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Wilson Graphics Porthole Wall Decals

Posted in home, products, sea, space with tags , , , on April 8, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Over at Wilson Graphics, you will find an awesome array of porthole wall decals, featuring space and sea scenery

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I’d love to have one of these (probably a space image) in a quirky home library.

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What other world would YOU like a porthole to show?

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Microscope Lamp

Posted in craft, home, inspiration with tags , , on April 6, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Check out this re-purposed microscope lamp from Northern Electric on Etsy.

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I would love to make something like this if I could ever find a great deal on a busted vintage microscope at a flea market! Anyone getting rid of one? :-)

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Beep Art

Posted in design, home, retro, vintage with tags , , , , on March 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

If you are into bold domestic expression, Beep Art might have something for you.

This was the image that brought me to their site (I am a sucker for mid century atomic design, though I’m NOT generally “bold” in a brightly colored wall sort of way):

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These are some of the more eye catching, unique wall details out there, for sure.

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They also make great retro inspired laptop/ipad/etc. skins.
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Steampunk Mountain Lamp

Posted in home, lighting, steampunk with tags , , on February 9, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Thanks to Ulrike for showing me this lovely lamp.

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This one-of-a-kind table lamp is expertly crafted from a perfect amalgamation of modern electrical components and upcycled vintage and antique materials. It is comprised almost entirely of brass, steel, copper, glass and iron (it’s very heavy). Flip the switch for the eerie plasma light effect, and then push the left shift key to turn on the incandescent lights.

The proliferation of steampunk modifications out there has made me pretty picky…but I think this one is a very worthy effort.

Steampunk Mountain

Deconstructed Sofa

Posted in furniture, home with tags , on February 5, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Are you ready for Anthropologie’s Deconstructed Sofa? Yep…this is actually a thing.

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Apparently, a bunch of old pillows tied to a sofa frame left on a curb can be marketed as postmodern and sold for $4,298.

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Thanks, Liz!

For more ridiculous items, check out my past series Uncomfortable Furniture Week

Witch City Wicks

Posted in christmas, home, products, wish list with tags , , , on December 17, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Witch City Wicks has a lovely selection of wintery candles, perfect for the holidays.

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The scent mixtures are unique and enticing…
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And the presentation is beautiful.
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I love their “black” collection, of course.
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I must have a hundred candles at home…and I still want a few of these from Witch City Wicks!

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Halloween Countdown: Bat Wall Decals

Posted in halloween, home, products with tags , , on October 19, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Unlike other opaque decals I’ve seen in the past, these Bat Decals are a bit more photorealistic.

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They remind me of antique illustrations. Very cool.

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Halloween Countdown: Yankee Candle

Posted in halloween, home, products, wish list with tags , , , on October 10, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Here are my three favorite offerings from Yankee Candle’s Halloween Selection this year (I was less impressed with the Boney Bunch new editions than previous years, actually)

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Nicer…
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And finally…

I would absolutely display this all year. I wish I had a collection of them.
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The Mad Platters

Posted in home, sea, wish list with tags , , on September 3, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

The Mad Platters absolutely count as “fine china” in my opinion. Sea creatures CAN look like china patterns, after all. This one is my all time favorite:

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The Mad Platters

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Periodic TableWare

Posted in geek, home, products, science, wish list with tags , , , , on June 19, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Periodic TableWare is a fantastic new kickstarter that brings a little science to the table (literally).

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Geek homes everywhere need these! Starting with this geeky blogger.

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A mere six words nicely summarize my feelings about this project.

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