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worth 1000 words: house in the trees

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We have a pretty nice backyard, but on these perfect summer days I catch myself craving a treehouse. Think we could build our own E’terra Samara out back?

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worth 1000 words – getting lost in the city

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I’m feeling a little lost in the city this summer, I would really love a week away, without the hustle and bustle. Isn’t that what summer’s for? Don’t Get Lost in the City is by Scott Hill.

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worth 1000 words: 9 of clubs

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We can do so much better than a regular deck of playing cards. This is the 9 of Clubs by Itza Maturana, featured in the Lovit All in 2 deck of cards.

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worth 1000 words: pipe cleaner dinosaurs

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Though there is no DIY or how-to with this photo, I am dying to sit down with some pipe cleaners and see what I can come up with. See the original image here.

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worth 1000 words: painting all the sticks

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Maybe this summer I can convince Birdie that painting all the sticks is a worthwhile project. I really really hope so. Or I may have to do them all myself. Image thanks to Molly Goldberg.

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worth 1000 words: gorey envelopes

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I want to go back to a world – or create a new world – where finding time to write letters and decorate their envelopes is not frivolous, but required. Edward Gorey’s envelopes via Pomegranate.

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worth 1000 words: rope masks

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I can’t explain why, but these masks made out of rope make me silly happy. Found via artist Bertjan Pot.

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worth 1000 words: not your regular candleholder

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Who needs cheap votive holders and scented jar candles, I want these in every room of my house. Candleholders by Il Sung Na.

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worth 1000 words: a chair for alice

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Need a little Wonderland in your life? What a silly question, of course you do. Hybrid No. 2 is by Mereve Kahraman Products & Interiors.

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worth 1000 words: candy coated plants

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Let’s pack up everything and move into the land where these fantastical plants grow. See more of Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao’s work over at The Jealous Curator.

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worth 1000 words: banana flower power

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What would you do if you peeled a banana and found this? via Anna Pieteneva.

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worth 1000 words: mended butterflies

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I can almost imagine the little butterfly hospital where broken wings are splinted, and more serious damage is fixed with beautiful new appendages. See more of Anne Ten Donkelaar’s beautiful work.

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fantastical flower rooms

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Remember that phrase Tina Fey made popular? “I want to go to there.” I think that sums it up for me. See more images of this art installation by Teamlab.

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worth 1000 words: painted found birds

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It’s such a small world, when you find new work by an artist you already know about, who lives locally, who is friends with your friends, on Pinterest. See more of Jennifer Davis’s Small Birds project at Enormous Tiny Art.

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worth 1000 words: coloring dresses

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I wonder what kind of image you might make if you take a large piece of paper, and roll around on it while wearing your custom crayon dress? See more crayon dresses from Bloomingdales in NYC.

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