The beautiful Bubble lamp was designed by George Nelson in 1947 as an innovative alternative to pendant lighting. Part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the iconic mid-century pendant has stood the test the time, with a translucent shell wrapped around a modern wire frame. i’ve had pear-shaped bubble lamp for over 10 years and it’s still my favorite fixture. modernica, who has always celebrated the beauty of mid-century modern design is hosting a massive sale on Bubble Lamps at their L.A. Showroom this month and since not all of you can make it there — they’re giving away a george nelson bubble lamp of your choice to one lucky sfgirlbybay reader.
Check out Modernica’s collection before the end of august and get a great deal on open-box limited quantities of George Nelson Bubble Lamps. And Modernica is offering 15% off all clearance lamps with code SF40 at checkout.
to enter to win a bubble lamp of your choice from modernica, simply:
• follow @modernica on Instagram.
• comment below, letting us know you’ve followed @modernica on instagram.
• please comment by wednesday, august 17th, 12pm PST.
• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.
• yay! this giveaway for the gift card 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 shipping costs.
• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator on my twitter account the week of august 22nd, so be sure and follow along.
hi everyone, maia mcdonald from Bitte here, dropping in to share my new hometown, Sacramento. One of my favorite things about moving to a new city is being able to explore and uncover all the local gems. The places you can’t find anywhere else, the small shops, restaurants, artists and makers that make a place unique. Since moving to Sacramento a little over a year ago to start our new business Bitte I’ve been trying to do just that. Partly because it’s a good way to meet other people in the small business community, which is always nice when starting your own business. But also because I find it is the quickest way to really feel at home in a new place. The shops I’m sharing today are all part of an indoor market called WAL Public Market. Which is just a few blocks south of the capitol and downtown Sacramento. It’s an area that has seen a lot of revitalization over the last couple years and it’s one of my favorite areas to go when I’m looking for some local retail therapy or want a good meal. While in this post I’m focusing on the shopping, within two blocks of the market are an abundance of some of the best restaurants Sacramento has to offer. A few of my favorites are Shoki Ramen House, Metro Kitchen and Fox & Goose Public House.
If you’re in the market for the most beautiful, handmade, Moroccan rugs you have to come here! Owner, Ali hand picks every rug on his trips to Morocco and he has pretty flawless taste. If you can’t make it in person follow along on his instagram at @kechmaradesigns, it’s inspiration overload.
The perfect mix of vintage and new, Old Gold is that shop that you’re sure to find your new favorite outfit from. I particularly love their caftan and jewelry selection!
Medium Rare Records & Collectibles
I’m not a super big record geek so the coolness of this place is probably not even fully appreciated by me, but even I know this place is amazing! Peruse the awesome record collection, shop for vintage furniture and knick-knacks or just get inspiration from the old band posters lining the walls.
Handmade, small batch shoes, made from the finest materials. You have to stop by Benjamin’s just to ogle at the beautiful shoes and cool equipment since they make them right there in the shop.
• photography by maia mcdonald from Bitte.
we’ve just headed into august, which is kinda hard for me to believe, and summer fruit season will soon be winding down. but what better way to make the best of all those yummy stone fruits than a little DIY jam session? i thought it might be fun to set up the ideal jam making party with some cute accoutrement from crate and barrel. they invited me to create a fun summer evening with goods from their collections and i went to town! i thought their rustic tiered fruit baskets would be ideal for displaying our fruit and the classic weck canning jars in various sizes — small 2.7 ounce jars, and larger 10 ounce and 18 ounce jars. i have a weck jar addiction, to tell you the truth and use them for everything — from salad dressings to storing leftovers, but they’re ideal for storing preserves.
i made fresh juices from the fruit, too and served them in these sweet little bottle glasses with straws, and served them in crate & barrel’s Bendt Metal Serving Basket. since homemade jams make really great hostess gifts, i thought they’d be cute wrapped and tied in some pretty linen napkins — i used these Liam Grey Striped Linen Cloth Dinner Napkins which i love; these Helena Vanilla Ivory and Graphite Linen Dinner Napkins — a super easy, reusable and sustainable way to wrap up gifts. it all turned out looking pretty great for a fun summer evening jammin’ with friends!
• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.