1. Delighted with this new addition to my home by a Bay Area engineer-turned-designer
2. This fascinating San Francisco house with two faces, Victorian and modern
3. The serene Spanish home of the architect and designer behind La Buhardi
4. Leave it to Susanna Vento to make a TV look good
5. This smattering of white textured pillows in the apartment of Kate Arends of Wit & Delight
6. The homemade OSB board desk that resides in this happy little workspace
7. An airy, light-flooded Nordic kitchen
8. Nothing like tea time (with beautiful, earthy wares like these) to lift the spirits
9. Elegant and gift-worthy DIY herbed sea salt
i’m sorry, but i keep seeing these random pineapples everywhere. i guess i heard they were trending — like the new owl or squirrel or something. lovely still life photos of the prickly pear that is a pineapple. all of these images just randomly appeared on my interwebs from different places, including the one above from the freunde von freunden apartment in berlin. i like them, i just think the internet is funny sometimes. piña colada, anyone? it is friday.
time for our weekly wanderlust and a round up of the current instagram #sfgirlguide contributions. there’s now over 3,222 entries tagged, so our visual travel guide is growing. but it would be awesome of many more of you around the world would contribute. the more far away, the better — i love looking through these and seeing you capture your travels, and the cities where you live. in case you’ve missed it, here’s the post on how to contribute (and win a $100 amazon gift card) — but it’s easy, just tag your dining, travel, hotel, adventure instagrams #sfgirlguide along with the #city and #location. happy trails!
and one more, because i love it: from the signature room at the 95th, chicago, illinois — by @coristadler.
oh mary… there’s just something about mary! she’s kind, funny, beautiful, super cool, and basically a ray of sunshine. when i started planning what kind of art to buy for her cheery miami apartment, flowers kept popping to mind. yep, bunches of bright, fresh, colorful flowers dappled in golden sunlight seemed like a perfect fit for mary:
yes! these gorgeous flower paintings (which are only $100 each, by the way), are the work of american artist lisa daria. they are basically like mary in painted form… pretty and sweet. hm, i wonder how they feel about beer and baseball:
see? super cool. she’s kind of every guys’ dream… gorgeous, smart, and a lover of hot dogs, beer n’ baseball. i’d love to get her this holly farrell baseball glove painting (i’ve seen this one in person and it’s stunning!) as a little tribute to her relationship with her very sweet brother, warren. and this beer illustration by andrew bannecker… well, clearly that’s a must-have too!
so, that’s mary. a ray of sunshine, loved by every dude in the world. now, let me introduce you to a few of her friends:
magda. she is mary’s sun worshipping neighbor who spends most of her time at mary’s apartment. i absolutely love these paintings by australian artist maz dixon, and i have a feeling that magda will love them too… as long as they don’t block her light.
and now, pat. cheesy, over-the-top, madly in love with mary, pat. he moved to miami to
spy fall in love with mary, and he has clearly embraced the whole tropical/miami thing:
wow! it looks like he’s realllllllly happy with my pick – a paint-by-number (available in two dimensions) from toronto based studio licious. very tropical, kinda cheesy, and fantastic all at the same time. perfect for pat. (ps. these vintage prints on wood panels are only $25!)
and finally, this is ted. sweet, romantic, goofy ted. he has loved mary since high school, so i think i’ve found the perfect set of drawings for him:
these look like my year book – i recognize those bangs! these are from a hilarious series, by la based artist jenny hart, titled study hall. considering that ted has had a crush on mary since they graduated 13 years ago, i thought that a couple of these might take him back to the good old days. although, let’s hope he forgets about this little incident [you know what this links to, right?] don’t worry though, that “incident” didn’t stop them. in the end, everything worked out beautifully for ted and mary. see:
* there are so many other guys in this movie that love mary, but come on, a girl can only have so many fictitious art clients in one post! see you in few weeks with more art for more pretend people ~ danielle (aka the jealous curator)
a nerd chair? muuto had me at hello. there is something kind of nerdy about the color combination of nudes, pale woods and pastels. i try to pinpoint the sort of sense memory it evokes in me and the closest thing that comes to mind is my 8th grade science classroom with all those faded pastel biochemistry charts and anatomical plastic body models. am i making any sense here? nerdsville, right? anyway, as per usual i digress when what i really wanted to say is that i love this pairing of pastel shades and soft nordic nude tones so popular right now. nerds or not — they’re hot.
OYOY bedding collection.
IKEA BRAKIG dresser hack.
decorative Pastel Wooden Blocks from sketch inc. on etsy.
IKEA BRAKIG pastel chairs.