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Excerpts from “How to be Perfect”
by Ron Padgett
Get some sleep.

Eat an orange every morning.

Be friendly. It will help make you happy.

Hope for everything. Expect nothing.

Take care of things close to home first. Straighten up your room
before you save the world. Then save the world.
Be nice to people before they have a chance to behave badly.

Don’t stay angry about anything for more than a week, but don’t
forget what made you angry. Hold your anger out at arm’s length
and look at it, as if it were a glass ball. Then add it to your glass
ball collection.

Wear comfortable shoes.

Do not spend too much time with large groups of people.

Plan your day so you never have to rush.

Show your appreciation to people who do things for you, even if
you have paid them, even if they do favors you don’t want.

After dinner, wash the dishes.

Calm down.

Don’t expect your children to love you, so they can, if they want
to.

Don’t be too self-critical or too self-congratulatory.

Don’t think that progress exists. It doesn’t.

Imagine what you would like to see happen, and then don’t do
anything to make it impossible.

Forgive your country every once in a while. If that is not
possible, go to another one.

If you feel tired, rest.

Don’t be depressed about growing older. It will make you feel
even older. Which is depressing.

Do one thing at a time.

If you burn your finger, put ice on it immediately. If you bang
your finger with a hammer, hold your hand in the air for 20
minutes. you will be surprised by the curative powers of ice and
gravity.

Do not inhale smoke.

Take a deep breath.

Do not smart off to a policeman.

Be good.

Be honest with yourself, diplomatic with others.

Do not go crazy a lot. It’s a waste of time.

Drink plenty of water. When asked what you would like to
drink, say, “Water, please.”

Take out the trash.

Love life.

Use exact change.

When there’s shooting in the street, don’t go near the window.

perforated metal (?) floor?  hmmm…kind of liking it. love the light transfer.

perforated metal (?) floor?  hmmm…kind of liking it. love the light transfer.

(Source: grandpalace.tk, via fatal-e)

ugh…so sad. this makes my heart break…one of my absolute favorite places.  a maze of all kinds of good stuff. so many memories…. 

archatlas:

"A tipster has written in that "Pearl Paint will be closing its Canal Street store soon," according to an employee." [via]

Sad news indeed to all NYC artists… a true mecca for artists, with six floors of absolutely everything art supply. One of my favorite places in the city… inspiration always seemed to hit me just by walking around its crowded corridors…

(via lavinrac)

Sophora prostrata (Kōwhai)

(Source: tabi-saki, via wishflowers)

nothingtochance:

Daughters of The Empire Branding / Studio Faculty

(via takeovertime)


Häfele’s Transformable Living Spacescore77.com
Häfele is a German manufacturer of furniture fittings and architectural hardware, and of all the booths we saw at Holz-Handwerk, theirs was the most mobbed. And it’s no wonder why: Aimed at the designers and builders responsible for kitting out ho…

Häfele’s Transformable Living Spaces
core77.com

Häfele is a German manufacturer of furniture fittings and architectural hardware, and of all the booths we saw at Holz-Handwerk, theirs was the most mobbed. And it’s no wonder why: Aimed at the designers and builders responsible for kitting out ho…

(Source: takeovertime)

Rooted and grounded, ready to embrace 2014 #bringit

Rooted and grounded, ready to embrace 2014 #bringit

Getting ready for the random drawing for my @skillshare home office design class! One lucky student will win a $50 IKEA gift card to help them with their design! http://skl.sh/17jSXXN here goes…..

Getting ready for the random drawing for my @skillshare home office design class! One lucky student will win a $50 IKEA gift card to help them with their design! http://skl.sh/17jSXXN here goes…..

Sign up for my skillshare class by 12/15 to be eligible to win a $50 IKEA gift card.  Beginner level interior design class is on-line, self-paced and is only $20!
Why not make your home office amazing?!!
click through image for info.
(there is also a design challenge running through the 15th of Dec with more prizes…check it out! :)

Sign up for my skillshare class by 12/15 to be eligible to win a $50 IKEA gift card.  Beginner level interior design class is on-line, self-paced and is only $20!

Why not make your home office amazing?!!

click through image for info.

(there is also a design challenge running through the 15th of Dec with more prizes…check it out! :)

the space is a little traditional for my taste, but loving the writing ont he wall [via lifeisbeeaautiful ]

the space is a little traditional for my taste, but loving the writing ont he wall [via lifeisbeeaautiful ]

gorgeous. i wish i knew the artist behind these lovely ceramic pieces

gorgeous. i wish i knew the artist behind these lovely ceramic pieces

(Source: samwitwicky)

gorgeous blues…. (and white) :) (via the absolute COLOUR blog…)

gorgeous blues…. (and white) :) (via the absolute COLOUR blog…)

(Source: scandinaviandeko.com, via alex-quisite)

Excerpts from “How to be Perfect”
by Ron Padgett
Get some sleep.

Eat an orange every morning.

Be friendly. It will help make you happy.

Hope for everything. Expect nothing.

Take care of things close to home first. Straighten up your room
before you save the world. Then save the world.
Be nice to people before they have a chance to behave badly.

Don’t stay angry about anything for more than a week, but don’t
forget what made you angry. Hold your anger out at arm’s length
and look at it, as if it were a glass ball. Then add it to your glass
ball collection.

Wear comfortable shoes.

Do not spend too much time with large groups of people.

Plan your day so you never have to rush.

Show your appreciation to people who do things for you, even if
you have paid them, even if they do favors you don’t want.

After dinner, wash the dishes.

Calm down.

Don’t expect your children to love you, so they can, if they want
to.

Don’t be too self-critical or too self-congratulatory.

Don’t think that progress exists. It doesn’t.

Imagine what you would like to see happen, and then don’t do
anything to make it impossible.

Forgive your country every once in a while. If that is not
possible, go to another one.

If you feel tired, rest.

Don’t be depressed about growing older. It will make you feel
even older. Which is depressing.

Do one thing at a time.

If you burn your finger, put ice on it immediately. If you bang
your finger with a hammer, hold your hand in the air for 20
minutes. you will be surprised by the curative powers of ice and
gravity.

Do not inhale smoke.

Take a deep breath.

Do not smart off to a policeman.

Be good.

Be honest with yourself, diplomatic with others.

Do not go crazy a lot. It’s a waste of time.

Drink plenty of water. When asked what you would like to
drink, say, “Water, please.”

Take out the trash.

Love life.

Use exact change.

When there’s shooting in the street, don’t go near the window.

perforated metal (?) floor?  hmmm…kind of liking it. love the light transfer.

perforated metal (?) floor?  hmmm…kind of liking it. love the light transfer.

(Source: grandpalace.tk, via fatal-e)

ugh…so sad. this makes my heart break…one of my absolute favorite places.  a maze of all kinds of good stuff. so many memories…. 

archatlas:

"A tipster has written in that "Pearl Paint will be closing its Canal Street store soon," according to an employee." [via]

Sad news indeed to all NYC artists… a true mecca for artists, with six floors of absolutely everything art supply. One of my favorite places in the city… inspiration always seemed to hit me just by walking around its crowded corridors…

(via lavinrac)

thedesignwalker:

CNC routed joint detail.

thedesignwalker:

CNC routed joint detail.

(via daanizzo)

Sophora prostrata (Kōwhai)

(Source: tabi-saki, via wishflowers)

nothingtochance:

Daughters of The Empire Branding / Studio Faculty

(via takeovertime)


Häfele’s Transformable Living Spacescore77.com
Häfele is a German manufacturer of furniture fittings and architectural hardware, and of all the booths we saw at Holz-Handwerk, theirs was the most mobbed. And it’s no wonder why: Aimed at the designers and builders responsible for kitting out ho…

Häfele’s Transformable Living Spaces
core77.com

Häfele is a German manufacturer of furniture fittings and architectural hardware, and of all the booths we saw at Holz-Handwerk, theirs was the most mobbed. And it’s no wonder why: Aimed at the designers and builders responsible for kitting out ho…

(Source: takeovertime)

Rooted and grounded, ready to embrace 2014 #bringit

Rooted and grounded, ready to embrace 2014 #bringit

Getting ready for the random drawing for my @skillshare home office design class! One lucky student will win a $50 IKEA gift card to help them with their design! http://skl.sh/17jSXXN here goes…..

Getting ready for the random drawing for my @skillshare home office design class! One lucky student will win a $50 IKEA gift card to help them with their design! http://skl.sh/17jSXXN here goes…..

Sign up for my skillshare class by 12/15 to be eligible to win a $50 IKEA gift card.  Beginner level interior design class is on-line, self-paced and is only $20!
Why not make your home office amazing?!!
click through image for info.
(there is also a design challenge running through the 15th of Dec with more prizes…check it out! :)

Sign up for my skillshare class by 12/15 to be eligible to win a $50 IKEA gift card.  Beginner level interior design class is on-line, self-paced and is only $20!

Why not make your home office amazing?!!

click through image for info.

(there is also a design challenge running through the 15th of Dec with more prizes…check it out! :)

the space is a little traditional for my taste, but loving the writing ont he wall [via lifeisbeeaautiful ]

the space is a little traditional for my taste, but loving the writing ont he wall [via lifeisbeeaautiful ]

gorgeous. i wish i knew the artist behind these lovely ceramic pieces

gorgeous. i wish i knew the artist behind these lovely ceramic pieces

(Source: samwitwicky)

gorgeous blues…. (and white) :) (via the absolute COLOUR blog…)

gorgeous blues…. (and white) :) (via the absolute COLOUR blog…)

(Source: scandinaviandeko.com, via alex-quisite)

"

Excerpts from “How to be Perfect”
by Ron Padgett
Get some sleep.

Eat an orange every morning.

Be friendly. It will help make you happy.

Hope for everything. Expect nothing.

Take care of things close to home first. Straighten up your room
before you save the world. Then save the world.
Be nice to people before they have a chance to behave badly.

Don’t stay angry about anything for more than a week, but don’t
forget what made you angry. Hold your anger out at arm’s length
and look at it, as if it were a glass ball. Then add it to your glass
ball collection.

Wear comfortable shoes.

Do not spend too much time with large groups of people.

Plan your day so you never have to rush.

Show your appreciation to people who do things for you, even if
you have paid them, even if they do favors you don’t want.

After dinner, wash the dishes.

Calm down.

Don’t expect your children to love you, so they can, if they want
to.

Don’t be too self-critical or too self-congratulatory.

Don’t think that progress exists. It doesn’t.

Imagine what you would like to see happen, and then don’t do
anything to make it impossible.

Forgive your country every once in a while. If that is not
possible, go to another one.

If you feel tired, rest.

Don’t be depressed about growing older. It will make you feel
even older. Which is depressing.

Do one thing at a time.

If you burn your finger, put ice on it immediately. If you bang
your finger with a hammer, hold your hand in the air for 20
minutes. you will be surprised by the curative powers of ice and
gravity.

Do not inhale smoke.

Take a deep breath.

Do not smart off to a policeman.

Be good.

Be honest with yourself, diplomatic with others.

Do not go crazy a lot. It’s a waste of time.

Drink plenty of water. When asked what you would like to
drink, say, “Water, please.”

Take out the trash.

Love life.

Use exact change.

When there’s shooting in the street, don’t go near the window.

"

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hi, im chris: interior designer, graphic designer, metalsmith...girl with a big smile whose last name means red.

i believe in the value and power in all things well-designed. thinking big, they can change the world :: on a smaller note...they'll make you smile and just may change your day :)

loves: my family, friends, eyes that smile, modern art/ design of all kinds, animals, the urban lifestyle, dark chocolate, my crack kitty goose, edamame, yoga, sunshine, long walks, exploring new places, big trees and coffee....lots of coffee :)

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