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i had the most charming, albeit completely hilarious, conversation with mister lavazza from milan this week (much more on this later). but seriously — lavazza sent me this tablet alarm clock and early tuesday morning the alarm went off and a handsome italian man appeared via video offering to make me coffee every morning. how could i refuse? so they sent me this sweet little keurig single cup coffee maker and a slew of lavazza coffee so i could try it out. i already drink lavazza coffee in my espresso maker, but i really like the idea of having one of these quick and easy lavazza k-cups ready to go before i hit the dog park each morning. especially in these rainy, chilly months!
In Italy, Buongiorno is more than just a word; it’s a spontaneous way of wishing someone a good day. It is a simple smile and a warm cup of coffee first thing in the morning and the Italian way of exchanging a sincere gesture. But, most importantly, it is the Italian greeting. now, if only they had sent mister lavazza from milan to san francisco to say boungiorno in person, and get that cup ready for me each morning, i’d really be set! buongiorno, indeed!
• photography by cindy loughridge for sfgirlbybay.
this is one of the prettiest calendars i’ve seen in a long while, and it’s also by two local artists — so that’s something i really love supporting. This special limited edition 2015 calendar is a collaboration between photographer Jennifer Young Studios and designer Lisa Wong Jackson of Good on Paper, Inspired by Jennifer’s travels around the world and their mutual love of clean, simple design. coupled with hand lettering and foil printing, this calendar is available in an edition of 100 copies, printed on recycled paper, and each calendar is hand numbered on the front cover. considering how quickly this year has flown by, i look forward to keeping track of 2015 on this very serene-looking, beautiful printed piece of art.
one of the best and biggest craft shows is coming to san francisco this weekend — the west coast craft show is on a herbst pavillion at beautiful fort mason on the san francisco waterfront. if you’re in town you’ll not want to miss this one! the show takes place this saturday and sunday, december 6 & 7 from 10am to 6pm. the west coast craft show is a craft and design show featuring carefully selected craftspeople, artists and designers inspired by the mood and aesthetics of the west coast lifestyle.
the event hosts makers from all over, including: drawn home; cotton & flax; etta + billie; j.rusten furniture; galanter & jones; and caravan pacific — just to name a few of the talented artisans who make this show one of the events of the season.
OHMYHOME is a dutch home decor collection based in amsterdam, but they happily ship worldwide. their vision is to create a place where people can find little treasures to spice up their homes — Quality in the details and materials, as well as beautiful designs are the high standards they hold themselves to as they produce their own products. OHMYHOME has recently launched a whole new series of great graphic poster prints, lighting fixtures and beautifully hand thrown ceramics. Besides their own OHMYHOME collections, the online shop also offer products from unique interior decor designers based around the world.