Tag Archives: etsy

Destination: Austin, TX

This eccentric, laid-back college town is the bohemian heart of Texas. It is the capital city, and is currently known to be “The Live Music Capital of the World.” The liberal lifestyles of many Austin residents translate to a desire to protect small, unique, local businesses, and there is a lot to celebrate in the [...]

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Destination: Sydney, Australia

Surrounded by national parks and beaches, Sydney is a beautiful city located on Australia’s south-east coast. Prominent styles of architecture include Gothic Revival and Georgian, and the harbour is famous for the contemporary Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. I’ve heard Sydney’s design style defined as “casual luxe” and I think it’s perfect. Here are [...]

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Destination: Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee is the capital of Florida and home to many historic homes and plantations, as well as notable higher education facilities, Florida State University and Florida A&M. It is also rumored to be the first city to celebrate Christmas. Locals love the year round festivals and outdoor activities. Today I’m celebrating handmade in Tallahassee! Eclectic [...]

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Destination: Miami, Florida

Miami is well-known for its beaches, trendy nightlife, and Art Deco architecture. Locals enjoy year-round outdoor activities, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, and city-wide recycling programs. I love these one-of-a-kind pieces by Homeless Design Lab.  The Miami-based artists give discarded furniture a new life and redesign, using low or zero VOC finishes, scraps, and [...]

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Destination: Tampa, FL

Located on the west coast of Florida, Tampa is a city of Cuban, Italian and Spanish influence, and an outdoor lifestyle. Locals love the cultural identity, and that the city does not rely on tourism as revenue. Architecture downtown is mainly post-modern, and many of the city’s old cigar and coffee factories are being rehabilitated [...]

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Destination: Baltimore, MD

Also known as “Charm City,” Baltimore is America’s largest seaport. The Inner Harbor was once the second leading port of entry for immigrants to the US, as well as a major manufacturing center. The city exhibits examples from each period of architecture covering more than two centuries, and work from many famous architects including Mies [...]

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Destination: Oakland, CA

Oakland is a  fantastic place to explore local design. Besides being home to many independent artists and designers, there is a strong sense of community and emphasis on shopping local in order to sustain economic development and neighborhood revitalization. The following sample of Oakland artists is inspired by Oakland Unwrapped, an online marketplace where shoppers [...]

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History Lesson: The Ceiling Medallion

Ceiling medallions were popular ornamental items for the home in the 19th century. Their purpose has always been purely decorative, adding architectural detail and elegance to the room as well as enhancing the light fixture typically hanging below. Traditionally, the size and details of the medallion reflected the importance of the room as well as [...]

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Weekly Wrap Up: From Capron to Mid-Century Rockers

Monday’s History Lesson: Roger Capron Tuesday Tout:  Sprucing Up With Paint New In Design: Alno’s Marecucina Kitchen Wednesday’s Design Meets Fashion:  The Romantics Thrifty Thursday: Etsy’s Alchemy Tool Friday Faves: Mid-Century Rocker Chair

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Thrifty Thursday: Etsy’s Alchemy Tool

Have a custom item you want made but don’t think you can afford it? Try Etsy’s Alchemy tool where you can request custom items to be made and artisans bid on the job. It’s also an amazing tool if you want to create something but don’t know how to. Check out the fun informational video [...]

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