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Cafe con Pantone?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Cafe con Pantone?

Feeling like you need a little pop of colorin your everyday but can’t quite put your finger on what you want? Take a page from the color masters at Pantone and add a set of uniquely colorful mugsto your morning routine. Down to the color matching chart numbers, their flagship design will not only add a little […]

Schoolhouse Rock

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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Schoolhouse Rock

by Heather Paper A friend of mine, a third-grade teacher, was recently lamenting that school will be starting in just a few days. Call me crazy, but I’m just a little bit envious. Each year at this time, I watch moms and kids storm the stores to stock up on fresh school supplies. And I […]

European Treasures

Sunday, May 9, 2010

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European Treasures

Even if the economy (and a shortage of frequent flyer miles) has put the kibosh on traveling to Europe anytime soon, you can still enjoy one of the best aspects: the souvenirs. When I’m traveling via armchair, one of the places I like to start is ...

Yummy….Gummies!

Friday, March 5, 2010

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Yummy….Gummies!

Like any design-oholic worth their salt, I’m constantly looking for new products that make me sit up and take notice. An innovative wall covering? Fabulous! A new twist on on traditional design? Great! But my most recent discovery knocks it out of the park.

How Tweet It Is.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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How Tweet It Is.

It doesn’t matter whether or not the groundhog saw his shadow last week. Just for the record, Punxsutawney Phil did see his while, here in the South, General Beauregard Lee did not. But even as record-setting snowstorms continue to pound the country, there are certain signs of spring. Specifically, birds are migrating back at a record pace.

Josef Albers, You’re My Hero

Thursday, January 28, 2010

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Josef Albers, You’re My Hero

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by color. While my friends’ rock stars tended to be musical types, mine was Josef Albers. While Albers was best known for his geometric paintings, he applied the same precision and logic to furniture while serving as director of the Bauhaus workshop.

Cardboard + Design = WOW

Thursday, January 7, 2010

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Cardboard + Design = WOW

Remember your college days when your furniture was temporary and half of it was cardboard? What was born out of necessity in our youth is now cutting-edge chic and eco-friendly design. Paper Tiger Products by Australian designer Anthony Dan has launched an environmental and temporary line of furniture, structures and lighting.

My Beautiful Obsession

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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My Beautiful Obsession

For the record: Yes, my last name is Paper and, yes, I am a writer. But no, it isn’t—pardon the pun—a “pen” name. It’s a little ironic, however, that I’ve always had an obsession with beautiful paper goods. Notecards, stationary, journals, you name it; I’ve spent years collecting stunning specimens. My husband calls it hoarding but, hey, tomato/tomatoe.

A Mondrian Wanna-Be

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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A Mondrian Wanna-Be

It all started with Colorforms. You know—the peel-and-stick vinyl pieces you played with as a kid. Who knew that this kid-friendly pastime would be all the rage? Vinyl wall decals are an inexpensive and non-committal way to turn bare walls into something beautiful in a matter of minutes.

The Color Purple

Sunday, September 27, 2009

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The Color Purple

Hi. My name is Heather. And I’m a design-aholic. Lurking in every nook and cranny of my otherwise normal abode are magazines devoted to home décor. Lately, I’ve been reading how purple is one of the current “it” colors in home fashion.