal sculptor mark coreth unveiled a life-sized ice sculpture of a polar bear in london’s trafalgar square, following one that went up in copenhagen the week prior. the sculptures will melt from exposure to the environment and people touching them, until all that remains is a bronze skeleton. they are meant (…) Read more »

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    natural beauty

    Dec 14, 2009

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    i’ve probably mentioned this before but our graphic designers are awesome…i love this artwork! and since we’re in the holiday spirit, i’ve made it available on our flickr page for you to download! you can use it on your desktop, as a card, or whatever else you may want to do…just click on the image! (…) Read more »

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    monday quote

    Dec 14, 2009

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    “a bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” - maya angelou image: prismatic-effect (…) Read more »

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    how-to: paperwhite potting

    Dec 13, 2009

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    on friday another free people girl and i attended a ‘how-to’ session on potting paperwhites…it was really easy and they’re so pretty – it will be a great addition to brighten up my desk at work. they’re also a great decoration for your home. here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it yourself. first (…) Read more »

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    william eggleston

    Dec 12, 2009

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    william eggleston is a memphis-born photographer who is credited by many for establishing color photography as a legitimate artistic medium.  the majority of his photographs were taken during the 70s…i’m really drawn to the color and composition. “this is beginning to be my new favorite kind of light. it brings out a spectrum that appeals (…) Read more »

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    party time, excellent!

    Dec 11, 2009

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    good morning! i have lots of fun photos for you today from last nights 1920s themed holiday party here at the navy yard…it was a blast, and building 543 looked beautiful. here are some photos i got while they were setting up, followed by some taken at the party. stay tuned for a 1920s office (…) Read more »

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    music really can change the world.

    Dec 10, 2009

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    when edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros, who i’ve posted about a couple of times, released their album up from below this year, they held a release party to raise money to help the gulu widows group of uganda so that they could start a farm to sustain their community. this group of incredible women (…) Read more »

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    wednes-diy

    Dec 09, 2009

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    who doesn’t love snow globes? there’s something very nostalgic and whimsical about them.  plus you can bring a pretty little wintry scene into your home and make it snow whenever you want.  i found some instructions on how to make them, and it seems really easy… these handmade snow globes from martha stewart are simple (…) Read more »

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    musical ornaments

    Dec 08, 2009

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    if i had a christmas tree, these are the kind of ornaments i’d put on it. i saw these on pitchfork and I think they’re so cool – they’re recycled christmas tree ornaments made by the glass casters union in oregon, and proceeds from the sale of the ornaments go towards helping homeless and low-income (…) Read more »

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