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In my previous post, I showed you the inspiration for my wanting to create a little vignette on top of the two dressers in the master bedroom. Now comes the more difficult part: how to execute (because the devil is always in the details, n’est-ce pas?). For the sake of practical frugality, I first shopped […]

I had a couple of decent ideas for this post but neither one really rang true as a slam-dunk Double-Take. My first attempt was Lukas Haas and Alex Honnold. They both have similar-shaped noses, big ears that stick out, and the same hair color and texture…

The recent bout of rainy weather in DC (not to mention the current arctic blast) was awful for my running habit but perfect for my nesting obsession. It all started when Andrew and I decided to rearrange some furniture upstairs…

Last week, I happened to catch the last five minutes of the cringeworthy sitcom “Ben and Kate” on FOX. (That show could give “Whitney” a run for its excruciatingly annoying money.) The episode featured 26-year-old actress Brittany Snow who could be mistaken for a young Edie Falco…

I can’t believe I didn’t notice this Double-Take pair sooner! A couple of weeks ago, I was watching a “60 Minutes” segment about how the venerable New Orleans newspaper The Times-Picayune had to scale back its operations. During that piece, Morley Safer interviewed the city’s mayor Mitch Landrieu…

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Ideas have been simmering in my head for awhile, and I’ve finally put together all the pieces. They’re visual associations I’ve made from things I’ve observed over the past few months. Think of them as random musings to kick off the new year.

OK, I’ll come clean: I have a minor addiction to HGTV. (Are you really surprised?) House Hunters, House Hunters International, Property Brothers, Selling New York—you name it, I’ve probably seen at least an episode or ten. The shows are an irresistible gateway drug for nesting junkies—a can’t-miss combo of aspirational, inspirational, practical, voyeuristic and entertaining […]