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Phoenix, Christmas, Desert Botanical Garden

Phoenix, Christmas, Desert Botanical Garden

This time last year, we were visiting my family back in Arizona. Christmas tamales are obviously the very best thing about December in Phoenix, but a solid runner-up is the Desert Botanical Garden and its seasonal luminarias. The cacti and pretty lights make for a uniquely Southwestern holiday experience, one that I didn’t fully appreciate until being away.  Continue reading »

Build a bench!

Build a live-edge bench!

Sometimes you meticulously make plans, sometimes you fly by the seat of your pants. I almost always know what I want the result to look like, even if I can’t work out how to connect point A and point B straight away, but I stalled out halfway through building a live-edge bench.  Continue reading »

via The Design Files

My loves and hates: current home trends

It’s never been easier to find photos of beautifully styled interiors, much less drown yourself in them, and when you do you see certain trends appear again and again. That level of ubiquity sometimes makes me wonder where my taste ends and collective consciousness begins.  Continue reading »