Post image for Home Tour: Senior Designer, FP Movement

While in California a couple of weeks ago, I jumped at the opportunity to visit our FP Movement designer at her home in Inverness, California.  I had heard how amazing it was beforehand, but had never seen any photos.  Read more »

Sierra Joy -Oct 27, 2014, 4:42PM
This home is so inspiring. Her husband's pieces are just gorgeous! It was cool to hear her mention Bolinas. It really is an amazing little surfer town that I actually visit to surf. :)
Maïa -Sep 02, 2014, 9:53AM
Such a beautiful home ! I love the style, all the stuff, this is really inspiring ! The interview is beautiful too, Ryanne is really awesome ! x, Maïa www.wildandfolkheart.com

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Post image for How To Simplify A Complicated Life

I’ve always been a hoarder collector by nature. As a child, I had the eye of a magpie, collecting and displaying little things I’d find, but while this habit started out innocently enough, lately I’ve felt the need to simplify. Read more »

Hanna -Oct 24, 2014, 11:37AM
I live in a shared attic apartment, and every weekend when I tidy up, I find things I've brought in that just don't have a physical place to be. This causes two things to happen, in the vein of minimizing: First, a pretty regular evaluation of the value of the things around me, and getting rid of the things that I don't need. Second, this mess of piles on the floor that drive me crazy. I hate feeling like I've got too much stuff or too much empty space. Small living spaces are definitely my way of simplifying my life.
Susan -Aug 21, 2014, 12:41PM
Such a wonderful post! I always say "if in doubt, throw it out"! The Weaver Of Words.....give me 15 words and I'll tell you a tale www.averyfairytale.wordpress.com

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Post image for Decorate With Beach Stones And Make Summer Endless

Rocks aren’t exactly the most convenient thing to collect, but over the years I’ve managed to amass a small congregation of them. Picked up from rivers, streams, and ocean shores, smoothed by thousands of years of elemental exposure, when I find one with an interesting striation or shape, into my pocket it goes, along with small shells and other tokens of the natural world. Read more »

Valerie - Selling Homes in Philly -Sep 19, 2014, 10:58AM
I also happen to have a little rock collection of my own. But unlike yours, I placed several of them in small fish bowls and scattered them all throughout my home. Maybe I should try this out. I’ll just have to sort through them first, though. I’m excited! Great collection, by the way!
Lawrance -Aug 25, 2014, 11:34AM
love the idea of putting rocks together with the air plants. Hard with soft. http://pickmyled.com/top-5-full-spectrum-led-grow-lights-reviews/

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Post image for Decor Inspiration: Fall 2014 Store Displays

It’s always a nice treat to step outside of the office and visit the Walnut Street store here in Philly.  Read more »

Nancy -Oct 04, 2014, 2:52AM
Great Post and very Inspiring. I love all the textures and designs you are showing in your wall. Thanks for sharing.
Rachel F -Aug 17, 2014, 10:35PM
How do you get a job in visual display? Do they hire artists to do this kind of work?

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Post image for How To Physically & Spiritually Cleanse A New Home

This past weekend I found myself standing amid the rubble of my new apartment, crumpled wrapping paper up to my knees, boxes piled on every available surface, and with the overwhelming feeling of not knowing where to begin looming over me. Read more »

Daisy -Dec 18, 2014, 10:01AM
Thank you for sharing, probably I'll try that when my husband is not around. He is not into anything spiritual.
Ivy Robinson -Nov 27, 2014, 9:38AM
I have to do that in my new house! I don't like the previous owners and I can feel a negative energy around the house! Thank you for sharing!

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Post image for 5 Gorgeous Pet-Safe Houseplants

While keeping them alive may be an entirely different story, I have always had a thing for houseplants. I love the instant breath of life they bring into a space; the touch of nature that makes you feel good to be in its presence. Read more »

Moni -Aug 04, 2014, 10:36PM
yay!!! I've been desiring a post like this forever, mahalo Brigette! Oh yes, of course for da kitties, CATMINT- especially when it's budding! xo
Kenzie Smith -Aug 04, 2014, 8:01PM
I love all of those plants! I am definitely going to have to look into a couple of those :) So far my dogs seem very uninterested in eating plants (other than grass) but I would hate for them to think that it was okay to eat an inside plant and have it be toxic.

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Post image for 4 Tips For Purchasing a Vintage Film Camera

Behind the lens of my mother’s old, beat-up Canon AE-1 (forever known as “the student camera”), I fell in love with photography. Read more »

Oliver Filippi -Oct 12, 2014, 12:55AM
Julie, Why not dust off your Great Grandfather's Rolleiflex? They are built like tanks and have excellent lenses. There is a Rollei mechanic in Southern CA who can overhaul them and have them functioning like new. {If you want his contact information, e-mail me off line.}. Note that in the 50's, most of the fashion magazine photographs were shot with Rolleis. If you want a 35 mm camera, don't mess around. Get the BEST - a German LEICA. They are extremely rugged and reliable, as well as have the BEST lenses. Older, used ones, are affordable. [A 1960 vintage 50MM f/2 Summicron lens will, even today, take any 50 mm non Leica lens to the cleaners - even though it was designed without the help of a computer.] Leica lenses are known for their sharpness and contrast, even at full aperture, and in the corners - wide open at f/2. Once you use one, you will be hooked. Here too, I can give you the names of a couple of expert Leica mechanics. Parts are still available. With the Leica, you can go with an M-3 rangefinder style, or an SLR starting with the R-3. (I would go with an R-4, but there are several R-4 models, as the camera was improved during its production run. The SLRs have an internal light meter, as do later model Ms. If you decide to go with the R-4, e-mail me off line and I can advise you as to the sub model and serial numbers to look for. For more info on Leicas, go to Kenrockwell.com.. Ken had Nikons and Canons, but has seen the true superiority of Leica. Sadly, the current Leica models, though very good, are VERY VERY EXPENSIVE, Most photographers cannot, or do not, comprehend how truly superior Leica shots are, compared to those taken with other 35s. I can give you many examples, but the following is typical: Many years ago, I met an elderly couple at the San Diego Zoo refreshment stand, each with a Leica R hanging from their neck. I commented to them that I seldom see folks with Leicas. - let alone two. They told me that they had gone on a trip to the Great Barrier Reef with a club they belonged to. One of the members used a Leica. When the club reconvened after the trip, they all brought their slides and had a screening. The Leica shots were very noticeably better - even though many were taken of the same subjects from essentially the same spots, with the same film and exposure. They asked the Leica photographer, "Why are your pictures so much better?" His response was, "It's the camera." So these folks went out an bought Leicas, and have been happy with the results ever since. As a transition from film to digital, you might want to try using Kodak Ektar color negative film and when you have it developed (I use Costco) have them digitize the pictures and write them to a DVD (CD). Then you can manipulate the photos in the same fashion as if they were shot digitally. Note that Ektar film was specifically designed to record images for subsequent digital processing. Ektar film has very fine grain, and is very sharp. Please let me know if you try any of my suggestions.
best sites for editing photos -Aug 22, 2014, 7:10AM
I am personally used canon 1100d model; I want to know actually what the main tricks to take a professional photograph. Anyone help or suggest me ?

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Post image for Decor Inspiration: Decorating With Air Plants

Lately I’ve been incorporating more and more plants into my decor at home. Read more »

Dave -Oct 23, 2014, 8:21PM
Love the post on air plants......we may have to incorporate some of these designs into our rotation! Thanks so much and if you all like air plants check us out https://www.facebook.com/Northeastapd
Alicia -Oct 17, 2014, 11:06AM
I loved reading this post. In fact, in inspired me to get some green in my own home! Thanks for the ideas, and if you want, you can check out the blog post on how I chose to use them here: http://aliciahaskewphotography.com/?p=3688

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Post image for Western Cabin Decor

For our latest styling story, Wildfire, our west coast team shot at an incredible cabin in Joshua Tree.  Isolated, rustic, and full of vintage aesthetic, this cabin looks like a dream – and the ideal place to rest your head.  Read more »

Sara -Jul 23, 2014, 11:28AM
So beautiful - I really need to make it out there.... Joshua Tree is my next roadtrip! P.S. these photos are just so inspiring, I've been pinning a ton of them >>> http://www.pinterest.com/restlessnomads/ xoxo Sara http://www.restlessnomads.com
Hypnotica Vintage -Jul 23, 2014, 10:22AM
Arthur magazine is missed! http://www.etsy.com/shop/HypnoticaVintage

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Post image for Turning Your Shower Space Into A Sanctuary

I love looking at showering as a time to indulge in a mini spa treatment. Of course its main purpose is to cleanse the body, but I really feel that it can have a calming, relaxing effect on the mind, as well. Read more »

Tree -Feb 04, 2015, 2:42PM
Do be aware which gemstones are hydrophobic!
Brittany -Nov 12, 2014, 6:38PM
I love both of these towels! Where are they from?

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Post image for Creating A Summer Atmosphere In Your Home

UPDATE: This post originally ran in June but now that it is officially summer, we wanted to share it again! Read more »

1813 -Aug 29, 2014, 8:48AM
such beauty in simplicity!! lovely bedroom seems to glow in the natural light! unique hand woven dream catchers add a touch of elegance http://www.etsy.com/shop/1813
christina -Jul 07, 2014, 7:56PM
i'm really intrigued about getting rid of my bed frame. just like everyone else! - christina www.cityloveee.blogspot.com

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Post image for Backyard Dinner Party With Ruthie Lindsey & Local Milk

It was around 4pm last Wednesday when we pulled up to Ruthie Lindsey’s home in East Nashville. Read more »

rach -Jan 26, 2015, 11:46PM
where did you get the low tables from
Chandra Rae -Jul 03, 2014, 10:04AM
Yay! Thank you so much for coming to our awesome town. This night was so fun! www.moderndaycharm.com

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