collections: how much is too much?

when it comes to collecting, i am guilty of it to be sure. but what is too much? when it has that effortless european look about it and feels ‘organically grown’ over time either through travel mementos or a true passion (like collecting books or art!) then it seems to me that’s just the right amount. sometimes we go overboard at the flea market and yard... 
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on trend: bauhaus.

sometimes i just start to notice images popping up on pinterest in a series of familiar shapes and lately it’s this bauhaus vibe i’ve been seeing. i went to an excellent bauhaus exhibit at LACMA of artist moholy-nagy and it reminded me how experimental the artists from this art movement were, and how much i love it. and then i began seeing its influences all... 
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palme d’or.

in case you were wondering, the palme d’or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. but today i’m borrowing it to give kudos to all things palm-related out there in the design world. the palm is an iconic theme in decor and a classic that seems to outlast them all. it’s had a revival of late, and i’m seeing palms popping up in all kinds... 
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at home in barcelona.

those tiles probably had you at hello, am i right? well, they had me for sure. this is the beautiful barcelona home of designer paloma lanna, an eclectic home filled with sentimental objets d’art that symbolize memories of paloma’s mother and father, drawings of friends, photographs taken by friends, and a ceramic collection from people she admires. therefore,... 
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urban zen.

who else has been feeling rather stressed out lately? with our mega-hectic days it’s enough to make you wanna crawl under a rock and hide out for awhile — that’s not always an option, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find some chill time for a little self-reflection now and then. in fact, we owe it to our health and mind to do just that. urban outfitters... 
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