good reads: heath’s tile makes the room.

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i’m having quite the passionate love affair with tile right now. i’ve been entertaining the idea of some cement Moroccan-inspired tile for my kitchen floor and trying to get up the nerve to give that a go! so, the bay area’s beloved heath ceramic’s new book, tile makes the room may be just the thing i need to kickstart that idea into action. tile does... 
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a personal chat with garance doré.

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today, we’re in for something rather special — SFGirlByBay contributor, and founder of Vérité Published Michaela d’artois relays her recent chat with the very enchanting Garance Doré. Garance Doré on Being a Broke Illustrator, French Girls, and Her New Book! She’s insanely down-to-earth — so much so that greeting her feels like coming upon an... 
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the golden ladder.

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this post in partnership with St. Martin’s Press, and all words and opinions are my own. thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day. picture this: It’s 2006 in the Manhattan of the young and glamorous. Money and class are colliding in a city that is about to go over a financial precipice and take much of the country... 
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sprout by HP + a giveaway.

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a while back i was invited by HP to test drive their new immersive computer platform — which is a fancy way of saying that Sprout by HP is a new creativity station blending the physical and digital world we live in. one of the things i found it most useful while putting together my book see san francisco, was the ability to play around with the page layouts with just the... 
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lisa congdon: a studio visit and a brand new book.

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a long while back i shared bay area artist lisa congdon’s san francisco studio with you. well, lisa congdon now lives across the bay and has a brand new (but old, loft-style) studio in east oakland. she also has a brand new book out, Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist — so it was the perfect excuse to drop in for a visit. lisa... 
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