gray half way.

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vtwonen. gray days — they get such a bad rap. i love a good gray day here in san francisco (not every day, mind you). it creates this kind of large, living light box over the city and every color seems so much sharper, and well, just more colorful. i love the look of a gray wall, too — just one accent wall, or trim or wainscoting can add such a soothing palette... 
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good reads: inside out magazine.

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here’s another great september issue. nope, this one’s not vogue either, but for you fashionistas, i hear it’s out any day now. this is the september issue of australian inside out magazine, and instead of fashion it’s full of some honest to goodness bright, modern and beautifully inspiring interiors. since it’s an international magazine from... 
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Friday Finds

Friday Finds

Top to bottom, left to right: 1. An elegant dining space belonging to the stylist and blogger behind Stil Inspiration 2. Spotted the perfect ‘do for a lazy Sunday in a fashion shoot by Yuvali Theis for Pitch 3. Liking the idea of a quiet weekend curled up with a book 4. A carefully-considered Melboune-based floral studio and plant shop called Loose... 
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bright & airy in l.a.

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This light Los Angeles home evokes the fresh feeling I want in my own space. Homepolish designer Haley Weidenbaum describes, “The Venice sun and the ocean air permeate the home and instill a relaxing, carefree vibe… In approaching the design, I felt strongly that incorporating natural materials and motifs in the interior would make the transition from the rustic... 
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lisa congdon: a studio visit and a brand new book.

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a long while back i shared bay area artist lisa congdon’s san francisco studio with you. well, lisa congdon now lives across the bay and has a brand new (but old, loft-style) studio in east oakland. she also has a brand new book out, Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist — so it was the perfect excuse to drop in for a visit. lisa... 
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