the ground beneath my feet.

beldi-rugs

you know i tried to go all black and white and minimal when i moved into the cottage, right? well that didn’t last long. i don’t know if i’ve got spring fever or what, but i’ve gone bold, people. i still love my souk rug, so i simply moved it to the bedroom, and then — wait for it — i went in the complete opposite direction and added a couple... 
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unexpected guests: uppercase magazine.

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today on unexpected guests we’re headed up to chilly calgary, canada, but this home is anything but cold. it’s the warm and cheerful home of Janine Vangool, publisher of UPPERCASE magazine, her husband novelist Glen Dresser, their toddler Finley and Percy the dog. Janine publishes the beautiful Uppercase magazine, as well as incredibly inventive books for the creative... 
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sunday in the city.

i-love-you-mural

man-oh-man, it’s been pouring rain pretty much nonstop here in san francisco — so when the sun all of a sudden popped out unexpectedly i grabbed lucy and my camera and headed out for a much-needed walk. our travels took us to the valencia corridor in the mission district where we came upon clarion alley, famous for its ever-evolving murals. and so i snapped a few... 
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paris when it sizzles.

colorful-paris-home

we’re all over the map today in terms of location and color! i hope you checked out my new guest contributor’s post this morning (just below). si, from french by design, will be sharing beautiful home tours every other week from all over the world entitled ‘I could live here’ (think, the international crowd!) — like the amazing home she shared... 
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industry west.

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how cute is this? pretty darn cute, right? i love all the snappy stuff at industry west. it’s versatile, good-lookin’ and attainable (i.e. affordable style). and the folks at industry west give back, too. through your purchases they donate to support organizations that help children, family, the arts, and community-building so that they can nurture that same sense... 
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