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Obsession: Black and White Patterned Tile

By: Verena Dalati Salmé

Lately I’ve been really inspired by bold, patterned tile, which may or may not have anything to do with my upcoming trip to Mexico. The movement, the contrast, the amazing statement a wall of this beautiful tile makes–I love it all.

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The echo tile is the kind of tile that gets better the more you use it in one place. The Corazon restaurant in Portland has the right idea.

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It’s hard to go wrong with this classic pattern, so go ahead and fill a whole wall with it. Seriously, do it.

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Photography by Sharyn Cairns for Whiting Architects

Maybe you can’t decide which you like better: organic or geometric patterns. That’s okay, mix ’em up! The monochromatic aspect keeps the patchwork tile eclectic, not chaotic.

Black and white doesn’t have to be boring. Go big with patterns and make a statement!

Top Five Calendars to Start Your Year Off Right

By: Danielle Cornely

For some, a calendar is more than a list of days of the year; it’s like a personal assistant that keeps all of your schedules, plans, and goals organized in one place. While many have made the move from hard copy to digital, we’ve collected our top five calendars to convince you that print is not dead.

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Arina Pozdnyak puts a modern, emotive twist on the classic landscape with the Perpetual Calendar. Each month is a beautiful, meditative photograph that makes the calendar feel like an art collection.

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Simple and whimsical, this watercolor calendar by Flora Douville is handmade by the artist in France and is available in English and French.

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Graphic shapes and a soft pink hue combine to make this calendar by SNUG.TOYBLOCKS chic and versatile.

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We love this unique calendar by Stuart Greer for Fedrigoni! Created with designers in mind, this little guy won’t hog precious desk or wall space.

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If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to be more environmentally conscious, the Isometric Risograph Calendar by Paper Pusher is for you. Printed on 100% recycled Oatmeal-Kraft paper with soy-based inks, its beautiful geometric designs are a feast for the eyes all year long.

The Perfect Temp Job (for your walls)

By: Kate Donnelly

We are wild about wallpaper this week, and we aren’t talking about the kind that’s in your grandmother’s den. Today’s wallpaper is dynamic, bold, bright, and easier than ever! There are countless varieties of removable wallpaper on the market, which is a welcome relief to those who rent, or simply worry about committing to a wallpaper forever. Here are some we love:

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Birch Trees by AceentuWall

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Modern Triangles by Walls Need Love

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Yellow Star Print by Betapet

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White Navy by AccentuWall

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Brewster by Sherwin Williams

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Fantastical Floral by Walls Need Love