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be mine?

February 14, 2010
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happy valentine’s day! some inspiration from a book about the history of valentines for all you lovers out there. hope your day is full of love, no matter what size, shape, or form!
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match made in heaven

February 8, 2010
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have been really inspired lately by the partnership between designer paul poiret and artist raoul dufy. dufy’s splashy color and pattern translated so well into textiles for poiret’s sophisticated designs and obsession with orientalism and freedom from the corset. dufy’s work has such personality! time to throw an arabian nights party….
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sunday sunday sunday!

February 7, 2010
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chicagoans have to be sports fans. today at my house we’re flipping back and forth between the super and puppy bowls, but the superbowl shuffle is still the best moment for me in superbowl history. go bears!
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nice handiwork

February 2, 2010
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yet another gem of the digital collection of the new york public library, the peasant art of subcarpathian russia published in 1926. great inspiration for patterns, embroidery, and your (and my) spring gypsy looks.
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don’t point that thing at me!

January 30, 2010
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via nypl
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touche!

January 21, 2010
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lynn & horst just blogged about fencing- what a coincidence! i was just passing by the golden gate fencing center, conveniently located a block from my house, and wondering how i would go about getting involved in such a sport…i could look like this: images via anjalouise, loc, shorpy, and nypl
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naturally

January 15, 2010
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Yet another gem in the New York Public Library digital collections are the textile designs and drawings of E.A. Seguy. Absolutely stunning in their use of color, shape, pattern! Don’t you just want to wallpaper your house in this? I’m not even loving the bugs or butterflies that much, but I’m still so blown...
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brit birds

January 4, 2010
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my mom’s got this great coffee table book with loads of british fine-young-things from the 1960s- charly rampling, patty boyd, lady eliot, and on and on. it’s called birds of britain with photos and text by john d. green. just thought i’d share a bit with you, so grab a cup of tea and...
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merry christmas, dahling!

December 25, 2009
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it’s christmas eve and my mom and i are getting ready to prep for tomorrow’s giant meal of filipino deliciousness- chicken adobo, pansit, and my favorite coconut rice cake, bibingka! but before we do that, i’m teaching her how to tweet and helping her run the etsy store…aka looking at fabulous images of fashionable...
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sex sells

December 24, 2009
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