the shutterbugs: hans mossel.

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

i stumbled upon the work of photographer hans mossel through vtwonen, one of my favorite decor magazines. based in the netherlands, his work is so lovely, bright and clean — i’m inspired by all of it. this is the beautiful home of stylist Anne-Marie Frazer and interior designer Klaas-Jan which hans recently photographed for the may 2014 issue of Home Beautiful magazine. colorful, light and airy, it perfectly represents hans mossel’s stunning work — you can see his full portfolio of work here on his website, and you can follow him on instagram, as well.

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: hans mossel / sfgirlbybay

* photography by hans mossel for home beautiful magazine, may 2014.

L.A. in instagrams + a giveaway.

L.A. in instagrams + a giveaway / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, left to right: designlovefest; shereen vintage, via ohjoy; lax, via laurejoliet; los feliz, via sfgirlbybay; perch, via denisebovee; thefighouse; jessechamberlin; citysage; and center, ban.do party house, via jen gotch.

instagram has got to be one of the happiest apps ever invented. i love looking at life in instagrams. i mean, how cool is it to wake up with a cup of coffee and take a tour around the world while you slowly get inspired for the day? i love following instagrammers from all over and having a glimpse into how they’re starting their days, seeing how the ‘other half’ live in places near and far. but, it’s also a great tool for traveling.

i’m heading down to los angeles for a little holiday next week and i plan on checking out my instagram feed for new places to visit. i was thinking what better way to see the place i grew up through fresh eyes — yours!

L.A. in instagrams + a giveaway / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, left to right: dabito; blue bottle via bonnietsang; pharmacie, via poketo; sqirl via bonnietsang; peddler’s creamery, via dabito; chinatown, via sfgirlbybay; the standard, via jengotch; designlovefest; and center, poketo.

so if you’re up for it, please tag your instagrams of LaLa Land for me using #SFGIRLINLA and i’ll be sure and check out your feed, and, you can win a $100 amazon gift card just for contributing. tag your favorite secret spots, cafes, bars, architecture, murals, spas, shops, beaches, hidden walkways — whatever you think i should see. i’d be much obliged for your recommendations in the comments below as well, and on instagram — you tag ‘em and i’ll visit ‘em! it’ll be fun. ready? set, go!

here’s what to do to contribute to #SFGIRLINLA, and enter the giveaway for an amazon $100 gift card to use any way you like:

• follow me on instagram.

• take instagram photos (the more the merrier) of los angeles and surrounding areas — cafes, coffee, favorite shops, anything special that makes the city unique.

• you can also tag an older photo you’ve taken if you have spots to share.

• tag your instagram photo #SFGIRLINLA and also tag the location #acehotel #santamonica #venice etc.

• add the location if you have ‘locations/maps’ turned on in your instagram preferences.

• extra entry for commenting below with your L.A. tips.

• enter by thursday, september 18th.

• i’ll direct message the winners on their instagram photo and then announce winners on my instagram and twitter accounts the week of september 22nd.

you in? alrighty then, let’s get instagramming and hashtagging!

L.A. in instagrams + a giveaway / sfgirlbybay

San Vicente Bungalows, via laurejoliet.

L.A. in instagrams + a giveaway / sfgirlbybay

ace hotel los angeles.

the outer towners.

the outer towners / sfgirlbybay

have you seen the outer towners? the outer towners is the dream project of a photographer i’ve long admired, australia-based tara pearce, a picture book of things to see, do and experience in this special place tara calls home. tara lives in in Kyneton with her two kids, and husband named — wait for it — Taras. so clearly they were meant to be together! tara is a “sun chaser, shoe collector, thrift seeker and explorer”, and the outer towners is a project tara dreamt up one winter’s morning sitting in a local cafe with her husband, feeling very lucky to be living in the countryside. tara created the outer towners as a side project with an emphasis on celebrating all the food, folks and the adventures they have in the australian countryside. i love sites like this that share real homes, belonging to real people — nothing staged and just perfectly imperfect ‘as is’. these are just a few of my favorite snapshots from the outer towners, so be sure to check out the site for much more inspiration from tara’s very creative friends and neighbors and her wonderful photos of their homes and studio spaces.

the outer towners / sfgirlbybay

the outer towners / sfgirlbybay

the outer towners / sfgirlbybay

the outer towners / sfgirlbybay

the outer towners / sfgirlbybay

the outer towners / sfgirlbybay

the outer towners / sfgirlbybay

the outer towners / sfgirlbybay

the outer towners / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by tara pearce for the outer towners.

pin-worthy: megan gilroy

pin-worthy: megan gilroy / sfgirlbybay

we all have them. the friends that are just the right amount of cool. the friends that are put together. the friends with the just right home. i imagine megan gilroy to be this type of friend. her pinboards are pretty much just the right amount of everything. often times i look to pinterest for inspiration of all types: home interiors, fashion, art, photography…etc. megan gilroy’s pinterest boards inspire me in all of these ways and more. pin-worthy seems like an understatement in this case.

my favorites:

pin-worthy: megan gilroy / sfgirlbybay

artsy

pin-worthy: megan gilroy / sfgirlbybay

apartment

pin-worthy: megan gilroy / sfgirlbybay

bits

see you in a couple of weeks friends.

xo mrs. french

hollywood hills.

hollywood hills / sfgirlbybay

Inspired by the work of Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri and his constant inquiry into the fiction of photography and the natural world, the prints in Print Club Boston’s newest Hollywood Hills collection aren’t what they seem. Each of the hand screened mountainous prints in this colorful series are actually from photos taken of the giant snow mounds from Boston’s recent ‘polar-vortex’ – perfect for bringing in pops of both bright colors, fun textures, and a spin on the traditional landscape into your space.

hollywood hills / sfgirlbybay

hollywood hills / sfgirlbybay

hollywood hills / sfgirlbybay

hollywood hills / sfgirlbybay

hollywood hills / sfgirlbybay