friday finds.
by victoria comment

3/8/19

pink velvet low profile sofas and burgundy velvet armless chairs. / sfgirlbybay

hello, friends and happy friday! as you’re reading this i am actually winging my way to a girl’s long weekend away for bri’s bachelorette party! i cannot wait for our stay at hotel joaquin, a relatively new spot in laguna beach. a little fun, a little rest and relaxation — just what the doctor ordered. it’s been a busy week, planning a super marché pop-up shop with Elsie green on saturday, march 23 at lux studios in san francisco. more about that soon! but if you’re in the bay area, mark your calendars! have a great weekend, and I’ll see you back here on tuesday!

xo, victoria

  1. last time i was in london i really wanted to dine at the chiswick fire station but we were too knackered (as they say) after a full day of museum and gallery hopping. but this feature on we heart makes me want to definitely make it next time.
  2. this is just a perfect little dining space.very minimalist, but charming in its own way with those lovely velvet upholstered chairs and quirky artwork.
  3. i love the way this beautiful painting of caroline popham’s is framed. an ornate gold frame makes such an interesting contrast to her modern artwork.
  4. blogger cassandra from @coco.kelley posted this beautiful pink tiled bathroom at Willmott’s Ghost, a restaurant in seattle and the internet exploded. i think you can see why. she’s going to post the whole place very soon so stay tuned.
  5. the founders of blog 100 layer cake saw a need for an event space on L.A.’s westside and brilliantly took on the task, opening festoon. the event space looks fabulous, with this bar area created by none other than the very on-fire designer Sarah Sherman Samuel. visit their site to see the whole space photographed by marisa vitale!
  6. this home office featured in rue is such a unique little nook. i love all the elements, from the wee desk, to the artwork, lighting and fabulous chair!
  7. have you seen the incredible oil paintings of spanish artist lino lago? if not, now’s the time because each and every one is quite brilliant. he paints realistic portraits and scenes in oil and adds a layer of abstracted intrigue using bright fields of color with a ‘finger painting’ like touch to them.
  8. i can see spending an entire weekend in this dreamy bed with a stack of design magazines. it’s got some very romantic, vintage vibes going on and i love the pale pink ornate headboard.

minimalist dining space with velvet dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

gold framed caroline popham painting. / sfgirlbybay

pink tiled bathroom walls at Willmott's Ghost, seattle. / sfgirlbybay

festoon event space via 100 layer cake and designer Sarah Sherman Samuel. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern home office. / sfgirlbybay

oil painting peeking through bright pink paint. / sfgirlbybay

pink linen upholstered headboard. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: audrey at the hammer museum.
by victoria comment

3/8/19

hanging lights and velvet dining booths and chairs at the hammer museum's audrey restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

we may be sticking close to home today, but we’re headed to someplace brand new in los angeles. we’re getting our art on and having a delicious bite to eat at the Hammer Museum’s brand new restaurant, audrey. the charming name alone makes me want to go there, but then there’s the menu and the decor, which is utterly scrumptious! velvet booths? yes, please! Set in the westwood-based museum’s lovely outdoor courtyard, audrey serves up a full bar—and is ideal for a sit-down dinner or casual cocktails after a visit to the museum, but one doesn’t have to pay museum admission to dine here. we’re gonna get pretty layered and colorful today (it is an arty place, after all) with a coral cashmere cardigan and silky print skirt, a few bangles and a very artful green resin bag. visiting L.A. for the first time? may i recommend the Wallpaper* City Guide Los Angeles? it’s got everything new and old around the city of angels that you need to see.

courtyard of the hammer museum's audrey restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there outfit inspired by the hammer museum's audrey restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: j.crew Featherweight cashmere cardigan sweater; anthropologie Echarpe Skirt;anthropologie Blake Flower Bracelet; Lizzie Fortunato Ridge Cuff Bracelet; BY FAR Virgo Suede Slide in Green; Nails Inc. Nail Polish in Chelsea Lane; Garrett Leight Hampton Horn-Rim Sunglasses in Champagne / Pure Green; read this there Wallpaper* City Guide Los Angeles; Valet Studio Alexa Resin Bag in Green; ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner in Shell Shock; cos LACE-DETAILED SOFT-CUP BRA; j.crew Salut! T-shirt.

soft green velvet dining banquette inside the hammer museum's audrey restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

hanging light fixtures inside the hammer museum's audrey restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

hanging lights inside the hammer museum's audrey restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring modern interior of the hammer museum's audrey restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

green and pink decor inside the hammer museum's audrey restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of the hammer museum's audrey restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor courtyard of the hammer museum's audrey restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

courtyard dining at the hammer museum's audrey restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

the hammer museum's audrey restaurant courtyard. / sfgirlbybay

the bar at the hammer museum's audrey restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via L.A. eater.

picture this: bauhaus.
by victoria comment

3/7/19

colorful bauhaus style art print. / sfgirlbybay

i’m a big fan of all things Bauhaus– in fact, awhile back i did a blog post about Bauhaus design influences in today’s world — stylistic inspiration from the Bauhaus modern art movement of the early 20th century. so this week’s picture this is all about Bauhaus — from artists like my favorite László Moholy-Nagy and Wassily Kandinsky, and contemporary artists perhaps influenced by the Bauhaus movement like block shop and bobby clark — its theme is abstract elements in abstract space and the credo of the Bauhaus: “Art and Technology: A New Unity”. as before, where indicated as ‘art print’ or ‘poster’ many of these pieces are shoppable, too, so check the links below if you’re a fan of the Bauhaus movement, too.

bauhaus exhibit poster. / sfgirlbybay

bauhaus style art print. / sfgirlbybay

bauhaus inspired artwork. / sfgirlbybay

color blocked bauhaus style art print. / sfgirlbybay

bauhaus style art print. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist bauhaus style art print. / sfgirlbybay

bauhaus style art print. / sfgirlbybay

pale pink bauhaus style art print. / sfgirlbybay

bauhaus exhibit poster. / sfgirlbybay

block shop textiles bauhaus style art print. / sfgirlbybay

bauhaus style exhibit poster. / sfgirlbybay

bauhaus style exhibit poster. / sfgirlbybay

sources: LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY, Z II, 1925 via MOMA; american posters Bauhaus Poster print; Unit Drawing 58 art print by Dai Roberts from rise art; LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY via MOMA; Art Exhibition: Willy Baumeister art print by Oskar Schlemmer, 1918 from art.com; Solar System art Print by Vahalla Studios from schoolhouse electric; Wassily Kandinsky Portrait from behance; Weimar Bauhaus Museum art print from art.com; watching eye art print by jennifer ament; Bauhaus inspired Art Print n.10 by Marcela Homrichut ; Sanctum art print by Olivia Peake from rise art; Modern Wall Art print from Mottos Print; Oskar Schlemmer. Figure from the Side: Figure H2 Seated via MOMA; bobby clark art prints; american posters Retro Advertising Poster print; Man and Woman & Piece of Life No.09 by Slavomir Zombek; LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY via MOMA; Pink Composition by Oskar Schlemmer, 1930 via MOMA; american posters Bauhaus Poster print; arches woodblock print from block shop; Art Exhibition: Willy Baumeister art print by Oskar Schlemmer, 1918 from art.com; Non-Conformists modern poster print from american posters.