Meet Amy Hamley Ceramics: a $500 giveaway!

black ceramic vase from amy hamley's new collection. / sfgirlbybay

you’re in for something really special today, because we’re sharing a lovely new line created by ceramicist and product designer Amy Hamley, who’s generously offered to give one lucky reader a $500 gift card towards anything of their choosing from her newly launched web shop. hurrah!

amy hamley ceramics collection. / sfgirlbybay

Amy previously worked under the name redraven studios but was inspired to create this entirely new body of work after moving from Pennsylvania to Oakland, California two years ago. the primarily tabletop and garden collection is all made by amy herself, using porcelain and a carefully curated glaze palette of satin white, black, blush and speckle, inspired by the soft hues of California’s coastal mountains, local flora, and the blush rock of the desert floor.

pink, white, and black ceramic dish sets by amy hamley. / sfgirlbybaywhite dish sets with gold decals by amy hamley. / sfgirlbybay

all of the small gold accents that you see on the dinnerware collection and the small lidded jars are amy’s drawings, which she had specially made into 22k gold decals for the line. They are a subtle nod to Amy’s love of the American southwest, celestial illustration, and anything art deco!

to enter to win a $500 gift card towards anything of your choice from the new amy hamley collection, simply:

incense on black dish with gold starburst decal. / sfgirlbybay

• follow @amyhamleyceramics on instagram.

• comment below, letting us know you’ve followed by monday, august 14th 12pm PST.

• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.

• yay! this giveaway is available worldwide, but free shipping to the winner only applies to the continental U.S. — please be aware if you should win and live out of the U.S. you will need to pay any shipping costs that exceed $50.

• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator the week of august 14th, so be sure and follow along.

*** this giveaway is now closed. the winner has been announced on my twitter account. ***

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• photography by amy hamley.

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new prints from block shop!

block shop textiles. / sfgirlbybay

as a huge fan of all things block shop, i have been awaiting the arrival of their new woodblock print collection with excited anticipation! i saw a hint of them a while back styled in their instagram feed and got a little giddy at the thought that they would make these very special prints for all of us! sisters lily and hope stockman and their team of family-run printers and paper makers around Jaipur have created these new prints with natural black die on handmade cotton rag paper made from production waste in Jaipur, then floated in museum-quality frames made here in the U.S. block shop’s new prints are Inspired by architectural motifs of art deco movie palaces of downtown Los Angeles and India — their two far-flung homes. and i for one, am completely in love.

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• photography courtesy of block shop.

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friday finds.

friday finds. / sfgirlbybay

as i write this on thursday, i’ve had a particularly emotional morning, and honestly, i just need to see some inspiring things. today, lucy and i came upon a poor neighborhood pup who had been hit by a bus and killed and it was just heartbreaking. i tried to help and comfort the owners, the bus driver, the friends and neighbors who came to the scene, but as you can imagine we were all pretty devastated. the only thing that i can say is that dog, Moki, literally died jumping for joy — he leapt from the owner’s truck because he was excited to go visit a close friend. i just have to try and remember that’s how he went, full of that utter dog joy. i’m sorry to be so sad here today, but please hug your animals or your people extra tight for me and be safe. xo, victoria

  1. this is a genius room divider idea for creating separation and shelving in a space. open, functional and so lovely to look at (and through!).
  2. another really clever idea for storage, this time for the kitchen. it looks as though they’ve repurposed an old cabinet top as a floating shelf.
  3. this is just a very simple, but really pretty picture ledge. i like how it pops up unexpectedly in this hallway nook.
  4. another handy idea for a media shelf — and placed conveniently where you might lie down for a bit of reading.
  5. i’ve always loved this kind of japanese-feeling built-in kitchen shelf. it definitely looks practical, but very zen.
  6. i love shiva rose’s white open kitchen shelving, but i especially love how they’ve been styled. the color palette is lovely.
  7. this little nook desk makes me think i should have built-in a little desk in my floor to ceiling bookshelves. doh! why didn’t i think of this!?

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wear this there: la brasserie auteil.

the dining room at la brasserie auteil. / sfgirlbybay

how is it that in a city of 33 square miles there seems to be an infinite number of adorable establishments? paris’s la brasserie auteuil may fall under that category but it is in a league of its own with a terrace for sore eyes. this italian restaurant is brimming with jasmine flowers, olive trees, and furnishings that are just as delicious as the dishes! a secret garden of sorts for the hungry patrons of paris, book ahead for a table, and dress in your best french girl get-up. a vintage-esque frock, moroccan-inspired slides, and a picnic basket purse are your staples. this week’s read this there is caller fuller’s new novel swimming lessons. i am currently hooked on this mysterious tale of a wife disappeared, and the riddling secret letters she left behind.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

inspiring interior of la brasserie auteil. / sfgirlbybayoutfit inspiration for la brasserie auteil. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pixie market luna button v linen dress; zara frayed flat satin slippers; poms gatto poms x pared tortoise & brown frames; wild poppy body oil; read this there swimming lessons by claire fuller; mejuri midi hoops; nars Iconic Color Nail Polish; j.crew Fun tassel charm bracelet; zara picnic basket.

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• photography via milk decoration.

good reads: avenue lifestyle.

beautiful home in Belgium via avenue lifestyle. / sfgirlbybay

do you regularly visit avenue lifestyle? it’s one of my go-to blogs, just to see what founders Holly Marder and Hedda Pier have been up to. the creative interior design, styling and photography studio regularly posts their recent projects, and they are always up to something most inspiring. the blog showcases their work, highlights design trends and shares all things interior-related. their latest is a beautiful home in Belgium they styled and photographed — the home of Liza van der Stouwe of Atelier Rozijntjes, her husband Vincent and their three children. the original tile floors will have you at hello. here’s a sneak peek, but be sure and pop over to avenue lifestyle for the full beautiful tour.

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• photography via avenue lifestyle.