Knotwork LA / Studio Tour.

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I first met ceramicist Linda Hsiao of Knotwork LA when I wandered into a shop that she and a few friends were co-running in Highland Park. We got to chatting and once she realized I was new to L.A. she was quick to give me names of people I should meet, places to visit and things to eat. Linda is a connector. She’s got that special gift of getting to know you and pairing... 
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at home with elsa billgren.

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it was the crazy bright orange smeg that first caught my eye and led me to the fabulous stockholm flat of elsa billgren. elsa is a Swedish television personality, blogger and vintage aficionado and writer. it would appear she also has a keen eye for decorating because her home is just lovely. eclectic, fresh and full of life (that smeg!) and cozy as all get out. i could curl... 
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plant life.

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kimberley dhollander and philippe corthout, via de dujes. commonly popular in the late 1970s or early 1980s, very bohemian fern bars were everywhere. we probably watched chrissy, jack and janet barhop through a few of these lush pubs. houseplants got huge in the late 70’s too, and much like fashion of that era (high waisted jeans, anyone?) they’re back in a big... 
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at home with francois et moi.

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this is the very lovely, and recently renovated home of blogger Erin of francios et moi and her husband, Ken Francois in the North Loop of Minneapolis. they purchased their charming 1934 Tudor-style home last July and spent late Summer and Fall last year renovating much of the house. erin’s background is interior design (but she’s currently a freelance writer and... 
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real art for a fictitious world.

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sigh… holly golightly (the heroine of the 1961 classic, breakfast at tiffany’s). she is so elegant, so beautiful, and oh, so lost. you know what i’m going to suggest, right? yes! art!!! ok. i added the art part to that quote, but she needs it right? right! i’m sure it would make her feel so much more at home in her bare apartment that she shares with... 
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