Friday Finds.

airy australian vacation home / sfgirlbybaymodern food and plant styling / sfgirlbybay

Top to bottom, left to right:

  1. Leave it to this airy, modern Australian family getaway to take your breath away.
  2. We just couldn’t ignore the pure and simple way these potted cacti are lined up against the wall.
  3. A Merry Mishap beautifully encapsulates the ever-inspiring Toronto homeware shop, Mjölk.
  4. What a gorgeous smattering of art and greenery to complete the dining room.
  5. These pistachio meringue cookies are a delightful combination of crisp and melt-in-your-mouth.

Happy Friday,

the stylists: laura seppänen.

modern accessory styling / sfgirlbybay

always a fan of Helsinki-based stylist and interior decorator laura Seppänen’s work, i was most happy to receive an email from her sharing her latest and greatest collaboration with photographer Pauliina Salonen. this is the sweet two-room apartment in the very centre of Helsinki, completely renovated before the residents moved in and designed by Finnish interior architect Samuli Pöllänen.

mixed modern chairs and table / sfgirlbybay

all of the surfaces have been painted white, even the wood plank floors (swoon!). the couple who live here both work in creative fields and really love scandinavian design –they are half Finnish and half Danish, so they wanted their home to be a mix of both cultures. there’s even a bit of a Japanese vibe, with clean lines, scandi minimalism, and a neutral color palette. colorful details like loads of vivid graphics, boucherouite carpets and other small decorative items brighten up the space. the apartment is also filled with art books and every item has been carefully chosen, each with its own story. for more inspiration from laura, follow her on instagram.

modern apartment graphic textiles on white wood floors / sfgirlbybay

white modern fireplace and boucherouite rug / sfgirlbybay

white modern apartment with pops of color / sfgirlbybay

graphic prints and modern display table / sfgirlbybay

modern white helsinki apartment / sfgirlbybay

white helsinki apartment kitchen / sfgirlbybay

white desk with wood desk lamp and graphic prints / sfgirlbybay

clean modern helsinki apartment / sfgirlbybay

modern bedroom with japanese accessories / sfgirlbybay

low shelf styled with books and potted plant and modern floor lamp / sfgirlbybay

• styling by laura Seppänen’s; photography by Pauliina Salonen.

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
parabo press print service / sfgirlbybay

parabo print service / sfgirlbybay

custom prints from parabo press / sfgirlbybay

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