new & noteworthy.

1. JIA’s ceramic japanese steamer is the prettiest steamer in the land! i am a huge fan of japanese design. the simplicity, practicality and just the utter beauty of products designed with a japanese aesthetic in mind make life just seem calmer. no fuss, no frills just well-designed pretty, but useful objects. so for this week’s new & noteworthy i’m sharing... 
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smeg worthy.

i’m still mad for the smeg — specifically this shiny bright white one. i think my kitchen must be worthy of a retro-inspired smeg fridge and so i’m saving up my pennies for the splurge. i realize some don’t think of the smeg fridge as practical, but as a woman currently living alone, i think the smeg is perfect for the single gal on the go —... 
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at home in barcelona.

i guess i’m in the mood for lots of green today, because i also want to share this modern twist on the idea of a green home with you. featured in architectural digest espana it’s a breath of fresh air in the middle of the big city — bustling Barcelona, in fact. i love all the white washed brick walls paired with a bit of vintage repurposed patio furniture... 
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whitewashed cottage.

this light-filled danish cottage is a whitewashed floor fan’s dream come true. look how everything just pops off those perfectly polished white painted floors — those black sofas look especially dramatic. perhaps not your most practical decor plan, but hey i’m just fantasizing here — i don’t have to clean them. besides, if it’s just a wee... 
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a victorian in queen’s park.

meet the latest from light locations — a Very serene Victorian house in Queens Park, england complete with garden summerhouse! i tend to get lost wandering the beautiful english location homes in light locations’ inventory and this one is particularly lovely and the styling spot on. the color palette has me feeling soothed, and the each vignette is styled subtlely... 
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