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Welcome back everyone!  Wasn’t that little break just lovely, and completely necessary!?  Its a new year and time to attempt to get things organized!  With everything getting so digital these days we tend for forget how to keep things simple and pretty when it comes to keeping our lives on track.  Yes, everyone has calendars on their computers, and most even use them on their phones, but when you look at the screen, does it make you smile?

If you are looking for a simple and delicate letterpress option, do check out the 2010 Calendar with Ribbon from Delphine – Ephemera.  Perfect for hanging in tight places like kitchens and offices.  It also comes with an easel option for tabletop display.  The designs are sure to bring a smile to your face, even when you realize rent is due.

Need something in a hurry that is still pretty to the eye?  EM Papers have created a downloadable 2010 calendar for your viewing and printing pleasure.  And do stop by their site, EM Papers, there are some pretty fun downloadable cards and even free envelope templates so you can get all kinds of crafty on your friends.

Tabletops will surly thank you for the added colorful touch of the desktop 2010 calendar from Studio Swati.  Adorable illustrations add color and whimsy to your regular ol’ desk any day.

Ok, so this one is completely sold out, but I just had to share anyway.  A vertical or horizontal Bubble wall calendar that is totally pop-able.  As in, bubble wrap style popping.  Little kids will love it, okay, I would love it.  I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t take a little pleasure in popping these little guys!  The site says they will get more, if your totally in love with it, be sure to join their alert for their next available calendars.

And thanks to a twitter link, I came across Night Owl Paper Goods 2010 Critter Calendar.  Made from eco-friendly yellow birch wood, these little guys are just way to cute to pass up.  And be sure to check out their whole shop, lots of sales and all around fun items.

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For most of the world, a corporate office is where you spend most of your waking hours yet the design is almost always the same; white/beige walls, dark carpet and a few “art” pieces on the wall.  Art being used loosely.  And its everywhere, even the art college I went to, grey carpet, beige walls and white boards… the perfect environment to be creative.  Yeah right.  So when I stumbled upon architects Selgas Cano from Madrid, my mouth literally dropped.  Located in what seems to be a wooded area, the office is actually submerged into the ground with floor to ceiling windows along the entire side.  Creating a tube like working environment, workers were given amazing views as well as an amazingly creative design.  And the colors!  I love how they broke up the “working” area into a white minimalist area while all the storage areas are brightly colored, making it perfect for getting your inspiration while still having the blank slate to create.  And with views like they have, Im sure this firm is constantly coming up with amazing spaces!  To see more photos of the Selgas Cano office, check out photographer Iwan Baan’s portfolio.  What I would do to work in a place like this!!

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Selgas Cano Office Madrid

Selgas Cano office Madrid

Selgas Cano office Madrid

Selgas Cano office Madrid

Selgas Cano Office Madrid

Selgas Cano Office Madrid

Selgas Cano Office Madrid

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I stopped by A + R this morning and just fell in love with these little guys by product designer, Matteo Cibic.  Debuted at the 2009 Design Week, these little creatures he likes to call Domsai, they are just too cute and perfect for vignettes in your home.  Standing at only 11″ tall, they make a perfect terrarium for your tabletop and bring in that whimsy feel.  Cibic describes the Domsai as a tamagotchi for our desks.  Remember those?  Except now instead of “feeding” your pet before it died, you have to water your Domsai to keep it happy.

Domsai Terrariums

And those aren’t the only cute little things Matteo Cibic has under his belt.  After perusing his website, this is one talented guy!

Matteo cibic projects

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Hooray, its Tuesday and time for some Etsy Top 3.  Today I wanted to show a range of goodies, and as always, Etsy never lets me down.

Lets start off today with the lovely findings from Sugarloop.  Designed by Bernadette from New Zealand, these small giclees are perfect for adding a touch of color and whimsy to any room.  Most are sized at 8×11 or smaller, so you can create an entire collection.  I would love any of these little guys for my bare white walls, and lets not forget the little ones in our lives, these are perfect for kids rooms! You can also visit Sugarloop’s blog for more cuteness and some pretty cool pictures from around Bernadette’s hometown. 1. Lotus Wing Bird 2. Powder Blue Deer 3. Jungle Boogie Orange 4. Tree Trunk Owl 5. Marimekko Inspired Birds 6. Starburst Tree in Green 7. Chocolate Brown Owl

Etsy top 3 Tuesday, Sugar loop

Looking for objects to make a house a home?  Might I suggest taking a look over at Trampoline, a little shop run by Kim who has an eye for all things vintage and fun.  Over the years I have grown to love little things, you can always find a spot for them and most can be used as conversation starters!  A few from Kim’s shop that caught my eye to spruce up a place. You can also check out Kim’s fun photostream on Flickr for more inspiration (I used a few for last weeks color inspiration!)  1. Para Dos 2.  Number fifteen 3. Carrie it all 4. Stoneware Saucers 5. And away we go

Etsy top 3 Tuesday, Trampoline

Seems I am on a bit of a vintage kick today.  Oh well, I’m going with it.  For my last Etsy find for the day, I stopped off over at Sweet Love Vintage, a shop run by Sarah out of Wisconsin.  Not only does she have an amazing eye for awesome finds, she makes it a family thing… be sure to read her profile, cutest story about gaining a store name!  But back to the finds, if I could stomach digging through garage and estate sales, I would probably end up with a collection like hers!  Still want more vintage?  Be sure to stop by Sarah’s blog for more.  The lovelies: 1.  Vintage Kodak Blue Gray Movie Camera, 2. Orange Printed Glass Milk Bottles 3. Robins Egg Blue Key decoration 4.  Retro Big Eyed Owl 5. Red Metal Magazine Rack

Etsy top 3 Tuesday, Sweet Love Vintage

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So how was everyones weekend?  I spent my days re-arranging the place with the hubby and am so excited about how it turned out.  On Sunday, spent the afternoon cruising down the Abbot Kinney festival where I was all kinds of excited to see Danni from Oh hello friend with all her goodies and made a quick stop over at Urbanic to check out all the fun stuff and say hello to the girls.  So for this week, I thought I would start off with a downloadable playlist for your listening pleasure.  In case you missed the last playlist, look over to the right, you can still find it and download.  This month I sure do have a variety!  A few love songs, hey I just got married.. got to spread the love, a few indy finds and even an old school rap song.  So please, have a listen and enjoy.

Think you have an artist I would totally love?  Let me know, I am always eager to find great new artists with amazing songs to add to my giant collection!

To start things off, how about a little Bon Iver.  I am so jealous I missed the concert at Hollywood Forever this last weekend! Emma by Bon Iver and Sentimental Heart by She & Him.  Oh, I love Zooey!

Bon Iver & She & Him

Moving along to Real Love by Regina Spektor and To Know Him is to Love Him by Amy Winehouse.

Regina Spektor & Amy Winehouse

Followed by a little Mutilated Lips by Ween and bringing back some old school with Rebirth of Slick by Digable Planets.  Oh how they remind me of the 90s!

Ween & Digable Planets

And just because I can’t get enough, Hell No by Regina Spektor and Sugar Daddy by The Hot Toddies… got to love a band from the bay area!

Regina Spektor & The Hot Toddies

Then its off to Cops & Robbers by The Hoosiers and Grow Old With Me by The Postal Service

The Hoosiers & The Postal Service

And moving on to Polynesia by Mother Mother and Sea of Love by Cat Power.  The hubby and I actually used this one as our first song for the wedding, love it!

Mother Mother & Cat Power

And just because I love it, Day N Nite by Kid Cudi and Tout Doucement by Feist

Kid Cudi & Cat Power

And to wrap things up this month, Oh so Quiet by Bjork and Love Song by The Dandy Warhols

Bjork & Dandy Warhols

What gets you in the mood to start a work week?  For me, I simply cannot get going till I have the iTunes blasting and I can usually be found singing along, badly.

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I know for a lot of you out there, the thought of painting your walls a dark color is horrifying, yet if done right and with hints of color, it will not only give off a classy look, but it will actually look bigger!  I just love black/grey walls, there is just something about the lack of color that makes the walls pop and is just so darn relaxing.  Today, I pulled together inspiring images with rooms that were done right.  Adding white, red or my current fav right now, teal to a dark interior can really bring your eye to exactly what you want ie in photo 3 the stunning red sink! Click each number for links to the large photo! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

(photos via flickr)

Dark interiors

I so rarely see black, yellow and white done in a great way, but Elizabeth from Everything Yellow did an amazing job on her guest room/office.  It looks grown up yet still whimsical and fun and that storage… a-maze-ing!  I can’t get over her attention to detail and love love love her tags!  Made me look at my crafting area and groan.  Be sure to check out Everything Yellow for more photos and all kinds of design goodies!

(photos via everything yellow)

Everything Yellow

Ok, so you love the idea of adding black to your place but the thought of painting makes you cringe.  Why not add black accessories?  These days, keeping it simple with black and white is hardly seen yet so good looking!  Everyone is going crazy with color (me included) but there are so many little beauties out there waiting to transform your space into a ubber chic experience.  A few things that caught my eye around the web: 1. Starburst Wall Clock, 2. Alice in Wonderland and Pinocchio by Elista, 3. Ribbon Cup and Saucer set, 4. Black Links Rim Bowl, 5. South Hampton Desk, 6. Black Stitched Suitcase, 7. Sway Can, 8. Damask dinnerware set, 9. Florence pillows.

Black Accessories

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Clocks 2.0

It has been a while since I have rounded up a collection of clocks, and this morning, I have all kinds of different styles, colors and price ranges.  As you know, I love clocks.  Even the ones that you have to stare at for a few minutes to figure out the time.  Oh how I wish I had tons of cash to expand my little collection!

These two are perfect as a tabletop accessory, or next to a bed.  Left, the Innermost Mantel Dome Clock, 6″ W x 8.5″H, comes in black or white.  And I am simply loving the Twice Twice Clock!  It will work for the table or can be hung and is 13″ x 8″ x 1″.  And as an extra bonus, this clock has dials on both sides that can display two different time settings!

tabletop clocks

Always a fan of adding color to walls, I am loving these two from H is for Home.  Unfortunatly these don’t come with fun names, on the left,  vintage wall clock made from Weimar quartz in East Germany in the 1970s!  I am just loving the red white and blue. Right, another vintage wall clock produced from Metamec in the 1960s.  I am getting more and more into orange… just got my very first bright orange accessory for the house!

H is for home

Perhaps your are looking for a clock that is a little more subtle, how about these beauties from Chiasso?  I have always liked the look of flower inspired clocks and mirrors, and this one is just mesmerizing.  Left, the Orbit Clock, designed as a modern take on a sunflower and is a whopping 29.5″ in diameter! Left, the Cosmic Clock.  I love the look of metal on wood and it totally reminds me of something you would see on the set of Mad Men… anyone else excited for the new season??

Chiasso clocks

A little more on the quirky side, but I am loving this Pop Quiz Math Clock. Oddly enough, I am one of those people who has never liked math, but throw it on a clock and Im all interested!  Perfect for youngsters who are learning.  This last one may not be quirky, but its really is nice to look at.  I am picturing this in an all white room… lovely!  The Firenze Wall Clock was originally designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1965 and is now available from Alessi, Italy.

Quirky clocks

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