best of: one very fine site: de dujes.

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via good old pinterest i stumbled onto this truly beautiful blog this weekend. have you ever visited de dujes? well, you should. it’s run by sisters, Gaétane and Gaëlle Dujardin who say “We grew up in a warm and very close family. As a family we often call ourselves ‘The Dujes’. We are there for each other through thick and thin.” I like them already.... 
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best of: japanese design.

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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cookbook collector.

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truth be told, i am a bit of a cookbook junkie — but for a more civilized descriptor, let’s just say collector. cookbooks, especially those published by phaidon are just some of the best visual eye candy around, and yet they’re practical, too because in them you’ll also find wonderful recipes. i have too many phaidon cookbooks to list here, but these... 
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at home in le marais.

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this très chic apartment located in the heart of Le Marais is home to Photographer Matthew Brookes. it has that cozy modern vibe i’m loving lately, created in part by those amazing high ceilings with wood beams, and the way Matthew cleverly mixed in a few modern pieces with antiques and vintage finds. and Matthew’s gorgeous work, displayed in all its black and... 
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statement making minimalism.

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you don’t require a lot of art to make a bold decor statement. minimalism can actually speak volumes and draw your eye in immediately. so say perhaps you’re on a bit of a budget when it comes to adding artwork to finish off your look — you can do that by simply buying one really impactful piece, and grow your art collection from there. or, you can simply... 
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