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If you haven’t heard, just this week I Love Lucy was voted the best television show of all time — beating out finalists Seinfeld, M*A*S*H, All in the Family and Cheers. Everyone clearly still loves Lucy!

In honor of the incomparable Lucille Ball, I’m showcasing this duct tape art piece of the comedienne (that’s right, this is all duct tape) from Etsy shop LivingColored.

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Lucille Ball

What’s your favorite Lucy episode? Tell me in the comments below!

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Today marks the opening of the 2012 London Olympics, and I don’t know about you, but I have Olympic fever. Feeding my obsession? This collection of vintage Olympic posters. Personally, I am charmed by this lady fencer in the Paris 1900 poster, but if I had to pick a favorite, I’d go with this dizzying example from the 1968 Mexico Olympics.

1968 Olympics Mexico Poster

Designed by artist Lance Wyman, this poster marries traditional Aztec design with  go-go ’60′s pop art. How about you? Do you have a favorite Olympic logo? Will you be watching the Opening Ceremonies tonight? I’ll be on the couch, popcorn in hand, waiting for that torch to enter the arena.

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This unique set of spoons is a project from design student Niels Datema. They aren’t currently in production, but I think they are kind of amazing. Why? Because each spoon is the exact measurement for an ingredient to make a classic loaf of bread.

Fill the water spoon up to the top with water, the flour with flour, and so on…mix together and knead, and presto! Perfect bread dough.

Think of the possibilities! Cookie spoons, cake spoons, brownie spoons…my stomach is growling but my mind is inspired.

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Our friends over at PSFK recently highlighted Japanese artist Kenji Sugiyama.

Kenji has, believe it or not, created and squeezed into pasta boxes, intricate scenes of museum-goers observing art. That’s right, pasta boxes! Kenji calls his collection “Institute of Intimate Museums.”

Pasta Box Diorama
Pasta Box Diorama
Pasta Box Diorama

The images aren’t crystal clear, but come on — you try taking a photo inside a pasta box and see how clear you get.

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What is the history of bottle trees? Best I can tell (don’t quote me on this), their origin dates back hundreds of years. Evidently, it was believed that evil spirits would be drawn to the shiny bottles and become trapped inside. Folks would place bottles on trees around their home to keep evil from getting in the house.

Now, I don’t know about all that — but, I do know that today they are used as decorative art in gardens and landscaping. BottleTree.com has made having one super easy. They provide the “tree” and colorful bottles and ship everything straight to your house. They’re both stunning and unique.

Bottle Tree

Do you know more about bottle trees? Tell me below. And, let me know if you actually have one of these “evil catchers.”

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Today is What You Think Upon Grows Day (think of it as an earthy twist on the sentiments behind “The Secret”). So today, or even better - every day – turn all your positive thoughts into reality. I don’t know about you, but I tend to get stuck in the same old daily rut, so I’d love to expand my view on what life hands me.

 Retro-Style Inspirational Print

This quirky little art print illustrates this thought in a not-too-cheesy way. The strong message it sends in a lighthearted way really caught my attention. Plus, the View-Master brings me back to my childhood days where everything in life was almost always positive. I could see this hanging in my foyer or maybe sitting on my sunroom coffee table while I read 19th-century literature. Okay, maybe more like Hunger Games, but you get my point!

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Wedding season is approaching, and I’m sure many of you have been invited to a million weddings this year (or maybe you’re tying the knot!). It can be a little stressful to pick a gift if you want to give something more sentimental than registry gifts. This spooning print by Etsy shop owner petekdesign is so sweet and definitely not your average gift. The couple can put it above their bed, or you can hang them in multiples in your living room for a homey, vintage look.

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 I would have a hard time choosing my favorite print. How would you incorporate them in your home? Tell us in the comments below.

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Remember that fanciful birthday card/crown that I posted a while back? The one by Present & Correct? It turns out that Mark of Present & Correct has been experimenting with paper shapes in jars. Here’s what he’s calling Jar No. 3. I don’t know about you, but I could stare at this thing all day!

shapes in a jar

I know the title of this post is a little strange, but that’s because I’m not sure exactly how to classify this work. Specimen? Display? Sculpture? Art? Geometry lesson? All I know is that it’s wonderful and now I’m desperate to get one for my desk at work.

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