design your own pollock

painting by Jackson PollockI bring this site up for our girls to keep busy while we work, but we enjoy making our own Jackson Pollocks when they’re not looking. What a great way to add some color to a room. Play, print it out and frame it! www.jacksonpollock.org

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03.19.10 / interior design, people, stuff we love / Author: / Comments: (3)
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5 wedding gift ideas: the “art of the detail”

With June being the most popular month for weddings, most of us may have a wedding or two to attend. Although most brides have a bridal registry, if you feel you know the couple better than to gift them a blender, here are some unique wedding gift concepts that would be treasured by the future bride and groom to be.

We compiled this list from years of feedback from customers of what gifts were a hit (and which ones were not when brought back for exchange!) Our top 5 wedding gift ideas:

  1. Candle Holders
  2. Photo Frames and Vases
  3. Servers
  4. Table Settings
  5. Aroma

 

When thinking outside of the registry box, think of how you can share “the art of the detail” with the future newlyweds.  It seems that the reason the top 5 wedding gift categories are so popular are because they are not items of necessity but add a bit of beauty, quality or elegance to their everyday new life together.

What do we mean by the “art of detail”? We can all eat off a bare table or spray grocery store air freshener in a room (if anything), or we can use colorful place settings and quality scented candles or room diffusers for ambiance.  Adding some beauty to everyday experiences reminds us to slow down and enjoy the moment.  Is there a special friend or family member with a talent for “the art of the detail” in your life?  Does a wonderful scent reminds you of someone’s home? Are the lovely table linens and taper candles they use make your meal feel special? If this reminds you of someone, then the answer would be yes. Take that inspiration and pass “the art of the detail” on to someone you know and love!

Be sure to check back. We will be listing the top selling items in each category throughout the month.

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05.11.09 / gift ideas / Author: / Comments: (0)
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