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Month: July 2008

We *Heart* The USPS

Hey you design-a-holic… were you aware of how cool the new postage stamp is? Because I am totally crushing on the Charles and Ray Eames commmorative sheet. I am definitely getting a few, one for framing on my wall like the big design dork I am, and one for upping the coolness factor on the bills I still have to pay with a check. ( Why can’t everyone just go…

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Don’t Forget to Say “Thank You!”

When someone is kind enough to let you stay in their home, whether for one night or one month, it’s common knowledge that you should thank them. When the trip is an extended one, it’s generally expected that you thank your host or hostess (or both) with a gift. The longer the stay, the more the gift. Here are some ideas for the next time you find yourself on someone’s…

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PR5 Report: Episode 2

Well, last night’s episode of Project Runway was a wild ride. It seems the theme for last night was too short, badly fitted, and talking in the third person. The old routine of creating a schtick just to get a clip reel dedicated to you during the reunion show is getting really old. Last season it was Christian and his declaring everything “fierce”. I can already see it for this…

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Everything But The Kitchen Table…

A preppy kitchen booth with extra storage below is always handy. Lately, I’ve been hunting for the perfect kitchen table and chairs. Something small enough for my little apartment’s dining room, but still enough to fill the breakfast nook of a house in the future. I really want a clean and modern round table to surround with industrial metal or mix-and-match antique dining chairs. Luckily, I have lots of pictures…

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The HF List: Oh What a Tangled Web…

I remember those days, maybe 10 years ago, when the internet was not the behemoth that it is today. The web was there, but it wasn’t so world wide. Today, most people spend a good portion of their workday on the internet, not to mention their downtime. Why buy an encyclopedia when you can Google? Why go to the store when you can have it shipping for free? Words like…

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HF Weekly Obsession:

I put this little vignette together just for this photo. Something classic (the tufted 1430 Loveseat from Lee Industries in Tampa Slate), a couple things organic (the Organic Cocktail Table and the Twig Table in Brass Lamp; Black Granite), and something geometric (the Tommorrowland Rug). Mix these pieces for an adult and striking living room combination. Then tell the kids to stay in the playroom. HighFashionHome.com – Unique Furniture and…

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PR5 Report: Episode 1

As a lot of you may know, Project Runway 5 started last night. I can tell this is going to be a bumpy ride. The challenge (taken from season one) was to create a garment out of supplies from the grocery store. Right away, Tim jumped on several of the contestants for choosing tablecloths, which are basically fabric. That defeats the whole purpose of the challenge! However, a few of…

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Project Runway Season 5: Here We Go Again!

The bios of the contestants for Season 5 have just been released (2 days before the premiere which airs Wednesday night at 9pm/8pm Central). 16 designers will duke it out for the chance to show at Fashion Week and, of course, the grand prize. I’ll reserve my official judgements on the cast until I see what they do in the first episode, but after reading up on their bios, I…

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The HF List: Fall Trends Report 2008

A couple days ago, D*sign Addict and I hit up a Fashion Group International: Fall Trends 2008 seminar. We got to see what will be hot for Fall 2008 (besides the Houston weather), so that we could bring it to you. While their report was quite extensive, I’ve condensed it for you to the top ten most wearable trends for the season. Take a look, feel free to give me…

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The HF List: Summer Vacation for Grown-Ups

If you’re a parent, more than likely your summer vacations will be limited to kid-friendly locales like beaches, theme parks, and the occasional zoo. If you are not a parent, more than likely you don’t want to spend your summer vacation with other people’s kids. Maybe you’re looking for a romantic spot in which to cozy up with your love, or a relaxing vineyard to enliven your wine palette, or…

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