cookbook collector.

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truth be told, i am a bit of a cookbook junkie — but for a more civilized descriptor, let’s just say collector. cookbooks, especially those published by phaidon are just some of the best visual eye candy around, and yet they’re practical, too because in them you’ll also find wonderful recipes. i have too many phaidon cookbooks to list here, but these... 
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make mine a smeg.

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i have always wanted a smeg fridge. and i think i’m deserving of a smeg refrigerator, but i’ve got to save my pennies up before that ever happens. so in the meantime, i’m satisfying my smeg goals with their smaller home appliances — they make an adorable mini smeg fridge, and also some cute kitchen helpers that fit right atop your countertop. did you... 
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erica tanov’s lovebirds.

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i’ve long been a fan of berkeley-based designer Erica Tanov’s clothing line, but were you aware she’s also created some beautiful homeware collections? her new lovebirds home collection has been re-released just in time for spring. The Lovebirds collection was initially created as a clothing collection and then was relaunched with the addition of a Home collection... 
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steppin’ up your valentine setting.

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time to set a romantic table for two! i love it best when dishes are mismatched and these fit the bill for a perfect valentine-inspired dinner setting. try pairing vintage finds from thrift shops, or even renting casa de perrin’s pale pink & gold florentine chargers, goa brushed gold & white flatware and serve cocktails in their chloe gold-rimmed lowball tumblers... 
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at home with: designer tracy wilkinson.

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tucked away in the hills of east los angeles lives british artist and designer tracy wilkinson. born in Yorkshire, england tracy is a multi-media artist and the founder of tw workshop, a collection of handmade ceramics, one of a kind furniture, home accessories, and perfectly styled soft cotton t-shirts. She lives and works in the Mount Washington neighborhood, northeast... 
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