good reads: home stories.

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one of my favorite decor books is urban vintage, written by Swedish author and blogger ida magntorn. ida sent me along a PDF of her new book home stories, which is now available, and it’s just as lovely and inspiring as her last book. both books are published in swedish, but chronicle books later published urban vintage in english under the title home style by city,... 
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unexpected guests: abigail doan.

unexpected guests: abigail doan / sfgirlbybay

Today’s guest hails from NYC and she is Abigail Doan, an extraordinary artist, writer and the director of her own creative agency, Lost in Fiber. Abigail is an avid collector of art objects, artifacts and textiles and splits her time between New York and Europe where she creates studio projects and events that promote cultural and environmental preservation. Her most... 
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let there be beautiful light.

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there’s nothing worse than bad lighting. it can take you from looking your most beautiful to a frightening Frankenstein moment instantly. But Philips Lighting is introducing a new line of dimmable LED light bulbs that are a complete game changer. I always want to use LED’s for energy efficiency, but i don’t like the weird blue casting they create —... 
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the little black cabinet.

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michelle patee. much like the little black dress, the black cabinet can be a lifesaver. it’s a multi-functional piece of furniture that you can dress up, or dress down. prefect for storage, but it looks good too! you can use a black cabinet in bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen and dining areas — essentially any place in the home you need to stash some unsightly stuff... 
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more tile talk.

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new york t magazine. i’m really seeing moroccan-flavored tile as a big trend lately — it’s everywhere. patterned tiles in courtyards, on walls, behind your backsplash, and on the ground beneath your feet — which is what interests me the most right now. as i mentioned a week ago or so, i’m seriously considering a cement tile floor in a subtle pattern... 
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