Thursday, June 30, 2011

belgian beauty.

came across this b&b in belgium via a twisted web of social networking/inspiration digging. WOWOWOWOWWWW!  and the bucket list grows....

beautiful antique goldenrod chesterfield sofa!
even the doors and trim are amazing!
that tile...WHOA!
claw foot tub...rub a dub dub.
beauty on the outside too!
so old. so cool.
thoughtful mess of books.

images from the lovely australian blog, yellowtrace.

belgium has always been on my list and this place would just be icing on the cake.  

Thursday, June 23, 2011

max wanger photography

i recently discovered max wanger and i am in LOVE with his work! he truly knows how to capture love, and does it in such a fun, modern, unique way. here are a few of my faves...
i love his use of negative space...
and lighting...
 and fun colors! hooray for pink parasols! 
 anyone who knows me well enough, knows that this picture is pretty darn close to how i see the big day looking one day...
this looks just perfect right about now...
and i just love this quote from an interview i found...
What is the greatest compliment you've ever received?
Someone once told me that I made them believe in love again. That was a pretty good one.
ahhh love it! 
xo  l+f

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

rowen & wren

love this site! separated into three collections, rowen & wren, has so many goodies for the home! 

distant home is warm and cozy with neat textures....
absolutely love these pendants...

refined rural is right up my alley...neutral colors with a rustic-meets-modern appeal, i definitely have a few faves... 
lime washed acacia mirror? yes please! 
 not quite sure what to use it for, but digging the kilve dish
 the oak lids on these rye dishes are the perfect touch

 and from the timeless living collection, i saved my favorite piece for last...the peony cushion! such a great touch to a super simple! 
rowen & wren:

xo shanners

Monday, June 20, 2011

living spaces.

living spaces...not just spaces for the living, but spaces that are alive.  spaces that grow and develop over time and layer by layer.

check out ny-based design team jesse carrier + mara miller who have this technique of layering down.  the result: timeless, cozy, thoughtfully designed spaces.

 carrier and company featured in the latest issue of house beautiful.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

new online mag: prairie hive

another online magazine to keep us busy! check out the premiere issues of prairie hive. but wait, this one is different...

attainable and affordable design? yes and yes! 
diy projects? yes please! 
check out these fun ideas for a summertime movie night! i mean, bacon popcorn.....delish!!
a revamped entryway, home tour, mod design inspiration, and a shout out to fave of course! 

looking forward to seeing their next issue
xo l + f

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

maps. wait...they don't love you like i love you.

i love the earth.  i love traveling.  i guess that's why i love maps.  old + new.  colored + non.  

check out these neat applications of maps:

chicago wrapped up in a bow. how about orange. 
map light. oooohh. etsy/umbu.
map/bird mobile. cute! ohdeedoh. 
this room is a vacation.  the wallpaper is the destination.  life love laughter.
wallpaper in kid's room. adorable! bbabyfu.  i  you.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

tables with a story

stumbled across these gorgeous tabletops while digging for inspiration as a wrap up a design gig.  how gorgeous are these??!! ...featured on apartment therapy.  the craftsmanship and ingenuity displayed here are blowing my mind!

soooo beautiful!!
check out the inspiring story that tracks progress as amelie and arielle travel from brooklyn to california searching for salvaged goods and rustic wood to create these unique and gorgeous tables for a soon-to-be restaurant. brooklyn to west.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

taste test: june gloom

it has been so poopy and rainy here the past few days. i like it. at the same time, i'm kinda ready for summer to come back. apparently that doesn't happen in sf though. but, lost + found is going camping this weekend, rain or shine! 

i did an etsy taste test and the results are can totally see how the weather is affecting my mood! 
i'm curious to see how the next one will look...

xo l + f

Monday, June 6, 2011

palm springs

hello all you lovely friends!  i just returned from a two week adventure which included a cross-country road trip with a bestie: new sites, new friends, amazing memories!! my time away ended with some r&r in LA and the desert including the AMAZING palm springs!

this was my first time in palm springs...and whoa! that place is paradise for a sun-worshipping, food loving, cactus aficionado, and design freak!

here are some sights along palm canyon drive...

started the day of with a perfect americano from a perfectly cute cafe.
trina turk for the home! i did walk out with a bag full of goodies... :)
cool pendant light.
so much cacti EVERYWHERE!! it's so pretty!
mid-century mod pieces from swank interiors.
stopped to check out the palm trees...
cactus garden/landscape studio. loved this place! desert landscape design.
mid-century mod architecture...coooool!
final stop...din din at las casuelas! yummy mexican + amazing mango margis!!...with some love-birds and live music on the side.
i had an AMAZING trip, but i have to's nice to be back home!
and my first day at my new big design job! :)