moodboard inspiration + tutorial.

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itsphotoshop. i kept admiring all these kinds of cool collage mood boards when i then stumbled upon a great photoshop tutorial from itsphotoshop to make a diamond-shaped mood board — diamonds are a girl’s best friend, am i right? i love playing with mood boards in photoshop and coming up with all kinds of graphic inspiration — i mean the possibilities are... 
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unexpected guests: alix bluh.

unexpected guests: alix bluh / sfgirlbybay

Today’s guest is jewelry maker Alix Bluh and she is the proprietress behind this hidden little gem in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond District. A standalone shop on one of the quietest streets in the city, Modern Relics is her studio and showroom filled with her handmade reliquary pieces and what she calls her “cabinet of curiosities”. It was a happy accident... 
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dining fresh from the garden.

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one of my favorite things about owning a home is having my own garden and outside dining space. i’ve come to realize spending time outside, gardening and entertaining is one my greatest joys — i could spend all day out there puttering around and planting new flowers and now vegetables, too! i shared my container garden earlier this year, and now i’m planting... 
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la fabrique déco | a giveaway.

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la fabrique déco is a new online shopping destination offering a curated selection of handmade home goods such as lighting, cushions, prints, and cute kids decor to name just a few of their collections. Local montreal makers, as well as international makers abound in this new shop offering products with a minimalist aesthetic, and all products are well crafted by people who... 
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outdoor dining space, inside.

recently featured on apartment therapy is this amazing greenhouse-like dining space i just went ‘gah’ for! it’s a converted victorian carriage house along the waterfront in boston, owned and beautifully renovated by interior designer melissa miranda and her builder husband Ulises Serret. the creative couple turned their boston home ‘outside-in’... 
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