wear this there: cafe birdie.

did we find a hidden gem in the vast urban sprawl of los angeles? you tell us. cafe birdie isn’t new, new but it does seem to have not gotten the hype it deserves. within the framing of a 20s’ architectural dream are the interiors of a Parisienne cafe designed by etc.etera — it’s pretty much all you could wish for and it’s in quiet highland park.... 
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studio tour / jane denton.

welcome to the lovely, light-filled studio of textile artist jane denton. located in wellington, new zealand, this feminine space is actually the recently renovated basement of Jane’s family home, where she’s spent the last five years making and selling contemporary hand-stitched artwork. with existing details like built-in shelving and deep in-set windows, it... 
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smeg worthy.

i’m still mad for the smeg — specifically this shiny bright white one. i think my kitchen must be worthy of a retro-inspired smeg fridge and so i’m saving up my pennies for the splurge. i realize some don’t think of the smeg fridge as practical, but as a woman currently living alone, i think the smeg is perfect for the single gal on the go —... 
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good reads: est issue no. 25.

i’ve been reading Australian magazine EST since it launched in 2011, and it never disappoints. if you’re a fan of sublime, minimalist interiors, then EST is definitely your jam, and you’ll definitely love issue no. 25. Over the past six years and twenty-four issues of EST magazine they’ve been inspired by homes and design spaces from all over the... 
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mantel inspiration for the summer season.

ah, what to do with a cozy fireplace mantel in the summertime? looks to me like light locations has some nice ideas for summer-izing what’s normally the warmest spot in the house. perhaps the addition of a vintage mirror painted white to reflect back the big blooming branches you add to your favorite tall vase. add a few more white ceramics and boom — your mantel... 
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