shop small: bookhou.
by victoria comment

5/28/20

shop small: bookhou toronto / sfgirlbybay

for this week’s shop small, we’re headed to beautiful toronto — one of my very favorite cities (and my parent’s hometown!). we’re dropping in on bookhou, a charming shop run by founders and creative couple arounna Khounnoraj and john booth featuring handmade goods, showcasing their individual and collaborative work and a multidisciplinary studio that emphasizes natural handmade materials and small production pieces. arounna is an inspiring maker, teacher and author of the Punch Needle book and is currently exploring pattern and image in her textiles and sculptures. she’ll definitely inspire you to start experimenting with you own punch needle projects with maker kits available in their shop as well as all kinds of textile projects and online workshops as well. and john is currently working with form and structure in both painting, mobiles and furniture — like the beautiful stools featured here in the post. they are just starting to re-open their brick and mortar store and have curbside pick-up should you be in the toronto area, and happily for us their shop is always available for online shopping. for more inspiration be sure to follow @bookhou on instagram.

shop small: bookhou toronto / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bookhou toronto / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bookhou toronto / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bookhou toronto / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bookhou toronto / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bookhou toronto / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bookhou toronto / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bookhou toronto / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bookhou toronto / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bookhou toronto / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bookhou toronto / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bookhou toronto / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bookhou toronto / sfgirlbybay

• photography by bookhou.

on trend: tinted colored glass.
by victoria comment

5/27/20

on trend: color tinted glassware & accessories / @sfgirlbybay

have you noticed this trend? pretty, translucent, colored tinted glass is everywhere! from handcrafted pitchers to environmentally friendly sustainable glass straws, sweet little flower vases to essential oil burners to cocktail-worthy tumblers i can’t get enough of this glorious glassware. i have a hay water jug and it’s so lovely i’m convinced it helps me drink more water — i keep it out on my desk, or by my bedside and voila! i’ve consumer all the water i should. here’s some favorite colorfully tinted glassware i think you might like.

colored tinted glassware / essential oil burner

on trend: color tinted glassware & accessories / @sfgirlbybay

on trend: color tinted glassware & accessories / @sfgirlbybay

on trend: color tinted glassware & accessories / @sfgirlbybay

on trend: color tinted glassware & accessories / @sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: Anthropologie; Hawkins New York Light Colore water glasses; urban outfitters Glass Straw Set; Kinto Large Sepia Jug; Hawkins New York Bouquet Colore Vases; Anthropologie Vista Juice Glass; Anthropologie Sphere Vase; Anthropologie Bree Pitcher; Hawkins New York Chroma Glass Pitcher; food52 set of 4 glass straws; west elm Totem Colored Glass Vase; Kinto Dew Tumbler Set.

on trend: color tinted glassware & accessories / @sfgirlbybay

on trend: color tinted glassware & accessories / @sfgirlbybay

on trend: color tinted glassware & accessories / @sfgirlbybay

on trend: color tinted glassware & accessories / @sfgirlbybay

on trend: color tinted glassware & accessories / @sfgirlbybay

on trend: color tinted glassware & accessories / @sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: Anthropologie Translucent Bubble Vase; Kinto Dew Tumbler Set; Anthropologie Vista Juice Glasses; Kinto Workout Bottle in Magenta; Hawkins New York Chroma Glass Pitcher; west elm Totem Colored Glass Vases; Anthropologie Hera Ombre Glass Water Bottle; terrain Bloom Wine Glass; Anthropologie Bree Pitcher; leif tinted glass vases; Hawkins New York Recycled Glass Large Tumbler Set. below: world market Glass Hurricane With Champagne Gold Stand.

on trend: color tinted glassware & accessories / @sfgirlbybay

on trend: color tinted glassware & accessories / @sfgirlbybay

on trend: color tinted glassware & accessories / @sfgirlbybay

on trend: color tinted glassware & accessories / @sfgirlbybay

hay tinted glass containers / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: leif tinted glass vases; essential oil burners from coming soon; candlesticks by Ichendorf Milano at Makers & Brothers via sight unseen; Stella Decanter in Papaya from casa shop; Anthropologie Sphere Vase; objects of Common Interest via wallpaper; hawkins new york Caipirinha Jugs; urban outfitters Glass Teapot; Anthropologie Poketo Warm-Toned Glass Straws; how to spend it; PINK & GREY PENGUIN JUG by Jochen Holz; food52 set of 4 gem tumblers; Hay Design Small Bottoms Up Vase in Pink; Hawkins New York Slim Glass Vase; urban outfitters Glass Carafe Set; hay glass containers from coming soon.

color story: perfectly pink.
by victoria comment

5/26/20

pale pink & coral arched walls. / sfgirlbybay

this week’s color story was inspired by all the pretty cherry and quince blossoms that are beginning to bloom right now — my very favorite florals. and i mean, who doesn’t have a nostalgic fondness for pale pink peeking back from their childhood at some time or another? from pretty pink painted walls to flouncy slip dresses and elegant velvet dining chairs, we’re all about the perfectly pale pink today.

nude female in front of cherry blossom tree. / sfgirlbybay

pale pink patina walls. / sfgirlbybay

pale pink patina walls. / sfgirlbybay

pale pink home decor & style. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: poet tea branding by studio patten; Farrow Emilianne Sheer Top; Lexon Twin Mino Bluetooth Speakers in Pink; Amalfi Upholstered Dining Chair from wayfair; Hawkins New York Organic Cereal Bowl Set in Pink; true true pizza in toronto; Peggy Sue Pink Detoxifying Bath Brew Pockets; French Home Decor Fabric Toile de Jouy from a bird on my head; Rodin So Mod Lipstick; anthropologie Tufted Caro Rug; adeline schöne illustration; Hay Design Sowden Bottle in Pink; pink farrow wallpaper from the inside & sfgirlbybay (above + below).

sfgirlbybay collection for the inside. / sfgirlbybay

pink upholstered bench at ban.do offices. / sfgirlbybay

pink wall paint and patterned tile. / sfgirlbybay

pink and gold store interior. / sfgirlbybay

pale pink home decor & style. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: anthropologie Faye Wall Hanging; Vintage Clip Art of Marie Antoinette-ish; vintage bamboo mirrors; h & m pink velvet tufted cushion; pink roses via 8tracks; three potato four this must be the place key tag; anthropologie Giro Grain Bowl; pleated curtain by paul avery photography; decaying flowers by mejuki made; Handmade New Terracotta tiles via The Design Walker; anthropologie Slip Pink Marble Silk Sleep Mask; anthropologie Ridged Terracotta Pot; anthropologie Mandy Towel Collection.

pink and gold chair with geometric mirrors. / sfgirlbybay

dark lower kitchen cabinets and countertops with pink upper cabinets. / sfgirlbybay

pink floor and chair rail in apartment with tall doors out to balcony. / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: SFGIRLBYBAY; Raising the cherry tree by jocelyn lee photography; MO INTERIOR; salvo lopez photography; bando penthouse by @sfgirlbybay; Para Avis Agency; lucy folk via the design files; emma zinzan; sight unseen; subtilitas.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

5/22/20

colorful friday finds / sfgirlbybay

yes, it is friday, yet again, even though it’s all just a blur these days. for this week’s friday finds i thought i’d round up some really cheerful and quite colorful inspiration for you. there are some really daring designers out there, i tell ya and i’m here to share what they’re up to. i’m not sure i’ve got the guts for these bold spaces but i am feeling a hankering for a little more color in my little abode. more on that soon. happy memorial day weekend, one and all. i’ll see you back here on tuesday.

xo, victoria

  1. this is just the prettiest little sitting room. the color pairing is most excellent and while rather unexpected looks so great together. i love the ochre yellow, washed-out rosy red and the pale pink vintage bedding together — just lovely.
  2. i’ve always had a mad crush on this holiday home — a former an old peasant house in the countryside of ibiza, but what i really love is the bold bedroom — i’d have never thought to pair camouflage print pillows in a million years with a bright red print bedspread, but it works! the lighting fixtures draped in florals are pretty rad, too.
  3. i’ve always been a fan of French artist Nathalie Lete’s quirky artistry, but this time she has taken her talents to a new level with her charming handpainted walls! you have to have a look at the whole house featured on domino.
  4. i have a thing for mesh french market totes — in that i can’t seem to get enough of them. and this pretty image with its abundance of fresh lemons makes me especially miss toting my bags to our local farmers market and stocking up on all the summer fruits available this season. sigh, soon i hope.
  5. i was quite taken with this charming little corner of @marcushay’s home — the styling and the color palette are oh so good. it’s not surprising though, because it’s the home of designer, stylist studio marcus hay, a multi-disciplinary creative studio based out of laguna beach — neighbors!
  6. these pretty basket pendant lamps look awfully nice hanging outside, don’t they? i may need to create a cozy little outdoor reading nook with this look in mind.
  7. audenza home shared Anna Jacobs insanely colorful home but it was her charming bathroom and that palm leaf print that i loved best. you can see more of anna’s cheerful world on her instagram feed.
  8. i just love these yellow acacia flowers. we have some growing in our garden, but only just a few, so i’d hate to forage them to bring inside and leave so little outside to grow and thrive. i think i’ll have to plant some more so i’ll be able to pick ’em and bring them indoors like this.

colorful friday finds / sfgirlbybay

colorful friday finds / sfgirlbybay

colorful friday finds / sfgirlbybay

colorful friday finds / sfgirlbybay

colorful friday finds / sfgirlbybay

colorful friday finds / sfgirlbybay

colorful friday finds / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: lamm bar.
by victoria comment

5/22/20

wear this there: lamm bar, berlin / sfgirlbybay

we’re planning a visit to berlin, germany today, and i couldn’t be more excited! because somehow in my travels i’ve never been to berlin before, but friends of mine are getting married there one day soon (it’s been postponed — like everything else in life) and when i finally get there, i’ll definitely be dropping into the lamm bar. it’s got that gritty, industrial-chic vibe that berlin is kind of well known for, as well as an outdoor casual beer garden with communal picnic tables that are quite common in germany. but lamm bar is mostly known for its unusual exotic cocktails, so i’ll be trying one of those, thank you very much. we’re going to get comfortably chic for our visit there, in a layered look — a beautiful cropped knit sweater over a sleek black tank top, perfectly paired with a wonderful wrap ‘sarong’ skirt and some square-toed back flats. add a sweet knit tote bag and fun bell hat and we’re ready to sample some of their delicious cocktails. since I’ve never been there before, i’ll be bringing along one of my favorite travel companions — Wallpaper*’s City Guide to Berlin.

wear this there: lamm bar, berlin / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: lamm bar, berlin / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Paloma Wool Tratame Knit Pullover in Off-White; Stelen Mica Tank Top in Black; Lauren Manoogian Horizontal Sarong in Marl Stripe; cos SQUARE TOE LEATHER BALLERINA SHOES; Lauren Manoogian Bell Hat in Nori; Kosas 10-Second Liquid Eyeshadow in Supreme; Komono Romeo Sunglasses in Champagne; read this there Wallpaper* City Guide Berlin; Winden Bowie Travel Comb; Comme des Garçons Wallet Classic Leather Line SA5100 Wallet in Off-White; Paloma Wool Bolsini Knit Bag in Off-White; Farrow Marcie Semi-Hoop Earrings in Brown Tortoise.

wear this there: lamm bar, berlin / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: lamm bar, berlin / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: lamm bar, berlin / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: lamm bar, berlin / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: lamm bar, berlin / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: lamm bar, berlin / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: lamm bar, berlin / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: lamm bar, berlin / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: lamm bar, berlin / sfgirlbybay

• photography via lamm bar and herz and blut.