Rain, Rain and The Week That Was–February 17, 2012

For most of the past year Houston (all of Texas?) has been in a super ultra severe draught. That’s bad, of course, for the farmers and the trees and threat of wildfires but I had gotten pretty used to seeing the bright sunshine every day. Now we’re in for a few days of rain and I’m totally bummed! Plus I prefer to take pictures in the bright natural light so it’s slowing up a DIY. Come on sunshine! I hope it’s sunny wherever you are this weekend. What’s the best thing you saw this week? Here are some of my favorites.

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- Beautiful folk rugs by Sylvain Willenz.
- The Secret Squirrel fall collection, Art Class, is geometric perfection.
- Of course I love the latest from 3.1 Philip Lim.
- Jewelry that mixes concrete and 18 karat gold!

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- Brett’s DIY area rug is so smart!
- A great intro for learning how to cut metal shapes with a jeweler’s saw.
- Watercolor + geometric + gift wrap = jackpot!
- Super simple and smart DIY iPad case.

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- Painted porcelain plates.
- Bright notebooks- can never have enough.
- Beautifully designed series of posters – maybe inspiration for a home décor DIY?

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- Ignite Houston is next Thursday, 2/23. Register here.
- February 24-26 is the Houston Modern Market.

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