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"Shop Girls." Sarah + Keeli

You are probably wondering who will be managing the store when I am at the agency?  I want to introduce you to my fellow “shop girls”: Sarah and Keeli. Both artists, mothers and good friends…Come in and meet them! ” I am Sarah Steedman. Mother of two young girls. An artist, a crafter and a […]

Talking About Favorite Spaces, Future Projects + Life Without Closets. My Interview with Holly Becker

As I promised in my previous post, here my interview with Holly Becker founder/editor of blog “decor8” and co-author of the book “Decorate.” The book is packed with over 400 photos, it’s almost 300 pages thick and shares an amazing amount of inspiration and advice. If you don’t have it already-just go and get it… […]

DECORATE by DECOR8

If you don’t have this book yet, get it now and here…Holly Becker the founder of blog decor8 created this impressive compilation of design ideas, quotes, tips and tricks of the trade, floor plans and over 400 intimate and telling photographs of living spaces…from Simon Doonan’s + Jonathan Adler’s home, to Nate Berkus’s residence and […]

Type. Writer.

I hadn’t used a typewriter in a very long time. Neither had I written a real letter in a long time. Until last night. For her birthday Bonnie invited 6 of her girlfriends and Donovan Beeson from the Letter Writers Alliance over for dinner. And what I first called a “cheesy” idea turned into a […]

Lotta Agaton styles.

Love the work of Stockholm based Interior Stylist Lotta Agaton. Known for her black + white Interiors I just saw these beautifully edited and shot birds eye view sets on her site and wanted to share. Lotta also writes a great blog…check it out.( Btw. Lotta styled the photos on Grafic Designer’s Therese Sennerholt’s website. […]

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I lost my heart at Renegade…

We visited the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend…Over 300 crafts people from all over the nation gathered  between Paulina and Damen on Division Street here in Chicago. Wow. Amongst our friends and fellow artists ( some are listed at the end of this entry) my favorite new find this year: Peggy Skemp from “Heron Adornments.” […]

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Montana “Magpie Toys”

So, here we are in Red Lodge-tiny little town with cute stores up and down Main Street. This one caught our eye: Magpie Toys. Tall building with tin ceilings, shelves stacked high with wooden sculptures and objects, old toys, books, half of them not even for sale. Wooden guns, sling shots, rocks, horse shoe puzzles […]

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Cake-Factory at BINTH

Opening a package of Belgium chocolate from Tammy at the Cake-Factory made me remember that lovely evening we had with her and British Photographer Martin Wonnacott. Martin is one of the most talented and sought after commercial “shooters” in the world of liquor and liquids. He moved from London to NY two years ago, and […]

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Domestic Goddess…or something like that

Look, my mother sent us her Christmas Cookie recipes from Germany, as always neatly typed up, since she is convinced that her handwriting will only lead to misunderstandings…”Spritzgebaeck”, “Berliner Brot” and my favorite “Vanillekipfel.” In the spirit of sharing and domesticity and because our new kitchen is beautiful and perfect for crowds, we decided to […]

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Remembering Sally

Today it would have been Bonnie’s mother’s birthday. I want to remember her by sharing this raw and romantic photograph of her and her husband Clinton, taken many moons ago. I find this image unbelievably haunting and gorgeous. Sally Ruth Hane Tawse November 6, 1936 – September 29, 2009 …mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, […]