studio tour / jane denton.

welcome to the lovely, light-filled studio of textile artist jane denton. located in wellington, new zealand, this feminine space is actually the recently renovated basement of Jane’s family home, where she’s spent the last five years making and selling contemporary hand-stitched artwork. with existing details like built-in shelving and deep in-set windows, it... 
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new & noteworthy.

1. JIA’s ceramic japanese steamer is the prettiest steamer in the land! i am a huge fan of japanese design. the simplicity, practicality and just the utter beauty of products designed with a japanese aesthetic in mind make life just seem calmer. no fuss, no frills just well-designed pretty, but useful objects. so for this week’s new & noteworthy i’m sharing... 
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collections: how much is too much?

when it comes to collecting, i am guilty of it to be sure. but what is too much? when it has that effortless european look about it and feels ‘organically grown’ over time either through travel mementos or a true passion (like collecting books or art!) then it seems to me that’s just the right amount. sometimes we go overboard at the flea market and yard... 
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new & noteworthy.

1. these Stoneware Clay bowls by licorice moon studios are so delicate and pretty — new leaf Gold Rimmed and Hand Painted — i wanna display these everywhere. ahhh, summer’s here and you know how i know? cuz it’s over 90 degrees in L.A. and my AC, well it would appear it’s not quite up to snuff. homeownership can be a struggle, huh? but never fear... 
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simple restraint.

after staying in that beautiful lisbon apartment, i came home and kind of went ‘ugh’. not that i don’t love my home, because i very much do, but man, do i have a lot of ‘stuff’! living those few days in lisbon in a very simple, but also quite stunning apartment taught me that i honestly just do not need so much of these things that surround me.... 
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