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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best of: simply styling.

belath√©e photography. sometimes simple just wins. have you ever heard that rule that says before you leave the house, take one thing off? i do this all the time, and i often apply that theory to interiors, too — because it works. i tend to want to add layer upon layer of styled objects, just like jewelry, so if i remove one accessory the room tends to open up and look... 
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best of: pink fixes everything.

the shiny squirrel. feeling the blahs? you can fix that right up with just a little pink. with pink, a little dab will do ya right — or you can just go nuts with it in one big daring and dramatic statement. when i attempted to go all neutrals and black and white with my new cottage, i found my space feeling a little cold, lacking any oomph! so i just added some pink... 
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best of: on trend: turquoise.

maire claire maison. helloooo, monday! forgive me while i get a little colorful this morning and start our day with a bold burst of the blues — turquoise, to be exact. i’m seeing these exotic hues of green-blue everywhere — including the fashion world and it makes you wonder, does design follow fashion? or is it the other way around? case in point —... 
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best of: i have a thing for these mirrors.

charlie forever. every time i see one of these uniquely shaped mirrors i’m suddenly stopped dead in my tracks. there’s just something so striking, and so feminine about the curve and shape of their pretty brass frames. i did a bit of research on them and i believe they are called an F.A.33 mirror, originally designed by the legendary designer Gio Ponti in 1933... 
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