book smart.

i am nothing if not a book worm. you may have noticed the first thing i did when i moved into my new house was to build floor to ceiling built-in bookcases as fast as we possibly could. when i move, i lug my book collection along the way, causing movers everywhere serious back pain (sorry guys, they are not dead bodies but beloved hardbound treasures). but not only do i love... 
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clearing up your coffee table clutter.

quick — what’s on your coffee table right this minute? is it perhaps cluttered with old magazines, unopened mail, and empty coffee cups? or is it orderly and pretty? i can’t function well if my ‘stuff’ isn’t organized — everything in its place. i know, i’m slightly OCD and i do live alone, so there’s really no excuse for... 
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at home in amsterdam.

this is just one of the coolest spaces i’ve seen in a while. featured on vtwonen it’s the historic 1892 home of artist Jasper KrabbĂ© in amsterdam. it reminded me a little bit of the malibu airbnb i stayed in a few months ago — mostly because of the big abstract canvas paintings, which i’m coveting — why can’t i paint like that? the artist’s... 
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unexpected space saving spots.

alvhem. i think i’m diving in and going to remodel my bathroom & back bedroom. eeek! yikes! it’s kind of a two-step process that i’ll be explaining more about later, but essentially we’ll be knocking out the wall between the tiny bathroom and the back bedroom to make a much larger bathroom — and the back bedroom will become a walk-in closet... 
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new and noteworthy.

1. 1960’s Hans-Agne Jakobsson lighting fixture from the apartment. i found some new and noteworthy items this week that honestly i could scoop up in a heartbeat. and i mean all of them! i seem to be on a blush-colored bender lately and this time around i’m still feelin’ the blush love. it all started with this Hans-Agne Jakobsson lighting fixture —... 
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