put a pretty print on it.


flashback alert. i spied these pretty wallpapers from uk-based designer rachel j powell in this month’s frankie magazine and i felt like i’d walked into my mum’s kitchen circa 1969 — pretty, retro patterns called ‘prudence’ and ‘woodstock’ to make your walls pop.  
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paris when it sizzles.


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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orla kiely + method = clean happy.


this post in partnership with method. one of my very favorite pattern makers is orla kiely. i’ve been slinging her bags across my shoulders for about a decade, wearing her beautifully-made clothes and even drinking coffee from her mugs. well, the very very eco-conscious orla was looking for a partner she could share her sustainability values with as well as her love... 
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tuesday’s girl: uniqlo undercover.


i’m in love with uniqlo’s new lookbook. it’s a little unusual perhaps, people interacting with insects, but it’s so pretty too! uniqlo is always a must-visit when i’ve been to new york, and they have just opened in san francisco’s union square, so i’ve been pretty excited about that! and, this season Uniqlo is introducing a new outerwear... 
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not just any old knobs.


aren’t these the sweetest little handmade knobs? these landscapes are part of a new collection called English Romantic of wooden hooks and knobs made by london-based designer margarita lorenzo of chocolate creative. and i also love the pastel and primary colored solids and floral knobs, too. for all of the lovely home accessory collections, including cushions, tea towels... 
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