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here, kitty, kitty, kitty ears

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I need a little escapism right about now. These long last weeks of summer are hard on a parent, aren’t they? Let’s all pretend we’re not parents for the afternoon, don a pair of Kitty Ears Hair Clips from Wunway, and ignore all those human things that are slowly driving us nuts. Alrighy? Good. Meow.

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worth 1000 words: inside outside

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This feeds all of my curiosity all at once. Plus, the colors and style are prelude to Fall, don’t you think? Illustration by Rikka Sormunen.

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worth 1000 words: 365 pieces of moving paper

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One paper sculpture a day for an entire year – and he did it as a warm-up before his other work! Stunning, and I’m stunned. See all of Charles Young’s sculptures at Paperholm.

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worth 1000 words: paper candy

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Now this is the kind of candy bar I can handle without any worries, am I right?! Paper Sculpture by Belinda Rodriguez.

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worth 1000 words: summertime

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I would love to be in charge of making a real beach look just like this: putting all the puzzle pieces together! Summertime illustration by Putri Febriana.

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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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