online shop showcase: cold picnic.

okay, it’s been a while but with travel and all, i’m a little behind — but we’re back with the second edition of our new series,¬†online shop showcase, where i give a little love to independent makers and online shopkeepers. this time around it’s cold picnic. i’m not sure which came first — the boob or the chicken, but cold picnic... 
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best of: beach hut sophisticate.

homestead seattle. sometimes when i think about beach house style, i like to think in terms of a more sophisticated color palette. instead of say nautical blue, i think neutrals, black, white — the colors of sand, black coral, thatched huts, and the color of the ocean under the moonlight. ever since my trip to tulum i’ve been obsessed, and strongly impacted by... 
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best of: on trend: turquoise.

maire claire maison. helloooo, monday! forgive me while i get a little colorful this morning and start our day with a bold burst of the blues — turquoise, to be exact. i’m seeing these exotic hues of green-blue everywhere — including the fashion world and it makes you wonder, does design follow fashion? or is it the other way around? case in point —... 
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palme d’or.

in case you were wondering, the palme d’or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. but today i’m borrowing it to give kudos to all things palm-related out there in the design world. the palm is an iconic theme in decor and a classic that seems to outlast them all. it’s had a revival of late, and i’m seeing palms popping up in all kinds... 
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at home with: ayla gurganus of soulflowers.

today we’re dropping in on the bright, light and very charming abode of Ayla Gurganus. ayla is a floral designer who runs soulflowers in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in everyday bouquets, intimate weddings, and events, as well as designing home parties. energized by the elegance and beauty from florals, ayla combines that with a passion for foraging in nature to compose... 
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