i hadn’t checked in to see what non-perishable goods had been up to lately, so it seemed high time i did. never to disappoint, designer shay carrillo has created a plethora of new and beautiful textiles just waiting for us to take home and cherish. with a background in fashion styling, art direction and photo production, shay created non-perishable goods in her own backyard, home-based studio in Portland, Oregon. born out of a love for textiles, hand-crafted goods, and a desire to make useful products for home, woman & child which reduce disposable consumption, encourage artistic play/expression or remind of us of our ties to traditions and cultures around the world. non-perishable goods products are entirely hand-crafted using only natural fiber materials including linen, wool felt, vintage wool, vintage textiles, recycled cotton/hemp, repurposed denim, leather, cotton & paper — all of it uniquely gorgeous. enjoy.
• all photos by leah verwey.
i received a lovely email from helsinki-based interior designer laura seppänen yesterday inviting me to share with you an updated look of her home, which was recently photographed by Pauliina Salonen for Finnish interior design magazine, Scandinavian Deko. i couldn’t wait to show you! her very scandinavian-inspired and spacious apartment has super high ceilings and large pictures windows. laura’s is a very clean, sleek style with a hint of Asian influence, and colorful details. her collections are carefully curated, mostly treasures she returned home with from trips abroad.
laura has a great eye and currently works at what sounds to me like a dream job for Deko, responsible for all their online presence and activities involved in running their website, as well as assisting in set design and prop styling for movie productions, commercials, and photo shoots. In addition to her own interior design projects, she’s collaborating with various media agencies and interior designers; creating interiors for both public spaces and private homes. you can check out more incredibly inspiring design work by laura on her website, and follow her on instagram.
all the cool kids follow greg sczebel. is this true? i have no idea but it seems that way…greg scezebel’s boards are incredibly beautiful, perfectly masculine and yes, cool. i can’t think of a better guy to profile as my first male pin-worthy pinner.
i do consider many of my favorite pinners similar to myself…we pin the same things or they pin items that i can’t believe i didn’t find first. then i have favorites like greg…favorites that tap into sides of me i have yet to discover, yet when i do, i am so happy i did.
take the time to stop in for a visit..
until next time…
xo mrs. french
one of the best part of traveling for me is having all new locations to photograph and share on instagram. i love shooting pics of san francisco, but having all new fodder is so inspiring, and i shot a lot while down in Los angeles — which i shared yesterday. so when a new company called framebridge very kindly invited me to print and frame up some of my images from the trip i was excited to try their services out. i couldn’t be more pleased with the quality, and i had my doubts. i’ve printed from my iphone images before and the quality was somewhat grainy, but the framebridge prints look pretty fantastic. and the frames are really lovely as well. a trick i use for better quality images is shooting directly on my phone in the VSCO App and then editing them and uploading to Instagram. That way i always have really good quality, pretty hi-resolution images should i want to print them or use them in a blog post — and you can also always go back and edit your pics should you want to. i uploaded these files to framebridge and voilà — beautiful prints arrived seamlessly.
framebridge has 25 beautiful frames in a range of styles from clean to classic to eclectic, and matting if you like, too. i chose their Thin natural wood frame, ‘marin’ at 8×8 — six of my favorite shots from L.A. were framed and i hung them in my office, as an inspirational reminder of a pretty wonderful trip. here’s how they turned out — so very nice, right?
framebridge is offering sfgirlbybay readers a discount to give them a try and i think you’ll be pleased as punch. simply enter FRAME15 at checkout for a 15% discount (offer expires expires Oct 31st). you can also download their app to your phone to test out how your image will look in their frames, and if you have original art just waiting to be framed (i always have a pile!) framebridge will send you sturdy mailing materials to ship your art safely back to them. your framed prints arrive in pristine packaging, too and ready to hang with hardware included. couldn’t be easier. i hope you enjoy their services!
buongiorno everyone! is it just me or are many folks venturing off to italia right now? i’m feeling a bit of wanderlust and would sooo love to return myself. there are many regions i have yet to explore, like the amalfi coast, naples, sardinia, venice, and milan. i, myself, have only been to rome, tuscany and one other area which was truly the most memorable for me: cinque terre.
cinque terre is a stretch of five darling little villages situated along the coast of the italian riviera: riomaggiore, manarola, corniglia, vernazza and monterosso al mare. it is a popular hiking destination, as the trails between each town take you through spectacular cliffs overlooking the sea, private gardens, vineyards, olive groves, as well as the romantic via dell’amore (a.k.a the lovers lane). for those who choose to skip the trek, there are trains and boats you can take, too. although each town may look the same, they each have their own individual personality and offer something unique. for example, riomaggiore is typically the starting point and has plenty of accommodations and restaurants. corniglia (my favorite of the five) is perched away from the water and is most known for its quiet setting and its wine. and monterosso allows cars and is the most resort-like with its chic hotels and colorful umbrellas lined along the beach. you simply just have to experience all five and embrace the charm of each place. and in italia there is nothing but good drinking and eating throughout. here in cinque terre you’ll enjoy the freshest seafood + fill up on plenty of focaccia and pesto, as these two originated from this region.
so my friends, where have you been in italy and what was your most memorable experience?
• all photography by leslie santarina.