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Eat, Drink, and be Merry!

Tomorrow is the start of a new holiday tradition. We’re throwing a party, so if you’re in Houston, pick up a new toy or clothing to donate to Houston Children’s Charity, and stop by the store. There will be drinks and nibbles, awesome music, and DISCOUNTS! Get some Christmas shopping done (minus the mall traffic). P.S. We’ll gift wrap it, too. Don’t forget to RSVP! – Unique Furniture and…

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Happy Black Friday

photo via Gerry May. May you have the wisdom to shop online this year! Psst… we’ve got lots of good stuff for Christmas at! – Unique Furniture and Accessories for the Eclectic, Modern Lifestyle.

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Puff, The Magic Jacket

For quite a while, I thought all things puffy were just ridiculous. However, I’ll be the first to admit when I am wrong, and folks, I was wrong. The cute, cool, and downright sophisticated jackets and vests below have proven me wrong. I was mostly drawn to the color of this one. Not that I would need anything this hardcore in Houston. Still, fun to look. Moka Coat by Moncler…

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I’m in love with all of the tough-but-not zipper details I’m seeing everywhere. Designers are putting lengths of zipper in all of the places they used to put trim. That’s thinking outside the box… Punk up your package with Zipper Tape @ Walker Art.  Zipper Rose Cuff by Adia Kibur. Rosette Platforms from Topshop. Zipper Pin @ Walker Art. I love how the zipper detail makes the sleeves hold their…

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Stunning Buildings With Whole Trees

This would have been the ultimate house as a kid. From the NY Times, an unmilled tree can hold 50% more weight than the largest piece of lumber milled from the same tree. The more whole wood is used in place of steel, the less carbon is pumped into the air. By peeling smaller weed trees out of a crowded forest stand, the remaining trees get bigger and healthier. The…

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We Did It!

Top Five Reasons To Conquer a Half-Marathon: #5: It’s a good excuse to skip the parties and get to bed early! #4: The bags full of free swag! #3: Holiday pounds? Not you! #2: The awe of family and friends. “You ran how many miles?!” #1: The satisfaction and pride you get from crossing that finish line faster than you predicted! You may have guessed by now that I did…

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Metropolitan Home Is Now Homeless.

Met Home’s next issue will be it’s last. It’s a sad day for modern home design enthusiasts. Metropolitan Home will be closing it’s door by year end. The December 2009 issue will be the last for the venerable shelter magazine after 28 years in publication. Everyone that currently has a subscription to Met Home will now receive Elle Decor instead.  Metropolitan Home is joining a growing list of defunct home…

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Wake Up Call

I’ve been having a hard time waking up lately. Maybe it’s because there’s nothing interesting to look at the second my eyes open. On my nightstand: two pairs of eyeglasses (for before-bed TV watching by my husband and I), a midcentury-modern white lamp, remote control, and a snoozefest of an alarm clock I’ve had since college. Time for an upgrade? Yes, please. I’ve been eyeing this Wood LED Clock since…

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New Gifts In Time For Christmas!

Christmas is right around the corner! It’s that time of year where our customers go crazy for some of our fun gifts. We just uploaded a lot of new products just in time for the holiday season. Check out some of our favorites: Drink your triple grande, non-fat latte with a shot of espresso in eco-friendly style. It’s cheaper at High Fashion Home than here. I Am Not A Paper…

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I’ve Been So Distant…

A thousand apologies for my extended absence! I promise I have a good reason. The powers-that-be at work seem to think I’m worthy of more responsibilities. So, for the past two weeks, I’ve been learning the ropes of a new position. Now that I’m getting a grip on it, I can take a moment to post something new! What better to pull me away from the paperwork than Stella McCartney’s…

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