HF Weekly Obsession: Right On Time

I need a clock. I don't really have a clock in the living room, except on the DVR menu and if the TV isn't on, I can't see what time it is. That's quite frustrating. And so, I plan on buying a clock. Grandfather clocks are too big and the roman numerals are annoying to read. This clock, above, is cool and minimalist and easy for slackers to read. It's really just a chunk of wood with a power cord attached, but plug it in and red LED lights appear from behind the thin veneer displaying the time! File that one under "How the heck did they do that?". At $176, it won't break the bank, and all of your friends can ooh and ahh over your uber-stylishness. And that's priceless.

Wood LED Clock at High Fashion Home.

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Happy Turkey Day!

Eat lots of good food, enjoy your family and friends, and, should you decide to go shopping on Black Friday, best of luck! Happy Thanksgiving!
Photo from Tastespotting.


Is Your Upper Lip Feeling... Naked?

A mustachioed wedding... So that's what mine was missing!

Does anyone else notice that the most random things seem to take off overnight and become full-fledged uber trends? Men have rocked facial hair of centuries, so why, all of a sudden, are people going gaga over mustaches? Let's discuss...

Mustache March

Growing your mustache is the latest way to raise money for charity. What happened to the good, old-fashioned car wash? Google "mustache for charity" and you'll get over 300,000 hits about the subject. 

Here are a couple to get your started:  

Movember (sponsored by Canadian Club- maker of this hilarious ad. Oh, and beer.)

Michael Phelp's (America's swimming sweetheart) rocked a pornstache at the Olympics. 'Nuff said.

Mustache Hankie from Avrilloreti

If you're follicly challenged, a chick, or just don't want to deal with the upkeep, you have Mo options, too. Don't grow a scraggly trash stache! Just fake it.

Stylish Mustache Kit at High Fashion Home

Mustache on a Stick from Something's Hiding Here

Mustache Pint Glass from Bread and Badger

The moral of this story is, "Put a mustache on anything and it instantly becomes cooler". Feel free to experiment with little mustaches cut out of black paper. Put one on your dog, your girlfriend, your boss (wait until after your performance review for that one). Watch the hilarity ensue.
The Tom Selleck at Plan B Bar in Chicago. See the resemblance?

Mustachioed art. Hang that in your entryway. 

And now, grow forth...

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Oprah's Fall Bargains!

From Oprah Home's Fall Bargains for $50 or Less, here are a couple of nice items to pick up for the Holidays.

A cool glass vase with a flamenco lace etching. Maya Star: 512.912.1475.

Vintage etchings on a pillow with a forest on one side and a bird on the other for $24. West Elm.

A cool decorative frame with a chalk board interior for $20. Kikkerland.

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Valley of the Dolls

Designs by Sonia Rykiel, Gucci, Giles, and Dolce & Gabbana.

For the 10th birthday of Russian Vogue, 31 magnificent designers lent their talent to create custom Matryoshkas- traditional Russian nesting dolls. On November 20th, the dolls will be auctioned off for charity. It's high fashion for a good cause... Happy birthday, Russian Vogue!

Designs by Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs, and Antonio Marras.

Designs by Yves Saint Laurent, Moschino, Blumarine, and Dries van Noten.

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Posters are Cool Again! Part Three

And now, to complete the trilogy, part three: 

For the younger sister:

For the Domino Magazine reader:

Modern Romance poster featured on the cover of Domino's Sept. 2006 issue, by Village.

For the pensive pirate in your life:

Pirate Posters by 826 Valencia.

For the girl who looooooves pink:

I Make Things poster by Samantha Hahn.

For those times when all you need is:

Love Candy poster by Made by Girl.

For the anglophile:

Keep Calm poster from Keep Calm Gallery. 

Well, that's all folks. I hope you found some of these picks to be inspiring, because if not, I need to work a bit harder at doing my job! If you've found any cool posters you'd like to share, leave me a comment. I'm always up for a part four!

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Posters are Cool Again! Part Two

I hope you enjoyed part one of my foray into posters. It's time for part two- posters for the kiddos and the music lovers, and a little DIY action...

For the hip eco-kid room...

Orange Animal ABC poster by Branch.

For the totally customized kid room...

ABC Kids poster by Made By Girl. It can be totally customized- color scheme and all!

For the music LOVER...

Mates of State silkscreen by The Small Stakes.

For the MUSIC lover...

The National Tour Poster by Spike Press.

For the Do-It-Yourselfer...

Try out the Rasterbator to create your own, giant poster. Mount on canvas or frame the pages, and hang. Cheap and chic.

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Toys R Us: Don't Procrastinate!

This is short notice, but this coupon is good for 15% off on any one item at Toys R Us (In-Store Only). It expires tomorrow. Christmas is not too far away and I know people need to get some toys for their loved ones.

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Posters are Cool Again! Part One

Remember the posters you used to have in high school? I used to tack mine up with ticky-tack so I could frequently rearrange them. I had all the cool pop stars plastered on my walls. Then came college, and I couldn't find a single dorm room without the requisite Dave Matthews Band poster on the wall. Posters have a bad rap, but there are lots of artists and graphic designers and general cool people out there trying to change that. You just have to know where to look. I'm going to tell you.

When you need a little motivation...

Alternative Motivational Posters from Right Brain Terrain.

When you need a LOT of motivation...

Limited edition screen prints by Orange Beautiful.

For the design addict...
Chair Exam poster by Blue Art Studio.

For the cinema addict...

Polish "African Queen" poster by Polish Poster Gallery.

For a simply cool graphic...

Poster by Ugmonk.

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It's Fall Somewhere...

On the final day of our weeklong honeymoon, John and I made our way to Lost Maples near Vanderpool, Texas. It was about an hour out of our way, but WORTH IT! We don't get to experience the season changing like those in the Northeast do, but you can see it at Lost Maples. Peak time is late October/early November, so plan accordingly if you want to go. Here are a few pictures to tide you over until next Fall!



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So here's a totally awesome website that you guys need to check out called suck.uk.com. We've got quite a few gift items from them in our store--so if you see anything you like, let us know!
Clocky is my new favorite toy! I'm never able to get up in the morning because I press my snooze button about 8 times every morning...I think this could solve the problem. :)

This is a bottle opener magnet so once you pull a cold one outta the frig, you can pop the top right off and enjoy!!

I like this doormat because you can either decide to let people know the can "Come In" or if you don't want visitors, tell 'em to "Go Away"!!!

So I know a few starving artists that might like a drumstick pencil, don't you?

Be a greenie and buy this SOLAR clock!

Laser cut into the shape of a common incandescent lightbulb. Too kewl!

Let's whip out this chess set and play!!

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Book Madness: Day 1

Our team was inspired by the September issue of Metropolitan Home. In it, they highlighted the interior decor from the Showtime hit show, Californication. We decided to take on the task of building one ourselves, book by book.

11-15-08: Lady S' knees are hurting! Task seems daunting. Morale low. Hope to finish by the 2012 Olympics in London. But we will press on..a slave to our craft...
You might even find some surprises hidden within our book tower... No, your eyes do not decieve you. That's JK Rowling's wildly popular Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in there! Who knows what other classics we'll stumble upon in this journey...

Here's our inspiration photo and our goal. We think David Duchovny would be proud of our efforts.

Our fearless leader also got the grand idea to follow suit with a 3 row by 4 row stacked book coffee table:

This table was the talk of the of the town in its completion, catching lots of HFH customer's attention. (I've also heard the DaVinci Code is located within base.)

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