bucket list.

it’s probably no secret that i have a thing for rattan, and especially when it arrives in the shape of a bucket-shaped chair. they come vintage or brand new, in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and sometimes in other materials too — like the ever-popular Acapulco chair which is sometimes made from cotton cord, or woven vinyl and even leather — i have a few... 
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at home in denmark.

i love everything about this elegant home in denmark. it’s very spare and simple, and yet so much attention has been paid to the smallest details, and little surprises pop up — a sculpture here, a piece of art over there in the most unexpected places. beautifully photographed by Copenhagen-based peter kragballe, this is the home of Danish craft artist Line Galst... 
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lighting that makes the space.

as these images demonstrate, lighting can really make or break a room. the right light can add drama or make a bold statement. i noticed when i was europe their use of an eclectic mix of lighting and how it really impacted my mood. one room i stayed in had probably five different lighting fixtures and not one matched, and yet it all worked fabulously together. i went hunting... 
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baixa house lisbon.

i am finally back from my travels, oh-so-happy to see my sweet pup lucy and sleep in my own bed, and also jetlagged and on the mend from one of those nasty travel colds — but not without fond memories from both spain and portugal. we added on a visit to lisbon at the last minute, and were most fortunate to find the most charming place to stay! so first up on my holiday... 
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around L.A. / botanica restaurant & market.

Gal pals and tastemakers extraordinaire Emily Fiffer and Heather Sperling, met in Chicago years ago when they were each working as food writers and editors. Fast forward and they’ve traded the Windy City for L.A.’s year-round sunshine and swapped their pens for aprons and knives. Their combined passion and experience has realized itself in one of the most literal... 
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