inspiring studio spaces.

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artist isabelle tuchband’s atrium art studio via the selby. even though i really like working from home, i love having the luxury of the studio space i share in downtown L.A. — it’s just such a creative escape from the norm, and can often inspire me just seeing what the other creatives there are up to. these spaces are something special, and i hope they inspire... 
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L.A. opening: lisa golightly.

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portland, oregon-based painter lisa golightly has long been one of my favorite artists. i think i’ve been following her work almost as long as I’ve been blogging. Lisa’s initial focus was photography, the influence of which can be seen in her paintings. Her work revolves around memory and how snapshots shape, influence, change and even create memory. there’s... 
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day trippin’ to salvation mountain.

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Years of hearing friends’ accounts of a bizarre Candy Land-like place that exists beyond the Salton Sea in the Colorado Desert, inspired my recent journey to Slab City, aka “the last free place on earth”, in search of the technicolor folk art installation referred to as, “Salvation Mountain”. I made the 3-hour drive from Los Angeles in February to see... 
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the well-appointed mantel.

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even these magazines look great stacked amongst personal treasures, via hello sukio. as we head into spring, these may be the last lingering weeks we’ve got to cozy up with a good book by the fireplace. but lit or not, fireplaces and the pretty mantels that frame them are still often the focal point of a room and proper care should be taken to treat them with the well-decorated... 
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new and noteworthy.

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1. shibori accordian rug from anthropologie. this time on new and noteworthy i’ve gone to the dark side. i’m embracing all things black — or at the very least, black & white, a dash of cream and a wee bit of gray. all great colors for adding a bit of chic sophistication and style to your home. plus, black pairs really well with other colors — specifically,... 
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