blogwatch: where we’ve been clicking this week


Martha’s Crafts Dept. is showcasing a sunny, bright and cheerful Thanksgiving tablescape we’d like to replicate.

Gorgeous plantable ornaments to deck your tree, at Casa Sugar.

Find out what wine is perfect for your Holiday meal — less than $5 a bottle — at Serious Eats.

A mouthwatering alternative to plain old pies of pumpkin and pecan: Maple walnut pie, at Simply Recipes.

Tour a modern houseboat in Seattle that redefines small space luxury at Contemporist.

Deck your halls with wreaths of velvet — and find out how at Craft!

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blogwatch: where we’ve been clicking this week


Spookify your home with some creepy-cute handmade spider sacks with this tutorial at Modern Parents Messy Kids. Via Curbly.

Check out the gorgeous, newly finished floors in Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia cathedral (available for your home too).

CasaSugar spotlights a groundbreaking, innovative home in Maine that generates it’s own energy.

We’d love to cozy up with this modern felted wool patchwork quilt.

Sneak a peek inside the California Design exhibit at LACMA at the New York Times.

Apple pie cookies — at Smitten Kitchen. Yum!

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blogwatch: where we’ve been clicking this week


Turn a regular blender into a “magic bullet” with a mason jar! Brilliance, yet again, from Real Simple.

Give your hearth a facelift for fall with these great ideas at CasaSugar.

JennSki snuck a peek inside the new New Hampshire digs of artist Matte Stephens, and it’s as fab as we would expect.

Wine bottle jack-o-lanterns at Instructables. Perfect for more grown-up spooktaculars!

And what’s better to decant that bottle of red than a human heart wine carafe? Via Boing Boing.

More Halloween-y craft fun, from Craft: a cute and festive burlap bunting.

Wild rice burgers: a hearty, satisfying Minnesota favorite — at The Kitchn.

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This apartment in Nimes, France manages to make unfinished, de-wallpapered walls look chic and textural — at The Style Files.

Trick out your yoga gear with Finnish style : DIY Marimekko yoga bag, at Always Mod.

Kick autumn in to high gear and celebrate all things apple-y and delicious, at Fresh Home Blog.

Great gates: a modern roundup, at Casa Sugar.

At Bloesem we spotted this playful yet cozy bedding from Dutch design firm Snurk. LOVE.

Good to know: why decorating with salvaged pallets indoors is a bad idea, at Curbly.

NotCot got a sneak peek at what’s new from Dyson, like their new covetable Dyson Hot fan heater.

What could be bad about potatoes cooked with a smoky, paprika-infused tomato sauce? Not eating them right now! Patatas Bravas, at Simply Recipes.

image courtesy of Marie Claire Maison.

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As autumn starts to settle in, what could be more comforting than a plate of these short ribs with wine and cream from The Pioneer Woman?

The story of Rya rugs, vintage Scandinavian DIY textiles you can still make today — and still look fresh and on trend. At Retro Renovation.

The coolest treehouse ever, at ModFruGal. Those “things” are lucky — wonder if they’d consider renting it out?

For the love of laminate: The WilsonArt House, a time-capsule of 1960’s fabulousness, at Whorange.

Remodelista has us coveting this cast iron spice grinder from Canoe in Portland.

Whether we like it or not, the holidays are swiftly approaching. CasaSugar is scouting out the hot holiday trends from West Elm’s 2011 collection.

At Fresh Home Ideas, find out how to fabricate a smart slatted bathroom shelf.

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