make way for spring mantels.

spring is here and summer’s right around the corner, but it’s not as if you can just hide your fireplace mantel away until you need it again. it most likely still holds a pretty prominent place in your home and sometimes front and center. so its still got to look good while it’s sort of hibernating for the season’s warmer months. i recently shared... 
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still life.

let’s keep things simple today, shall we? i love these still life vignettes.  i tend to think a clean, clear space opens the mind and allows us to soak up fresh, new ideas and keep our creativity sharp. have you ever read that book the artist’s way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity?  it’s got some wonderful ideas including the practice of ‘morning... 
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simple matters.

as erin boyle’s blog title might suggest, Reading My Tea Leaves is a lovely lifestyle blog celebrating a practical and purposeful approach to a simple, sustainable life. and now erin has written her first book, Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More — a beautiful and thoughtful message of simplicity, paring down, and living with what you love.... 
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who is this fantastic frank, anyway?

if you’ve been in the blogosphere or on pinterest for a while now, you’re probably very aware of berlin and stockholm-based fantastic frank. a real estate mogul by trade, but oh — so much more. i sometimes think of frank as some kind of santa claus, or perhaps he’s more oz like — the great wizard you never really get to see. all we see is the... 
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playful pastels.

tyche apartment in barcelona via cargo collective (above + below). i would never call these pastels bashful. instead, they’re bright, perky and pretty darn playful. they’ve actually got an almost ‘playhouse’ vibe to them, and a distinctly Scandinavian slant. and the cool thing is, that achieving these looks can be as simple (and inexpensive) as a couple... 
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