friday finds.

a warm welcome to the weekend, friends! i hope you’ve got some fun plans, and perhaps a little relaxing downtime scheduled, too. i adore my vintage daybed for reading and dozing — there’s something so inviting about them — they just beckon you to lay down! i have some scoop about that daybed of mine coming soon, but in the meantime, i thought i’d... 
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studio tour / jane denton.

welcome to the lovely, light-filled studio of textile artist jane denton. located in wellington, new zealand, this feminine space is actually the recently renovated basement of Jane’s family home, where she’s spent the last five years making and selling contemporary hand-stitched artwork. with existing details like built-in shelving and deep in-set windows, it... 
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lovely reasons to be lazy.

as i write this post, it’s monday — that most dreaded day of the week when alarm clocks go off everywhere across the land, and all we want to do is ignore them. press the snooze and luxuriate just a little while longer in bed. most especially if you’ve created a perfect place to be lazy — a sublime little bedroom with just the simplest of necessities... 
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smeg worthy.

i’m still mad for the smeg — specifically this shiny bright white one. i think my kitchen must be worthy of a retro-inspired smeg fridge and so i’m saving up my pennies for the splurge. i realize some don’t think of the smeg fridge as practical, but as a woman currently living alone, i think the smeg is perfect for the single gal on the go —... 
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mantel inspiration for the summer season.

ah, what to do with a cozy fireplace mantel in the summertime? looks to me like light locations has some nice ideas for summer-izing what’s normally the warmest spot in the house. perhaps the addition of a vintage mirror painted white to reflect back the big blooming branches you add to your favorite tall vase. add a few more white ceramics and boom — your mantel... 
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