get this look: industrial modern kitchen.

industrial modern kitchen / sfgirlbybay

this is a fun, industrial modern kitchen featured recently in elle decoration. i love the vintage look of the white subway tiles, funky mint green furniture and old industrial style lighting paired with the modern stainless steel appliances and countertops. i thought it might be fun to round-up a way to accessorize and get this look. here goes:

industrial modern design elements / sfgirlbybay

get this look: 1. IKEA’S RÅSKOG rolling cart; 2. schoolhouse electric’s factory no. 4 pendant lamp; 3. + 4. anthropologie’s clearie dining chairs and paired with a mix of their copper Brasserie Dining Chairs; 5. vintage farmhouse table from little cows; 6. vintage-inspired weck jar set from terrain; 7. smeg 2-slice toaster from west elm; and the Ion C-Series lamp from schoolhouse electric.

sleek industrial modern kitchen / sfgirlbybay

industrial modern kitchen decor / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Jonas Gustavsson for elle decoration.

the shutterbugs: kate holstein.

white rooftops / kate holstein photography / sfgirlbybay

i came across the work of photographer kate holstein after seeing her work in cereal magazine and instantly became quite smitten. kate’s photography has a very ethereal quality of light and feels so calmly inspiring. Kate’s bio reads like a dream: Born in Boulder, Colorado, now based in Aspen. Raised by a father who never left the house without a camera and a mother who brought creativity into every aspect of life — that sounds like a mighty good place to start a creative life. kate studied photography at Parson’s School of Design and is now telling stories of life’s fleeting moments through photographs — as a visual person, it’s my favorite way to tell a story, too. Her work has been widely published in magazines, blogs, and books and she shoots everything from travel stories to weddings, to lifestyle and celebrity portraits. Her insatiable wanderlust has taken her all over the world, and it’s through the lens of her camera that we get to follow along. you can follow kate on her beautiful instagram feed, and order prints from her, too.

hillside homes by the sea / sfgirlbybay

plant photography / sfgirlbybay

travel story photography / sfgirlbybay

romantic cave pool in greece / sfgirlbybay

white-washed cityscape / sfgirlbybay

pink vintage fainting chair / sfgirlbybay

tropical rooftop bar /sfgirlbybay

plant still life photography / sfgirlbybay

quirky pink windows with shutters / sfgirlbybay

beautiful still life photography / sfgirlbybay

modern cityscape photography / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by kate holstein.

say hey to parabo press!

parabo press print / sfgirlbybay

there’s a brand new way to print your photos and instagrams in town, and that’s a free App called parabo press from the team at PhotojojoParabo is a new kind of print service, inspired by small batch printing techniques, created for photographers, makers, designers and good taste-havers who want to show off their photos in unexpected ways. i’ve been printing a ton of their products (in fact they sent out a few of my images in their press kit!) and i even printed a giant cocktail menu for a party. the really cool thing is the quality — from my small instagram shots came great high resolution prints, even in their newsprints at 22×17 in full gorgeous color.

parabo press / sfgirlbybay

right from your phone you can turn any photos into human-sized black and white engineer prints, really cool color newsprints folded in quarters, screen print quality, high contrast risographs, geometric photo mobiles and square prints. they’re all under $30 and parabo ships them right to your door. you can even print hardbound books for just $59. i can dream up endless possibilities for these prints — i’m thinking of making holiday gifts, or maybe a unique christmas card from the square prints. i know photographers who plan on selling prints of their work from the parabu newsprints. in the meantime i’ve got a bunch of them hanging in my office along my inspiration wire, and on my walls. there’s also fun hardware like their mylar tape, wood poster rails and these cool skeleton clips to hang your prints — the look really gorgeous hanging up, and i’ve been having a hard time keeping them hush hush until the parabo app launched. but parabo press is live now, so here’s a sneak peek at what you can make!

parabo press newsprints / sfgirlbybay

parabo press square prints / sfgirlbybay

parabo press high contrast risographs / sfgirlbybay

parabo press instagram prints / sfgirlbybay

high-resolution parabo press newsprints / sfgirlbybay

black and white parabo press print / sfgirlbybay

parabo press app / sfgirlbybay

photo printing with parabo press app / sfgirlbybay
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parabo print service / sfgirlbybay

custom prints from parabo press / sfgirlbybay

This is a sponsored post in partnership with parabo press, and all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day.

more tile talk.

moroccan-inspired tile floors / sfgirlbybay

new york t magazine.

i’m really seeing moroccan-flavored tile as a big trend lately — it’s everywhere. patterned tiles in courtyards, on walls, behind your backsplash, and on the ground beneath your feet — which is what interests me the most right now. as i mentioned a week ago or so, i’m seriously considering a cement tile floor in a subtle pattern for my kitchen. i was thinking hardwood, but they can be tough to maintain in a kitchen over a long period of time, and i’m not too sure the hardwood floors beneath the tile that’s in my kitchen now is in very great shape to begin with. so i’ve been considering this idea pretty seriously, and on the hunt for tiled floors that, well — floor me!

modern meets moroccan interior design / sfgirlbyay

tine k home via est magazine (above + below).

modern moroccan tiled dining room / sfgirlbybay

moroccan-inspired kitchen floor tiles / sfgirlbybay

nuevo estilo .

green moroccan inspired floor tiles / sfgirlbybay


moroccan style floor tiles / sfgirlbybay

lovely life.

currently pinning.

inspiring interior design / sfgirlbybay

fiona lynch design.

i’ve been pinning since 2010, when pinterest was just a baby — i think when i started there were less than 50 people on there, and co-founder ben silbermann invited me to try it out. it’s since blew up like nobody’s business and has millions of people pinning inspiring images every day. it’s one of my main sources for inspiration and at present i have over 142 different boards — sharing everything from bathing beauties, to a few of my personal favorite boards, aqualand, blushing beauty, and even mister sfgirlbybay — revealing all my secret celebrity guy crushes. hey, a girl can dream. i thought i’d share a few of my favorite and very current pins. i hope they inspire you, too.

inspiring pinterest pins / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: lovely food styling and a recipe for cantaloupe sorbet, via migalha doce; fun dishes from oui; an interesting photo of andy warhol; love the idea of painting your favorite phrase, via the interior archive; one of my favorite styling inspirations, carrie donovan; i couldn’t resist adding this little parrot to my green day board.

drought tolerant landscape design / sfgirlbybay

this drought tolerant garden from a growing obsession is the ultimate inspiration for my new front yard.

pinterest design inspiration / sfgirlbybay

i like the idea of growing a heart vine on the side of my house; and an outdoor shower is something i’ve always wanted, via share design; this is a pretty rad muscle car, via mija; a very inspiring, but simple staircase, via camille styles; gorgeous tiles from exquisite surfaces; and beautiful ceramics from little upside down cake, via the style files.

pale green kitchen walls / sfgirlbybay

i’m not sure i could live with pale green walls, but this kitchen in elle decoration could certainly convince me, via coco & kelley.