casa hemingway.

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still pinching myself i got to experience cuba all over again. the last trip was twelve years ago and this time with victoria. i’ve been loving her recap and can’t wait to see what she’ll be sharing next. one of the top places i visited was ernest hemingway’s house just outside of havana. located ten miles east of the city on a hilltop in the small working-class town... 
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pop goes the art.

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kikette interiors. when it comes to poster art, i love a strong, bold graphic — especially ones reminiscent of a 1960-70’s pop art vibe — a colorful, interesting mix of great type treatments, and avant-garde print and pattern. i took the liberty of photoshopping in some fun poster art prints into some of these room images, and i like what i see. there’s... 
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friday finds.

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this week’s friday finds are brought to you by my codeine-laced cough syrup. i’m sorry — i’m a little silly, but i’ve got a bad bout of bronchitis and have been blogging from bed for over a week now, and i finally got into the doctor and got a prescription to rid myself of coughing my brains out. anyway, i’m loopy and sleepy and today you... 
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wear this there: the garret east.

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what is more charming than a mid-summer’s eve dining experience in a somewhat unknown locale that can only host just over a dozen guests? the Garret east, new york’s tiny cocktail experience is beckoning you to join for a dimly lit drink. throw on your summer whites and pop of pink — and when you’re ready to cuddle up close over a bowl of something hearty,... 
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japanese design.

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Japanese Exhibition Poster by Masaaki Hiromura, via gura fika. i love all things japanese — from sushi to vintage kimonos, and especially graphic design and packaging. i used to spend hours at Kinokuniya bookstore in san francisco’s japantown (i just found out there’s an L.A. location, too!). and i can’t read a word of them — all written in japanese,... 
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