light and lovely small space design.

this cozy attic apartment would be categorized as petite but oh-so-pretty! designed and decorated by nimó design studio in cheerful pastels to keep this small home in Madrid light and lovely, with lots of inspiring and creative storage ideas for you small home dwellers. the long built-in bench also serves as a sweet space to stash beautiful baskets to keep their belongings... 
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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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clearing up your coffee table clutter.

quick — what’s on your coffee table right this minute? is it perhaps cluttered with old magazines, unopened mail, and empty coffee cups? or is it orderly and pretty? i can’t function well if my ‘stuff’ isn’t organized — everything in its place. i know, i’m slightly OCD and i do live alone, so there’s really no excuse for... 
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fringe benefits.

ragamuf chair covers — handmade by Syrian refugee women near the border in Turkey. ragamuf hires syrian women without a livelihood to enable them to live fulfilling, independent lives. why oh why do we love fringe so much? i think it must stem from some happy childhood memory — a whimsical frilly party dress we once wore, or perhaps a pink tutu worn in dance class.... 
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studio tour / lark and arrow.

i first met grace of lark + arrow at a meet and mingle that she co-hosted with the creative gals at makers mess. a recent transplant from portland, oregon, grace jumped right into the creative community here in los angeles, sharing her love for all things handmade. while in oregon and in search of fellow creatives, she founded CYL (craft your life), an online resource for... 
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