Top to bottom, left to right:
- Classic Scandinavian styling from the ever-inspiring Fantastic Frank
- A DIY Plywood Floor Mirror for your dressing and home decor needs
- The rudimentary form and soft angles of RAMA chair from OX DENMARQ
- Everyday cotton pieces from A Merry Mishap’s impeccable closet
- This DIY triangle mirror makes a clean and simple addition to any wall
perhaps it’s because i’m not quite ready to say so long to summer, and maybe even more likely because i’m off on holiday for a few days, but i’m loving these beachy decor vibes. these spaces make me feel like i’m off on an island somewhere, sunning myself without a care in the world. pretty pastels that light just seems to bounce off of and a laid back atmosphere that just whispers, “oh relax already, would ya?”. alrighty, i will! but annie will be back tomorrow with friday finds, and i’ll see you over my long weekend on instagram!
schoolhouse electric’s new fall collection is out, and this season they’re all about chasing the light. Looking at the world like we did as kids, eager to absorb everything, hoping to make the most of shorter days by holding tight the things that matter and letting go of what doesn’t — those moments where we let in the light are the ones we keep closest. the new lookbook from schoolhouse was inspired by and photographed at a friend’s river house in Tillamook County, about a 45-minute drive outside schoolhouse electric’s hometown of Portland, Oregon. Throughout the three-day experience, the schoolhouse team was continuously struck by the fiery light that poured into everything, and As a group, they found themselves sitting together on the back patio, taking a moment to enjoy a distinct feeling of gratitude and contentment. From there, the season of #chasingthelight was born. As fall sets in and the days get darker earlier, the appreciation of light – both physically and figuratively – becomes more present. the new collection from schoolhouse reflects those moments — and i’m especially drawn to the copper fixtures and the way the light from them really feels so much like fall. here’s a look at my favorites. like the print from artist anthony burrill says, want better, not more.
One of Silver Lake’s favorite boutiques, Lawson-Fenning opened a sister store on Melrose earlier this summer. Owners Glenn Lawson and Grant Fenning are well known to the city’s interiors designers and architects as they’ve been creating and curating since their time at The Art Center in the late 90’s. The much larger Hollywood Lawson-Fenning space serves as a showroom for many of their own unique designs alongside the smaller home accents that attract so many to their Silver Lake location. The two story building provides home inspiration with its clean and colorful design and room layouts as well as a space reserved for a rotating furniture art gallery.
• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.
as some of you may know already, i’m a bit of a map-buff — and that may be a huge understatement. ever since i was little, watching my dad get out the maps and routing our cross-country road trips i’ve been fascinated by cartography and the fact that some talented humans are actually able to create these maps to guide us along our way and keep us from getting lost. and yes, i know there’s GPS and Apps for that now, but i still like looking an old-fashioned map. mapiful is the modern answer to those good old maps made into posters of your favorite places, and you can personalize them, too. mapiful invited me to order a few from my favorite cities to see just how cool they are. i selected San Francisco, Amsterdam, New York and, of course, Los Angeles. mapiful has invited you to give them a try with a $10 discount, just by adding the reader discount code SFGIRLBYBAY at checkout (offer is valid through october 2ND).
mapiful has a couple different layouts you can choose from, but i was quite drawn to the pantone version. and one of the really cool things about mapiful is that you can alter the text — you can swap out the longitude by latitude and add a favorite quote, or a bit of memorabilia — maybe a date you visited, or your honeymoon or birth dates — anything at all you fancy. for instance, for new york i changed the type to say “walk on the wild side” after a favorite lou reed song (he’s so NY!); and for San francisco, i customized it to say “city by the bay”, for old times sake. which city will you choose? i’d love to know!
• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.