everyone loves a soft, plush rug under their feet, right? so, i think you’re going to really love this giveaway from the PINK RUG Co. — one of my favorite etsy shops! the PINK RUG Co. offers much-coveted, vintage Moroccan rugs with the sleek minimalist style that ruled during the mid-20th century. Modern, timeless and joyfully abstract, PINK RUG Co. carries a hand-selected collection of Boucherouite and definitive custom Beni Ourain rugs that embody the luxurious minimalist style that made regional rugs prized design accessories with Le Corbusier and the modernists. PINK RUG Co. specializes in the most unique and fabulous Moroccan rugs around and we’re going to give away one of these beautiful rugs OF YOUR CHOICE, valued at $800 this week!
to enter to win a rug from PINK RUG Co. valued at a maximum of $800, simply:
• repin your favorite rug from the pinterest board “PRC MOROCCAN RUGS“.
• comment here on the blog letting us know you followed & pinned, by tuesday, july 28th at midnight pst.
• hurrah! this giveaway is worldwide!
• as always, please be sure to leave a way to contact you via twitter, facebook, your blog or email.
• we’ll announce the randomly selected winner the week of august 3rd on my twitter, so be sure to follow along.
i’m a big fan of australian stylist jason grant, so it was fun to find his sydney home recently featured in Rue magazine. jason’s got two books under his belt now — a place called home, and now his brand new book away at home, both perfect reads for helping you create a space that says something unique about your own, personal style of living. his home walks the talk, and i was especially inspired to see his colorful mood boards and eclectic collections of books and artwork. for the full lovely tour, and interview with jason, visit rue, and find out more about jason at mr jason grant.
since i’m in a brand new city, i thought it might be fun to bring back some sunday in the city posts. this weekend i had a good friend visiting, and i’ve been wanting to check out the old fairfax district’s farmer’s market, just adjacent to the grove. when i visited with my family as a kid, there was just the farmer’s market established in 1934 — so i found myself feeling surprisingly sentimental today to discover that although a large outdoor shopping mall now surrounds it, the original farmer’s market is pretty much perfectly intact. i was filled with nostalgia walking the market once again and seeing some of the historic old shops — the same fresh peanut butter maker is still there, bennett’s ice cream, du-par’s pie & coffee shop,and bob’s donuts, all still there. all of my favorite childhood haunts (and delicious smells!) just as they were so many years ago. even the colorful cafe tables and chairs smiled back at me! so grateful that sometimes you really can go home again.
In 1997, Tokuhiko Kise and Hiromi Karatsu created TRUCK, an Osaka-based furniture shop with one philosophy: to make the things they want. Their work has been an ode to the simplicity and practicality of that philosophy. I made it a point to visit the store during my recent adventures in Japan and brought back snapshots of this timeless beauty (though pictures don’t do it justice).
The MIA Project began in 2012 with a small but powerful badge given to makers and shop owners conducting the majority of their business in America — the badge to be proudly displayed on their websites, social medias and storefronts, attracting the intentional consumer. Founder Micha Thomas launched the online store with over 100 makers in the Spring of 2014 and introduced the first brick and mortar a year later on York Blvd in Highland Park. The tiny space is packed full with a well-curated selection of fine, made-in-America apparel, home objects, apothecary and accessories. But the MIA Project goes beyond retail with maker interviews and spotlights with like-minded shop keepers in a constant effort to educate and celebrate a movement that’s sweeping the country. Stop in soon for a visit, a gift and a little somethin’ somethin’ for yourself.
all photos by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.