friday finds.

this week on friday finds i’m all about vacation vibes — think tropical beach house, maybe in bali or belize. doesn’t really matter, we’ve just got to get away — am i right? it’s memorial day weekend here in the states and we’re off monday for a little extended rest. so here’s a bit of beach decor inspiration to get you in the... 
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unexpected guests: alix bluh.

unexpected guests: alix bluh / sfgirlbybay

Today’s guest is jewelry maker Alix Bluh and she is the proprietress behind this hidden little gem in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond District. A standalone shop on one of the quietest streets in the city, Modern Relics is her studio and showroom filled with her handmade reliquary pieces and what she calls her “cabinet of curiosities”. It was a happy accident... 
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living light.

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U.K.-based photographer Paul Massey not only photographed this beautiful home, he designed it too. clearly he has a great eye — he was taking pictures by the time he was five years old and at sixteen, he was given a full-time position on The London Evening Standard, the youngest ever to join the staff.  his career later turned to fashion and portraiture, working with... 
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black lacquer design.

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black lacquer design was created by interior designer Caitlin Murray with the belief that almost every room can benefit from a bit of black and a little lacquer. Several years of growing a career in the design industry with award-winning firms, including House of Honey and MASHstudios lead to launching and co-founding her first design company, Caitlin & Caitlin. C&C... 
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hot pink high drama.

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fashions designers at home. beyond the culture and the history, one of the things i am most interested in seeing when i travel to cuba is the color. that well-worn, faded patina finish that can only come with years of weathering. there’s a certain vibe architecture and interiors take on when they’ve been left untouched for a long time and i find it so beautiful.... 
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