desk set.

okay, i’ll admit it. i do miss my home office a little bit more than i thought i might now that i’ve turned it into a guest room. i’m aching to find a sweet spot for some kind of desk where i can place bills, paperwork and to-do lists and all the other little day-to-day stuff that piles up (presently on my kitchen counter). but what i need is something discreet... 
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skinny laminx’s roof garden giveaway.

i think textile designer heather moore of skinny laminx and i have been long-distance corresponding since my early days of blogging, and she’s always been a favorite of mine. i’ve been trying to get to cape town, south africa where she lives for ages, but one day it’s going to happen! so until then, i’ll continue to admire her work from afar, and today... 
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vegetable containers: weekend project.

i’ve been wanting to plant a little vegetable garden here at the new house, but haven’t been able to find just the right spot. until i decided on these galvanized troughs i found on amazon. i’d been looking for these for a while after seeing something similar in stable cafe’s herb garden in san francisco, but i guess it hadn’t occurred to me that... 
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romantic rooftop gardens.

curbed new york. i do believe if i couldn’t be a blogger, i might very much like to be a gardener or landscape designer. i have no real clue what i’m doing out there, mind you, but i spent the entire weekend running back and forth to various nurseries and then planting new vegetation in my hillside garden and filling an abundance of empty clay pots i had stacking... 
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a tree grows inside.

is this not the loveliest fig tree you’ve ever seen? designed by another ballroom, i just love the way it’s been pruned to look so delicate and far-reaching. it almost feels like a lush green canopy to the pretty dining area. fig tree goals. • photography by another ballroom.  
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