artisté du jour: nathalie lété.

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have you ever seen the whimsical work of artist nathalie lété? you may have, but just not realized it was her lovely work — because nathalie has a line of dishware, aprons, kitchen accessories, and even mushroom forest wallpaper at anthropolgie and has collaborated in many other art forms throughout her years as an artist and designer. Nathalie Lete lives and works... 
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a cozy new year’s eve at home.

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i’m not one to rush out to a bunch of new year’s eve parties each year. instead, i’d much rather spend the evening with a few special friends, either making a really great dinner, or sharing a few cocktails and reminiscing and laughing about our year (the good & the bad) and what’s ahead for 2016. to make it extra cozy this year (it’s been... 
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vintage finds for a modern world: brown bottles.

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sarah ingram. brown can get such a bad rap, don’t you think? it’s often labeled as boring and sometimes gets lumped in with beige and bachelor pads — and not in a good way. and yet ‘brown’ is all around us — it’s everywhere we look in nature: beautiful big oak trees, endless prairies and rolling hillsides. and then there’s classic... 
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thanksgiving tablescapes.

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lovely foilage, via steph somebo on steller. the thanksgiving holiday is a few days away and kitchens across the country are gearing up for the big family feast. it’s a little different here at my house — i’m cooking this year and in our smith-family tradition we go british and forgo the turkey for prime rib, mashed potatoes, and most importantly yorkshire... 
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getting to the root of it.

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a well traveled woman. i have been coveting the idea of rooting plants in vintage glass jars for a while now. i even tried the (seemingly) easy idea of rooting an avocado pit to no avail. i’ve been successful when it comes to growing from bulbs — like paper whites, but when it comes to roots, i’m an utter failure. so i’m coming to you guys for guidance.... 
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