Top to bottom, left to right:
1. This sea of green, bringing richness and calm to a simple bedroom
2. The incredible story behind the home, both private and public, of the Openhouse Project
3. A practical and pretty DIY on air drying your herbs as the cooler seasons settle in
4. Natural household vessels handcrafted by Japanese ceramicist, Shizuko Hasuo
5. An oh-so-charming window nook for all your reading needs
oyoy, those oh-so-fabulous danish designers have launched their latest autumn / winter catalogue and it’s most inspiring. the oyoy collection of homewares and furniture is inspired by classic, Scandinavian style, adding undertones of simple, Japanese design and a passion for combining color and materials. The result is a unique blend of simplicity and colorful design that is totally livable and a little bit whimsical at the same time. their new oyoy mini for kids is gosh-darn adorable, too. have a look at their new catalogue to see what i mean.
I think I first happened upon Brian W. Ferry’s lovely photographs from Lena Corwin’s home tour on Remodelista. After that I kept finding myself looking at his work through my searches for fiddle leaf fig plants or browsing lovely lookbooks like that for Voices of Industry or New York Times features on designer Ana Kras. I think what draws me in is the balance of light, texture, and space in each of these compositions. Find more of Brian’s work on his portfolio or follow along to his blog to see all of his current projects.
Huset is a fun boutique based in venice, california (but available worldwide online). Huset, meaning “the house” in Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian specializes in homewares and accessories to help you live a modern scandinavian inspired life. With designers and artists like Ferm Living, Iittala, and Design House Stockholm all in one place, Huset offers “a thoughtful collection of clean, clever, and contemporary items for modern living”.
hi—leslie from spotted sf here and i’m excited to share this california gem with you in my ongoing spotted series! the general store is among my favorites in san francisco and one of the highlights of my recent l.a. weekend was finally visiting its sunnier sister shop in venice.
creative couple, serena mitnik-miller and mason st. peter, opened the san francisco shop several years ago, then in 2012 added a second outpost in venice beach with friends, hannah henderson and john moore. located within their seaside surf communities, both stores embrace the effortless and laid-back style of california coastal living. a well-curated collection of simple and practical pieces are sourced, both vintage and new, including natural wood furnishings, handmade ceramics, leather goods, jewelry, apparel, kitchenware + succulent and cacti plants that are easy to maintain. much of what you see is the work of many of their local artisan friends and they’ll feature their goods in both locations. for example, i love getting my pick of heather levine ceramic wall hangings and kathleen whitaker stud earrings (both from l.a.) at the local sf location, then seeing a collection of wooden boards and seating from sf’s luke bartels available in venice. the owners are very thoughtful about filling the shops with the things they personally love and would use daily—and this is good inspiration for any home. i covet everything they carry, so much that my own space is filled with many goods from here and i keep finding more to add to the collection.
• all photography by leslie santarina.