In praise of ‘junk’

I normally wouldn’t refer to anything in my possession as “junk”, but these are, well, er, kind-of junky. I’m not 100% sure where I bought them (yes, I paid money for them!), but I’m pretty sure it was a flea market near my parents’ cabin in northern Minnesota.   I also found some fabulous, exquisitely…

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Memories made by hand

Katherine Ainsworth

Last weekend my husband and daughter and I drove down to check out the South Bay.  (Do I sound like a Los Angeleno yet??)  We tried to go to “downtown” Hermosa Beach, but that was a disaster.  We decided to go at the last minute, thus failing to research our trip, only to arrive and find all of…

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Blickfang: Design Shopping in Hamburg

We had seen (well-designed!) signs all over Hamburg for Blickfang, the International Design Shopping Show.  The show began years ago in Stuttgart, Germany, and has been traveling to different cities in Europe over the last couple of years.  We weren’t sure what to expect, but when I see the words shopping and design in the…

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