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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paris chic.

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right on trend with what i mentioned in last week’s post, this chic paris apartment boasts some trés grand artwork! featured in a recent issue of elle decor españa, after living in new york and london interior designer Sandra Behaumou renovated her home in paris with the family’s art collection as the focal point. her philosophy is “to create habitats in... 
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good reads: urban vintage.

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although this design book is written in swedish, and i can’t read much of it, Urban Vintage by stylist, photographer an author ida magntorn is still completely inspiring. the book includes stylish and eclectic residences, all a little bit bohemian modern and very vintage inspired, and its pages are filled with gorgeous imagery and inspiring interiors — from fabulous... 
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the september issue.

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some people go all gaga over the september fashion issue of vogue. but me, give me this kind of september issue from elle decoration UK and I’m jumping up and down for joy! don’t get me wrong, i love fashion, but if i have to choose, i’ll take decor, please. the cover story for the new issue of elle decoration Uk boasts the headline “is black the new... 
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a feast in the forest.

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when you live in a big city and someone invites you to an evening at a cabin in the woods, you say, “yes, please!”. which is what i was fortunate to find myself doing this past weekend. erin gleeson, author of The Forest Feast, and her blog by the same name teamed up with eatwith and invited a wonderful group of people up to her home in woodside for an evening... 
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