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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welcome to the jungleland.

Shabd Simon-Alexander’s New York city Apartment may be a little bit more like a nursery than your typical home, but it is indeed where she lives. after trying her green thumb out in a dark apartment, she had no success, but after moving to this delightfully well-lit loft space she tried again and found great success. so much so that rather than fill her williamsburg apartment... 
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spring into serena & lily l.a.

hey, hey L.A. — event alert! if you’re in the area you need to pop into serena & lily’s los angeles area design shop on melrose this coming Tuesday, February 28th to preview their new Spring collection. serena & lily is partnering with local florist Iris & Daughter to gift all customers who visit that day with a gratis spring floral bouquet wrapped... 
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generally stunning.

i’ve long been a fan of general store founders and creative couple Serena Mitnik-Miller and her architect husband Mason St. Peter. we’ve blogged about their beautiful store in san francisco’s outer sunset and their L.A. store in Venice, too — both are worth a visit, but if you’re not local you’re still in luck because there’s always... 
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living with art.

In this intimate manhattan home tour on domino, we get a unique peek into the brightly-lived life of artist Kate Schelter and family. Let’s just start by saying, the woman has a talent for a good gallery wall. i think her secret is in her own hand for painting, and seeing the wall itself as a canvas, as well as a place where her lust-worthy collection of art comes to... 
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