Floor Lamps

As soon as cold winter weather really starts to set in I go into nesting mode and take stock of the house. What do I need? What needs to be thrown out or donated or sold? What needs stored? Right now I’m looking to replace the arc lamp in my living room that I love dearly, but that guests keep hitting their heads on. It will be relocated to the guest room and I’ll find something more upright for the living room. What are you looking to do in your home for the new year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dark Facades

Gardenista

 

Earlier this week I had a dream. I was hiking up a hillside path with a few friends when we saw a house that I said was my dream home, sort of a cabin-meets-tudor that was painted jet black and backed up to a forest with a big front lawn. No sooner did the event take place in my dream than my subconscious filed it away as 100% true. I’ve been in love with all black homes since seeing my first – a Victorian in San Francisco, I believe – but my location has never lent itself to making it a sensible reality. With the way black traps and collects heat it would have been a deathtrap in Oklahoma City, but here in Pennsylvania it makes a little more sense with the weather as well the style of house. In other words, I would happily paint the facade of my place obsidian if I could only get the nagging voice that keeps saying resell value! out of my head.

 

Dwell

 

Design Bureau

 

The Fresh Exchange

 

Todd Davis Architecture

 

Design*Sponge

 

Dwell

 

Habitus Living

 

Jean Verville Architecte

 

Møn Huset

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Best of 2016: September to December

A Belated Housewarming // Addison Eaton // Angela Deane // Arthur Brothers

 

Britt Hutchinson // Cai Guo Qiang // Camille Chew // Craig Ward

 

Dan Bannino // David Scheid // Deedee Cheriel // DIY Wooden Modern Bell Ornaments

 

Erik Jones // DIY Holiday Cat Toy + Ornament // Printable Holiday Gift Wrap + Tags // Jane Rainey

 

Jessica Dance // Joey Slaughter // Karine Jollet // Kreh Mellick

 

KUUM // Lauren Clay // Liz Sofield // Lola Dupre

 

Mamma Andersson // Mariko Kusumoto // Matt W. Moore // Monica Garwood

 

Neon Zinn // Charming the Doors Off // Nuria Farre // Paige Jiyoung Moon

 

Paolo Del Torro // Reeta Ek // Sophie Derrick // Steve Kim

 

Temporary Tapestry // Thomas Mailaender // Tracie Cheng // Water Pitcher Block

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Best of 2016: May to August

Amy Judd // Ana Hell // Anna Valdez // Aura Home

 

Benoit Paille // Bodil Jane // Carmen Segovia // Cecile van Hanja

 

Cheryl Sorg // Christopher Saunders // Courtney Mattison // Dan Lam

 

Daniel Entonado // Designer Fund/Moniker // Edie Nadelhaft // Endre Penovac

 

Joshua Flint // Juan Osorno // Karmen Ayvazyan // Katherine Tromans

 

Katy Ann Gilmore // Laura Jane Scott // Leslie Weaver // Lori Larusso

 

Lorraine Nam // Mae Engelgeer // Marc Figueras // Maria Svarbova

 

Matthias Heiderich // Michael Nykamp // Nicole Tijoux // Peter Zimmermann

 

Ring Soap // Stephan Zirwes // Tom Blachford // Ugo Rondinone

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Best of 2016: January to April

After taking a few days off to enjoy the holiday I’m doing something new, today through Friday I’ll be sharing my favorite art and design posts from 2016. It’s been amazing to look back at all of the talent we’ve covered over the past twelve months! I’m pumped to get started with 2017 next week as well because we have some fresh columns that I hope you’re going to love as much as I do!

 

42 Pressed // Advice to My 80 Year Old Self // Agata Wierzbicka // Alexandra Valenti

 

Ashley Eliza Williams // Carina Shoshtary // Christina A. West // A Floral Laden Brunch

 

Fox & Ramona // Fundamental Berlin // Henrietta Harris // Ilot

 

Jollypop // Jonas Wood // Julian Meagher // Knot Pillow

 

Larry Mantello // Layer // Layla Holzer // Lee Coren

 

Lisa Smirnova // Liz Orton // Lui Ferreyra // Marta Spendowska

 

Monica Rohan // Nick Knight // Pinch // Richard Keeling

 

Sandra Eterovic // Sarah Tanat Jones // Shore Rugs // Tim Moore

 

Victoria Wagner // Wire Numbers // Zsolt Hlinka // Showdown

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24 Last Minute Holiday Printables

Gift Tags from Oana Befort

Like I’ve mentioned, I’m way behind on just about everything this holiday. Between election madness, the state of the world, and 2016 as a whole I’m just not really feeling the holiday spirit quite like I normally do. I have yet to wrap any gifts other than the ones that have been sent off to faraway friends, zero cookies have been baked, and I still have no clue what to get my 92-year-old Grandma. If you’ve run out of some wrapping supplies or you just like free stuff, download these 24 holiday printables and remember that the season is all about love and togetherness, and it’s the thought that always counts most.

 

Patterned Gift Wrap + Gift Tags from The Beauty Dojo

 

HOHOXO Gift Tags from The Sweetest Occasion

 

Cards + Gift Tags from Free People

 

Gift Tags from Today’s Creative Life

 

Marbled Wrap from The Lovely Drawer

 

Gift Tags from Gather & Feast

 

Treat Labels from Julep

 

Gift Wrap from Craftberry Bush

 

Gift Wrap from Homey Oh My

 

Gift Tags from Julep

 

Holiday Cards from Brit + Co

 

Gift Tags for Handmades from Small + Friendly

 

Gift Tags from Fresh Exchange

 

Gift Tags from Melissa Esplin

 

Gift Tags from The Merrythought

 

Gift Tags from Creative Index

 

Gift Tags from Mandi Nelson

 

Hugs Bags from Oh Happy Day

 

Holiday Stickers from The Merrythought

 

Gift Tags + Stickers from Jessica Keala

 

Gift Wrap from Almost Makes Perfect

 

Gift Tags from The Beauty Dojo

 

Thank You Cards + Envelopes from Melissa Esplin

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Candy Bark 12 Ways

My Grandma’s nut roll, egg custard pie, Hershey Kiss cookies. All of these foods and more remind me of the holidays, including candy bark. What I love about this incredibly easy treat is that it can include everything but the kitchen sink or actually be borderline healthy for you depending on what you add. I’ve rounded up a selection of both, check ’em all out below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on each image to go to the recipe.
All photos copyright of their respective sites unless otherwise noted.

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Sweatered Up

 

If the day’s high of 19-degrees is any sign of the winter that’s to come, I’d better stock up on sweaters ASAP. My favorites are the big, chunky knit styles but it’s a good idea to a have a few more formfitting pieces in the mix as well. If you’re already in the middle of this polar vortex with me, take a peek at these twenty sweaters that will hopefully hold you over until… April? More than half are on sale for up to 40% off! (Just click on each image.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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