instagram worthy: @pionfotografia.
by victoria comment

2/20/19

modern hotel sink vanity in poland. / sfgirlbybay

one of the things i love best about instagram — especially pre-algorithm — is seeing into other people’s far away worlds. say for instance, i was just waking up and someone in paris was watching a sunset on the seine — it was like time-traveling. i still love that aspect of it and wish instagram were still in real-time, but it’s still a wonderful treat to visit someplace i’ve never been all through an app. take Warsaw, Poland, for instance — i can get a real sense of what life is like there by following this instagram worthy account @pionfotografia, aka PION Studio, the creative Commercial and Editorial Photographer Duo of Basia Kuligowska and Przemysław Nieciecki. i love their collaborative eye for detail, and the light? oh la la — they just nail the best natural light! so come along for a trip to poland (and beyond) today with a peek into their beautiful feed.

travel photo by @pionfotografia on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior photographed by @pionfotografia on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

still life photographed by @pionfotografia on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

architectural details in poland via @pionfotografia on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bedroom with vintage hanging light fixture. / sfgirlbybay

white wall with wood-framed photography via @pionfotografia on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring travel photos via @pionfotografia on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

summer travel photo by @pionfotografia on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring dining room decor photographed by @pionfotografia on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

gold kitchen backsplash photographed by @pionfotografia on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern hotel room photographed by @pionfotografia on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern dining room and home office captured by @pionfotografia on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

architecture and design inspiration via @pionfotografia on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

pink and green bar luce menu via @pionfotografia on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

circle cutout in bakery photographed by @pionfotografia on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring yellow chair upholstery and stonework photographed by @pionfotografia on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

architectural details photographed by @pionfotografia on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

modern home office with pops of red and pink. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by @pionfotografia.

good reads: a round-up.
by victoria comment

2/20/19

good reads round-up. / sfgirlbybay

if you’ve seen my floor to ceiling built-in bookcase, it’s probably no secret i have a thing for collecting and reading books. the real thing, that is. i do love my kindle for nighttime novel reading (my eyesight is horrid), but for the pure love of books, bookbinding and ink on paper there’s just nothing like the real thing, is there? i love a beautifully designed book, and if it’s helpful and insightful well that’s the dream come true, although i’ve been known to be guilty of buying a book just for its cover, but i can live with that. this roundup of good reads includes a few of my favorites, as well as a few new books i’m curious about.

recipe from radiant: the cookbook. / sfgirlbybay

Radiant: The Cookbook, written by Mafalda Pinto Leite, is an encyclopedic guide to the world’s most nutrient-dense foods. The mostly raw, vegan recipes are designed to boost energy and brainpower, balance hormones, brighten skin, elevate moods and restore digestion. i’ve been juicing a lot and eating healthier lately, so i’d like to check this book out and see if i’m doing the best i can to get the right balance of nutrients.

Remodelista: The Organized Home: Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for All Over the House. / sfgirlbybay

Remodelista: The Organized Home: Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for All Over the House — Julie Carlson’s motto is one i can truly get behind: Buy fewer (and better) things. Store like with like. Get rid of the plastic. Display—don’t stash—your belongings. Let go of your inner perfectionist and remember that rooms are for living. These are a few of the central principles behind this classic how-to book from the team behind the inspirational design site Remodelista.

Surf Shack: Laid-Back Living by the Water by Nina Freudenberger. / sfgirlbybay

Surf Shack: Laid-Back Living by the Water by Nina Freudenberger is without a doubt, one of my very favorite interior design books. Peek inside the homes of longtime surfing enthusiasts and dedicated newcomers that reflect not just a sport or passion, but also a way of life. this pretty book includes stunning photographs by Brittany Ambridge of beachy design details and bright beaches—from Malibu to the Rockaways, from Japan to Australia — this book beautifully captures the soulful surf lifestyle.

 Freunde von Freunden's book Friends of Friends. / sfgirlbybay

one of my favorite blogs Freunde von Freunden’s book of the same name Friends of Friends featured 57 creatives before the backdrops of the cities where they live and work. Intimate shots of interiors are complemented by breathtaking glimpses of, say, the skylines of New York, berlin or Beirut. The collaboration between photographers, editors, and networkers all over the world directed by FvF has produced authentic insights into the international creative scene.

The Alchemy of Things: Interiors shaped by curious minds by karen McCartney. / sfgirlbybay

The Alchemy of Things: Interiors shaped by curious minds by karen McCartney represents the swing of the decorating pendulum away from the instant gratification of popular culture through the interior design and shares the style of 18 fascinating homes from around the world. showcasing incredible homes that come from a truly creative place, transcending conventional notions of collection and display. This book taps into a craving for a more personal space with a little bit of oddity and an irrepressible joie de vivre. A mix of artists, interior designers, architects, collectors, gallerists, stylists, furniture designers, and vintage retailers open the doors to their own homes – many for the first time.

The 500 Hidden Secrets of New York guide book. / sfgirlbybay

The 500 Hidden Secrets of New York Written by none other than actual residents of The Big Apple, is handy book covering 500 must-know addresses relating to food and drink, accommodation, shopping, and culture. as someone who is sometimes intimidated by the streets of new york, i’m pretty curious about this book. From corner bistros to little-known scenic lookouts, this guide is a must-have for any traveler looking to discover and enjoy the real NYC. i love a good insider point of view.

More With Less by jodi moreno. / sfgirlbybay

More With Less by jodi moreno — Think of recipes as simple equations: using a few ingredients, easy preparations, and homemade condiments, the author gives you the tools you need to create complex flavors with little effort. just the way i like to cook! Perfect for a busy day but sophisticated enough to share, the book includes foolproof recipes like Salmon + Broccoli + Spicy Ginger Sesame Mustard, and Honey-Roasted Nectarines + Kale + Pine Nuts + Oat Croutons. Elegant, delicious, and nourishing, this volume elevates everyday fare into something extraordinary.

Home: The Best of The New York Times Home Section: The Way We Live Now. / sfgirlbybay

Home: The Best of The New York Times Home Section: The Way We Live Now edited by Noel Millea features inspiring and innovative houses that showcase creativity, ingenuity, and design savvy for all homeowners looking for a style resource. With stunning photographs and compelling stories from the NY Times‘ vast home-design archive, the editors of their beloved Home section offer a look at how contemporary homeowners make the most of their living spaces —- whether small or stately, rural or urban, historic or cutting-edge—and do it with style.

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living . / sfgirlbybay

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking is a must have for your bookshelves. Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is the sensation you get when you’re cuddled up on a sofa, in cozy socks under a soft throw, during a storm. it may just be that you’ll become happier with this guide to the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. Why are Danes the happiest people in the world, after all? The answer, says Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, is Hygge. Loosely translated, Hygge is a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. “Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience,” Wiking explains. “It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe.” sold!

vintage modern vibes.
by victoria comment

2/19/19

vintage furniture in modern beverly hills home. / sfgirlbybay

sometimes i think when people mention the word ‘vintage’ it evokes for some a dark, musty old antique store. one could never conjure up that image from this beautiful and vintage-filled home in beverly hills. featured recently in lonny it’s the home of shelley and teddy sanders, the creative couple behind the last line, an online jewelry resource dedicated to “DESIGNS A WOMAN NEEDS, AS SOON AS SHE NEEDS THEM, AT THE BEST PRICES. the last line WAS CREATED TO GIVE CUSTOMERS THE FINEST QUALITY JEWELRY THEY DREAM OF” — and it’s very much worth checking out.

vintage stool and colorful art on white wall. / sfgirlbybay

their treasure-filled home is worth more than a gander, too. it’s got classic mid-century modern vibes, warm with a fresh modern twist — whitewashed open beamed ceilings and wide open white floors –it’s minimalist but some might say it also feels a little bit whimsical (note the unexpected pairing of disco ball meets vintage stool). it’s also light, airy and full of great eclectic style. for the full tour and all the juicy details, visit lonny.

vintage modern home in beverly hills. / sfgirlbybay

modern beverly hills home with vintage furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

vintage rocking chair with leather moroccan pouf. / sfgirlbybay

kitchen dining nook in beverly hills, ca home. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern beverly hills, ca home. / sfgirlbybay

vintage living room furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

living room with vintage modern vibe. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bedroom with vintage furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

vintage bathroom candle sconces. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Nicki Sebastian for lonny.