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Kitty Cat Hats

Completed Pussy Hat plus another one started

Perhaps some of you are participating in the Women’s Marches being held around the country this weekend.  If so, you might be wondering just what to wear.  Many women will be sporting pink knit hats, otherwise known as “pussy hats.”  I’m blushing a little just writing that out–which may be why it took me so [...]

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Why I Love Travel

Virgin America Plane Wing Tip

Will tomorrow find you lighting sparklers in your childhood backyard or someplace entirely new? Maybe you’re staying put for the 4th but packing your bags for later in the summer.  Lucky you!  Despite the hassles of modern travel, there’s still nothing like Getting Away From It All to shake things up for the better. Here [...]

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Friday Things Considered : The Stueben Vase Edition

Stueben bud vase

The night before our wedding, my oh-so-chic Aunt Carole and Uncle Curtis gave us an elegant bud vase made by the Stueben Glass company. Recognizing that we didn’t have a clue about fine art glass, they let us know that this little vase was something of value. That it might be an heirloom someday. We [...]

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The Science of Good Design

After years of interviewing people about the objects they’ve chosen to decorate their homes, I can tell you that beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder.  That said, a recent New York Times story says there is a science to good design—or at least design that most of us want to hold close. [...]

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Kathryn Pritchett

writes about Things Elemental — where we find shelter, why we connect, what sustains us and how we strut our stuff.

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    • Left our modern hotel to explore Seoul’s past at the Bukchon Hanok Village where houses from the turn of the last century mix it up with hipster shops like the black and white photography studio where we practiced our best Seoul-ful expressions. Elsewhere in the village more tourists dressed up in traditional hanboks—like this Chinese woman wearing sunglasses and carrying a Chanel handbag—set up tripods for atmospheric selfies. We explored several intact homes with artfully frozen plantings and  wrote New Year’s wishes to be strung up then ceremonially burned later. Navigating our way through the charming but crowded neighborhood filled with “be quiet” notices on front gates we decided that living here would be like living on Lombard Street in San Francisco. After a traditional lunch of many small delicacies we wandered through pottery, furniture and textile shops in Insadong. At one point, police escorted paraders past us carrying American and South Korean flags and we wondered if this was some protest against the North?