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Shear Genius It's time to garden in style.

“Pruning during dormancy is the most common practice,” advises the Arbor Day Foundation in its helpful gardening guide. “It results in a vigorous burst of new growth in the spring.” But be warned: Going snip-happy while it’s still too chilly can have disastrous effects. Fortunately, March is the sweet spot—bridging …

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On the Agenda It's time to make a plan.

Is there anything better than cracking open a brand-new planner on Jan. 1, its crisp blank pages just begging to be written in and the promise of “2017” starkly emblazoned on the cover? Short answer: Yes, and that’s cracking open a Day Designer. This thing is the mother of all …

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Monkey Man Go ape with this inspired accent piece.

Celebrate the final months of the Year of the Monkey with this surprisingly stylish side table from Arhaus. Part of an authentic collection of refinished 19th-century Asian artifacts, the carved accent piece is a stunning addition to any Orient-inspired aesthetic—or simply an eye-catching standalone. Each one-of-a-kind table is hand-painted and …

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Flight Pattern A local artisan's fowl play makes us smile.

How did we hear about Baltimore-based textile artist Jen McBrien? Let’s just say a little birdy told us—or, more specifically, a Dark-eyed Junco, the star of this stunning decorative pillow from McBrien’s “Bird Party” collection. Like much of McBrien’s avian art, the sweet sparrow is entirely free-stitched, meaning it’s “sketched” …

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Object Water Proof

  If we’re supposed to drink a certain amount of water every day, shouldn’t it flow like everything else in our lives? Synced to our smartphones with a user-friendly app. Nadya Nguyen, the creator of HidrateSpark, sure thinks so. HidrateSpark is a sleek, new water bottle infused with technology aimed …

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Faux Real

These days, Target is just about everyone’s everything store—for grocery essentials, on-trend clothing, high-end appliances, tech gadgets, books and more. With their home décor department recently coming to resemble West Elm, it’s not surprising to find popular pieces carried in other stores—but for so much less. Take the potted faux …

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Bowl Season

We’re incapable of stepping inside the Store Ltd. in Cross Keys and not grabbing up 17 gorgeous things we’ve never seen anywhere else, which makes it the ideal, last-minute holiday shopping destination if you think about it—and if you exercise self-control. Need something artful and inspired for your elegant Uncle …

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