good reads: dwell.

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i think of this incredible retreat as more of an adult playhouse, than a grownup’s home — with everything you ever dreamed of coming to life in one very stunning setting. recently featured in dwell magazine , and photographed beautifully by brian w. ferry — one of my favorite photographers, this is a modern rustic home and barn, complete with its own ‘sauna... 
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the shutterbugs: salva lópez.

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i love the story-telling images of barcelona-based photographer salva lópez. he seems to just slip in and capture the mood of a space perfectly — like a fly on the wall, there’s no disrupting the elements — just a very personal documentary of what’s taking place. this story, for instance, commissioned by client Monocle Magazine of a husband-and-wife... 
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doodles.

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Ana Strumpf. i don’t know where i’ve been, but i’ve never seen these doodled magazine covers before — have you? i love the idea though and it reminds me a lot of when i used to doodle the hell outta my school notebooks and pee-chee folders. i was super into it and felt like if my notebook cover wasn’t cool, well then i just wasn’t cool!... 
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living in transition.

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i always look forward to covet garden magazine because in each issue they put their entire focus on the individual design of just one home and their latest issue does this quite exceptionally. issue number 59 (!!) features a beautiful home tour of a family who relocated from New Zealand to Toronto, canada. it’s a transitional home, rented while they searched for their... 
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perfect places | imperfect people.

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i’ve long been a fan of online magazine llamas’ valley (and their motto — perfect places | imperfect people) and read it religiously when it launches online. and now llamas’ valley has just released the first interactive iPad edition of their beautiful magazine. You can see a small preview of it online at llamas’ valley And you can read the whole... 
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