the many moods of blue.

when i was in portugal, i was yet again surrounded by european blues. beautiful blue tiles are everywhere in the city of lisbon — azulejos, a form of Spanish and Portuguese painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework is literally everywhere. in fact, Heather, of skinny laminx wrote an entire blog post about their beautiful blue tiles. so, i was inspired yet again to share the... 
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a little bit of lisbon.

as promised in yesterday’s post about our charming apartment in lisbon, i wanted to share a few ‘must-visit’ spots around the city if you happen to be headed that way — which i most certainly recommend. lisbon is a beautiful seaside city, full of colorful pastel architecture. it reminds me a little bit of a much older san francisco — it’s... 
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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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friday finds.

happy friday, everyone! what a busy week!! but that’s partly because i am headed to barcelona on monday and will be there for the week. we will be publishing content while i’m away, so never fear — even though it will feel as though i’m working here, i’ll really be soaking up the sites of spain with coast to costa (the wonderful tour group i went... 
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a giveaway from modernica.

modernica is hosting a sale on their molded wood furniture this week, so if you’ve had your eye on anything special from their collection, now’s the time to scoop it up! and to celebrate, modernica invited me to give away one of their sweet little Case Study┬« Fiberglass Demi Tables. i have one of these tables in black and i just love how versatile it is —... 
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