morning rituals: a cup above.


This post was created in connection with my appointment as a nespresso “A Cup Above” participant. All opinions are my very own. i’m kind of a creature of habit — well, probably more than kind of. i definitely like rituals and i tend to follow patterns that start my day off right. if i don’t stick to my routine, i tend to be a little off-kilter, always... 
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meet kaufmann mercantile.


i have fond memories of going to general stores as a kid. i remember roaming the isles of unusual inventory, eating root licorice from a jar on the counter and generally just a really nice feeling of well-being. i still feel like that when i stumble across an old shop like this — there’s one in martha’s vineyard i’ll never forget. so when kaufmann mercantile... 
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around l.a. / dinosaur coffee.


Dinosaur Coffee opened its doors last December and quickly became one of the most Instagram-ed coffee shops in town. Owners Ben + Michelle worked with some mighty-fine designers and makers (Ryan Upton designed all the woodwork and the folks at Hello Gem created the floral installation), to create the sleek, modern Silver Lake environment that basically begs to be shared... 
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freudian brew.


Freud is a small British design house currently debuting their coffee and tea ware collection in the U.S.A. Created in 1986 by the Freud family, Freud (still very much a family business) specializes in producing simple, modern, functional design products for the home. theirs is a super stylish stainless steel coffee and tea ware collection, available to lucky europeans since... 
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care for a cuppa?


if i ever needed a cup, i need this one. this mix and match porcelain cup and saucer collection from fine little day is just one of the loveliest things i’ve seen in some time. the “Just my cup of tea” is a series of cups designed by Anna Backlund and Elisabeth Dunker for “House of Rym”. The series includes several different designs to be mixed... 
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