online shop showcase: cold picnic.

okay, it’s been a while but with travel and all, i’m a little behind — but we’re back with the second edition of our new series, online shop showcase, where i give a little love to independent makers and online shopkeepers. this time around it’s cold picnic. i’m not sure which came first — the boob or the chicken, but cold picnic... 
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clever crochet.

this is one of the loveliest ideas i’ve seen in a long while for kitchen wall decoration or any wall for that matter. upcycled, pastel crochet baskets clustered cleverly on a wall painted the perfect palest shade of pink. the design is just so delicate and the palette so pleasing — it almost looks like i’m in an ice cream shop, picking out my favorite flavor.... 
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this week’s must reads.

i thought it might be fun to share some of my favorite reads on a regular basis, thus ‘this week’s must reads’. i am a literary junkie, especially when it comes to design and decor books, blogs, zines and magazines, and these reads pop nicely into the book category. first up is spaces, published by the folks at the always charming australia-based frankie... 
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a petite guide to visiting france.

apologies for the tardiness of this post, but with so many photos to edit and links to gather it’s taken me some time to pull it all together, but at last, here we go — to france! so often, paris is the it place everyone wants to go — and ouí, it is a dream. but on my recent travels abroad, i visited a few other french cities and found them to be trés... 
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at home with lizzie fortunato.

i continue to be so inspired by jenni kayne’s blog, rip & tan. they’ve recently posted an inspiring peek inside the beautiful home of designer Lizzie Fortunato, who along with her sister Kathryn creates unique handcrafted accessories that use unexpected materials from an array of cultures around the world. her eclectic, Art-Filled Brooklyn Brownstone is just... 
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