i just keep on coveting.

covet-garden-living-room

this month’s covet garden features the inspiring home of michael, a much sought after catering chef in the toronto area and a true renaissance man. his talents seem to be endless — from his amazing styling skills around the home mixing industrial, mid-century modern and vintage finds of all kinds, to cooking, sewing and a maker of all things beautiful, including... 
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butterflies are free.

mid-century-butterfly-chairs

i’ve always been attracted to the mid-century modern butterfly chair. as a kid i think my parents had them on our backyard patio (flip them over and they have the makings for a great fort). they are the perfect chair for a high-low mix like you see in this glamourous high-ceilinged living room photographed by line klein for rum magazine. i love the unexpected contrast... 
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in my dreams, i live here: modern surf shack.

erin-kunkel

it’s really, really cold here in san francisco right now. i know, you’re thinking california wusses, right? but it’s all relative and i’m freezing, typing away wearing a wool beanie — inside my house. so in my dreams i live here, in a warm beach shack, somewhere on the coast with lots sunshine streaming in and the gentle sound of lapping waves... 
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that old black magic.

black-floor-lamp

i’ve been coveting one of these long arm, mid-century modern looking black lamps for some time now. there’s so many variations on these — i think one of serge mouill iconic fixtures would make me happiest of all, but i’d be happy let any one of these bright lights shine their goodness upon me. clockwise, l to r: jason koharik lamp via lawson-fleming;... 
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home, at last.

HOME

it’s beginning to look a lot like home around here. after many weeks of purging and packing up 1,000 square feet to move it all about 10 blocks away, into about 600 square feet, we’re finally making some real progress. i like it here. a lot. it’s peaceful and quiet and though it’s tiny and old, i’m trying to make it into a modern cottage. i look... 
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