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shop talk: Fresh Tangerine opens in Pioneer Square

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Portland-based jewelry designer and creator of Fresh Tangerine, Kim Kogane, recently migrated north and now calls Seattle home. Her work is delicate, feminine and youthful. I visited her studio/shop in Pioneer Square to check out her designs and chat with the designer herself. I stopped in during her open house – I always love to see what local artists and designers are up to – and it out her studio is Advertisements

bold colors & sweet treats: happy friday!

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Welcome to the weekend! It was a fantastic week, but I’m also glad it’s coming to a close. Here are a few of my favorite finds from the last few days. Be sure to check out the Nectarine and Coconut Milk Popsicles from BiteDelite – so delicious and perfect for a summer afternoon!     My other favorites: Artwork by Peggy Wolf – LOVE her use of color and graphic, fashion-forward images. Pom-Pom Mobile by Danna Haim […]

copper gold and fabulous: happy friday!

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The weekend is almost here! I’m excited to wrap it up by sharing a few of my favorite finds with you – how cute are these little handmade ring dishes? And who doesn’t need a fabulous bling pinata?? Hope you get plenty of sun & relaxation in over the next two days!     Hexagon speckled ring dish from The Object Enthusiast Bling Pinata from Prospect Goods Rose/Gold Plated Bracelet in taupe by Gillian Julius Photo by […]

celebrating friday with champagne sangria

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Happy Friday! The sun is shining and everyone seems to be in a good mood this afternoon. I hope you have some fabulous weekend plans in store. Mine will begin with wine on the patio with some of my favorite ladies; not a bad place to start! If you need a little inspiration, why not treat yourself to some champagne sangria? Check out the recipe below from Kiran Tarun.   Citrusy Champagne Sangria 4 cups freshly squeezed […]

object of my affection: BAUX

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You may have heard the buzz about BAUX, a small company from Sweden that launched at Stockholm Design Week in February. BAUX, which is making waves with their innovative acoustic panels, began when the Swedish industrial design studio Form Us With Love  founding partners Jonas Pettersson, John Löfgren and Petrus Palmér paired with entrepreneurs Johan Ronnestam and Fredrik Franzon. Meet the team behind BAUX and learn more about their popular new products in this short video: Baux embodies the idea that […]

Dream Kitchen for a Foodie

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As some of you know, I not only maintain my own blog but I also write a design column for The Mother Connection’s newsletter in Massachusetts, as well as contribute to our newsletter at Six Walls here in the Seattle area. Below is my most recent column, inspired by our trip to Vegas for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show last month. This just went out and we already got a call from a client […]

2014 trend: pastels

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Happy Monday! I hope those of you who have the day off are having a lovely three day weekend. So, with friends in other parts of the country getting pounded with some pretty nasty winter weather it’s hard to believe that spring is just a month away. But it is! We’re all looking forward to a bit of sunshine and some warmer weather here in Seattle as well, so, to set the mood for spring […]

Vegas Part Two

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Hello again from sunny Las Vegas! Day two included a couple of great seminars on customer service and form/function/feeling in design. This was a good balance between the client relationship aspect of the design business and the creative side. During the week it’s easy (and often necessary) to put the blinders on and focus on getting the work done so it’s refreshing to step back and think about HOW we’re getting the work done: to […]

Vegas Part Three

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Day three… Go Seahawks!! The parade in Seattle has been all over social media today and I wish I could have been home to celebrate with my city. Although I have been having a fantastic time here in Las Vegas at KBIS & the IBS. So in my last post I mentioned that I was going to search for more sustainable products, which I did find, but the theme today turned out to be more […]