office redux.


you may have heard me mention that the beautiful old windows in my dining room had dry rot, so sadly my landlord was going to replace them with regular old sliding glass windows. i was so sad. but he’s made the change, and while i don’t love the glass they selected (pebbled, heaven forbid), on the plus side, i can now open the windows, which i could never do before.... 
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living in an industrial world.


repurposed display rack, via ethanollie. i love a look that incorporates a little bit of an industrial edge. re-purposed vintage racks are a great storage idea, for kitchens, bathrooms and even putting your jewelry or plants on display. lots of shops are creating reproductions of these old finds, as well — like the two great metal storage pieces below. here’s to... 
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modern collecting.


issue number 40 of covet garden is out and it’s a beauty! a canadian furniture maker and a designer turn an old industrial space in a modern collector’s heaven. the trick, i think, to collecting well is not letting yours things take over — nothing too cluttered, just collected, and displayed as well-curated groupings. this couple combines their collections... 
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treasure island flea.


two weekends ago, i made sure not to miss the last treasure island flea of 2013. this flea and antique market is located on the beautiful treasure island, and features rows and rows of vendors selling “furniture made from recycled ship wood, repurposed designed hip clothing, handmade bags, jewelry, art, sport collections” and more. plus, food trucks and kid activities... 
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pass the plates please.


phootgrapherMatt Armendariz. as i start to brainstorm about my thanksgiving table setting, i got to thinking about dishes and how decorative and pretty they can be. i have all white plates these days, or a collection of variations on white i should say — but i used to have a mismatched assortment of vintage plates i’d thrifted over the years. i loved the history... 
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