good reads: the latest issue of est.

do you read australian design est magazine? if not, it’s time to tune in, because issue #24 of est is a good one — exploring global home styles from cape town to mallorca and on to sydney. one of my favorite features, and there were many, is this modern rustic cape town gem. it has all the elements i love — an earthy Scandinavian vibe, and a farmhouse mix... 
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good reads: abigail ahern.

i’ve long embraced the brilliant genius of london-based designer abigail ahern, but somehow i’d not seen her house crush series before this week. i stumbled upon her blog series of beautiful home tours via pinterest this week and found myself lingering there perhaps a while too long — i simply couldn’t decide on what not to share, the interiors all... 
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darkly delicious.

new york times t magazine. i’m back at it — vacillating back and forth about my kitchen redesign and find myself debating dark cabinetry. i really like the nice bright white kitchen, but i do find these darkly delicious versions quite attractive, too. these kitchens all have a flair for the dramatic and i can see cooking up a storm here with a nice glass of cabernet... 
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friday finds.

trick or treat, kids? for me, it’s still a bloody trick because this stupid bronchitis has been lingering for weeks now, so the treat would be a weekend of deep sleep. how about you? any treats in store? are you dressing up, or costuming up any kiddos? i love dressing up but my friends don’t seem to share my enthusiasm for that kind of make-believe, so i think... 
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out of sight, out of mind.

frederic ducout. i’ve come to think that maybe it’s less about becoming a neat freak, and more about finding aesthetically pleasing places to hide our stuff. these black armoires and display cabinets are the perfect way to stash extra trinkets in unsuspecting places. the same places you stow your christmas wrapping paper, and out-of-season shoes can be one in... 
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