the charming sketchbooks of monsieur philippe weisbecker.

sketchbooks of philippe weisbecker at pod / sfgirlbybay

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.

sketchbooks of philippe weisbecker at pod / sfgirlbybay

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.

sunday in the city / sfgirlbybay

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.

sunday in the city / sfgirlbybay

sunday in the city / sfgirlbybay

sunday in the city / sfgirlbybay

sunday in the city / sfgirlbybay

sunday in the city / sfgirlbybay

wonderful color.

decorating with color / sfgirlbybay

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.

decorating with color / sfgirlbybay

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

decorating with color / sfgirlbybay

decorating with color / sfgirlbybay

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

decorating with color / sfgirlbybay

neon pink stained table legs, via smäm.

decorating with color / sfgirlbybay

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

decorating with color / sfgirlbybay

great yellow credenza + bold print, via domaine home.

decorating with color / sfgirlbybay

feminine pink throw at boutique belgique, via decor8.

decorating with color / sfgirlbybay

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

decorating with color / sfgirlbybay

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

decorating with color / sfgirlbybay

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

decorating with color / sfgirlbybay

Friday Finds

Friday Finds by Annie Teng / sfgirlbyay Friday Finds by Annie Teng / sfgirlbyay

Top to bottom, left to right:

1. Emily Benziger of Fine Life Co documents her dreamy home and lifestyle.
2. The family home of a Dutch design duo brims with small-space inspiration.
3. Bedtime beauty rituals – which natural oil takes the cake?
4. Whip up a crunchy snack that’s dairy, gluten, and sugar-free!
5. This breakfast nook calls for a weekend of slowing down and enjoying coffee.

Happy Friday,
Annie

new from ferm living.

new homewares collection from ferm living / sfgirlbybay

there’s a lovely new collection out from ferm living for Autumn/Winter 2014. This is a collection of reflections from life and the lovely things that surround us. ferm living has a true passion for well-crafted design and everyday aesthetics — “Small moments are said to make life big. Moments like enjoying a dinner with family and friends, having a good cup of coffee, reading a book in a favorite chair or just staring at a vivid shadow. Having thoughts and listening to the silence. Or sharing thoughts and breaking the silence. There is room for life and we want to invite you inside.” a lovely sentiment to match ferm living’s lovely new collection of homewares, bedding, kitchen and serving pieces, as well as wallpaper and textiles. you can view the entire online catalogue right here.

new homewares collection from ferm living / sfgirlbybay

new homewares collection from ferm living / sfgirlbybay

new homewares collection from ferm living / sfgirlbybay

new homewares collection from ferm living / sfgirlbybay

new homewares collection from ferm living / sfgirlbybay

new homewares collection from ferm living / sfgirlbybay

new homewares collection from ferm living / sfgirlbybay

new homewares collection from ferm living / sfgirlbybay

new homewares collection from ferm living / sfgirlbybay