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Wednesday
Jun012011

[LINKED] Million Dollar Decorators Recaps

If you caught the premiere episode of Million Dollar Decorators last night, you know that it was RIDICULOUS.

These people say things like, "I don't get out of bed for less than one million dollars" and "I think my job is more important than the President of the United States."

I'll be doing weekly recaps over at Design Blahg, and I promise that they will always be at least partially hilarious. 

Check out the first one here.

Wednesday
Jun012011

[GIFTED] Jack Spade/Kate Spade

I was reading GQ on the subway this morning and came upon a new bag from Jack Spade for $136, which looked suspiciously like the Kate Spade bag that I had just bought for $255.

Yes, the husband and wife team behind Jack Spade and Kate Spade are copying each other's looks, but I can't even be mad about it.

Normally, I would lean towards Jack Spade's clean and simple looks (I have this bag), but I love the Magazine Tote I bought from Kate, mainly because it looks nice without being overly girly like everything else she makes. 

She's usually all like, "This bag has 12,000 seashells hot-glued to it because what woman doesn't love the beach LOL!"

SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP, Kate Spade. 

Make more simple magazine totes, less flowery bullshit.

Tuesday
May312011

[GIFTED] Exploding Dog Prints

Exploding Dog is the brainchild of artist Sam Brown, where readers submit titles and he creates drawings based on them.  This is a project that's 10 years in the making, and what continually blows my mind about this site is how titles submitted by strangers connect together so seamlessly.  If you read them in succession, you'd think that they were written by one person. 

They're quirky and odd as they are hopeful and quietly adorable.

And prints are on sale at his shop for under $75. 

More photos after the jump.

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Monday
May302011

[ETSY] Bakelite Business Card Holder

When I got my first real job, my father bought me one of those golden businesscard holders that are only used by douchebags.  I can't hold it against him, he thinks I am a powerful lady performing powerful lady business, and his view of what I do all day is probably summed up in this Saturday Night Live sketch

Needless to say, I don't carry that thing around.  This Bakelite Business Card Holder ($20) is a cooler version of that. 

More photos after the jump.

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Friday
May272011

My 5 Best Gifts: Raina Cox from If the Lamp Shade Fits 

Let's face it: giving the perfect gift to someone is like standing on top of a mountain and shouting, "HEY EVERYONE, I'M NOT AN EMOTIONAL CRIPPLE!"   

My 5 Best Gifts is a recurring feature that asks people to give up the goods on the best gifts they've given or received. 

Raina Cox is a Denver-based interior designer, and the voice behind the hilarious blog, If the Lamp Shade Fits.  Who better to get gift suggestions from than the woman who declares that life is "too short to live ugly?"

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