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DIY With Dawn: Fall candle failures and successes

The truth is that most people aren’t natural artists, or if they are, they don’t have time to put together an elaborate gingerbread house based on Versailles. You would never know this from Pinterest and other evil websites that make it seem like everyone is a freaking decoupage wunderkind. We thought we’d try a few and see what worked — and what didn’t — on a beginner level.

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Kansas City Art Institute alumnus Eric von Robertson sells Berber carpets in Finland

For the last year, Eric von Robertson, a 1999 Kansas City Art Institute alumnus, has been collecting, showing and selling Berber carpets as a representative of Foreign Objects, a company founded in Helsinki, Finland, that specializes in Berber carpets from the Riff and Atlas mountains of Morocco. In early September, von Robertson returned to Kansas City for a showing of the carpets at el dorado architects.

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The Stuff of Life: Barrel 31’s vibe for your home

I’m drawn to Barrel 31 by its decor. Large south-facing windows give the place a warm glow during the day. At night the high bar-back with a sliding ladder, brick walls and rustic wood floors are softly lit with industrial-chic fixtures. The place reminds me of Soho. As in New York.

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