good reads: the latest issue of est.

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do you read australian design est magazine? if not, it’s time to tune in, because issue #24 of est is a good one — exploring global home styles from cape town to mallorca and on to sydney. one of my favorite features, and there were many, is this modern rustic cape town gem. it has all the elements i love — an earthy Scandinavian vibe, and a farmhouse mix... 
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book smart.

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i am nothing if not a book worm. you may have noticed the first thing i did when i moved into my new house was to build floor to ceiling built-in bookcases as fast as we possibly could. when i move, i lug my book collection along the way, causing movers everywhere serious back pain (sorry guys, they are not dead bodies but beloved hardbound treasures). but not only do i love... 
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cookbook collector.

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truth be told, i am a bit of a cookbook junkie — but for a more civilized descriptor, let’s just say collector. cookbooks, especially those published by phaidon are just some of the best visual eye candy around, and yet they’re practical, too because in them you’ll also find wonderful recipes. i have too many phaidon cookbooks to list here, but these... 
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make mine a smeg.

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i have always wanted a smeg fridge. and i think i’m deserving of a smeg refrigerator, but i’ve got to save my pennies up before that ever happens. so in the meantime, i’m satisfying my smeg goals with their smaller home appliances — they make an adorable mini smeg fridge, and also some cute kitchen helpers that fit right atop your countertop. did you... 
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wear this there: copenhague.

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paris meets danish fare with the new swanky spot copenhague. this dining experience is definitely one for the books, because not only is the interior breathtaking but the daily-made tasting menu is rumored to be divine. step into a world of jewel-toned materials, and minimalist sensibilities. what pairs perfectly with a plush dining room chair than a candy pink suede coat,... 
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