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worth 1000 words: the wooden cube

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When regular building blocks just won’t cut it … Ok, who am I kidding. These blocks aren’t for the kidlets. And that’s partly why I like them so much. See more at The Wooden Cube.

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worth 1000 words: this king, this castle

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If you haven’t made a children’s book yet, dearest Javier Garcia, I hope you do soon! Because Hail to the King is my kind of fairy tale. For now, I guess we’ll have to buy the poster to whet our appetite.

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worth 1000 words: cardboad 2.0

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I wish going through my recycling bin would turn out this beautiful. See more collages from Blanca Helga.

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worth 1000 words: magnetic wood

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Give me a building set like this one and I could lose myself for an afternoon. See more of Manuela Ventura’s toys via Petits Petits Tresors.

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worth 1000 words: whales of wood

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Take a peek at Karl’s whales. Because they’re gorgeous. Because wooden whales are cool. Because he’s the designer of the Areaware wooden animal boxes that I adore – with lots of big gooey, scribbley, fat hearts written in the margins.

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worth 1000 words: a little spring bird

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I’m going to pretend there isn’t a “ground blizzard” outside my door, and temperatures in the negatives. I’m going to pretend Spring really IS around the corner, with this little bird by my side. Just a Little Bird by Nan Lawson.

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worth 1000 words: heavy balloons

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Ceramic balloons so heavy they will never float, and yet they look as light as air. I love it when art turns things upside down. See more of Nina Jun’s work at The Jealous Curator.

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worth 1000 words: have I cheered up the sad?

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A sweet sentiment for Valentine’s Day or any day your loved one needs a boost: Have I Cheered Up the Sad? Art Print from Roxy Marj.

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worth 1000 words: my wooden horse

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This little equine must be good – I saw him on two other blogs already! Catch My Wooden Horse on Kickstarter, or via the features at Design Break and Babyology.

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worth 1000 words: the brightest place

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About this time of year, I wish my town looked like this. I need color in my life – enough with winter! Town archival art print by Lisa Congdon.

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worth 1000 words: anatomy of a female

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Do you ever imagine where all your organs are? This is exactly how I imagined my insides to look: nice and clean and organized. With labels. Female Anatomy Print (there’s a male version too, for your boys) thanks to Raymond Biesinger.

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worth 1000 words: butterfly summer

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Yep, I’m already dreaming of summer. Sub zero temperatures for weeks at a time will do that to a gal. Butterfly poster from Life on Mars Design.

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worth 1000 words: swinging in circles

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I’ve probably said this several times already, but one day, I will have a swing inside my home. This beauty designed by  Iwona Kosicka might do nicely.

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worth 1000 words: full to the brim

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This just about sums up how my head feels this time of year: ready to burst with so  many wonderful, colorful, fantastical things! Point Collage by Merijn Hos.

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worth 1000 words: is it still a rocking horse?

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Is a rocking horse still a rocking horse if there is no horse? I think maybe so. See more images of Michael Svane Knap’s GRO rocking horse design at Blog Esprit Design.

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