friday finds.

happy end of the work week! it’s time for my friday finds, and although i know i was whining about all the black & white boring-ness out there last week, these black & white images are for me anything but dull. they’ve got that necessary panache you need to balance a room full of neutrals. oh, and that notebook — i just had to share that because it’s... 
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at home in le marais.

this très chic apartment located in the heart of Le Marais is home to Photographer Matthew Brookes. it has that cozy modern vibe i’m loving lately, created in part by those amazing high ceilings with wood beams, and the way Matthew cleverly mixed in a few modern pieces with antiques and vintage finds. and Matthew’s gorgeous work, displayed in all its black and... 
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color palette: green + yellow + black.

this week’s color palette kind of breaks a lot of rules. it’s rather bold and unusual but i really like its lush richness: green + black + yellow. reminds me of an exotic tropical bird. green is very “in” but i like it paired with lots of black, and a little yellow for good measure, giving it a bit of that ’70’s vibe. it says sassy and stylish! •... 
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studio spaces: simply inspiring.

this inspiring, albeit tiny, artist’s studio in lisbon has been transformed from a dark, abandoned warehouse into a musician’s bright and beautiful dream studio. once long forgotten, the backyard of a building in the Portuguese capital has been made over by architecture and design firm ARKstudio with polished concrete floors and pine wood beamed ceilings, doors... 
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kitchen envy: rye london.

when it comes to kitchens rye london is pretty top notch. since i’m hoping to remove my low kitchen ceiling and expose the white beams beneath, just like this, i was obviously most inspired. rye london is an industrial daylight kitchen photography studio in East London created by Holly Wulff Petersen & Renée Kemps, with a focus on natural food, Nordic design, and... 
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