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obsession: the animal print shop

Take a look at these cute animal photo’s! I can’t stop looking at these and smiling.Animals are the best and the husband and wife duo (Sharon + Spencer) have made a living photographing these cuddly, cute and stoic animals. What a great idea and what beautiful photography that can fit in any room setting. I am in love with the baby room idea and a large print could be just the thing for behind a sofa.  I think I might have to pick one of these up, the only problem is, which one? They are all so good! Check out…

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A painted rug.

Sometimes I get fun little projects to do at work. Instead of carpeting our conference room, we painted a rug on it! I commissioned Jeff Zimmerman to mimic a vintage rug that I found online. Jeff projected the design onto massive sheets, pounced it out (perforating the paper) then transfered it onto the floor with chalk, traced it out, and THEN painted it (actually, I’m making this sound much easier than it was–it took a week from start to finish). Here are some snaps: Stay tuned for the rest of the room…coming soon.

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Designer and illustrator: Jim DiGiovanni

Browsing Etsy for some cool camp gear, I came across the shop of Philadelphia-based designer and illustrator, Jim DiGiovanni. Under the name Up North Co., Jim creates cool camp / backwoods / adventure / Americana inspired prints and patches that are fun and a bit retro. You can buy his work on both Etsy and Society6, or check out more about his adventures on his blog. Awesome stuff, Jim. [all work by Jim DiGiovanni–purchase on Etsy or Society6]

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Make Effect

We host Art Camp each summer at Wandawega (in collaboration with Angela of Post 27). A weekend of relaxation, collaboration, production and meeting new friends. Up in Northern Michigan, a similar event happens in June. Make Effect is a 3-day long art and design retreat held at Camp Tosebo in Manistee, Michigan. Here’s what it’s all about, in their own words… What if you could work under the trees rather than florescent lights? Come escape to Camp Make Effect for learning, relaxation, creativity and camaraderie. By day get messy making and trying out new processes and by night get silly…

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Dream catchers

According to Dream-Catchers.org, Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams, both good and bad. The dream catcher, when hung over or near your bed, swings freely in the air, catching the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher–slipping by the outer holes and sliding down the soft feathers, so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. The bad dreams don’t know the way and get tangled in the dream catcher. They perish with the first light of the new day.You can…

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custom made + amazing!

                                                                            one of the brides getting married at wandawega this summer had this amazing custom illustration made of camp wandawega, with all of the fun activities that they have in store for their guests. adorable style. check out all of the artist’s work here: edwinawhite.com

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