day tripping: a visit to ojai.

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There must be a serenade called “I left my heart in Ojai”, because it seams to be really easy to leave your heart in this small town in California, only 45 minutes up-country from Santa Barbara. I’m not sure how Ojai got on my radar, probably through Instagram, but I’m glad it did. Few weeks ago we rented a car and drove all the way down on the Highway One for a long... 
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foreign correspondent: berlin’s Mondocubo.

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A couple of weeks ago in my neighborhood’s local weekend market I saw a stand of beautiful ceramics — they were Mondocubo’s ceramics. Behind the brand there’s an italian couple, Paolo and Rossella. They met in Naples while studying architecture and soon after graduating both found out that unfortunately Italy wasn’t the right place to start their own business.... 
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spotted: iceland.

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as the icelandic folk say: halló! this is leslie from spotted sf introducing the next location in the spotted series: iceland. i just returned a few weeks ago and after seeing all its glorious volcanoes and glaciers, i now know why it’s called “the land of fire and ice”. rather than featuring those and the country’s many water splendors, i wanted... 
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endless summer: a giveaway from izola!

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Izola is inspired by the old world ideals of utility, beauty, and making things that are “built to last”. Many of the products have a nice neutral and masculine sense, and we can’t get enough of these home and travel goods to add a timeless touch to our spaces. And to celebrate the start of August and an endless summer full of adventures, friends, and exploration,... 
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the fig house is born.

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i’ve been following the opening of the fig house los angeles for a while now. i first heard about it when stylist and interior designer extraordinaire emily henderson announced she would be taking on this massive renovation and design project. and man-oh-man did she get it right! the fig house is a gorgeous bespoke event venue nestled between downtown Los Angeles, and... 
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