book smart.

i am nothing if not a book worm. you may have noticed the first thing i did when i moved into my new house was to build floor to ceiling built-in bookcases as fast as we possibly could. when i move, i lug my book collection along the way, causing movers everywhere serious back pain (sorry guys, they are not dead bodies but beloved hardbound treasures). but not only do i love... 
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stacked.

decor chick. is it just me or does everyone feel an intense pang of separation anxiety the minute they try to throw away their old magazines? so, in order not to have to part with our favorites (because that’s been proven to just be too dang hard), we’ve evolved them into decor for the well-read. stacked with our overflow of novels and paperback thrillers, there’s... 
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unexpected space saving spots.

alvhem. i think i’m diving in and going to remodel my bathroom & back bedroom. eeek! yikes! it’s kind of a two-step process that i’ll be explaining more about later, but essentially we’ll be knocking out the wall between the tiny bathroom and the back bedroom to make a much larger bathroom — and the back bedroom will become a walk-in closet... 
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stairway to book heaven.

my domaine. one of the things that makes me happiest about my new (well, now a year old!) house is the built-in bookcases we installed. i love books and i love displaying them for other people to enjoy. the only drawback is how tall my bookcases are since they reach my ceiling which at the highest pitch is about 13 feet tall. so i’m considering installing a library ladder... 
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new and noteworthy.

1. 1960’s Hans-Agne Jakobsson lighting fixture from the apartment. i found some new and noteworthy items this week that honestly i could scoop up in a heartbeat. and i mean all of them! i seem to be on a blush-colored bender lately and this time around i’m still feelin’ the blush love. it all started with this Hans-Agne Jakobsson lighting fixture —... 
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