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Rose and Ben’s Christmas Decor.

24 Dec

Here is me and Ben’s attempt at an Alexander Girard inspired christmas tree. After much stalling and frustratin’ myself over the right kinda paper, and the colors, buh, I decided that it isn’t exactly what I would have liked it to look like…but maybe next year we will refine! That’s a great thing about Christmas…it comes again next year. So I have come to comfort myself in saying that each year is another opportunity to make it better. That’s pretty optimistic right? YUP. YUP. That’s what I am trying to be about dear Mimomito. We shall see how long that lasts.

David’s Holiday Setup

24 Dec

David's 2012 MCM Christmas

Thank you for sending us your beautiful Eames-filled home with Mimomito, David!
Still haven’t sent us your holiday decor photos? Shoot ’em over to mcmsacramento@gmail.com !

GIT’R’DONE: Rose’s Papel Picado Snowflakes

17 Dec

Papel picado (“perforated paper”) is a decorative craft made out of paper cut into elaborate designs. Although it is a Mexican folk art, papel picado is used as a holiday decoration in many countries. The designs are commonly cut from tissue paper using a guide and small chisels, creating as many as forty banners at a time.”

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r1-04902-0020Serene came over yesterday and we had a delightful time making making these snowflakes.
Here’s a little how to for you mimomito folks in case you are willing and wanting to do your own!
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Holiday Gift Guide: Modern Bohemian

14 Dec

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01. Animal Print Shop American Buffalo
02. Pendleton 5TH Avenue Glacier Park Throw
03. The Savannah Faux Taxidermy
04.Glass Daimond
05. Braniff International Playing Cards Designed By Alexander Girard
06. Macrame Wall Hanging
07. Hanna Tea Towel
08. Triangle Baskets
09. Kilim Pillow Case
10. Maple Burl Wood Turned Bowl

The Holiday Hadley Home

13 Dec

This isn’t the last you’ll be seeing of Heather and David Hadley’s house, the Hadleys recently were sweet enough to let us snap photos for a home tour to be featured here on Mimomito. Oh snap, indeed. Check back soon for that home tour – there’s so much more to be seen in this Carmichael gem.

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GIT’R’DONE: Alexander Girard’s paper girl garland

11 Dec

Paper+Dolls+Wall+Art+by+Alexander+Girard+for+Urban+OutfittersHere is an easy holiday garland you can make out of Girard’s popular paper girl design.

DSC_0047First get your image to the size you like and print it out on printer paper. Not too small – because it’ll be tough to cut.
I decided to go with 5 inches. Don’t worry if you get it a lil’ pixelated on the print-out –  iz just going to be used as a stencil.

DSC_0048Cut out the image, or slice out using an X-acto knife.

DSC_0055Trace the image onto the back of the paper of your choice. Wrapping paper, craft paper, whatever. Just make sure it’s a little bit taller than your tracing (in my case, approximately 7″) and as long as you want your garland to be, around 20-30″ unless your paper is so thick that it would be difficult to cut through.

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Retro Youngster

7 Dec

This one is for the young gentleman.
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01.Great Plains TeePee
02PlayShapes 74 Wooden Blocks MillerGoodman
03. Bird by Kristian Vedel
04. Donna Wilson Mini Boat Blanket
05. Starship Enterprise Mobile III
06.Presidential Blocks
07. Switch on the night By Ray Bradbury
08. View Master
09. Karascope Kaleidoscope Designed by Judith Karelitz
10. Crosley Cruiser 3-Speed Portable Turntable
11. Train Tootsie Toy Broadway Limited Train Set Pullman Car

Holiday Gift Guide: The Modern Chef

5 Dec

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01. Kinfolk Magazine
02. Marimekko Siirtolapuutarha
03. Design House Stockholm Magnetic Whale Tong
04. Marimekko Set of 2 Sukat Makkaralla Glasses
05. Black Walnut Cutting Board
06. Cathrineholm Lotus Nesting Bowls
07. Eight Cup Classic Series Glass Coffeemaker
08. TEA TOWEL – Triangle
09. Betty Crocker’s Dinner For Two Cook book, Illustrated by Charley Harper

Hoiday Gift Guide: The Classy Mister

4 Dec

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This gift guide is for your classy man friend.

That guy who likes things that will last him a life time.

01. Omega Natural Bristle Shave Brush
02. Glacier Rock Set
03. Flour Sack Towel Bundle
04. Rough Rider Blade
05. Dansk Ice Bucket from Jens Quistgaard
06. The Cobra Classic Razor
07. Masters of the Universe Compendium Poster By Chris Lee
08. C.O. Bigelow Cold And Flu Soak Formula
09. FermLiving Grey Remix Blanket
10. Eames Hang it All

Holiday Gift Guide: MCM nerd

3 Dec

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Us mimomito writers have different tastes, so we’ll again be doing separate gift guides! I’ll be gearing this particular guide more toward the modern/tech/mid century design/nerd types on your list..  (basically this is a list of things I want – and maybe you, too!)

01. “Ray Gun” by Eugene Metcalf

02. Estes Model Rockets at RC Country Hobbies

03. Bodum Electric Cordless Tea Kettle

04. Jambox Wireless Speaker by Jawbone

05. Sacramento’s-own Brian Schmitt Design | Pendant Lighting

06.  Rocket Tea Infuser by Kikkerland

07. Kingston DataTraveler Gold-plated Flash Keychain

08. Molecular Model Set

09. Charley Harper Iphone5 Case

10. Polaroid Instant Digital Camera with Zero-Ink Printing

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