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pendants lamps...

I'll be out all day today, so thought I'd share today's Philadelphia Inquirer column with you all. I LOVE this set of pendants lamps, many of which are on my "dream things to buy" list.For those of you who are local you can find my column in the Home & Design section every Friday. If you're not local, you can check out all columns online or on my archives here. Enjoy...and have a great weekend!

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a couple more from paul smith...

...because they're so charming...

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paul smith: black collection

Paul Smith's Black collection...classic and vintage perfection...the Pink collection is also lovely...

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carry a bag

If you're like me and missed out on Anya Hindmarch's "I'm not a plastic bag" last week (there's always July 18th!), these carry-a-bag totes by Sally Walton convey a similar message and are one-of-a-kind made from vintage curtains & tablecloth fabric.

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gorgeous japanese tray tables...

...by Kazuhiko Tomita...

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golden feathers

I'm really loving these gold feather pieces by Alex Monroe...ring on the left and hoop earrings on the right...

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laptop bag, anyone?

I just got a new MacBook Pro (hooray for speed and portability!) and am now in search for a bag for it. My top choices are one of the designer slim bags from Acme Made, but they're definitely on the pricier side. The Angie from Abbi New York is also cute but only comes in one size. Anyone have any suggestions for a well-made laptop bag along these lines (preferably patterned)?  Before I shell out the money on my first choice bag, I want to make sure there aren't any other more affordable ones that I like just as much. Or if you have one of these bags, what do you think of them?

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a few more butterflies...

...by Polly George...{via Hostess blog}

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flutter away

Sarah Magid has a new cake on her website called flutter away...I'm loving the non-traditional dark grey color and how the butterflies & leaves look like pieces of cut felt...

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Cool Artist: Bang!

I love these pencil & watercolor drawings by Ana Laura Perez of Bang! She also makes super cute handbags from mix-and-matched fabrics that make perfect summer totes...and all bags are under $25...

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