studio tour / jane denton.

welcome to the lovely, light-filled studio of textile artist jane denton. located in wellington, new zealand, this feminine space is actually the recently renovated basement of Jane’s family home, where she’s spent the last five years making and selling contemporary hand-stitched artwork. with existing details like built-in shelving and deep in-set windows, it... 
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mantel inspiration for the summer season.

ah, what to do with a cozy fireplace mantel in the summertime? looks to me like light locations has some nice ideas for summer-izing what’s normally the warmest spot in the house. perhaps the addition of a vintage mirror painted white to reflect back the big blooming branches you add to your favorite tall vase. add a few more white ceramics and boom — your mantel... 
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around L.A. / lemlem.

to blossom and flourish. this is the motivation behind and meaning of the Amharic word lemlem. after a visit to her native ethiopia, supermodel Liya Kebede was captivated by the skill and tradition of the handwoven creations she encountered and founded lemlem shortly after. all of the pieces are handwoven in africa from natural cotton and couldn’t be more comfortable.... 
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wear this there: fiori.

did someone say ice cream? we could go for a frosty treat right about now — even more so one that takes us all the way to lisbon, which you’ve been hearing a lot about from sfgirlbybay lately, and it deserves the raving reviews it gets. this city has a lot of swoon-worthy corners, and cafés, but fiori kind of takes the [ice-cream] cake. this Portuguese dream is... 
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it’s okay to be a basket case.

@apieceapart. i’ll admit it — i’m a total basket case. i love tote baskets of all shapes and sizes and have a collection of them already, but i’m always finding room for just one more. i use them for the farmer’s market and the flea, grocery shopping and for sure poolside and a day at the beach. not only do they have a kind of cool european,... 
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