best of: japanese design.

Japanese Exhibition Poster by Masaaki Hiromura, via gura fika. i love all things japanese — from sushi to vintage kimonos, and especially graphic design and packaging. i used to spend hours at Kinokuniya bookstore in san francisco’s japantown (i just found out there’s an L.A. location, too!). and i can’t read a word of them — all written in japanese,... 
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friday finds.

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this week i’m feeling all the california vibes, mostly inspired by this sunny orange door at madre — a very cute kids’ shop. also, the sun finally came out here in socal which i have sorely missed this month. we need the rain so i’m not really complaining, but i do prefer walking the dog under a warm, sunny sky. let’s hope for sunshine this... 
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wear this there: gracias madre.

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this week we’re bringing it home for our wear this there, right to our local favorite — gracias madre. this west hollywood haunt has the dreamiest interiors (and gluten free tortillas) that will stick with you long after you’ve left. their use of tiles gives us serious feels against an otherwise minimally bohemian space that you’ll want to recreate in your... 
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friday finds.

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it’s been a long week with a lot going on that i don’t think i’ll go into here. i’d like to discuss world politics with you but i’m guessing that’s not why you come here, so for the moment, i’m simply seeking refuge in my friday finds. fantasizing about a long, leisurely vacation, a shopping trip to a longtime online favorite’s... 
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at home with: sophie carpenter.

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I first met Sophie at a creatives meet-up in DTLA almost two years ago and have loved following her clean aesthetic and excellent taste on instagram ever since. After drooling over the images she’s shared of her bungalow in east los angeles i reached out in hopes of photographing her home (and picking up a decorating tip or two). a production accountant for television,... 
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