new & noteworthy.
by victoria comment

5/22/18's colorful round giant circle towel. / sfgirlbybay

with memorial day holiday just around the corner (how is it next weekend, already!?), i guess i’m taking summer pretty seriously for this week’s roundup of new & noteworthy. i’ve found some fun for under the sun and some very colorful ways to enjoy the warm, sunny months ahead. enjoy!

1.’s all round giant circle towel is huge — like your whole crew can hang out on it with room to spare. and it’s got super cute pom poms, and could easily double as a super cute picnic blanket. this blanket definitely says summer is on!

colorful and summery new & noteworthy items. / sfgirlbybay

2. nothing could say summer more than these Bead and raffia earrings in brilliant peony from j.crew. they kinda just scream “hey, backyard barbeque!”; 3. heading out on a summer holiday? be sure and take’s getaway travel pillow along for the airplane ride so you can rest up and arrive ready to relax; 4. i’m really loving schoolhouse electric’s very nostalgic ode to chenille with their new Popcorn Grid Coverlet in Tangerine. looks so cozy and lounge-worthy and just perfect for an afternoon of lazy summer reading; 5. the last straw you’ll ever need — beautiful glass straws from food52, these pretties are made from sturdy borosilicate glass and longer-lasting than their plastic counterparts. They’ll tinkle and clink melodiously in your juice (or margarita!) glass, and can go in the dishwasher between happy hours.

palm springs ace hotel-inspired robe by bloc shop. / sfgirlbybay

6. Inspired by the desert modern architecture and landscape of Ace Hotel Palm Springs, this lightweight organic Indian cotton robe from block shop is a tribute to the art of lounging in the Mojave sun. and, it’s Hand block printed by 5th generation master printers in Bagru.

outdoor furniture and baggu tote for summer. / sfgirlbybay

7. you love her for her amazing design sensibilities (london’s sketch, anyone?) and now india mahdavi is making us furniture. perfect for extra summer soiree seating, i love these pastel woven afro chairs; 8. the Big Baggu with it’s cheerful grapefruit print is a seriously huge shopping bag or a chic slouchy tote. Perfect for travel, beach time and farmer’s market shopping trips; 9. this Beach Brella Las Brisas is a colorful and festive beach umbrella that features a bohemian serape-inspired pattern trimmed with chic, bouncy fringe, but this one of a kind luxury beach umbrella is also 100% UV sun protective, too!

embroidered artwork by Caroline Van Natta. / sfgirlbybay

10. embroidery artist Caroline Van Natta’s limited edition designs are so uniquely beautiful and her one of a kind rosa in yellow embroidery piece is so bright and cheerful — all machine embroidered on soft cotton handmade paper — the perfect hanging to brighten up your summer home!

c'est chic clare v. clutch. / sfgirlbybay

11. clare v. always nails the ideal summer clutch, and her latest is a nod to the playful French sayings — Le Freak C’est Chic bag is on my wish list.

anthropologie's adorable Cassidy Apron. / sfgirlbybay

12. you’ll be the bell of the barbeque ball in anthropologie’s adorable Cassidy Apron. add shorts, tank top and flip-flops for a spot on summer entertaining outfit.

a ceramics obsession.
by Chelsea Jackson comment


inspiring art and ceramics in modern home. / sfgirlbybay

Lately I’ve had one very important task on my mind — growing our collection of handmade ceramics. While that feat might sound less exciting than others, I’m absolutely obsessed with scouring my favorite shops (like general store, wild poppy goods, and fine life co.) and insta-feeds in search of unique pieces of pottery to add to both our shelves and morning routine. From petite salt cellars (a small yet decadent object) to hand-painted sake vessels (that I would undoubtedly use for flower storage), my list is long!

Are you loving ceramics too? I’d love to hear your favorite spots for scoring pretty pieces.

xx, chelsea

curated ceramics collection in modern kitchen. / sfgirlbybayceramic coffee mug. / sfgirlbybayhandmade ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise from left: seaworthy ceramic salt cellar + brass spoon; toma pots blue mist mug; wolf & moon funnel vase; toma pots boc cup shino; clay factor circs pod vase.

tiny ceramic cups. / sfgirlbybay

polli pots ivory teacups.

small ceramic cups. / sfgirlbybay

polli pots esspresso or sake cups.

inspiring handmade ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise from left: cimino ceramics ‘the boobs mug’; ursula basinger sabino tumbler; polli pots green stoneware cup; vintage leaf ceramic bud vase via wild poppy goods; victoria morris horizon vase; uo nash table lamp.

cermic vases with handles. / sfgirlbybay

helen levi tinted stoneware bottles.

large ceramic vases. / sfgirlbybay

mariella luz bud vase.

curated cermics collection. / sfgirlbybayceramic dishware. / sfgirlbybaycircular built-in shelving with curated ceramics collection. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: emily benziger; serena mitnik-miller; rachel saunders ceramics; emily benziger; cloutier ceramics; general store.

at home with jaclyn Johnson of create & cultivate.
by Lily Glass comment


inspiring LA home of jaclyn johnson, founder and ceo of create & cultivate. / sfgirlbybay

if you’re a lady of business and ever been on the internet it’s likely that you’ve run across powerhouse jaclyn johnson, founder and ceo of create & cultivate, an online resource and nationwide in-person conference for women to gather and learn from the best in the biz and connect with like-minded go-getters. jaclyn is also sharing her experience and wealth of knowledge in her new book work party which will be released this august! she and her husband David  were kind enough to share their recently remodeled Los Angeles home with us.

LA home of jaclyn johnson, founder and ceo of create & cultivate. / sfgirlbybay

create & cultivate founder, jaclyn johnson's LA home. / sfgirlbybay

modern l.a. home of jaclyn johnson, ceo of create cultivate. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of jaclyn johnson's l.a. home. / sfgirlbybay

los angeles home of jaclyn johnson, founder of create cultivate. / sfgirlbybay

white kitchen in modern los angeles home. / sfgirlbybay

modern dining set in jaclyn johnson's l.a. home. / sfgirlbybay

create cultivate ceo and founder, jaclyn johnson. / sfgirlbybay

jaclyn johnson's inspiring l.a. home. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern bedroom with cb2 wall light. / sfgirlbybay

woven headboard and wall hanging in bohemian modern bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

indigo pillow in modern wood chair. / sfgirlbybay

modern bathroom in create cultivate founder jaclyn johnson's LA home. / sfgirlbybay

modern bathroom in create cultivate founder jaclyn johnson's home. / sfgirlbybay

brass fixtures and round mirrors in modern bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

jaclyn johnson in her l.a. home. / sfgirlbybay

create cultivate founder jaclyn johnson's l.a. home. / sfgirlbybay

wicker and wood cabinet from urban outfitters. / sfgirlbybay

jaclyn johnson with her husand in their l.a. home. / sfgirlbybay

modern outdoor patio area of jaclyn johnson's l.a. home. / sfgirlbybay

modern outdoor kitchen and dining table. / sfgirlbybay

modern outdoor bar and barstools. / sfgirlbybay

office desk and wallpaper, living room shelves, outdoor concrete tables | cb2
kitchen light fixtures | cedar & moss
wire art piece | bend goods
fireplace tile | cement tile shop

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.