blogwatch: where we've been clicking this week

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Oh Joy is loving Lisa Congdon’s mini photo collection, and we have to say, we are, too. Gives us something else to troll for at yard sales!

TreeHugger points out this fab flat pack lamp. Made from recycled cardboard, you simplely assemble, enjoy, and then toss in trash when done. At Charles & Marie, $56.

Have you noticed that we’re obsessed with chair before and afters? So is Design*Sponge and these are beauties.

Perfect for a dreary January weekend, Chocolate & Zucchini offers up a leek & potato soup recipe.

For other cold winter activities, why not try the the love mattress via AT-L.A.

Paying our bills will be a little more enjoyable thanks to new Eames stamps that Happy Mundane wrote about.

And lastly, Casa Sugar culls some timeless decorating advice from the new issue of House Beautiful.

blogwatch: where we’ve been clicking this week

shelter_ohjoylisa.jpg

Oh Joy is loving Lisa Congdon’s mini photo collection, and we have to say, we are, too. Gives us something else to troll for at yard sales!

TreeHugger points out this fab flat pack lamp. Made from recycled cardboard, you simplely assemble, enjoy, and then toss in trash when done. At Charles & Marie, $56.

Have you noticed that we’re obsessed with chair before and afters? So is Design*Sponge and these are beauties.

Perfect for a dreary January weekend, Chocolate & Zucchini offers up a leek & potato soup recipe.

For other cold winter activities, why not try the the love mattress via AT-L.A.

Paying our bills will be a little more enjoyable thanks to new Eames stamps that Happy Mundane wrote about.

And lastly, Casa Sugar culls some timeless decorating advice from the new issue of House Beautiful.

site we're psyched about: poshchicago.com

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My cat, Ally Ginsberg, thinks she is people. Because she is people, she believes that she is entitled to drink from any cup of water around the house and if she cannot reach, she will tip the cup over to get to the water.

She breaks a lot of cups.

So I am constantly on the lookout for cute glasses and mugs to replace my broken ones. I stumbled upon POSH a Chicago store that specializes in vintage restaurant china and dinnerware. Here you can find French cafe cups (currently on backorder) or these adorable gnome mugs ($12). I’m not entirely sure what kind of restaurant uses gnome mugs, but I’ll take them. The selection is ever-changing and well selected (lots of items are from Europe). In addition to dinnerware, you can grab lots of other random vintage finds here. The more broken cups we have around here, the more excuses I have to buy from POSH. — Kim B.

site we’re psyched about: poshchicago.com

shelter_poshcup.jpg

My cat, Ally Ginsberg, thinks she is people. Because she is people, she believes that she is entitled to drink from any cup of water around the house and if she cannot reach, she will tip the cup over to get to the water.

She breaks a lot of cups.

So I am constantly on the lookout for cute glasses and mugs to replace my broken ones. I stumbled upon POSH a Chicago store that specializes in vintage restaurant china and dinnerware. Here you can find French cafe cups (currently on backorder) or these adorable gnome mugs ($12). I’m not entirely sure what kind of restaurant uses gnome mugs, but I’ll take them. The selection is ever-changing and well selected (lots of items are from Europe). In addition to dinnerware, you can grab lots of other random vintage finds here. The more broken cups we have around here, the more excuses I have to buy from POSH. — Kim B.

take our survey! win a book!

UPDATE: THE SURVEY IS CLOSED! We hit our number goal so quicky in just one day. Thanks to all who participated, and if you didn’t get a chance to parttake, we’ll do another one soon.

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One of our New Year’s resolutions? To get to know you a little better. We’d like to start growing Shelterrific into an even more dynamic, useful site. But before we do that we need to know a few basic things about you, dear readers. Do you own your home? Have kids? Pets? If you could take just a minute of your time to answer ten easy questions, we’d be sooo grateful. How grateful? Three luckily survey-takers will win one of our favorite books Click Here to take survey. Thank you!

(Prizes include: Humble Masterpieces by Paola Antonelli. Help! It’s Broken: A Fix-It Bible for the Repair-Impaired by Arianne Cohen, and Jamie’s Dinners by Jamie Oliver. Winners will be chosen at random by Shelterrific editors and notified via email.).