hairpin turns.

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stella harasek. the first time hairpin legs were used on furniture was in 1941 as part of a Russel Wright American-Way collection. invented by Henry P. Glass, Hairpin legs were a war-time invention — their design limited the amount of material needed while keeping the strength of traditional legs — truly a form meets function story. almost 75 years later, i’m... 
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spotted: neighbor.

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hey it’s leslie of spotted sf and today i’m taking you across the bay to introduce a sweet little home shop affectionately called neighbor. located in oakland’s piedmont area, this part general store/decor store is full of beautiful furnishings, vibrant textiles, handmade goods, kitchenware, artisan foods, and other nifty items for your home and garden. vintage pieces... 
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the affordable space saver.

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sara sjogren. i think these metal folding chairs have to be one of the most affordable space saver seating options around. industrial castoffs from office and event spaces can make for some pretty great looking chair options when paired with a beautiful table — the contrast can be striking. and easy on the budget — you can find them at yard sales, craigslist, flea... 
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crazy for credenzas.

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bolig magazine. as i think about what stays in san francisco (i.e. goes to a new home here) and what i take to L.A. when i move, i’m trying really hard to eliminate what i don’t need, and just keep the pieces in my furniture collection that really mean something to me, and are functional. i’m also considering what i might need in my new home, and credenzas... 
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mid-century modern wicker.

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haarlem, via petite passport. i’ve got a big crush on mid-century modern wicker. and while day dreaming about what my new home will look like, i spy quite a few vintage rattan chairs there in my imagination. vintage modern wicker just seems to fit the L.A. vibe so well. the sad thing here is that i already owned a few of these vintage chairs made from rattan, but sold... 
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