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Non-Edibles: Fredericks & Mae Wings

Non-Edibles: Fredericks & Mae Wings

The art/design team of Fredericks & Mae have perfected a craft that I thought Steven Brahms (my husband) had recently invented. Steve’s been working on some homemade lures for a photo project, and one day opened a lovely little box to show me a butterfly wing that he had just built using pieces of different(…)

Kunstlerschutz Animal Buddies

Kunstlerschutz Animal Buddies

  There are times in human history that you would just prefer to ignore. Once upon a time, there was this thing called the Beanie Baby. Miniature animal-shaped bean bags that were the unfortunate rage that consumed an entire nation. I think I owned one, at some point – but in my defense it was(…)

Please Help!  Take in Puppies and Kittens Before They are Put Down (Eff You Sandy)

Please Help! Take in Puppies and Kittens Before They are Put Down (Eff You Sandy)

From District Dog via Greenpointers.com: “PLEASE HELP. I know a lot of you are dealing with personal losses and already helping friends who lost everything. But if you can find it in your heart to FOSTER kittens or pups please call me ASAP. Due to the storm, the city shelter is killing about 200 animals(…)

The Pets of Adopt NY Come to McCarren Park This Sunday!

The Pets of Adopt NY Come to McCarren Park This Sunday!

Adopt NY – one of the coolest groups helping animals in NYC – is holding its second ever adoption event this Sunday in McCarren Park! A fairly new organization, Adopt NY is made up of a network of rescue groups who save dogs and cats from being euthanized at NYC’s Animal Care and Control shelters.(…)

A Touch of Pillow Class from Kissen Studio

A Touch of Pillow Class from Kissen Studio

While browsing Etsy, I came across these lovely little pillow covers that I found beautiful in their simplicity. Using high-quality natural fabrics like linen and silk, Emily Moser from Kissen Studio creates these little works of art to share her love of using bright accent colors in the home in a modern, sophisticated way. Aside(…)

Stay Home Club: Cute, Affordable Bedding…Am I Dreaming?  Harhar.

Stay Home Club: Cute, Affordable Bedding…Am I Dreaming? Harhar.

Launched just this month, Stay Home Club is a new site dedicated to bringing artist’s work to home textiles so that we can have cute stuff at home that a) isn’t made by Martha Stewart and b) doesn’t cost one million clams! As of now the pickings are slim, only a few pillowcases and a(…)

Hidden Gems at Gea’s Garden

Hidden Gems at Gea’s Garden

Gea’s Garden isn’t actually so hard to find, but the fact that this store sells nothing but plants and totally sweet jewels makes it a pretty special place. I first happened upon the store about five years ago when I was looking for an air plant, and was surprised to find that what looks like(…)

Toddy Your Way to Cold Brewed Coffee at Home!

Toddy Your Way to Cold Brewed Coffee at Home!

Last week was the first real heat wave of the summer and that means iced coffee season is in FULL swing. I’m sure I’m not alone in switching to iced coffee the minute the temperature rises above the upper 50s because iced coffee is goddamn delightful. Despite my obsession with Blue Bottle’s New Orleans iced(…)