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Jellyfish Air Plants

Posted in craft, decoration, nature, sea, wish list with tags , , , , on January 28, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

PetitBeast invented a brilliant houseplant display using sea urchin shells to mimic the body of a jellyfish and growing plants as tentacles.

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These little sweeties hang in the air and give the illusion of floating/swimming through space. Each one is entirely unique as, with minimal care, it grows in its own fashion, delicately swirling and curling.

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Some versions come in kits of 3, which I think would look extra amazing.
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Would you hang this in your home? I give it two thumbs, um…eight tentacles up!

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Plasticland Ornament Roundup

Posted in christmas, decoration, wish list with tags , , on December 22, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Plasticland has so many excellent ornaments this year. Unique, humorous, quirky, esoteric, kitschy-cute…it’s all here!

Twinkling T-Rex
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Sugar Skull Bat
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Good Fortune Palmistry Hand
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Skeletal Unicorn
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Retro Roboto Starman
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Spectacular Santaur
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Glass Octopus
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Three Wise Owls
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Sublime Skull
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Which one is your favorite?

Cosmic Tree

Posted in christmas, decoration, space with tags , , on December 19, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

My holiday spirit is admittedly low this year, for the reasons cited in my tree post around this time last year (I’m quite homesick for NY and hadn’t planned on my health turning a two week trip to LA into a two year stay). But I did put up our little table top tree and chose “Cosmic” as a theme.

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Though not as fancy as Blown Glass Solar System Ornaments, even paper planets can look pretty cool.

Previously this little fellow the was Tree of Horrors.

Octopus Ornament Roundup

Posted in christmas, decoration, sea with tags , , on December 15, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I decided to do an image odyssey to discover octopus ornaments, and quickly learned that they exist in all styles, colors and mediums! I apologize for not linking to the source on each of these (please drop the pic in a google image search if you want to trace it!). Have a look at some sweet, festive cephalopods:

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Sometimes I’m tempted to do “theme” trees for the holidays (perhaps it’s worth doing with a table top tree each year). I think a Sea Tree would be fabulous.
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Wyrdwerks Krampus Ornaments

Posted in christmas, craft, decoration, krampus with tags , , , on December 14, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

If you’re looking to decorate your tree with Alpine beasts of folklore, Wyrdwerks has some excellent handmade Krampus ornaments.

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They come in a few different styles and a variety of colors.
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And they are crafted well enough to be genuinely creepy.
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Blown Glass Solar System Ornaments

Posted in christmas, craft, decoration, space with tags , , , on December 6, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

My favorite decoration I’ve come across this year is this series of Solar System Ornaments.

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From the product description:
Blown glass Christmas ornaments. A Saturn that actually LOOKS like Saturn, with Cassini data used to etch the rings! A Sun with sunspots! Earth and Mars with clouds and polar caps, Jupiter with a red spot, and I include Pluto, just because! Very cool!! And with a loop on the top to hang on your tree. I like to hang these in the window during non-Christmas months. The sunlight coming through them is amazing! I hand blow these ornaments myself. Ornament size is about 2″ for the small ones, up to 4 inches, and Saturn has the rings about 4.5″. With the rings, the ornament is heavier than my others and may be too heavy for little trees. All of the ornaments are thicker than cheap breakable ones, and have been crash tested by my cats to be able to withstand normal handling and last a lifetime as heirloom pieces.

I’d like to try my hand at making a series like this via painting (or even plush). In fact, I’d like to do a whole space themed tree. Unfortunately, the price of these ornaments is too steep for me, but they are awesome pieces.

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House of Collection

Posted in decoration, home, inspiration, oddities, vintage with tags , , , , on November 11, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve found a new source of home inspiration (well, it’s not exactly new since this has been sitting in my queue for years, but it WAS new inspiration when I first saw it).

Paige Stevenson and Ahnika Meyer have transformed their Brooklyn loft into a veritable museum of lost, discarded, forgotten wonders.

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I love living spaces that are thick with history and storied fragments of days gone by. Their place is a gorgeous showcase, largely due how they choose to display these “mundane” items. There is a perfect contrast of still life and lush plant growth.
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See a writeup on these wonderfully unique individuals and their home in the New York Times.

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