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Yes, I know…they are very trendy now…and have been for a year or two. But I LOVE cupcakes. I always have. There’s something…sweet, nostalgic, satisfying…poetic about that little bit of goodness. For some people, it’s just the perfect amount…not too little, not too much. For others, finishing one leaves you wanting just one more bite.

<sigh>

I haven’t found a good place here in town. <sniff>

We did find a place in NYC. Billy’s. I’ll have to find my sister’s picture of the cupcake I had. It wasn’t a fancy design…but it BEGGED to be eaten.

So if I can’t eat them, I might as well read about them:

Cupcake sites or blogs to get you started:

Cupcakes Take the Cake (This site has a nice list of stores and links.)

Cupcake by Chockylit (unfortunately, she stopped blogging)

52 Cupcakes

Some cakes by ‘real’ people:

Cakes by Ashley (not cupcakes…but still fun to look at)

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Creepy Old Ads

I just had to share this. Click on the link for more ads. (although a few, I don’t know why they are there)

Can you imagine seeing these ads in your magazine? Crazy, man!

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Every time I go to NYC, I find that my design ‘style’ is more and more urban eclectic (with Bohemian thrown in) than suburban traditional.

You might be asking, “Didn’t you know this before” Well, no. I never really thought about it.

I’ve pretty much ‘made do’ with furniture my parents gave me when they decided to live abroad. I’ve only purchased very few pieces…but bought those to go with the hand-me-downs. So I’ve never really developed my own style.

I think my taste will always evolve…but I KNOW it’s never going to be English chintz…or French countryside that seems to be so popular here in Dallas. I can make-do with those, too, if I were given these pieces. But I wouldn’t go out and buy them.

So here are some of my favorites:

Found Apartment Therapy to feed my Loft/Urban living habit. Has tons of links to anything you want to find about this subject.

Now if I could find an old…but solid…bricked factory that can be renovated into a multi-storied loft apartment.

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Generally, I don’t much care for reality TV. However, I started to watch HGTV’s Design Star (2007). The contestants are/were pretty unique: Lisa and her opposite skunk hair, “Sparkles” with his je ne sais quoi (is that how you spell it?), and Neeraja…kinda scary chick. But the one that stands out the most is Todd Davis. He is the poster child for ADHD. He cannot sit still! And he seems to have a strange aversion to clothing. More often than not, he has his shirt off. And I reckon he’d be butt nekkid if he the show would let him.
But I must give him his props. The first individual design was AWESOME! You can tell when he was doing the background that he had drawing skills. Totally loved his design.

Now would I have him be my interior designer? Heck no!

I don’t think he’s going to win. As interesting as he is to watch, I feel jittery after watching him…like I had one too many cups of espresso.

Of course, I wouldn’t put money on my guesses. 🙂aftertodd.jpg

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Dutch designer, Tord Boontje:

icarus light

 

He’s been around for a while…but I just discovered this creator. Amazing stuff! You probably saw his designs last Christmas (2006) in Target stores across the US. Those beautiful, delicate ‘paper cutout’ hanging from the ceilings and homeware designs.

 

IPhones

<sigh> I lust after this.
I know, I know.
But still… <sigh>

Lamp

 

Websites

CoolHunting-Design: a hodge-podge of cool designs, whether interior, product, art, etc.

Have you found some?

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