best of: the shutterbugs: salva lópez.

i love the story-telling images of barcelona-based photographer salva lópez. he seems to just slip in and capture the mood of a space perfectly — like a fly on the wall, there’s no disrupting the elements — just a very personal documentary of what’s taking place. this story, for instance, commissioned by client Monocle Magazine of a husband-and-wife... 
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studio tour: a question of eagles.

i’ve been a longtime fan and follower of local ceramic artists Melissa Tolar and Jonathan Ballak, the creative husband and wife duo behind a question of eagles, and finally got the chance to meet them in person. walk into their downtown L.A. studio and you’ll be greeted by the smell of the earth, beautiful natural light and a sweet little doggie named clyde.... 
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a budget-friendly bungalow in austin.

recently featured in domino magazine, this is the sweet, light-filled austin, texas bungalow belonging to interior designer claire zinnecker. claire just renovated her 1930’s home and in the issue shares some great tips on saving big bucks when renovating — something i was very keen to read since i’ve got a few renovations in mind myself. i quite like idea... 
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backstory: the citizenry.

i couldn’t help but notice recently that one of my favorite small businesses is growing: the citizenry just opened their first retail working studio space, so i thought it might be fun to invite them to share a little behind the scenes peek. i so admire what founders carly nance and rachel bentley have created — once based from carly’s garage to building... 
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sneak peek: the elysian edit.

i’ve been a fan of the refined eye of jessica comingore long before moving to los angeles. but now, as neighbors we’ve been having sort of a ‘mutual admiration society’ — i shared her lovely home here on the blog in november, and now on her recently updated site the elysian edit, jessica is sharing mine. jessica took some really pretty pictures... 
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