backstory: the citizenry.

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i couldn’t help but notice recently that one of my favorite small businesses is growing: the citizenry just opened their first retail working studio space, so i thought it might be fun to invite them to share a little behind the scenes peek. i so admire what founders carly nance and rachel bentley have created — once based from carly’s garage to building... 
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dtla studio life.

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as you may have seen on instagram, i’m sharing a sweet loft studio space in the downtown L.A. arts district with a few other creatives you may know — bri emery and the fab team from designlovefest, laura miller from raw vegan not gross, and jesse chamberlin, photographer extraordinaire. it’s a big space, and very much a work in progress, but we’re... 
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welcome to tulipina.

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i’m delighted to take you inside the brand new san francisco-based home of floral design studio, tulipina. regarded as one of the most sought-after floral designers in the u.s. and beyond, owner kiana underwood recently moved her workspace from her home in nearby burlingame to this light-filled loft in sf’s potrero hill. her signature garden-style combines plenty of color,... 
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west village charmer.

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talk about your live/work space! this is the new york west village townhouse turned storefront of interior design aficionado paul caddell — he turned his passion for art, antiques and design into a career by transforming a portion of his charming townhome into Abingdon 12 — a home store and art gallery specializing in vintage and contemporary sculpture on the garden... 
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lisa congdon: a studio visit and a brand new book.

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a long while back i shared bay area artist lisa congdon’s san francisco studio with you. well, lisa congdon now lives across the bay and has a brand new (but old, loft-style) studio in east oakland. she also has a brand new book out, Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist — so it was the perfect excuse to drop in for a visit. lisa... 
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