hostess of the mostess.


our stockholm airbnb. i’ve been using airbnb for about five years now, and i’ve always had really wonderful experiences. and part of what made those travel stays great were the attentive, caring and thoughtful hosts i’ve had. in paris, i stayed in a five story walk-up in le marais, and the host lugged my heavy suitcase up all those winding narrow stairs for... 
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studio spaces: gabriella kiss.


new york times’ t magazine recently featured the studio of jewelry designer Gabriella Kiss — a studio that looks much more like a gorgeously eclectic home, than a place of work. the 19th-century white clapboard house in Bangall, new york is located across the street from a former church-turned-home which she shares with her husband Chris Lehrecke, a furniture designer.... 
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artist in residence: kirra jamison.


australian Artist Kirra Jamison’s home is in the current issue of Inside Out Magazine. not only am i smitten by her beautifully eclectic and colorful home, but her artwork as well. how could one stay sad in a room containing a painting by kirra? Kirra Jamison is a Melbourne artist known for her brightly coloured gouache and vinyl paintings that are influenced by textile... 
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perfect places | imperfect people.


i’ve long been a fan of online magazine llamas’ valley (and their motto — perfect places | imperfect people) and read it religiously when it launches online. and now llamas’ valley has just released the first interactive iPad edition of their beautiful magazine. You can see a small preview of it online at llamas’ valley And you can read the whole... 
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an atelier of our own.


Atelier is the French word for ‘workshop’, and in English is used principally for the workshop of an artist in the fine or decorative arts. so many of us work at home these days, or have at the very least carved out a little niche for ourselves where we might sit and aspire to greatness, whether it’s designing your next blog post, or a sofa slipcover or perhaps... 
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