vintage portraits for a modern world.

like a lot of things that interest me, one of the most interesting things for me about interior design is quite a bit about juxtaposition. i like contradictions — vintage paired with brand spanking new, mismatched versus cookie cutter. i guess i just like to be surprised. it’s just the kind of effortless, witty style i find fascinating — and one of the... 
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a multi-cultural home in berlin.

i wouldn’t have guessed at first glance that this beautiful apartment is in germany — i think my imagination took me instead to morocco, but it is indeed berlin. featured recently on milk decoration this is the very worldly and eclectic home of artist payam sharifi and his partner kasia korczak, founders of slavs and tatars, a collective based on exhibitions, books... 
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get the look: sourcing vintage-inspired artwork.

this weekend i hit the Pasadena City College Flea market with my friend Jihan of geronimo balloons and we found some most excellent treasures! she did better than i did — that girl has the eye, and scored not only some amazing chairs, but the print you see just above on the floor of her beautiful studio gallery (we’ve shared her studio and her home here before!).... 
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this week’s must reads.

i thought it might be fun to share some of my favorite reads on a regular basis, thus ‘this week’s must reads’. i am a literary junkie, especially when it comes to design and decor books, blogs, zines and magazines, and these reads pop nicely into the book category. first up is spaces, published by the folks at the always charming australia-based frankie... 
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friday finds.

this week’s friday finds i appear to be immersed in nature, or at the very least greenery and florals of all kinds — call it spring fever if you will. everything is in bloom and reminding me how much i love bringing nature inside, as well as a good time frolicking outside! it’s gonna be a warm one here in L.A. this weekend — hope you can get out and... 
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