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James Lileks chronicles the hideous homes my generation grew up in with Interior Desecrations.  I hate dating myself, but this may explain certain psychological issues children of the seventies are prone to.  You just can’t have an accurate grip on reality when you’re surrounded by stuff like this.  Lileks’ commentary that accompanies each shot is absolutely hilarious…

Note how the drapes coyly admit a view of the outside world, which is substantially less yellow than your room. You might be able to go outside some day and see this strange non-yellow world for yourself.

I actually dig the kitchen.

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Hitting the Sack

12/29/2008

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(Feeling quite green today.)  

What a perfect idea! I love home stuff made with old burlap cargo bags, but these pillows made of recycled rice sacks should be way more comfy. Each one is an original and is faced with sacking on one side and soft cotton on the other.  So so so cute.  Twenty bucks a piece at Urban Outfitters!

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Dome Home

12/28/2008

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I can’t decide whether I love or hate these Japanese dome homes. Apparently they are quite eco-friendly, natural disaster-resistant, and egalitarian.  I kind of like the sauna and watering hole executions…
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Domestic Blitz

12/24/2008

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I love these beautiful melancholy paintings by Holly Farrell.  The Canadian-based artist’s images are less still-life and more intimate portrait minus people.  The vacuum cleaner in particular seems to have something to say. It’s kind of like she sneaks up on objects and catches them unprepared. The soaps are great too.  

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I keep a little of file of great rooms I’d like to sit around in for a while. Here are a few.

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I keep a little of file of great rooms I’d like to sit around in for a while. Here are a few.

In Stitches

12/23/2008

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Christmas always makes me think of needlepoint.  For the dexterously challenged among us, this is a simple alternative to knitting that can yield equally homey (and chic-who knew?) results.  Some great pieces here… (above: Frank Lloyd Wright Hand-painted Needlepoint Canvas)  Other great pieces below…

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