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Biomorphism: My Love Affair With the Boomerang

Biomorphism: My Love Affair With the Boomerang

The boomerang shape of the mid-century time period is so iconic. In the 1940's people became more fascinated with botany and science and the Biomorphic style emerged which distorted the unique and interesting organic shapes and forms for decorative use. Enter in all kinds of asymmetrical shapes: kidney, amebas, boomerangs, soft squares, etc...

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Apollo 11 and a Boomerang Laminate Rocket

Apollo 11 and a Boomerang Laminate Rocket

 Happy 50th Anniversary of the moon landing!!

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

You can't fit too many people in this little boomerang laminate rocketship pin though, but I post it to proudly honor the Apollo 11 space mission. 🚀

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Tiki Mugs and a Dendritic Agate Necklace

Tiki Mugs and a Dendritic Agate Necklace

Tiki mugs are like potato chips... you can't have just one. 😝  They are quite addictive. I've never attempted to count the number of mugs my husband and I have (I wouldn't be surprised if it's over 150), because we can't possibly keep them all out at once.  There's some on shelves, some in glass cases, some in storage, some still packed in bubble wrap, and even a couple in a pile we've named the "I hope to hell we can glue these back together" pile. But there is one that stays out all the time... and it's one of...

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When A Clearance Bin Flamingo Meets His Likeness in Sterling Silver

When A Clearance Bin Flamingo Meets His Likeness in Sterling Silver

That clearance bin at Michael's got me again. I know you've been there. You go in for a pack of Sharpies and those dang '60% off' and 'Clearance' signs kidnap your attention... and you quickly forget about the Sharpies. You're immediately transported into the throes of the 'I didn't realize I needed this, but now I have to have it because it's so cheap' mentality. So of course a couple of these pink metal flamingos came home with me.

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Decked Out in Retro Diamonds

Decked Out in Retro Diamonds

Diamonds certainly ARE a girl's best friend. RETRO diamonds, that is... ✨😜

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