22 posts categorized "December 2009"
2010!

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at WHORANGE, we do not believe in "out with the old, in with the new."  instead, we prefer to celebrate the old and embrace the new.

cheers to 2010!  may the old and the new sip from the same frothy punchbowl of wisdom, prosperity, kindness, gaiety, and mysterious wonders.

happy new year, kittens!

xoxo,

tula

a peek beneath the WHORANGE tree

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on xmas morning, i discovered this amazing card (see above) wedged into our aluminum tree.  as it turns out, my husband made the card for me as an homage to WHORANGE'S heroes.  inside was a lovely message "from our cats" and a yoga membership.  proof positive that steve truly holds the key to my heart.

in addition, we were fortunate to have a few splendid gifts swapped in the house of WHORANGE this holiday.  allow me to share...

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above:  a fisticup coffee mug to steve from the siblings. 

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above:  a winterscape stamp set graciously given to me from seattle siren, lady peacock.  (see what happens when you beg shamelessly?)

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above left:  mr. squirrel ornament adopted from a yard sale.  above right:  bumble bee wheely bug for our nephew, dylan.

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above:  mustache cufflinks (made from reclaimed silver) by julia failey  -- given to steve from me!

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and finally, one of the best gifts of all -- YOUR INHERENT FABULOUSNESS.  keep sparkling, kittens!  give joyously and generously to those around you.

 

happy holidays to you!

 

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wow, i actually got hitched this year!  (which reminds me...i still need to post our wedding pictures, don't i?  more pix to come in 2010 -- i promise!)

with the holidays upon us, i wanted to take this moment to thank each and every one of you for your love, support, decor inspirations, artistic endeavors, sagacious comments, foxy emails, keen queries, frolicking slumber parties, habitual bootie calls, mid-day martinis, wiglet coupons, solar-powered panties, and of course...magnificent hair.

it is from you that i draw inspiration -- every single day.  thank you for dancing through this titillating design journey with me! 

have a wonderful holiday, darlings.  give the gift of teaching someone something new, stay warm, and i'll be back before you know it.

xoxo,
tula

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{our chinatown wedding photographs by gennan shippen.}
 

 

whoranging for the HOMIES!

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hi kittens!

i beyond thrilled to report WHORANGE has been nominated in round one of Apartment Therapy's 2009 Homies Awards!  i'm super honored and i only hope my hair lives up to your expectations.

if you feel so compelled, please lace up your skates and vote for little ol' me by clicking here along with all of your other favorite blogs.  to see my ever-growing list of fave blogs in the running, click here.

of course, i'm up against all of the big boy blogs who are super established and beyond deserving, but since i was nominated, i figured, why not give it a shot, right? 

thank you, darlings!  and if i make it into the top five, i promise to wear a show-stopping, red carpet gown that may or may not make E! Entertainment's "worst dressed" list.

xoxo & xoxo,

tula

UPDATE:  a humble thank you for voting WHORANGE #21 out of 666 design blogs!  i'm deeply honored and thrilled to dance amongst my blogging heroes.  my mascara is still running with pageant tears. (and a special shimmy to maison21 for nominating me!)

dear WHORANGE: eames chair emergency!

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dear whorange,

this will sound silly, but i am trying my hardest to get a miniature eames management chair to put in a box, for my boyfriend to open on christmas as a way to tell him he is getting the real thing, but in a few weeks.  you would not believe the nightmare i am having trying to locate one.
 
can you direct me to any place in the US, I can have fed ex'd overnight?
 
Emily


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dearest emily,

your question is not silly.  indeed, this is a TRUE EMERGENCY.

question:  does it need to be an authentic vitra eames miniature?  if not, contact the fine folks at poketo ASAP.  i see they have the green eames chair in this collection for $12.00 and may have one available to ship to you overnight!  this is the same one that was graciously given to me by laura of if it's hip, it's here back in july.

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send poketo an email here and see if they can do it.  i will also try to get hold of them personally for you.  i understand the importance -- i really do!  christmas just isn't christmas without eames.  here is the proof...

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by the way, your boyfriend is one lucky guy!  not only will he look super handsome in the chair, so will his hair.

much love and luck to you.  please let me know if everything works out!

stay pretty & happy holidays!

tula

questions, queries, or dilemmas?  drop me a line at tula@whorange.net.  if you begin your email with "dear WHORANGE, your hair looks fantastic today," you may receive a speedier reply.

vintage website textbooks: "web services covers therapy" by retrofuturs

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french illustrator, stéphane massa-bidal (a.k.a. retrofutur), cleverly crafts popular websites and social media obsessions into vintage textbook cover art, circa 1960s.  if school was like this, i would have been valedictorian for sure -- perhaps majoring in YouTube.

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most shockingly, not only has stéphane charmed my panties off with his tremendous take on twitter & co., but he is actually tempting me to join LinkedIn...

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...i have a feeling general ambrose everett burnside may have some swell job opportunities for me.

{prints available at retrofuturs.  view them all here.}

snow day: martin & muñoz snow globe art

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rumor has it -- it's snowing in some parts of this country.  considering i live in los angeles, i can only put on my bikini and stare at a snow globe to empathize.

stay warm east coast kittens, and remember...keep those hot rollers hot!

{artwork by martin & muñoz.}

sew in love

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i found this item called "the best" at the curiosity shoppe.  it reads:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE:

1.  BORROW A LOVED ONE'S CLOTHING

2.  SEW LABEL INTO LOVED ONE'S CLOTHING

3. UN-BORROW THE SAID ARTICLE OF CLOTHING

i followed said instructions, and here are the results...

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john waters & divine -- simply the best.

{to see what i gave john waters last year for christmas, click here.}

whorange of the week: downloadable holiday labels by helen dardik

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the fabulous miss helen dardik crafted a collection of dashing & smashing holiday labels fit to print from your computer -- FOR FREE!

simply click on over to orange you lucky, download the high rez label, resize, print six to a page, tag your gift, and feel the love.

thanks, helen...you're the best! (and your holiday hair looks magnificent.)

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morning wood

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just a little morning wood to remind you how much i love you...

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{above:  1. wood yo yo (25.00);  2. nobel stag head (649.00);  3. hardwood serving trays (36.00);  4. barky turntable (1,298.00);  5. wood birdie (£25.00);  6. home sweet home (25.00);  7. tiki lounge platform wedges (72.99);  8. singgih kartono desk set (75.00);  9. plywood wall clock (79.00);  10.  vers wood touch and iPhone slip case  (40.00);  11. ukulele kit (40.00);  12.  squirrel portrait (27.99);  13. twig pencils (5.00 per dozen).}

{man plate by esther derkx.}

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