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Hello darlings! Splendid news! I have a GIFT for you!
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The ECCENTRIC GENIUS HABITAT INTERVENTION is live! You will ADORE the brilliant and quirky new landing page. Rush right to Link in Bio to admire it.
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Now is the time to shut off the media, social or otherwise, crank up the dance music, and bust out flailing. .
Because nothing important about YOU can be extinguished by anxiety, illness, strife or poverty.
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See you very soon!
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FIXED MY OLD SUNGLASSES. Then I realized they're not just *similar* to the new ones. They're *identical.*
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Understand: I buy sunglasses from whatever drug store is nearest when my eyes start aching. I don't consciously seek a brand/style match. Ever since I tried on a pair of polarized lenses when driving across West Texas and that squinty-glare feeling vanished instantly, I only buy the polarized ones.
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But some part of me *thought* I was open to variety of *style.*
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Apparently not. We have sensory and aesthetic fingerprints. When something works, it works.
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Hanging a priceless rug on the wall not only celebrates and preserves the rug, but it baffles sound as well.
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You're welcome.
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YESTERDAY I TAUGHT MY KID A HOMEWORK HACK. When you are BEYOND BORED with an assignment, try to crack yourself up by making fun of it, but in a way which shows you KNOW YOUR S***.
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Making fun of things you *don't* understand signals 'I am an ignorant jackass.' I taught her that, too.
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So I can't precisely mock these umbrellas, because I do not understand them. They seemed frivolous and cheerful, which is why I snapped the photo. Why are there three tiers? I have no idea. What's in that pink urn? You'll have to ask James Lileks. My Biting Snark drawer is dangerously depleted. .
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TWO DAYS BEFORE LOCKDOWN, I snuck into Barnes & Noble on Rittenhouse Square and snagged this copy of the Middle Finger Project, by copywriting and sales genius Ash Ambirge.
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Then I went to the tony Middle Eastern place around the corner, ordered a tuna nicoise salad with preserved lemon and a latte, photographed the restaurant (name forgotten!) for a (now obsolete!) #sensoryscorecard, and perused dear Ash's marvelous book in style.
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Whatever happens next, friends, I want you to know that Ash bears some of the responsibility.
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SHE SURGED IN ONE DAY. Supremely self-confident, idiosyncratic, terminally loquacious.
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Pretty Lady is rewriting my e-course.
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Fasten your seatbelts.
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WHAT IS INTIMACY?
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Social distancing gives us a lot of time to think about that.
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Intimacy increases in direct proportion to mutual vulnerability. It's impossible to be intimate with a person who always has their guard up.
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This seems obvious, but yet.
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It takes time and courage to trust someone enough to let your guard down. When you let your guard down and share what you're struggling with, that's an honor.
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Don't do it with anyone who doesn't receive it with reverence.
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I WHACKED MY TOE ON A LAMP during my morning dance break just now.
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Usually my proprioperception is better than that, which is why I whacked it hard enough to bleed. I'm used to being able to KICK HARD AND HIGH without hitting anything.
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What would you do if you had TWICE THE SPACE? Have crazy dance breaks? A nursery? A studio/workshop?
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Guess what? You have the space for that.
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We just have to use a few genius tricks to find it,
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You have WAY more than five senses. (More about that soon.) In particular, your perception of light and your perception of color are quite distinct from one another, when you stop and examine them.
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Your physiological response to color includes emotion, and the associated cascade of hormones and neurotransmitters. Your color sensitivity is unique to you. .
Which is why it is SO IMPORTANT to surround yourself with the colors which FEEL the best to you. .
For some people, this muted, textured, rose-colored rug might feel like a gentle caress in a safe place. For others, it might feel cloying and suffocating. Still others might find it irritatingly insipid.
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Or it could change entirely depending upon the context.
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This is why you must EXPERIENCE the effect of a color before committing to it in your surroundings. You never know how it will surprise you.
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I'm having a hard time today. There's nowhere for the anger to go.
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When women get angry for legitimate reasons, those who don't want to be held accountable paint us as crazy.
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That's gaslighting. It's everywhere. It's a simple tool for control.
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Learning to spot when it's happening is a necessary step toward freedom.
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What's the difference between a kitschy tszotchke cluttering up your space, and art?
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Observation and intention.
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NOT on the part of the artist; on YOUR part.
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When you really NOTICE things--their aesthetics, context, concept, personality, execution--they start to become art. They become objects imbued with meaning, because your focus provides that meaning.
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When you NOTICE on a deeper level, you become more intentional about what you have around you. If you have accumulated a bunch of ugly tskotchkes, you start to wonder why that is, and what you really like about them--or maybe that you don't like them anymore.
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You start to place things in a context which shows what you have noticed, and what meaning they hold for you.
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That process is the development of taste. It's not about what an expert does for you.
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It's about you becoming an expert. An expert in YOU.
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THE ONLY MOMENT YOU HAVE IS NOW. .
Experience it in all its gorgeous stunning intricacy.
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πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
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Do you ever think about how Beige and Bland has been made to signal High Status, in the retail design industry?
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Why do we fall for that crap?
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Textiles and furnishings which are colorful, detailed, ornate and luxurious are much more likely to have been designed and created by Third World women. People whose labor is cheap, because they have no leverage.
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And because their products are sold obscenely cheaply, we don't always SEE them for the sumptuous miracles of artistry that they are.
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Somehow we think that if it's by Williams Sonoma or Restoration Hardware, it's Serious and Mature. (DON'T GET ME STARTED ABOUT RH OMG BLOG POST COMING SOON)
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And if it's been spun, dyed, woven and embroidered by a nameless woman in India, without the imprimature of a White Male Designer to jack up the price/status axis, it's only good for tacking up until you graduate and get a real job.
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These curtains are a literal steal. They shouldn't be.
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WHEN WE ARE CURATING YOUR SPACE, WE RARELY BUY STUFF. Often it's more important to take a good look at what you already have, and see what RESONATES. Then we take AWAY the things that don't.
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I am 99% sure that whoever painted this painting, bought this painting, or hung this painting, did not do it because it 'matched' this lamp. The painting is there because somebody really liked it.
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The lamp exists for the same reasons. If you're the kind of person who would have a painting like this, chances are good that you would be drawn to this lamp.
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It might be years before you noticed that the two of them go so well together.
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These kind of resonant moments are the fun things we discover when we work together.
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It's a dark night of the soul right now. But the Christmas cactus bloomed in April. .
Nature doesn't hate people. It just needs our attention.
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JUNK=CREATIVE RAW MATERIAL--as long as you curate properly.
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Over the weekend I visited Philly Reclaim, wearing a mask, and continued cleaning the Endless Basement. I considered calling a friend about the amazing bargains at Philly Reclaim, then remembered they are married to a hoarder. So, no.
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Too Much Stuff is too much. Once I got far enough along in the basement that there were swaths of unobstructed space, I could start imagining how to create a steampunk earthship vibe down there.
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Before that, I just wanted to burn the place down.
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Where can you clear some space for creativity?
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COOL THRONE. UNCOMFORTABLE, TOO BIG FOR YOUR SPACE, BUT COOL.
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When solving problems in your space, there are two things to consider: what you *like*, and what *works.* Both are necessary. The lack of either one is a *dealbreaker.*
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When you're working with sensitivities, it's easy to get caught in an indecision loop. "Wow, it's so cool. But that flat seat would be hell on my back. But the woodwork would go with my hutch! But where would it go?"
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The thing is, once you hit a dealbreaker, the decision is made. NO, WE ARE NOT GOING TO BRING HOME THE COOL-ASS THRONE.
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THEN, your task is to notice and appreciate, as if you were in a museum--AND to figure out what elements of cool-ass throne energy MIGHT work in your space.
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Maybe bring home one of those gorgeous textiles and drape it over your office chair? Maybe a pillow?
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Because you can HAVE a throne. The RIGHT throne for YOU.
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WHERE DO YOU LIVE, IN YOUR IMAGINATION?
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Is it a stone palace full of stained-glass lanterns, patterned rugs and huge silk cushions?
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Is it a white clapboard farmhouse with ancient oak floors and a wraparound porch with wicker furniture and a swing?
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Is it a nest at the top of a skyscraper, with a view that extends fifty miles?
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How can you bring elements of that spiritual home into your life, right this very moment?
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THIS IS THE CHAIR, DESTROYED BY ERNESTO, RESIDENT INQUISITION VICTIM, IN MY HOUSE IN GUANAJUATO.
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True story.
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I drove all over Jalisco trying to replace one of these, after returning to my studio after lunch and finding a roaring wall of flame. Got the fire out by filling the laundry tub and dragging it upstairs.
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The mystery of how the fire got started was only explained after one sΓ©ance and an exorcism, during which we met Ernesto, understood his rage at being burnt to death by the Inquisition, and coaxed him into the light by promising to tell his story.
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Which I have done.
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Hearing your story is one of the greatest joys of my job. It informs everything we do together.
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