there’s something about harlequin.

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handbag designer carolina l. iriarte’s fabulous floors, via freunde von freunden (above + below). i have this thing for harlequin patterns. i’m not sure why i love them so much, but perhaps it stems from my family’s days in the circus. oh no, i kid you not, we had a circus. taschen has a book dedicated to the circus with a harlequin print cover — i... 
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on trend: turquoise.

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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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get the look: a killer pad in copenhagen.

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i fell hard for this classic Scandinavian apartment belonging to designer Hanne Bloch featured on bo bedre. those serge moille lighting fixtures, that covet-worthy white tufted mid-century modern lounger, the eames dining chairs — all of it works perfectly together, and i wondered how one might go about getting the look. a great plush green leather sofa, some beautiful... 
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wear this there: leo’s oyster bar.

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is it possible that if we were a chic locale, leo’s oyster bar in san francisco would be us? eccentric coloring, vintage highlights, friendly and inviting. if you aren’t convinced, just peek at the outfit we would wear to feast on oysters with an abundance of our favorite SF pals. some of our favorite pieces include vibrant yellow accessories (these shop shade... 
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a desk with some ‘giddy up’!

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design*sponge. hey there, just a heads up on a diy desk trend that’s affordable, and really functional. these sawhorse bases are an easy do it yo’ self, even for the crafty faint of heart — just add a table top surface like wood, or even glass and you’re good to go. if you need a place to start (or don’t trust your skills to carry that at home... 
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