there’s something about harlequin.

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handbag designer carolina l. iriarte’s fabulous floors, via freunde von freunden (above + below). i have this thing for harlequin patterns. i’m not sure why i love them so much, but perhaps it stems from my family’s days in the circus. oh no, i kid you not, we had a circus. taschen has a book dedicated to the circus with a harlequin print cover — i... 
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Studio Tour: Artist Emily Snyder.

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today we’re dropping in on talented L.A.-based multi-media artist emily Snyder. i was introduced to emily a few weeks ago at our neighborhood coffee spot, fix, by jihan (who essentially knows everyone) and was excited to get home and check out emily’s website. and to be quite honest, it blew me away — this artist is so prolific it’s hard to know... 
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rio inspired.

With the global gaze turned towards Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics, colorhouse paints are celebrating the amazing colors of the region with a brand new, bold and quite smashing paint collection. Introducing the LATITUDE/LONGITUDE PALETTE: BRAZIL — six bright and beautiful new colors inspired by the natural beauty of Brazil. From native flowers to brightly feathered... 
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Our HeiDay / Studio Tour.

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i met patricia, talent and owner of stationary brand our heiday, at a creative meet-up and was immediately drawn to her warm and genuine personality. her colorful and airy designs adorn cards, phone cases, wrapping paper, notebooks and prints and are sure to lift your spirits. and as patricia’s business and family grew this year, her sister donna hopped on as partner... 
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hot pink high drama.

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fashions designers at home. beyond the culture and the history, one of the things i am most interested in seeing when i travel to cuba is the color. that well-worn, faded patina finish that can only come with years of weathering. there’s a certain vibe architecture and interiors take on when they’ve been left untouched for a long time and i find it so beautiful.... 
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