If Walls Could Talk, They’d Ask For Wall Hangings

I’ve had a miniature wooden lasercut “loom” sitting in a box for over a year that I’d bought with the intention of finally learning some weaving. I’d tried my hand at creating a small wall hanging at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, and (like every other fiber art I’ve attempted) LOVED it. Unfortunately, that woven miniature also sits in a box with other randoms, and in my quest to start making again, weaving just hasn’t been a priority amidst throwing clay on the wheel and textile surface design endeavors. But not for long! I am so inspired … Continue reading If Walls Could Talk, They’d Ask For Wall Hangings

Tickled Pink (& Rattan)

I think it’s safe to conclude that pink is one of the “It” hues of the decade (I think, 2016’s Pantone Color of the Year and Sketch London’s iconic pink velvet tulip chairs), with rattan being its material equivalent (at least on the bohemian front). And when you combine the two, magical things happen! I’ve wanted to do a “pink” post for a while and it didn’t become relevant to anything until I realized I had an obsession with rooms painted pink, with rattan furniture and basketry to match.¬†I looked around our studio the other day and told Max, “damn, … Continue reading Tickled Pink (& Rattan)

7 Insta Bedrooms to Dream About

I follow several beloved designers, stylists, and shopkeepers on Instagram who have serious vintage and boho style cred. They grace my feed daily with stacks of Moroccan boucherouite pillows, found rattan baskets and peacock chairs, and plenty of bold color and patterns. I’m a fool for their impeccable styling and am constantly finding inspiration in their vignettes of different interiors. Some of these spaces are used to market the treasures they find for their shops, and some are real spaces that either belong to or were designed by them. Bedrooms are typically on my radar when I look through blogs … Continue reading 7 Insta Bedrooms to Dream About

Fantastic Peacock Chairs and Where to Use Them: 7 Chic Ideas

After a few-decade stint in Saudi Arabia, and some adventures in other parts of the world, my grandparents had amassed a collection of some of the most beautiful textiles and objects I’ve ever seen. From Persian rugs collected during the 70s in Iran, to beautiful etched brass tea sets and poufs bought in my grandma’s native Morocco, these treasures were displayed all over the home where they settled in a San Diego suburb. Once in a while my parents would drive my brothers and I over to visit, and truthfully, most of what they had seemed to me like part … Continue reading Fantastic Peacock Chairs and Where to Use Them: 7 Chic Ideas

Cozy Eclectic & Bohemian Corners

It’s pouring and windy and full of…weather…here in San Francisco. When it comes down to it, I prefer sunny, unbearably hot weather (I’m an anomaly). So after getting off the bus this afternoon I ran to my apartment, locked myself in my bedroom, and sat until my space heater filled the room. A few DIYs later, I skimmed my Pinterest feed for cozy, layered rooms and corners perfect for this kind of dreary-ness. My room is full of smaller vignettes like bookshelves filled with trinkets and books, or clusters of artwork. I love how you can tell a story and … Continue reading Cozy Eclectic & Bohemian Corners

Fantastic Bohemian Living Rooms

For the individual who loves a modern space without the rigidity and lack of organic elements that characterize it, bohemian modern is the way to go. Personally I’m an artist of the eclectic variety, so the style appeals to my love of mixed design and I am always delighted to read about bohemian spaces on my ever growing list of interior design blogs. Days ago, I was very inspired by Justina Blakeney’s submission to Loloi Rugs’ styling competition¬†(third image down), and wanted to share a few more photos of beautifully designed bohemian living rooms that I’ve collected recently: The mix … Continue reading Fantastic Bohemian Living Rooms

Companies That Sell Global Goods & Help Artisans

I love the push for sustainability and fair trade that’s been happening in recent years. With everyone concerned about the dangerous changes in our environment, designers and businesses are seeking to use recycled materials and locally sourced items for their creations. Similarly, society has become more conscious of poorer communities of the world, and many organizations have worked to create better and more sustainable economies for them. I wanted to share with you some companies who sell home goods from global artisans, promote their crafts, and dedicate themselves to making sure these amazing makers receive fair wages for their work: … Continue reading Companies That Sell Global Goods & Help Artisans