new and noteworthy

small alabaster bud vases / sfgirlbybay

i love this Lamp / Breed from studio klaer. this week on new and noteworthy i thought we’d have a little fun and round up a few things you may not necessarily need, but you may really want once you see how cute they are. like, how are you feeling about fanny packs these days? can you go there again (if you ever went there to begin with)? anyway, here’s a few... 
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guess who’s coming to dinner?


you’re all invited! here’s a look at the dining room of my new cottage dwelling at present state — again still kind of a work in progress so all comments are welcome. this room was a total man cave. woven wood blinds on the windows covering up all that nice light and brown-beige paint and wall-to-wall really gross carpet. we painted it with sherwin williams... 
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that old black magic.


i’ve been coveting one of these long arm, mid-century modern looking black lamps for some time now. there’s so many variations on these — i think one of serge mouill iconic fixtures would make me happiest of all, but i’d be happy let any one of these bright lights shine their goodness upon me. clockwise, l to r: jason koharik lamp via lawson-fleming;... 
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put a pom-pom on it.


the september issue of martha stewart living has the cutest diy feature all about the pom-pom. my favorite has got to be this pendant lamp shade with the sweet, unexpected pom-pom’s dangling from it. so cute, but yet not overly so, wouldn’t you say? i might so far as to say these are quite sophisticated pom-poms, at that! the bedspread below is pretty brilliant... 
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schoolhouse rocks.


i am so very honored that the wonderful lighting company schoolhouse electric co. (one of my sponsors) chose to feature my dining nook in their brand new celestial collection catalog. i have schoolhouse’s satellite pendant lamp with the pretty metallic bulbs and i love it. it’s got just that right amount of modern sprocket lamp look, and it’s even on dimmers.... 
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