Things that make you go hm….

I thought I’d take a break from home decor to talk about my other great love: fashion. That’s right, folks, I’m also hot for haute couture. Actually, I’m just as thrifty when it comes to clothing. “Haute couture” only exists in my vocabulary by default of being married to my Euro hubby.

So what force of evil made me temporarily abandon my love for all things home and furniture?

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And the winner is….

Hooray for Hollywood! It’s Oscars Sunday! While the world waits eagerly to see the winners of the most highly coveted awards in the American film industry, and Ellen DeGeneres picks out yet another dark pantsuit in prep for her spotlight role, I thought I’d round up my nominees for Best Picture this year.

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Leave it to weaver

Are you sitting down? The 70’s are baaaack, and so am I! Contrary to popular belief, I didn’t go MIA. I was MIA-rried.

Aside from the hub bub around my nuptials, there was a period of about 2 months during which life flashed by with a blink of an eye. Seriously. Here we are, at the end of February 2014, with the 70’s making a ginormous comeback in both fashion and decor. And with that, I became mad for macrame and wild for weavings all over again. I can recall working on little craft projects as a child: cross stitch, latch hook, embroidery, macrame. They were the shizzle back then and slowly becoming groovy again today.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like….

…I’ve completely abandoned my blog, which I promised I wouldn’t do. I’ll be honest, I think about ideas for posts daily, but work and life and stuff can get in the way. No more excuses, I say! And I can’t think of a better way to get back into it than with a little shout out to one of my favorite past times: thrifting. Continue reading

Falling for fall, re-visiting posts from Christmas past, and brass is BACK

Contrary to what you may think, I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth completely….yet. I’ve just been caught up in something called real life.

All craziness aside, when did it suddenly become fall?

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Love is in the urban air

The amount of talent in this city is mind-blowing. And nowhere is this more evident than here — a vibrant gathering of local artists and designers.

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Several times a year, the Urban Air Market brings together local talent in the San Francisco Bay Area to showcase and sell their wares and promote all the really cool, responsible, and sustainable stuff they’re doing.

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H&M Home vs Zara Home

Online shopping just became a teeny bit more dangerous.

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Source: H&M Home

My love for H&M dates back to the 80’s when I made a trip to London with my family for the very first time. As much as I don’t want to admit it, I still carry a torch for the retailer today. And now, they are bringing home decor to the mix by launching H&M Home, making it more difficult for me to deny my feelings for them.

I suspect that the move was made to compete for market share in the lucrative space with another global retail giant that I fell in love with when I spent a significant amount of time in Europe during the early millennium. Continue reading