fun with mid-century modern.

mid-century design / sfgirlbybay

a black mid-century modern leather sofa looks less austere with playful accessories, via the october issue of inside out magazine. i used to try and have an apartment that was nothing but streamline, very committed mid-century modern. but i just couldn’t hack the discipline involved to have everything ‘by the book’ mid-century. i like too many eras of furniture... 
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Put Some Paint On It.

headboard with paint / sfgirlbybay

This is quite a clever idea I found over on IKEA. They invited blogger Agnes Hammar of Hej Regina to join them in their idea lab and she shared her ideas to freshen up IKEA furniture using a bit of colorful paint. Instead of replacing furniture you tire of, Agnes gave pieces new life by painting background scenarios on the walls. We don’t necessarily need to fix the furniture... 
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new and noteworthy

small alabaster bud vases / sfgirlbybay

i love this Lamp / Breed from studio klaer. this week on new and noteworthy i thought we’d have a little fun and round up a few things you may not necessarily need, but you may really want once you see how cute they are. like, how are you feeling about fanny packs these days? can you go there again (if you ever went there to begin with)? anyway, here’s a few... 
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introducing mapiful. where will you go?


as some of you may know already, i’m a bit of a map-buff — and that may be a huge understatement. ever since i was little, watching my dad get out the maps and routing our cross-country road trips i’ve been fascinated by cartography and the fact that some talented humans are actually able to create these maps to guide us along our way and keep us from getting... 
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art collecting online.


birgitta wolfgang drejer. home galleries have a way of looking so very sophisticated. like you’ve traveled the world more than a few times and these are just a few bits and bobs you picked up along the way. an artist you met in an italian cafe casually sketched you on a cocktail napkin and you just couldn’t resist having it framed and hanging in your salon. “oh... 
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