l.a. thus far.

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despite the little heat wave los angeles is enjoying, my trip to southern california thus far has been nothing but fun! i enjoyed a pretty leisurely road trip down highway 101, stopping in san luis obispo for the night, and spent an afternoon by the sea at avila beach. the perfect road trip resting spot. before leaving i stopped into the adorable scout coffee (below) to fuel... 
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Friday Finds

Friday Finds

Top to bottom, left to right: 1. This sea of green, bringing richness and calm to a simple bedroom 2. The incredible story behind the home, both private and public, of the Openhouse Project 3. A practical and pretty DIY on air drying your herbs as the cooler seasons settle in 4. Natural household vessels handcrafted by Japanese ceramicist, Shizuko Hasuo 5. An oh-so-charming... 
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the shutterbugs: brian w. ferry.

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I think I first happened upon Brian W. Ferry’s lovely photographs from Lena Corwin’s home tour on Remodelista. After that I kept finding myself looking at his work through my searches for fiddle leaf fig plants or browsing lovely lookbooks like that for Voices of Industry or New York Times features on designer Ana Kras. I think what draws me in is the balance of... 
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L.A. in instagrams + a giveaway.

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clockwise, left to right: designlovefest; shereen vintage, via ohjoy; lax, via laurejoliet; los feliz, via sfgirlbybay; perch, via denisebovee; thefighouse; jessechamberlin; citysage; and center, ban.do party house, via jen gotch. instagram has got to be one of the happiest apps ever invented. i love looking at life in instagrams. i mean, how cool is it to wake up with a cup... 
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the outer towners.

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have you seen the outer towners? the outer towners is the dream project of a photographer i’ve long admired, australia-based tara pearce, a picture book of things to see, do and experience in this special place tara calls home. tara lives in in Kyneton with her two kids, and husband named — wait for it — Taras. so clearly they were meant to be together! tara... 
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