good reads: foraged flora.

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what happens when one of your favorite floral designers and the co-founder of remodelista team up with one of your photography idols? a beautiful new book: Foraged Flora: A Year of Gathering and Arranging Wild Plants and Flowers by Louesa Roebuck and Sarah Lonsdale and gorgeously photographed by Laurie Frankel. i’m so inspired by this kind of rogue flower arranging that... 
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surf’s up.

if you know me, you know i love anything surf-related. having grown up in the san fernando valley and trekking my way to malibu, zuma and santa monica as often as i possibly could, it would be hard to imagine surfing not making some kind of impression on me. i love the vibe, the sport and the whole culture of surfing. which is why i love this new book, surf site tin type by... 
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give books | a giveaway.

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chronicle would like us to give more books, and i couldn’t agree more. at the holidays i’m more than likely to purchase books for family and friends than any other gift. books are lasting, books are beautiful, and i think Books make the perfect gift: They’re intimate, They can inspire creativity and transport you to another world. Whether you love the smell... 
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just in time for mum.

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in case you haven’t been inundated with reminders that next sunday is mother’s day, here’s just one more. i was actually born on mother’s day, so i kind of never forget it, but i digress. i am a huge, big, monstrous fan of phaidon books of all kinds, but i really love their cookbooks. they are like works of art unto themselves, with photography to swoon... 
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