Friday, April 29, 2011

happy friday

hope you have something lovely planned for the weekend! 
our weekend includes....a super fun ART/MUSIC SHOW this evening, some r & r, hopefully a beach day on saturday, a lil visit to the HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD ARTISTS exhibit, and the ALAMEDA FLEA MARKET on sunday!  

see you on monday! xo 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

between a rock and a hard place that's a very hard + cold material.  check out these awesome examples of how this minimalist/naturalist look can be warmed up.

etched concrete.  beautiful to look at and functional; provides a more non-slip surface.
imprinted floral pattern on concrete.  adds a little femininity to this otherwise more masculine flooring material.
above images from dornob.
white concrete floors brighten up this modern loft.  from decor8's archives.
marbled appearance of these floors contract gorgeously with the clean lines and boxy shapes in this modern space.  from  arsitekturmedia.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


i have about 4 sets of dishes, 3 varieties of glassware, mixed utensils, white sheets, brown sheets, stripes, florals...and somehow i never can find a matching pair of socks! i've obviously grown more accepting of mixing and matching over the years, love this look...
domino mag

xo shanners

Monday, April 25, 2011

etsy craft party

who doesn't like arts and crafts?! lost + found loves em! 

which is why we are super excited to attend the ETSY CRAFT PARTY on june 10th! the san francisco location is yet to be determined, but we'd love to see you all there! don't be shy, we know there's a little hidden martha stewart talent amongst all of you, we're sure of it! 

head on over to ETSY MEETUP and sign up for the location nearest you! SF friends, go HERE

xo l + f

live in a box

hope you all had a lovely easter!  for me easter means a lot of quality silly time with my sisters, too much champagne, too much sunshine, really yummy food, egg fights (hard-boiled, it's a russian thing), good music, and bad backyard dancing.  such a fun tradtion!

check these out!! pre-fabricated homes in cube form. pretty sweet spaces if you ask me.
these pre-fab spaces from MODERN CABANA (local bay area co.) come in several designs and have floorplans ranging from 120-260 sq ft. so yes, they are small. but small can be sufficient and cozy. they can take as little as a few days or as long as a few months to build, deliver, and assemble. there are also several "green" benefits to this kind of dwelling. the fact that they are pre-fabricated (mass-produced and manufactured locally in a controlled environment) makes them eco-friendly. the small scale results in a lower carbon footprint. the transportable quality of the spaces allow them to be adaptable in function and physical locale as the needs/desires of the owner shifts.

check out SUNSET MAG article and MODERN CABANA'S (local bay area pre-fab box manufacturer) website.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


i recently moved into a new place that has exposed brick in the kitchen, i love this look....walls, beams, plumbing...
show it off! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


loving a gray pallette these days...although can't say that's really anything new. there are so many shades or gray; warm and cool tones, and what an awesome backdrop for pops of color!

Monday, April 18, 2011

the latest

wow, busy monday! hope you all had a lovely weekend! 
we just wrapped up a lovely skype chat with the super talented SARAH GABLER to discuss logo options and blog design. we can't wait to see what she comes up with...!!
make sure you check out her blog in the meantime...

xo l+f

Friday, April 15, 2011

mid century mod

check out this mid-century modern beauty in the santa barbara foothills! wowie! im a neutral-palette girl and i love the use of bright color splashes that don't take away from the monochromatic neutral scheme here. clean lines, cozy organic textiles, casual furnishings, and soft lighting balance the simplicity of the architecture.

this peaceful interior design is by sbdigs.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


another exciting online magazine! two of our favorites, LONNY and TRADITIONAL MAGAZINE have collaborated to create the fabulous TRADhome!!
i love the TOP 20 NEW TRADITIONAL DESIGNERS...such talent, taste, hard to decide which one is my are a few...
love the mixing of materials, styles, and found pieces  
lauren gold & sasha adler
 ahh, wood paneled walls, one of my faves! 
oh so cozy kiddo time
great palette
neutral palette, fancy stripes, and cozy chairs

and if you're interested in voting for your favorite, you can HERE

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

belgian style.

beautiful spaces designed by famed designer Kay Douglass.  intricate balance of feminine, rustic, contemporary with cleanlines and a spiced up neutral palette.  

i love the casual, inviting appearance of these dining chairs. sloppy chic.  comfortable, practical slipcovered parsons chairs in a muted eggplant sit gracefully under this plank-topped farm style table. yum!
i think ive seen this kitchen in my dreams.  concrete floor, HUGE fridge, and TONS of natural stone counter space!
love the mix of clean contemporary and traditional here. and lots of white with splashes of intense color.
images borrowed from cococozy.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

purposed pallet

we are currently working on some really FUN pallet projects...
our inspiration....reuse, re purpose, reinvent...stay tuned to see what we have in store for you!