baby got bent.

i happen to be of the opinion that the bentwood, or thonet chair is one of the more romantic chairs around. i mean, look at those gentle curves, the care that went into each one to get them just right. i can also easily visualize these curvy chairs in cafés all over paris, and even in an old time saloon — some handsome gunslingers seated at them playing a wicked game... 
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new & noteworthy.

1. these Stoneware Clay bowls by licorice moon studios are so delicate and pretty — new leaf Gold Rimmed and Hand Painted — i wanna display these everywhere. ahhh, summer’s here and you know how i know? cuz it’s over 90 degrees in L.A. and my AC, well it would appear it’s not quite up to snuff. homeownership can be a struggle, huh? but never fear... 
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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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