I can’t imagine I’d ever want to have real animal parts hanging on my walls, but there’s something about these papier-mâché animal heads that’s just…endearing.
I could see the bull head in an eclectic girl’s room, and the lion head could work for a boy’s room or a study. Either way, you’ll have a piece on your hands that’s almost guaranteed to start a conversation.
You’ve also got to love the story behind them: They are produced by an group that employs 200 talented artisans in Haiti. They are handmade from recycled materials, including cement sacks and cardboard, then sealed using glue made of arrowroot starch and covered with fabric scraps. Even the packaging is made sustainably: They come in a reusable box made of recycled newspaper. :: READ THE FULL POST
Living on the third floor is taking some getting used to. Aside from the obvious difference — having to walk upstairs — there are some changes I didn’t anticipate. The biggest one? It gets hot up here!
We previously lived on a first floor apartment with few windows, so it was relatively cool all the time. Even during the hot Georgia summers, we could get away with turning off the air and opening windows some days. Not the case here. Even if I turn the air conditioning down to a chilly 68 degrees, I’ve only seen the internal temperature of the apartment dip below 75 at night. Because the sun in beating right down on our roof with no buffer, it takes a lot more electricity to cool our large apartment. I really don’t want to have a sky high electric bill at the end of the summer because we’re not used to the heat. :: READ THE FULL POST
We’re finally all moved in to our new place, and I couldn’t be happier. This apartment is larger with much more useful storage and just generally feels more like home than the other place did — and we’ve only been here a little more than a week. I have so many posts to write about things I’ve done around here, and things to come, but this is one of the first projects I tackled as I was unpacking. :: READ THE FULL POST
West Elm never ceases to make my day when they release new organic bedding designs. I admit, I stalk their site for months waiting for new designs to arrive, and I’m like a kid in a candy store when they finally do. With good reason, too. My obsession with chevron patterns is still in full swing, and I can’t get enough of the new Organic Chevron Duvet Cover and shams shown above. And how freaking gorgeous is it when paired with that moody cobalt blue wall? I think I’m in love.
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At the moment, I’m not a fan of spending a lot of time in the bathroom. At one time, it was one of my favorite places to “get away” from everyone. I could go in there, close the door and be alone. But when your bathroom is as boring and utilitarian as mine was, spending time there gets really old really fast. Unfortunately, we’re renters, so there’s not a whole lot I can do about it beside add a few accessories and maybe paint. But what I wouldn’t give for my bathroom to look like this:
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