paradise is here: a giveaway from skinny laminx!

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Skinny laMinx is bringing the tropical feeling into our homes with the newest plant-inspired fabrics from designer Heather Moore. heather, a self-taught illustrator & designer started Skinny laMinx as a bit of a hobby in 2006, and has brought Skinny laMinx to stores from Noordhoek to New York City to their own shop in Cape Town and online. My favorite part was taking a peek at some of the inspiration behind the new line on instagram and their blog.

plus, Skinny laMinx is kindly offering one of our readers three cushion covers from their new collection!

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to enter to win three cushion covers of your choice, simply:

• visit the skinny laminx etsy online shop, and choose your  favorite print.

• comment below, and share your favorite Skinny laMinx print with us.

• please comment by monday, july 21st, 12pm PST.

• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.

• yay! this giveaway is worldwide!

• we’ll announce a winner on my twitter account the week of july 28th, so be sure and follow along.

paradise is here / sfgirlbybay

paradise is here / sfgirlbybay

paradise is here / sfgirlbybay

paradise is here / sfgirlbybay

paradise is here / sfgirlbybay

paradise is here / sfgirlbybay

paradise is here / sfgirlbybay

paradise is here / sfgirlbybay

paradise is here / sfgirlbybay

office essentials.

office essentials / sfgirlbybay

there’s a whole new decorating collection from Target — revamped and well-designed, the new Room Essentials home furnishings will be in stores and online beginning this month. this collection has a bold, modern look and (yay!) very affordably priced products. Target invited me to round up a favorite look from the collection and i chose ‘office essentials’. there’s some amazing basics, like the black tufted Jacqueline Sofa Bed, but you can layer that look with vibrant primary colored pieces for a fun, inspiring office space. pieces like the rolling cart (i’m a sucker for anything on wheels) in teal blue or bright orange are really refreshing, but simple and completely functional, too. the perfect spot for your printer + scanner, or for storing art supplies and books.

here’s a few of my favorites pieces: 1. core barstools; 2. gooseneck desk lamp (in a bunch of fun colors); 3. yellow contemporary wall clock; 4. geometric area rug; 5. rolling cart; and 6. Jacqueline Sofa Bed.

This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Room Essentials to make modern life easier.

Friday Finds

Friday Finds Friday Finds

Top to bottom, left to right:

1. A Victorian house in suburbs of Melbourne, brilliantly rethought
2. From shades of ugly to shades of serene, a visionary bedroom makeover
3. The epitome of effortless chic, she calls herself Just Another Fashion Blog
4. Homemade Greek yogurt, pure and simple
5. Farmhouse-inpsired images shot for a Martha Stewart Living ceramics story

To celebrate six months of Friday Finds, we’ve changed things up a bit. Love it? Hate it?
We’d love to hear what you think!

Happy Friday,
Annie

colour me happy.

colour me happy | sfgirlbybay

Printed in Sydney, made in Melbourne, the new COLOUR PATCH throw from castle and things is a thing of bright beauty. designer rachel castle chose TONS of colours for this fun bed throw — it fits King, Queen and Double bed widths as a decorative 3/4 throw. Flip it lengthways and it generously covers Single and King Single beds with plenty of left over. Or just throw it on the sofa for a gorgeous pop of summer color. i love all of rachel castle’s work — from her beautiful art prints to the sweet polkadot bed linens, it all screams ‘happy’. i think pharrell would approve!

colour me happy | sfgirlbybay

colour me happy | sfgirlbybay

colour me happy | sfgirlbybay

colour me happy | sfgirlbybay

colour me happy | sfgirlbybay

colour me happy | sfgirlbybay

colour me happy | sfgirlbybay

colour me happy | sfgirlbybay

colour me happy | sfgirlbybay

colour me happy | sfgirlbybay

real art for a fictitious world.

oh boy, it’s been way too long since i’ve popped into victoria’s beautiful world. well, i’m back… and i’ve brought a few cute boys with me:

real art for a fictitious world | sfgirlbybay

oh. jake ryan of sixteen candles… the only hunk that can totally rock a sweater vest. i think he would love these paintings by mark hall-patch, i mean, just look at the way he’s eyeing up that jean jacket! yes jake, it would go perfectly with your plaid shirt. i love you.

and now, for a slightly different kind of heart throb:

real art for a fictitious world | sfgirlbybay

lloyd dobler. you really can “say anything” – you’re so romantic! ok, how many of you hoped and prayed that a guy would stand under your window with a gigantic boombox above his head? yep, me too. i thought these mixed tape illustrations by kate bingaman-burt would be perfect for a brooding, angsty lloyd. oh, and speaking of music:

real art for a fictitious world | sfgirlbybay

let’s dance!!!! ah, ren mccormack from footloose. oh sure, jake is dreamy and lloyd is a bit mysterious, but ren is a bad boy from out of town that knows how to dance! sign me up! i absolutely love these paintings by dave muller – record spines, drum sets, and disco balls. perfection (just like you, ren xo)

well there you have it. i’m sorry for the big gap between posts, but at least i brought these guys with me! ~ danielle (aka the jealous curator)