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Kirk McGuire: Cephalopod Tables

Posted in furniture, home, sculpture, sea, wish list with tags , , , , on July 29, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Now THIS is how you hold up a pane of glass for a coffee table! Kirk McGuire has a series of bronze sculpture tables that add a dash of marine adornment to the home.

The octopus is definitely my favorite.
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But the giant squid is pretty great, too.
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And the leafy sea dragon is a bit more understated, which is nice if you don’t opt for the bold look of cephalopods.
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Kirk McGuire
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Cardiac Wallpaper

Posted in anatomy, decoration, home with tags , , on July 28, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve never considered patterned wallpaper before (my environment tends to be a little “busy” with books and odd trinkets cluttering every free space, so it seemed a touch overstimulating to add designs to the mix). But I’m sold on this Cardiac Wallpaper.

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I think this looks lovely. We’ve all heard the expression “If those walls could talk…” The hell with talking; I’d like my walls to rhythmically beat.

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Cardiac Wallpaper
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Industrial Artifact

Posted in furniture, home with tags , on July 22, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Industrial Artifact has me drooling over their home furnishings, particularly the gorgeous vintage style storage.

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So many drawers! A piece like this could nicely streamline my craft supply/trinket hoarding…*cough*…I mean…collecting.
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While the store lands unequivocally outside my current price range, a girl can dream.
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Industrial Artifact

Kintsukuroi

Posted in craft, home, inspiration, japan, wish list with tags , , , , on July 20, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Kintsukuroi is a concept very close to my heart. Like these pieces, my body bears the marks of having been broken and put back together again (multiple times). Oh, the stories a few inches of skin can tell!

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I find these items breathtaking, and would very much like to create one or have one in my home. Upon reading about this technique and philosophy, I was reminded of a thrift store statue I purposely bought in a broken state (despite the urging of a well-meaning shop owner to opt for one in better condition); a angel holding a bird whose wing had broken off. Though no more than half an inch was missing, the entire meaning of the statue changed with that broken wing. The bird was not dallying for a moment in the midst of carefree flight as originally intended, it was being cradled, protected, healed by a benevolent protector.
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As I continue to move through my (still unspeakably slow and challenging) physical recovery, I rejoice in the lines on my flesh that saved my life and the metaphorical gold within them. I am not broken…I am Kintsukuroi, right?
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Take time to love the imperfect, the discarded, the reconstructed and overlooked treasures around you (or ON you!). As Leonard Cohen once sang “There’s a crack in everything…that’s how the light gets in.”

Hafod Grange Botanical Paperweights

Posted in home, nature, products, wedding, wish list with tags , , , , on June 12, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Hafod Grange makes a gorgeous array of Botanical Paperweights.

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I love both the idea and execution here. They are a glimpse of wildlife, frozen in time, and as much as I adore unencapsulated nature I find it intriguing to gaze upon the eternal “life” of that which we all know to be ephemeral.
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They can custom make these spherical wonders with wedding or other special occasion flowers, if you’re the sentimental type (I am…I would very much like to get one).
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Botanical Paperweights

Retro Atomic Sci-Fi Kitchen

Posted in craft, decoration, home, retro, retrofuturism, sci-fi with tags , , , , , on June 1, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Ceramic artist LuRu’s Retro Atomic Sci-Fi Kitchen is a truly awesome, completely handmade renovation.

Look at these incredible tiles!
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Despite working with a small space, LuRu really rocked this theme. There’s even a sci-fi “stovescape!”
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Yep…I’m completely in love with this tiling.
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See many more pictures here.

Flying Squirrel Lamp

Posted in creatures, home, lighting with tags , , on May 30, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I can’t find a source for this Pinterest discovery, but it’s worth featuring.

I love flying squirrels. And I love that this exists.

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PS. My comment forwarding was somehow disabled a week or two ago and I just discovered the glitch. Apologies for not seeing/replying to comments yet. I may not be able to catch up replying to each one, but I’m reading them all now! Please continue to comment. I’m hoping it’s resolved.

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