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Editorials, reviews, and columns covering gardening, cooking and entertaining for nationwide home decor and lifestyle website Shelterrific.com.

Strangely Appealing: Distortion Candlestick

Shelterrific November 5, 2012 If Salvador Dali took a guest designer post at Jonathan Adler, the Distortion Candlestick would be his first pitch. The objet d’art is actually the brainchild of designer Paul Loebach. According to Areaware’s site, “A traditional candlestick is distorted through a 3D rendering program, rapid prototyped, then cast.” The process makes for some seriously trippy footage and the […]

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Weekend DIY: Painted Door Jam

Shelterrific October 22, 2012 I’m crazy about this easy DIY from Zandi at Radical Possibility! In order to add some color to a neutral room, she painted the door jam a fantastic, poppy-bright pink. According to her step-by-step tutorial, the whole thing took some tape, a little paint, and about ten minutes. For color- and commitment-phobes, this is a great […]

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30 Days of Halloween: DIY Mummified Fairy Specimen

Shelterrific October 12, 2012 I’ll admit it: I get a little excited whenever new evidence of a long lost species is uncovered. The practical part of my brain says there’s nothing new under the sun and all those fantastical baddies and mythical creatures are pure fiction. . . but that doesn’t stop the rest of my brain […]

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Post Off: What's your Favorite Food Writing Book?

Shelterrific October 11, 2012 I just finished Anthony Bourdain’s A Cook’s Tour in which he travels the world in search of the perfect meal. I loved it. While Chef Tony can be sort of abrasively arrogant on “No Reservations,” in his writing, his passion is infectious and his arrogance dulled to a swaggering, appealing bad boy disposition. […]

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30 Days of Halloween: Free Spooky Printables

Shelterrific October 5, 2012 Is there anything spookier than a condemned, empty house? It’s where all sort of creepy crawlies can hide and spin their webs in the shadows. You never can tell just what is hiding in the dark- maybe a shambling zombie or a portal to an unspeakable, Cthulhu-friendly dimension (don’t you just […]

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Bookmark-worthy: The Jam Labelizer

Shelterrific September 24, 2012 The Jam Labelizer is a type A personality’s dream. It’s a free website that creates professional-looking packaging for your personal Martha-Stewart-caliber kitchen output. Enter in your jam name, type, bath date, and two taglines. Choose a label style and color and you’ll be able to print your design, save as a .jpeg, or […]

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Perfect for Fall: Pendleton's National Parks Blankets

Shelterrific September 21, 2012 There are lot of things I love about the fall: the humidity all but disappears, I start drinking apple cider and tea in large quantities, and it’s finally hoodie weather again. Come to think of it, all the things I love about the fall could be summed up in one word: […]

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Bookmark-worthy: Ontheway App

Shelterrific August 29, 2012 As far as I’m concerned, there’s no vacation better than a road trip. Laying on a beach in Tahiti? Too boring. Carving a path through the rain forest in South America? Too sweaty. Drinking hot chocolate in a cozy Aspen lodge while Ryan Gosling tells you how fantastic you look in […]

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Yea or Nay: Framed Shopping Bags

Shelterrific August 15, 2012 I’m not sure if I love or loathe framed luxury shopping bags. On the one hand, it is sort of slightly snooty and glorifying consumerism. But on the other hand, I love the graphic elements of some luxe brand logos (the pumpkin-bright orange color and horse-and-carriage logo of Hermes is a favorite).  Also, […]

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Weekend DIY: Ombre Stairs

Shelterrific August 13, 2012 Earlier this month, I moved into my new apartment and am finally not living out of boxes anymore. I’ve promised myself that this will be my Big Girl apartment. This will be the apartment where I buy furniture that isn’t made of particle wood, where I finally put paint on the […]

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