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DIY Computer monitor of science

Posted on 2/5/2012 by Maggie Marystone in DIY Projects Office monitor

When he moved in, Brad's office setup included 4 monitors on a quad monitor stand on his desk, but the monitors were 2 different sizes. He liked having the screen real estate, but the dimensions were awkward.

When we found a great deal on monitors on Woot, we snapped up four of them between us.

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Anemone light fixture for guest room

Posted on 2/4/2012 by Maggie Marystone in design products

We looked around for a long time before we came across this light fixture for the guest bedroom. It's called the Anemone by Robert Abbey.

We got the 13 inch version, but there's a much bigger, cooler (and much more expensive) 23 1/2" version.

Look at those shadows!

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Happy accident

Posted on 2/1/2012 by Maggie Marystone in construction happy accidents

We had seen the dog wandering around the construction site before. It's a little fuzzy thing, the kind of lapdog your grandma might have.

The first time I saw him (her?), he was tromping down the alley like he owned the place.

The next time he was "claiming" a spot in the backyard.

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