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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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Object: Metal Heart November 2015

Even though we don’t love to cook—or know how to exactly—we’re goners for this opulent copper stove from Blue Star. In fact, the whole new (OK, century-old, now retro) trend of metallic kitchenware woos us toward becoming more culinarily aware. Blue Star’s Precious Metals Collection features appliances in six finishes: …

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Object: Love-A-Lamp

Just because “Mad Men” wrapped doesn’t mean we’re ready to give up our love affair with mid-century modern design. Thus, our obsession with this teardrop Hal Lamp—handmade by Slip Lighting in Hickory, N.C.—that combines the sleek elegance of mid-century with a free-wheelin’ ‘70s vibe, evident in the bohemian burlap drum …

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Object: Love Shack

Some of my favorite memories from the mid-1990s are the weekends when I hopped on an Amtrak train to visit my best friend at NYU—trading fraternity parties at my (fantastic, but thimble-sized) liberal arts college for all-nighters dancing at the Limelight, table-sharing with strangers at the world’s best greasy spoon …

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