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Kristen Flanagan

Name: Kristen Flanagan, Associate Editor
Hometown: Hillsdale, New Jersey
Trying to Learn: Knitting (for the past three years... persistence is key!)
Perfect Saturday Morning: A walk with my dog, Millie, followed by a latte and the newspaper.
D.I.Y or Etsy: Etsy, all the way!
Best Occupational Perk: Ice sculptures on wheeled carts, bullfrogs in the photo studio... there's never a dull moment at the office!
Biggest Occupational Hazard: A giant bowl of jellybeans (compliments of Kevin Sharkey) and confections from the test kitchen challenge my willpower every day.
Work Uniform: Comfortable shoes that are cute, too; Our office building takes up an entire New York City block!
First Living Story: As an assistant, my first assignment was to help out with the May 2010 cover, which featured a wall covered in paint chips. I spent an entire afternoon running around New York City, quietly pilfering paint chips from hardware stores for the photo shoot.

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It’s cold and rainy here in New York City. The Living staff is ready for a weekend filled with holiday parties and tree trimming. Here are a few festive links to brighten up your afternoon. Have a great weekend! Small twinkly lights give a holiday table a bit of sparkle. Cozy up on the sofa [...]

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Happy Friday! Hope you’re getting ready for a fun fall weekend. Here are a few links to check out before the day is through… This table setting by Connor Lesniak is stunning. We’re especially loving his cranberry macaroons filled with the cranberry curd from our November issue! There are so many drool-worthy tabletop items at ABC Carpet & [...]

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Hope everyone had a happy Halloween! It’s a gloomy, rainy Friday at our offices in New York City. Here are a few links to brighten your day… I’m loving David Lidbetter’s photographs of feathers. Find more photos from the series here. Need some baking inspiration? Check out these beautiful cakes! Hannah Nunn just released a branch [...]

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The whole staff is gearing up for our American Made event next week. If you’re in New York City, you should come check it out! In the meantime, here are five links I bookmarked this week. Have a wonderful weekend! Hand & Cloth is an organization in Bangladesh that provides a living wage and school [...]

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Here are a few finds from around the web that my co-workers and I think you’ll enjoy. Have a delightful weekend! These herb scissors would be so handy! Can’t wait until they’re back in stock. How to create a fall floral arrangement. Looking for a fun fall snack? Try maple cinnamon almonds. I’m slightly obsessed [...]

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Our staff is so looking forward to the official the arrival fall (it’s this Sunday, if you haven’t marked your calendars yet). We hope you kick off the season by doing something special this weekend. And if you have some downtime, check out these links that we bookmarked this week… Dutch botanist Fedor van der [...]

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Happy Friday! We hope you’re gearing up for a great weekend. Here are a few links that made us smile this week… The coolest eco-friendly dorm room in Sweden. Beautiful serving plates with watercolor designs. Make this sweet DIY rope tote bag on your sewing machine. We are in love with these hand-drawn stop motion videos. [...]

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It’s a beautiful day here in NYC, and we’re gearing up for the weekend. What are your plans? Here are a few finds from around the web that made us smile… Take a tour of lighting designer Michelle James’ 1890s brownstone in Brooklyn. These cornmeal brown butter scones with lavender peach curd look amazing! DIY sweet potato [...]

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Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? I’m planning on a few days at the beach. Before you power down to go wherever this weekend takes you, check out these fantastic links… Pizza on a barbecue? Yes, please!  Tweet

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I hope you’re enjoying a laid-back Friday afternoon. Here are some fun finds from around the web. Enjoy the weekend! The ultimate summery outdoor kitchen.  Tweet