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holiday goodies from hammerpress

I love holiday goods that don't look super "holiday" like these gems from Hammerpress.
I've always thought that pink is the new holiday red, but this year it's definitely true...


a fun holiday wish...

...from UK design firm One Point Oh. Click here {not the image} to watch their sweet holiday greeting!


i heart...

I try not to do posts on one single item, but this Harkham dress deserves it's own post for so many reasons. Sadly, it's out of my budget, but I will admire it from afar...


the bargainist

From the creators of Outblush and Uncrate, The Bargainist is literally what the name says. A site full of tips, discounts, and special deals all across shopping world! It updates constantly and is a perfect addition to the internet just when our wallet's are getting drained by holiday shopping!


some link love...

I'm too swamped to post today due to my trip to New York for ModernMart tonight...but wanted to a share some great links in blog world for your perusal.

~ Poppy's very own {gorgeous} holiday cards. Jan's work reminds me that I really need to get cracking on mine...
~ super cute stockings at Fototiller
~ funny little penquins from Sabine
~ gorgeous plates at ImedaGoze

a little marimekko in the palm of your hand...

I must have been living under a rock, as I had no idea there were Marimekko cups! {Thanks Phoebe!}


philly business lady night: dec. 4th!

Thanks to a great response from other creative-based small business girls, our first ladies business meet-up will be next Monday, December 4th at Art Star! If you didn't get an email from me or you're new and interested in coming, please email me and I'll send you more details!


{image from April 2006 issue of Elle Decoration UK}

Cool Artist: Oh My Cavalier!

I love these Victorian-inspired drawings and prints by Julianna Swaney of Oh My Cavalier!. Read an interview with Julianna in the super cool online art zine, What You Make It {via Free People blog}.


Variegated Butterflies

Grace had an amazing post today about the guys over at Variegated, their new holiday shop, and a sneak peek of their home. I had to extend the Variegated love when I got word from the Variegated guys of these Embroidered Butterfly Specimens in their new shop! Simply gorgeous and a great gift idea...

{UPDATE: 11/29 ~ these butterflies are now sold out! more coming soon from Variegated...}


{For more about Variegated, check out this interview from earlier this year}

inspirations this week...

...dark & dreamy photos from Rebecca Taylor's Fall 06 Collection. I love the somber, yet optimistic mood demonstrated through the colors, tones, subtle shimmer, and floral prints...


{Check out Rebecca Taylor's new online shop filled with her gorgeous clothing...}