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Well, folks, it’s that time of year again. Time for me to jump on the bandwagon and compile a “Best Of” list. Time to scroll through the sixty-nine blog posts I unleashed into the world in 2012 and select some favorites…

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I hope y’all enjoyed your Thanksgiving! While Andrew stayed back in Virginia nursing a throbbing tooth ache and downing painkillers, I went ahead and spent the holiday at my mom’s lovely home in Pennsylvania. She has a sofa in her formal living room that my DIY-loving dad reupholstered himself in fine wale corduroy almost forty years […]

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With the Thanksgiving food fest fast approaching, I’ve been thinking about how life, for better or worse, is often feast or famine. Like, take my job. My projects were in a lull for the past few months, but now, I’m crunching on two deadlines. Joy…

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So it looks like 2012 is the year of bizarre, freak-show storms on the East Coast. First, there was the derecho (a new word added to my vocabulary). And now there’s the impending “frankenstorm”—Mother Nature’s pre-Halloween mash-up of a nor’easter and a hurricane…

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Call me a nerd, maybe, but I’ve been thinking a lot about “bots” lately. Wired magazine last month did a fascinating profile of the game-changing company MakerBot that designs and produces affordable 3D printers. And my colleague recently introduced me to the well-designed suite of useful iOS apps developed by Tapbots…

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Last year, I wrote a series of popular “Inspired by Nature” posts which showed flora-meets-fashion visual relationships. Well, I recently found some more examples at my mom’s house. Think of these as summer’s last hurrah as we get ready for fall.

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More photos from a recent visit to my mom’s house. This time, several eye-catching objets d’art paired with their runway equivalents from the Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collections…