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For the new year of 2008, I resolved to learn origami. I got as far as becoming (temporarily) adept at making paper cranes. Something about the idea of making something beautiful from plain paper had fascinated me..

Has anyone else noticed that chains of paper cranes seem to be very cool right now? Whether hung from a tree in an outdoor wedding or used as a permanent decorating piece in a hipster loft, they definitely perk up a space. I’d love to copy this idea at my apartment!

Photos found on A Cup of Jo and Apartment Therapy.


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Furnishing My Room

drawers2I currently have two large-ish closets in my bedroom but will not be quite so lucky next year. I would use the drawers in this unit from Ikea to hold t-shirts and the surfaces to stack books and a vase of flowers.

However, it’s only 20 inches high. Is it too short to use it this way?

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Elephants are Cool


I found this hamper on the Apartment Therapy website and was instantly smitten. It would look amazing in my bedroom.. especially since I usually just throw dirty clothes in the closet! Would you ever own something like this?

Also, did you know that along with having crazy complex social structures, elephants can feel grief and make music?

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Food Shelves



I would love to hang any of these above my stove. Maybe they would inspire me to bake my own bread… something I’ve wanted to do for far too long!

Prints by Camille Soulayrol via Black Eiffel.

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