instagram friendly book – free just for you.

it’s been a season of travel and i’ve been most fortunate to be getting around these days — from cuba, to france and on to london. you’ve probably seen my abundance of Instagrams, but it’s nice to create something even longer lasting, as a personal souvenir if you will from my trips. so when artifact uprising invited me to try out their instagram... 
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good reads: the latest issue of est.

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.

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.

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.

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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