Shopping LA – part 1

Thought I’d share a few pics from my visit to Los Angeles earlier this summer. Loving the Cali Casual vibe and great mix of vintage + artisan + modern pieces!


In the Clouds

How cute are these cloud-shaped soaps from Vice & Velvet in Melbourne, Australia? Each weighs a hefty 140g and come individually packaged in a fabulous sliding box. With ingredients like organic green tea, organic white sesame oil and Dead Sea mud.

Our handmade soaps are crafted using the traditional cold process method with at least 50% olive oil. Due to the nature of making small, individual batches by hand, every cloud soap we create is unique. Vegan-friendly. Free from palm oil, parabens, mineral oils, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate, synthetic dyes/pigments or fragrances.

(As always, click to shop!)


Impressive Letterpress


One of my all time favorites! Egg Press is a greeting card company, design studio and letterpress print shop based in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1999, they are considered one of the pioneers in the resurgence of letterpress printing. They’re often noted for a sophisticated color palette, hand drawn illustrations, all-over textile inspired patterns, and sense of humor. They design and produce all of their greeting cards and small-batch textiles in-house. (All cards are $5.50/each or $17.50/box 6 – As always, click to shop!)


Light & Ladder


Brooklyn’s Light & Ladder focuses on two things; pots and hooks. That’s it. And they do it exquisitely!

Hex Spora w/ Maple Base, $32
Set of 4 Brass Hooks, $180
Set of 3 porcelain + leather hanging planters, $135
Covas Flower Vase, $42
Covas Flower Vase, $42
Set of 4 Brass Hex Hooks, $180
Set of 4 Brass Hex Hooks, $180
Archromo Stoneware Cactus Planter – Blue Ash color, $50

Put Yer Feet Up!

I’m on a mission to find a new coffee table for my living room. I want something cool looking, but not weird; practical, but not boring – not too big, not too small. It’s a tough decision, as there are sooooo many good options out there! Here’s a sampling of contenders… (As always, click to shop)

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Target – Marble and Gold Round Coffee Table, $149.99


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(full view of Target’s table)
One King’s Lane – Brass Table, $599
All Modern - Corona Coffee Table, $179
All Modern – Corona Coffee Table, $179
West Elm - Mid-century Pop-Up Table, $599
West Elm – Mid-century Pop-Up Table, $599
West Elm - Metal + marble pedestal table, $649
West Elm – Metal + marble pedestal table, $649
CB2 - Adam Coffee Table, $429
CB2 – Adam Coffee Table, $429
Etsy - Mid-century coffee table, $749
Etsy – Mid-century coffee table, $749
Room and Board - Union coffee table, $599
Room and Board – Union coffee table, $599




Color Forecast Fall Winter 2017-2018 from Design Options


From Design Options, a fabulous CA-based color forecasting company: a preview of upcoming color trends for the Autumn / Winter 2017-2018 season. Just a little taste of what’s to come for women, men, kids and home…


Images courtesy of WeConnectFashion, an awesome company that helps fashion companies succeed through business networking, market research & fashion industry know-how.


Makes Scents


Brooklyn Candle Studio logo

Love these deliciously scented candles from Brooklyn Candle Studio, where their small batch, hand-poured candles are a nod to 19th century apothecaries.

Brooklyn Candle Studio was founded as an homage to the meditative approach of the small batch process. Production is kept small and simple — candles are poured by the team in batches of 9 or 10. Each candle, from wicking to wax melting to pouring and wick-cutting, is created with the utmost care and precision. Known for their fresh, calming botanical fragrances and gorgeous packaging, these candles are simple and modern with a hint of vintage charm. (As always, click to shop!)

Brooklyn Candle Studio


French Pottery


I was in London having lunch at La Fromagerie, when I became distracted from my delicious beet salad by rows and rows of shelves filled with the most remarkable pottery. Simple, but perfect. Turns out, it was an assortment of Les Guimards Stoneware that the owner had collected. Les Guimards is a family-owned workshop founded in 1976 in Burgundy, France that builds on the pottery tradition of the region with understated pieces for an elegant and cozy table. I fantasized about tossing out every plate and bowl in my kitchen and replacing them with these lovely treasures, but settled on three pieces to call my own.



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