Friday Finds

Friday Finds

1. A photo series capturing the dreamlike Santorini
2. Macramé DIYs to try one crafternoon!
3. Mae Engelgeer‘s folk-inspired textiles
4. This charming cheese plate from a lavender farm wedding
5. The softness and warmth of these bed linens
6. An irresistibly simple flower arrangement
7. This stark yet stunning Swedish kitchen
8. Porcelain dishes and great styling (as usual) from Herriott Grace
9. A California family house tour tour full of practical inspiration

Happy Friday,
Annie

Instant Inspiration.

pinecone camp inspiration| sfgirlbybay

this week’s instant inspiration is a whirlwind of style and spring color! i’ve been a longtime fan of vancouver, canada-based janis nicolay of pinecone camp and her gorgeous photography, so it was a happy day when i discovered her account on instagram. janis is a professional photographer, shooting and prop styling for magazines, designers and architects and has recently ventured into lifestyle books, including shooting some images for leslie shewring and holly becker’s new book, Decorate with Flowers. janis has an etsy shop where she sells her beautiful prints, too, so have a look! you can follow janis @pineconecamp.

pinecone camp inspiration| sfgirlbybay

pinecone camp inspiration| sfgirlbybay

pinecone camp inspiration| sfgirlbybay

pinecone camp inspiration| sfgirlbybay

pinecone camp inspiration| sfgirlbybay

pinecone camp inspiration| sfgirlbybay

pinecone camp inspiration| sfgirlbybay

pinecone camp inspiration| sfgirlbybay

pinecone camp inspiration| sfgirlbybay

artsy modern.

artsy modern | sfgirlbybay

Artsy Modern is a colorful, whimsically curated collection, with a modern twist. Inspired by a trip to Europe, this gorgeous online boutique’s mission is to bring fresh, affordable designs to your everyday life. Founder Amanda, along with her teammate and husband, focuses on British and Scandinavian indie designers and illustrators. Take a peek at what’s new at Artsy Modern and don’t forget to peek at their beautiful blog.

artsy modern | sfgirlbybay

artsy modern | sfgirlbybay

artsy modern | sfgirlbybay

artsy modern | sfgirlbybay

artsy modern | sfgirlbybay

artsy modern | sfgirlbybay

artsy modern | sfgirlbybay

artsy modern | sfgirlbybay

real art for a fictitious world.

real art for moonrise kingdom | sfgirlbybay

suzy bishop and sam shakusky {the main characters from wes anderson’s moonrise kingdom} are deeply in love, and about to set out on an epic adventure. they are twelve, they know who they are, and they know what they want. i wonder if they want art? i hope so because i’m going to give them some! let’s start with suzy. she loves books almost as much as she loves sam, so i think this work would be perfect for her to covet:

real art for moonrise kingdom | sfgirlbybay

collages, of magical women, on found book covers! this is the gorgeous work of american artist hollie chastain, and i’m sure that suzy would make some room in her yellow suitcase for them. that way she could carry them, and her stolen library books, with her on every adventure.

and now, sam. clearly an artist himself, i’m sure he’d appreciate these paintings:

real art for moonrise kingdom | sfgirlbybay

ahhhh. beachy, dreamy, memories from days past. these lovely paintings are by portland based artist lisa golightly. hm. i wonder if sam’s plein air work at the beach might be heavily influenced by lisa’s portfolio? let’s hope so.

and, you can’t have a wild, pre-teen, parent-free, romantic adventure without a tent or two, right?

real art for moonrise kingdom | sfgirlbybay

oh. busted. but before they were apprehended by suzy’s parents, and the rest of the town, they spent a perfect night in that little yellow tent together. kirsten sims is a painter from south africa, and along with many other pretty things, she paints really lovely tents. magical, starry landscapes and tiny tents. yep. perfect for suzy and sam.

and finally, to make sure this outdoorsy love story is complete, we’re going to need some very romantic trees:

real art for moonrise kingdom | sfgirlbybay

sigh. so much love. sam and suzy love each other very much, and i love these stunning paintings by american artist casey roberts very much. i can totally see sam carving their initials into one of these gorgeous trees… a lovely way to remember their wedding day * spoiler alert. yes. they are twelve year olds that got married at a church in the woods. see:

real art for moonrise kingdom | sfgirlbybay

yes! they like it! phew. i’ll leave you with all of that pre-teen love. see you very soon with more real art for a fictitious world ~ danielle (aka the jealous curator)

 

studio spaces: nest pretty things.

nest pretty things | sfgirlbybay

i received a very sweet email from jewelry designer tamar Schechner of nest pretty things recently, sharing her new studio space, which i am in serious envy of. i want a studio space! it was not an easy decision for tamar, after working from home (i.e a corner of their dining room) for the last 7 years because she’d grown so used to the easiness of it all, but in reality her business had outgrown the little corner, so she and her husband ronen found a wonderful space in Burlington, vermont called The Karma Birdhouse. i love the name!

nest pretty things | sfgirlbybay

it’s a studio in a beautiful old industrial building with Maglianero Cafe on the ground floor and a great collection of communal lounge spaces including a fully equipped kitchen, a gallery and a conference room with a killer view of the lake nearby. The studio itself is not very big but so much more spacious then what they had at home — everything has its place and it’s got tons of beautiful white light with enormous windows and 15ft ceilings — not to mention that great exposed brick wall.

nest pretty things | sfgirlbybay

nest pretty things | sfgirlbybay

and just as lovely, moving into the studio allowed tamar to do a little redecorating at home — their kitchen and dining room got a makeover, too. here’s a little peek at both the studio and the home makeover. you can check out tamar’s nest pretty things shop on etsy, and follow along on her blog right here. thanks so much for sharing, tamar!

nest pretty things | sfgirlbybay

nest pretty things | sfgirlbybay

nest pretty things | sfgirlbybay

nest pretty things | sfgirlbybay

nest pretty things | sfgirlbybay

nest pretty things | sfgirlbybay

nest pretty things | sfgirlbybay

nest pretty things | sfgirlbybay

• all photos courtesy of tamar Schechner of nest pretty things.