birch & goldberry: a giveaway.

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have you heard of Birch & Goldberry? based out of Houston, Texas they specialize in handcrafted soaps, soy wax candles and hand-painted paper goods — all of them stunning. there’s something about pretty soap that just makes me feel a little more special — each time i wash my hands i can’t wait to smell them! is that weird? maybe, but i do love it... 
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unexpected guests: brooke winfrey.

meet btw ceramics / sfgirlbybay

i was first drawn to btw ceramics on instagram, and last month while visiting amira marion’s studio in brooklyn, i noticed a bunch of brooke winfrey’s colorful pieces adorning her space. turns out the two are friends and I was lucky to visit both artists’ studios that day. originally from tulsa, oklahoma (and an okie at heart), brooke then moved to nyc—apartment and... 
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greenhouse love.

mini indoor greenhouse design / sfgirlbybay

Femke Pastijn styling + photography by Jeroen van der Spek. i recently shared my patio makeover with you, but what i’ve only shared a few glimpses of here and there on instagram is the rest of my yard — which consists of a very large and daunting hillside i need to landscape. i’m getting to that, but then at the very top of the hill is this plateau, where... 
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thoughts for a friday.

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i am not crafty. i wish i were but apparently i haven’t got that gene. i like making things, but i think i lack the patience to follow through. i like buying handmade items though, and i admire the handywork that goes into a good DIY immensely. there’s several blogs out there that excel at DIY — i am not one of them. okay, every once in a while, but it’s... 
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because everything they do is magic.

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i love herriott grace. everything the canadian father-daughter woodworking and design team creates is of the finest taste, and stunning in its simplicity. not to mention the presentation — their photos are a work of art unto themselves. Lance lives in Victoria, and sends his handmade goods to Nikole in Toronto where she styles and photographs the pieces, and together... 
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