I love this modern, technicolor home in lisbon i saw in architectural digest espana. hot pink walls! and lots of fresh white — what’s not to like? while daring, it certainly puts one in a cheery mood. you should check out the rest of this house — pink is not the only color they decorated with. there’s some aqua rooms that will knock your socks off. but you know me, i’m partial to pink. for the whole home tour, visit architectural digest espana.
• photography by MANOLO YLLERA for architectural digest espana.
about a month ago, i shared with you my goals for taking better care of myself, and your kind comments of encouragement were overwhelming touching, and such a positive reinforcement of my mission for improved health and well being. thank you all so very much! working with the jawbone UP24 has also been such an inspiring and great motivator. i kinda love being pushed a little bit (in a kind and supportive way!) so i think wearing the jawbone and tracking my goals has made all the difference. so far, i’ve lost 7 pounds, and most importantly, i am feeling so much better.
Having used the jawbone UP24 for about a month, it’s motivated me to make a lot of little changes to my life. i’m walking more, because i like seeing that step number go up on the tracker app! even if it means walking or riding my bike to the store instead of getting in the car, those small differences are adding up. i’m eating better, drinking more water, and i’m sleeping a whole lot better, too. the added benefits are slowly adding up, and i’ve hear slow and steady is the way to go when making life changes like this, so i’m really happy to see this progress, and i’m also most grateful to you guys for your support and to jawbone for giving me this opportunity to succeed. so thanks to everyone and here’s to us all taking good care of ourselves — we so deserve it!
i’m so happy to welcome rare device to my very own neighborhood in noe valley. i love it here, but we were in desperate need of a unique gift shop like Giselle Gyalzen’s rare device. This small, but sweet storefront is filled with lovely, approachably designed items for your home, yourself, and your family. Every object in the store has its own story, and has been chosen by giselle because it’s either handmade, well-designed, useful, beautiful or all of the above. The aesthetic is modern and whimsical while remaining warm and inviting. Influences range from the natural world to the interaction between humans and things, be it your clothes or what you choose to use in your homes. Many of the wares are locally produced, handmade creations and there’s also a wide variety of internationally created items, from such far flung places as Japan, Sweden, Canada, and the Philippines. Rare Device is all about bringing people together around beauty and inspiring ideas. rare device’s other shop on divisdero in NOPA has been open for a while now, and noe valley welcomes rare device to the neighborhood with open arms. and never fear, if you’re not visiting san francisco soon you can shop online, too.
• all photography by cindy loughridge for sfgirlbybay.
if you’re following along with mister bright bazaar himself, will taylor, then i think you’ll join me in feeling quite envious every single time will sets off on a new colorful adventure. will captures his adventures in a way that gives me serious wanderlust, and he’s now collaborating with sonic editions, offering up limited editions of the bright bazaar collection — wonderfully bright and beautiful photographic art prints from will’s travels near and far.
Will is a self-confessed ‘gentleman hooked on hue’ and has been photographing his vibrant discoveries from many color hunting adventures across Europe and America since 2009. so check out Will’s first series of evocative, exotic and effervescent prints! gorgeous alone, and even more stunning in a group gallery. congratulations, will!
as you probably know, i’m a huge fan of incorporating vintage pieces into modern decor — thus my motto ‘bohemian modern style from a san francisco girl’. adding vintage collections makes everything just so more interesting, and helps your home tell stories — about you, and what you love. for me, i’m a bit of a nut when it comes to collecting classic, mid-century modern chairs, and i have a distinct fondness for unusual portrait paintings.
ebay invited me to create some guides and collections to share with you, and thus far i’ve created a few — Ideas for Decorating with Vintage Portrait Paintings; Decorating with Mid Century Modern Eames Chairs; and Adding Color to Decor with Vintage Moroccan Rugs. i’ve got lots more guides coming up, so if you’re looking for a little guidance to shopping vintage, pop on over and follow my guides and collections.