let there be beautiful light.


there’s nothing worse than bad lighting. it can take you from looking your most beautiful to a frightening Frankenstein moment instantly. But Philips Lighting is introducing a new line of dimmable LED light bulbs that are a complete game changer. I always want to use LED’s for energy efficiency, but i don’t like the weird blue casting they create —... 
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unexpected guests: antonia kohl.

unexpected guests: antonia kohl of tigerlily perfumery / sfgirlbybay

I’m delighted to introduce our next guest and she is Antonia Kohl, the lovely proprietress of Tigerlily Perfumery here in San Francisco. Located along Valencia Street in the city’s Mission neighborhood, this gem is the city’s only boutique dedicated entirely to artisan and niche perfumes, including a deep collection of U.S. indie fragrances and hard-to-find... 
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Friday Finds


Top to bottom, left to right: The peace and quiet of this beige and white bedroom Anna Pirkola of Da Daa Shop’s whimsical wall hangings This minimalist ad featuring the COS AW15 collection Clean and delicate handmade jewelry from StillWithYou A simple wooden magazine rack that’s easy to DIY Happy Friday, Annie  
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golden hour.


jessica tremp’s beautifully converted studio. last night i had my family over for dinner and we dined al fresco on the new patio — such a warm, wonderful evening. tonight, it’s threatening rain and i’m hunkered down under a cozy blanket. fall is in the air. and with it, that beautiful golden light. amber and rosy hues take over the hillside outside,... 
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new and noteworthy.


1. Taschen’s The Book of Palms, from the Line. 2. touch slipper from mixed business L.A.; 3. No Chemicals Incense Sticks by Couverture; 4. Mediterranean Whiting Knitting Needle Case Holder from howkapow. 5. three potato four’s white message board. 6. Studio Macura’s LAKO bent-steel wire rack for storing books and magazines; 7. buchholz berlin fair catch... 
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