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Trend: Bicycles & Scooters

“Bike” by MAL WEBB
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Scooter print, Good Bloom

the estate of things chooses scooter print

Echino Scooter Fabric by Etsuko Furuya, Lucky Kaeru Fabric

the estate of things chooses echino scooter fabric

Barquentine Skirt, Makool Loves You

the estate of things chooses banquentine skirt

I heart my bike print, Michele Maule

the estate of things chooses i heart my bike

Photo by Toni Meneguzzo via Remodelista

the estate of things chooses remodelista

Cruising, Den-10 Studio

the estate of things chooses cruising print

BMX fabric, Sew Bettie

the estate of things chooses bmx fabric

Personalized Cards, Farouche

the estate of things chooses personalized cards

Eloise and Ramona Ride Their Two Seated Bicycle, flapper doodle

the estate of things chooses eloise and ramona print

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OPLUSD Paper…I think you’re gonna like it

No I’m sure you’re gonna like it. OPLUSD paper is oh so sassy, slightly inappropriate and I think they would probably skip you in line though I’m not sure. 

the estate of things chooses birthday card

Ooooh and this one of mi favoritos,

the estate of things chooses pooping machine card

the estate of things chooses bitch card

the estate of things chooses i love you card

 

the estate of things chooses holiday card

 the estate of things chooses dear god notepad

the estate of things chooses baby i love you card

via Orange Beautiful

I almost didn’t want to reveal some of this stuff because I will be sending some of their cards to my loved ones very soon. Wait none of my loved ones read this blog…

While you’re thinking about OPLUSD, consider visiting Orange Beautiful’s shop and blog The Scoop

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Trend: The X

“It was first spotted at the Highpoint European Show and has since been making its way down the trend ladder to almost every trend seeking home in America.”

And if you are in Hickory, NC – the Habitat for Humanity has an interesting set for a steal. (A Coffee Table and two End tables with a scrolly X shape base. Pretty sure that “scrolly” is the technical term… and they have 3 of the Crate & Barrell Jardin chairs in the back room. I’m just saying – you might wanna go over there on your lunch break!!)

X-bench, Jonathan Adler

the estate of things chooses x bench

Channing desk, Jonathan Adler

the estate of things chooses channing desk

Montmarte cocktail table, Jonathan Adler

the estate of things chooses montmarte table

X-bench, Ballard Designs

the estate of things chooses x bench

An x-bench in a Sletvoll interior via VT Interiors

the estate of things chooses sletvoll

Desi Stool, Weego Home

the estate of things chooses desi ceramic stool

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Trend: Yellow and Grey

It’s pretty apparent that yellow and grey is a fantastic combination.
What’s more fabulous….orange and grey?

96dpi

the estate of things chooses 96 dpi

The Estate of Things chooses Antropologie Home

Kitchen at Sheila Bridges’ guest house

the estate of things chooses sheila bridges

Image via Desire to Inspire

the estate of things chooses desire to inspire

Chicken Stock

the estate of things chooses chicken stock

Wedding Invite by Bella Figura

the estate of things chooses bella figura

the estate of things chooses yellow and grey bedroom

the estate of things chooses anthropologie

the almost played out yellow/grey bedroom from Domino

the estate of things chooses domino

Calendar pillow from June Prints

the estate of things chooses june prints

i heart linen flickr, i heart linen’s pretty blog about getting crafty

the estate of things chooses i heart linen

Zinzy

the estate of things chooses zinzy

This combo also seems to be a wedding color trend

the estate of things chooses the perfect palette

Dwell

the estate of things chooses dwell

Abby Goes Design Scouting via Desire to Inspire via The Rug Company (how about that for search)

the estate of things chooses the rug company

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The Cottage Company & Pocket Neighborhoods

the estate of things chooses danielson grove

Sitting inside on a rainy Saturday in North Carolina, I turned to one of my favorite sources for renovation inspiration, The Cottage Company.

Environmentally conscious development is just one of the goals the Cottage Company pursues in each project.  The Cottage Company enlists several different building concepts in their projects including sustainable living, the idea of the not so big house and efficiency in their use of every nook and cranny in the structure.

the estate of things chooses chico beach community

“These small houses are nostalgic in appearance only – in concept they are another

step in the growth of new urbanism.”

– Metropolitan Home Magazine

All of the communities that the Cottage Company has developed are in Washington state.  A list of all of the communities:

 

  • Connover Commons
  • Chico Beach
  • Danielson Grove
  • Ericksen Cottages
  • Greenwood Avenue Cottages
  • Backyard Neighborhood
  • Third Street Cottages

The main concept behind the Cottage Company’s projects is the idea of pocket neighborhoods. Pocket neighborhoods are a series of single-family dwellings that are compact and detached yet close. The idea is to make creative, efficient use of the land but maintain privacy and the ability to closely connect with your neighbors.  Pocket neighborhoods typically have a common area or courtyard in the center of all of the homes.

the estate of things chooses danielson

the estate of things chooses connover commons

the estate of things chooses danielson grove

the estate of things chooses danielson grove

the estate of things chooses ericksen cottages

the estate of things chooses greenwood cottages

the estate of things chooses greenwood

the estate of things chooses backyard neighborhood

the estate of things chooses backyard neighborhood

the estate of things chooses backyard neighborhood

the estate of things chooses third street cottages

the estate of things chooses third street cottages

the estate of things chooses third street cottages

the estate of things chooses third street cottages

 

 

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