black steps it up.

homezoic. growing up in suburban los angeles mod-century modern house, i always dreamed of a two-story house. not so much for the second level, per se, but for the staircase itself. there’s something so romantic about a staircase, yes? how many movies have depicted¬†a love scene location? plenty, i reckon. i have an outside staircase to my home, but it’s rustic... 
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a new way to work: mod.

a new way to work: mod. / sfgirlbybay

hey, happy friday! leslie from spotted sf here and though the work week is ending for most, i wanted to fill you in on some exciting¬†things happening here in san francisco. perhaps something to think about when you’re clocking back in on monday. it’s a brand new way to work on-the-go and it’s called mod. with a location already in phoenix (and future plans... 
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tuesday’s girl: orla kiely.

the autumn winter collection from orla kiely is out and it’s just as lovely as ever. i like this new use of solid fabrics as much as her go-to prints and patterns. the 2012 orla kiely collection seems a little on the mod side to me, with high waisted jumpers and car coats shown with tights and mary janes or booties and that dark berry stain lip color — which reminds... 
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Thoroughly modern mod.

i just about flipped my bouffant wig when i saw jonathan lo of happy mundane’s vintage mid-century modern condo from better homes & gardens. great pops of color are achieved with the swipe of a paint brush, and loads of mix and match accessories. think mad men meets barbie & ken. Inspired by the ’50s, this living area sets a white couch against the... 
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vintage finds for a modern world: make it mod.

artist michael gillette sent me a link to his new james bond prints available at eclectric works in san francisco, (below) and it got me thinking about a mod world — mid-century, brit-pop mod. i love the glamorous lines and bold colors of the 1960’s, so i thought i’d round up some fun mod vintage-inspired finds. yeah, baby. clockwise, l to r: james bond... 
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