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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

brimfield, with a twitter twist

Now you know I love Brim­field, and enjoyed shar­ing with you all my lovely and weird finds last year. This year, this Fri­day actu­ally, I will expe­ri­ence Brim­field in a new and dif­fer­ent way. The won­der­ful ladies from The Daily Basics and Gretchen Aubu­chon Design are host­ing a Tweetup at Brim­field! For non-Twitterers, a TweetUp is when Twit­ter friends and mutual fol­low­ers meet each other IRL — in real life. It feels like a meet­ing of friends who've been apart too long — even though they may be meet­ing for the first time. It's the usu­ally joy­ous col­li­sion of social media and the "real" world. Hard to explain if you haven't expe­ri­enced it for yourself.

brimfield may 2010

brim­field may 2010

And the most excit­ing part: there are (so far) 82 design­ers, design blog­gers and indus­try insid­ers from across the coun­try join­ing this TweetUp! Look at this list! It is over-flowing with tal­ented, cre­ative peo­ple, all com­ing together to trea­sure hunt, meet their Tweeps and expe­ri­ence Brim­field in an unde­ni­ably new way. If you fol­low the Twit­ter hash­tag #Brim­field on Fri­day and Sat­ur­day, you will surely see a steady stream of amaz­ing finds as this group explores the mar­ket. Don't expect too many tweets from me, as tweet­ing and walk­ing at the same time is not a skill I have mastered!

We can (and will) thank the won­der­ful spon­sors Ben­jamin Moore and Aubu­chon Hard­ware and the amaz­ing orga­niz­ers Cyn­thia Bog­art and Gretchen Aubu­chon. They have arranged for par­tic­i­pants a centrally-located tent, food, charg­ing sta­tions and myr­iad other com­forts. I expect this will be an event to remember.

If you are look­ing for any­thing spe­cial from Brim­field, let me know. There will be plenty of eyes scout­ing the treasures!

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

lovely things…spotted at anthropologie

No one does bohemian chic like Anthro­polo­gie. I was recently in the Philadel­phia store, and taken with this assort­ment of chairs. Clas­sic frames and funky fab­rics, a match made in heaven. You can achieve this look with an inher­ited or flea-market chair and access to some won­der­ful fab­rics (maybe through a fun and funky designer — oh look, there is a con­tact tab at the top of this page!)

tribal inspi­ra­tion

blurry pic of clas­sic wing with eye-catching fabric

mod on mod

Because I could never have a real ani­mal head on my wall, this is more my speed:

Finally, I was amazed by the size of this mansard mir­ror. Is big­ger always better?

I did pick up some funky purple-and-green glass knobs for my office. Check out their vin­tage and mod­ern hard­ware selec­tion online.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

cynthia mason interiors — in the news

A quick note of thanks to Amber Bel­laire of Cana­dian Busi­ness Online for the men­tion in her new arti­cle "Spend Money to Make Money When Sell­ing Your Home". If you or any­one you know is plan­ning to sell a home, Amber's arti­cle is full of help­ful tips. Read the full text here.

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