pin-worthy: gina demm

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hello folks, it’s me, mrs. french from bliss. i love a good mystery don’t you? this week’s pin-worthy pick is a bit of a mystery to me. “gina demm” is all i know. i am assuming “gina” is her name and it’s obvious she has amazing taste.

the contrast between stark white and jewel tones completely draw me in…i swear i could write a story based on her boards…

my favorites:

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draw

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animals

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flora

xo mrs. french

tuesday’s girl: summer giveaway from lo & sons.

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well, sadly we’re heading into the tail end of summer. sigh. but happily, we’ve got another long weekend coming up shortly. labor day is just around the corner and to celebrate lo & sons has an awesome summer giveaway for you! they are generously giving away to one very lucky reader two great bags: a Claremont crossbody Camera Bag and The Catalina weekender bag — both bags, perfect for a long weekend getaway, camera in hand!

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to enter to win both the Claremont crossbody Camera Bag and The Catalina weekender bag, simply:

• follow lo & sons on either Facebook, or Instagram — as long as you follow on either one and let us know below you’re entered to win.

• be sure to comment below letting us know you’ve followed on one of the above lo & sons accounts by Tuesday, august 26th.

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

• sorry, this giveaway is for U.S. residents only.

• we’ll announce a winner on my twitter account the week of september 2nd, so be sure and follow along.

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the charming sketchbooks of monsieur philippe weisbecker.

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last September the lovely julie of pod traveled to Tokyo and found these books, well, more like pamphlets, that were published by a small Japanese publishing company. The work is by french artist Philippe Weisbecker and they are the most beautiful little pieces of ephemera. this book depicts charming Drawings of the most unusual, but intriguing little items (like girdles and handbags) — such very inspirational work from Monsieur weisbecker, who is now showing his work in galleries worldwide.

sketchbooks of philippe weisbecker at pod / sfgirlbybay

philippe weisbecker studied interior design and moved to new york in the 60′s to work as a draftsman and illustrator, and has been published in The New Yorker and the New York Times. i love this little books, and you can find a few more at pod right here. Philippe Weisbecker has been filling old notebooks with themed drawings for years and one book is the result of his interest in a friend’s camera collection. It’s hard not to be fascinated by his books of drawings, and there’s a great NY Times article about his work, right here as well.

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sketchbooks of philippe weisbecker at pod / sfgirlbybay

sketchbooks of philippe weisbecker at pod / sfgirlbybay

sketchbooks of philippe weisbecker at pod / sfgirlbybay

sunday in the city.

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happy anniversary to me! today marks 20 years i’ve lived in beautiful san francisco. sometimes it feels like forever that i’ve lived here and other days, it feels as though i’ve just arrived. i’m still wowed by views of the golden gate bridge, and i constantly turn a corner and see something incredible i’ve never seen before — a secret garden, the discovery of a tiny used bookstore, a crazy alleyway decorated in fading pastel paints. it’s a pretty magical place, this city, and it’s hard to imagine calling too many other places ‘home’. i was out shooting a few more photos for the book this weekend, and every time i head out with my camera i feel the joy i get from living here. i’m excited to share the book with you soon (in the spring) but in the meantime, here’s my sunday in the city.

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wonderful color.

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a credenza gets a new life with a coat of bright blue, via hus & hem.

wonderful color. it perks up a home like a magical snap of the fingers. whether it’s in small doses like a bright throw pillow, or dozens of them, adding color always changes the mood of a room — and with it the mood of its inhabitants, too. a little bold paint goes a long way too: take that old dresser and give it a coat of glossy, happy, colorful paint and it takes on a whole new life. i love all these spaces — somewhat scandinavian in flavor, each of them cheerful and bright and easy to create.

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fine little day cushion covers, via fjeldborg (above + below).

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paint it turquoise! clockwise l to r: jasna janekovic; katey joy sojourner; Danielle de Lange; and ashley goldberg.

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neon pink stained table legs, via smäm.

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lauren lagarde’s colorful book arrangement and bold diy dresser, via the everygirl.

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great yellow credenza + bold print, via domaine home.

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feminine pink throw at boutique belgique, via decor8.

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mix & match colorful bedding; and colorful dining chairs, via nuevo estilo (above + below).

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pops of pink — a smeg fridge, via domaine home; and a pink fiberglass chair, via joanna henderson photography.

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a home office gets some pops of color; and a tons of colorful pillows light up this room, via fjeldborg (above + below).

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