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I Got 99 Problems But A Snitch Ain’t One: The Best Harry Potter Etsy Finds

As I am sure it is becoming increasingly evident, we are all pretty huge Harry Potter fans around here. With the release of the new trailer, I got to thinking about all the Harry Potter related stuff  in the world and got curious what wonders Etsy might hold. From wands to scarfs and everything in(…)

10 Tips for Hosting a Modern Baby Shower

I have only been to a couple baby showers but that did not keep me from asking my lovely friend Alysa if I could throw her one. I spent a lot of time researching online and in the end decided to keep it simple, relaxed and not worry too much about meeting any preconceived expectations.(…)

Show Your Love for The Room Without Throwing Spoons Everywhere

Many of the PAs (all of the PAs?) are fans of that juggernaut of film ridiculousness, The Room. What is The Room you might ask? Honestly, I don’t know how to explain, so I’ll leave that to the trailer: Yes, that just happened. Anyway, last weekend, a live reading of The Room took place in(…)

Make Your Own Candy Bars (or How I Obsessively Overplan All My Birthdays)

This post is way late, but I turned a gloriously ripe 31 a few weeks ago.  Last year I had a girls weekend at my father’s house in Jersey…he lives in a state park and it’s very pretty and picturesque, you would never believe that a scant 40 minutes away is where Snooki and the(…)

Computer Love: Our Favorite Links for the Week…

Art: The Francis Alys retrospective at the MoMA’s definitely worth the trip http://ow.ly/50KkA. Kara Walker has two shows up simultaneously at Sikkema Jenkins & Lehmann Maupin galleries, and according to NYMag, they’re buth must-sees. In love with Mark Giglio’s wooden figures http://ow.ly/50Lwu. Entertainment: We confess, we’re still raging over the ill-advised casting of Lenny Kravitz(…)

Computer Love: Our Favorite Links for the Week…

  Art: Phil Toledano’s artist as dictator, Kim Jong Phil. David Ryle’s painterly topographical images of the  Mojave Desert, on It’s Nice That. Entertainment: Get tickets to Harry and The Potters at the Knitting Factory, July 31st. For real, there’s no shame in it. New Kids on the Block AND the Backstreet Boys are hitting(…)

My Dream House (and Ashtrays)

  T Magazine grants readers access to some incredible creative homes. The most recent design issue of the magazine introduces us to Alexandre de Betak’s Mallorca home. I’ve always had a soft spot for the white-washed walls, weathered stone, and terra cotta tiles of the Mediterranean, but this house takes the cake. The Times may(…)

Carrie Strine, Modern Quilting Genius

Maybe it’s because it’s not something that my grandmother or my mother ever made, but I’m just not a huge fan of quilts. The crazy color combos and predictable patterns just never did it for me, until I discovered Carrie Strine. This incredibly talented crafter has brought quilting to the modern age. Each quilt is(…)