wear this there: cafe birdie.

did we find a hidden gem in the vast urban sprawl of los angeles? you tell us. cafe birdie isn’t new, new but it does seem to have not gotten the hype it deserves. within the framing of a 20s’ architectural dream are the interiors of a Parisienne cafe designed by etc.etera — it’s pretty much all you could wish for and it’s in quiet highland park.... 
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studio tour / jane denton.

welcome to the lovely, light-filled studio of textile artist jane denton. located in wellington, new zealand, this feminine space is actually the recently renovated basement of Jane’s family home, where she’s spent the last five years making and selling contemporary hand-stitched artwork. with existing details like built-in shelving and deep in-set windows, it... 
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mantel inspiration for the summer season.

ah, what to do with a cozy fireplace mantel in the summertime? looks to me like light locations has some nice ideas for summer-izing what’s normally the warmest spot in the house. perhaps the addition of a vintage mirror painted white to reflect back the big blooming branches you add to your favorite tall vase. add a few more white ceramics and boom — your mantel... 
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doug aitken mirage in palm springs.

Chances are you’ve come across Doug Aitken’s “Mirage” while scrolling through instagram. One of 16 installations in this year’s Desert X, this house of mirrors is an interactive art piece that sits high atop a hillside overlooking the coachella valley in Palm Springs. From the porch, you can see the iconic meadow of windmills, the main strip in... 
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collections: how much is too much?

when it comes to collecting, i am guilty of it to be sure. but what is too much? when it has that effortless european look about it and feels ‘organically grown’ over time either through travel mementos or a true passion (like collecting books or art!) then it seems to me that’s just the right amount. sometimes we go overboard at the flea market and yard... 
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