summertime and the livin’s easy.

it’s frightfully hot here in los Angeles right now and honestly when it’s this warm out my brain gets a little mushy. all i wanna do is go to the beach, swim in the ocean and sleep the afternoon away under a shady umbrella — summertime and the livin’s easy. or, at least it should be. alas, we can’t always do what we’d like to do, but the... 
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doug aitken mirage in palm springs.

Chances are you’ve come across Doug Aitken’s “Mirage” while scrolling through instagram. One of 16 installations in this year’s Desert X, this house of mirrors is an interactive art piece that sits high atop a hillside overlooking the coachella valley in Palm Springs. From the porch, you can see the iconic meadow of windmills, the main strip in... 
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best of: soothing spaces.

i’m such a fan of barcelona-based photographer salva lópez. his photographs for clients like dwell, freunde von freunden and monocle magazine have such an ethereal, peaceful quality of light, and they make me want to crawl into them and live my life right there and then. these spaces are the perfect example of what i’m talking about. modern, sometimes sparse,... 
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palme d’or.

in case you were wondering, the palme d’or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. but today i’m borrowing it to give kudos to all things palm-related out there in the design world. the palm is an iconic theme in decor and a classic that seems to outlast them all. it’s had a revival of late, and i’m seeing palms popping up in all kinds... 
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at home with: ayla gurganus of soulflowers.

today we’re dropping in on the bright, light and very charming abode of Ayla Gurganus. ayla is a floral designer who runs soulflowers in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in everyday bouquets, intimate weddings, and events, as well as designing home parties. energized by the elegance and beauty from florals, ayla combines that with a passion for foraging in nature to compose... 
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