mid century modern love.

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there are neighborhoods near me that are known for their beautiful mid-century modern homes — silver lake being one of them — case study homes designed by the likes of eames, Lautner and Neutra abound. they are architectural gems protected by historical societies (thank goodness) and this lovely home is one of them. featured recently on one of my favorite sites... 
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diy websites with squarespace: part 1.

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i’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. there are several bloggers out there that excel at DIY—  i am not one of them. okay, every once in a while I surprise myself, but it’s not my forte. so when Squarespace asked me to take a stab at building a website on my own, i had my reservations. however, i’m more comfortable with design and technology than... 
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at home with A & B curated.

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everything about this home is a harmonious mix of modernist meets traditional. the home of Barcelona-based bespoke interior designers A & B curated, they’ve paired the classical details of their home like sky-high ceilings, arched doorways and stunning crown molding (originally dark wood given a bright coat of fresh white) with vintage mid-century modern finds like... 
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fringe benefits.

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ragamuf chair covers — handmade by Syrian refugee women near the border in Turkey. ragamuf hires syrian women without a livelihood to enable them to live fulfilling, independent lives. why oh why do we love fringe so much? i think it must stem from some happy childhood memory — a whimsical frilly party dress we once wore, or perhaps a pink tutu worn in dance class.... 
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bentwood lives on. and on.

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arent & pyke. bentwood, or thonet chairs have been around the block — a few times. michael thonet created the first thonet chair with its curved, graceful shapes by forming the wood in hot steam. the first thonet, or “coffee shop chair no. 14” was made in 1859! i’ve got a few vintage beauties around my dining table and i like them mix and matched... 
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