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10 essentials: april

1. The outdoors. Nothing else can compare to sitting on a mountaintop vista or kayaking down a winding river or sunning yourself seaside. The beauty of nature inspires everything around us.

2. Traveling. The farther you go, the more your perspective changes.

3. Red velvet cake—a serious addiction.

4. 60’s Italian cinema, the best hairstyles ever.

5. Museo del Prado has paintings that will make you swoon.

6. The sublime shapes and textures of Verner Panton’s designs never go out of style.

7. Vintage modern architecture like Neutra, Koenig. They built homes that incorporated their surroundings to allow the outside view to have as much impact as the inside view.

photo: lastnightontelevision, flickr.com8. My iPod. Whether I’m in the mood for Ladytron or Verdi’s requiem, it never disappoints.

9. The selma flute. What a gorgeous way to drink champagne!

10. Our loyal companions greeting us at the door when we return home everyday. What else can make you smile like a wildly wagging tail?

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i love that outdoor photo, it looks so unreal. also, april i can show you some great examples of neutra architecture next time your in town....(if you have not seen them aleady).

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertodd

thanks for sharing. wholeheartly agree with the list especially one and two. making time travel and play outside should be a daily goal.

March 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwatson the cat

I concur about spending time outdoors. Nature offers beauty and inspiration and more. The lovely photo brings me to the virtual outdoors while working!

#2--"the farther you travel, the more your perspective changes". This is something I had not considered, and I can say, from my own travel experiences, it is certainly true for me.

March 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdesignhouse9

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