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Reader Question: How Do I Organize All My Tights?

Last week, a reader (and a friend of mine) Kari, tweeted in asking for help organizing her growing collection of tights and hoisery. Admittedly this made me scratch my head for a second because my collection is in shambles as well.

But after a little pondering, I think the best solution is probably to categorize the tights and store them accordingly. I’d vote for honeycomb storage like this from the Real Simple Solutions product line:

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Pretty Spring Pillows

Get inspired for spring with these pretty Erin Flett pillows.

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Ferm Living Spring/Summer 2011

My friend is the new rep for Ferm Living in Germany so I’ve been waiting for her to share their latest catalog with me and it’s here! Jonathan Lo from Happy Mundane posted it first, so I can’t take credit, but here are some additional images that show their new collection for Spring/Summer 2011. I agree with Jonathan when it comes to some of their kids products when he said, “Move over kids, these are mine!” – for sure, Jonathan!

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Totally Cute Tote Bags!

Confession: I’m obsessed with tote bags. I have between 12 to 15. Eek!

There, I said it. Not that it’s something to be ashamed of. However, I do admit it’s a bit excessive. But, I see my tote bags as yet another way to express my individuality (there are so many styles/designs to choose from). Plus, they are a perfect example of “function meets fashion.”


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Muuto Wood Lamp

Meet a new gift to myself, the wood lamp designed by TAF Architects for Muuto in Denmark. Isn’t it the best? I love the simplicity of it, the exposed cord, visible screws, raw wood… it’s a nice contrast to the more modern lighting that is out there isn’t it?

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‘Tis The Season For…Sequins!


What’s the holiday season without a little razzle dazzle? And there is no better way to add some shine to your life than with the always shining and popular…sequin!




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Throw Pillow Round Up

I’ve been on the hunt for throw pillow inspiration lately. I’m planning on sewing my own for my sofa, but I wanted to do something a little bit more exciting than just a plain pillow cover.

Here are some of the pillows I’ve found so far that I like. Next step, off to the fabric stores.


Monogrammed Recycled Felt Applique Pillow, $65 Alexandra Ferguson on Etsy

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Pillows by Marianne van Ooij

Industrial designer Marianne van Ooij told me about her new collection of silkscreened pillows recently and I thought I’d share them since they’re a bit different from the more trendy items on the market today. It’s fun to see what independent designers come up with and often it’s refreshing to see something less mainstream, isn’t it?

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Magical Pillows at Fabricadabra

Fabricadabra! Your room can be transformed in minutes with magical pillows from this very special web shop. Fabricadabra is based in Massachusetts and owned by Donna Halloran who has the best eye for prints and patterns. I recently spotted one of her pillows on Jen’s sofa over at Made By Girl. What do you think? A pretty nice accent, right?

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Textiles Designer Erin Flett

Erin Flett is a Maine-based graphic and textile designer who, in addition to her etsy shop, sells and licenses her custom prints and originals to national companies who specialize in soft furnishings, apparel or paper products. Flett recently launched a collection of bold hand silk-screened pillows on vintage reproduction 100% cotton bark cloth that is made in the USA. Want to see these fun and quirky designs? They just scream warm weather and seaside vacations!

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