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Friday, December 18th, 2009

Flickr Faves on Fridays: Vintage Bulb Wreath

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Oh, again, this comes from the Etsy there’s no place like here flickr group, this time from member GeorgiaPeachez (check out her blog here). This is such a ReadyMade-worth reuse I can’t even stand it. Can you teach me how to make me something from my probably-dangerous 10-year old tiny white lights? I feel really guilty throwing them away, but I watch Hoarders too often to keep them.

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photo by GeorgiaPeachez

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Friday, December 18th, 2009

Flickr Faves on Fridays: Etsy Artists’ Trees

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I was just perusing The Storque Blog over at Etsy after reading this really interesting article in The New York Times yesterday, and I found a flickr group where Etsy peeps share their Christmas trees. It’s awesome.

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This Smurfalicious tree is from flickr member PollyPainting.

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Environmental Stocking Stuffer of the Week: Seed Bombs

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Our pal VisuaLingual’s Seed Bombs have been getting mad press lately, and it couldn’t have happened to a more better product. Maya and Michael have designed the bombs to make random acts of gardening a cinch.  They have chosen native seeds that are bird, bee, and butterfly friendly.

The seeds were chosen because they are native to the midwest, but they will work all over the U.S.A. They include:

Queen Anne’s Lace, Upland White Aster Aster, Prairie Aster, Pot
Marigold, Cornflower, Siberian Wallflower, Shasta Daisy, Godetia,
Farewell-to-Spring, Lance-Leaf Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis, Sulphur
Cosmos, Wild Cosmos, Chinese Forget-Me-Not, Wild Larkspur, Sweet
William, Purple Coneflower, California Poppy, Perennial Gaillardia,
Indian Blanket, Globe Gilia, Baby’s Breath, Wild Annual Sunflower,
Dwarf Sunflower, Dame’s Rocket, Rose Mallow, Baby Snapdragon,
Candytuft, Scarlet Flax, Blue Flax, Perennial Lupine, Russell Lupine,
Annual Lupine, Four O’Clock, Baby Blue Eyes, Evening Primrose, Red
Poppy, Mexican Hat, Prairie Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan, Gloriosa
Daisy, Sweet Coneflower, None-so-Pretty

The muslin bags were made in the USA and screenprinted by hand with the Midwest Seed Bombs design. Inside each pouch is the full list of the seeds included. Each filled pouch weighs approximately 4-4.5 ounces. When you’ve used up the seed bombs, reuse the pouch or frame it!

To order, click here.

P.S. If you’d like a house tour of Maya and Michael’s former beer hall home and studio, click here.

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Modern Inspiration: The Front Walk

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The front walk – it’s your first chance at making an impression on visitors. Since more and more crackheads are knocking on my door asking for money lately, I have thorny roses blocking mine. However, if you want to let visitors feel welcome and let them know that you are groovy, you do what Jenn Ski did. We are LOVING the way she interpreted and installed the idea behind these photos.

Just wait until summer! Jenn has all the concrete poured. Here is the story of the work in pictures on flickr.

We also love Jenn Ski’s prints, available in her Etsy shop. Here’s a teaser:

images via Jenn Ski;

  • first image: Garden Art & Decoartion, A Sunset Book, ©1962
  • second image: she found at Junkcultureshop, one of my new favorite blogs.
  • third image by Jenn Ski
  • fourth image: Home Sweet Home giclee copyright Jenn Ski. See link above to purchase on Etsy.
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

P.S. Lockette Has a Blog!

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Oops, an oversight! Today’s featured flickr fave Lockette also has a blog called The Locker. Here’s one more shot of how she organizes her work so beautifully:

photo from The Locker

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