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Sackcloth & Ashes

by Joanna on January 6, 2015

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January is sort of an odd time when it comes to home decor. In my mind, it’s really the snuggliest month, especially after the hullabaloo of the holidays. Personally, I use it as a time to reassess my home with a focus on my bedding. After all, it’s chilly outside and the perfect time to layer on the blankets.

A recent discovery of mine is Sackcloth & Ashes, a company that sells high-quality blankets. They donate a fleece blanket to a homeless shelter whenever you purchase one. The blankets are offered in three different fabrications: alpaca, plush fleece, and Southwestern-inspired stripes. The entire concept was inspired by founder Bob Dalton’s mother, who found herself homeless after moving across the country to start over. It seems especially fitting then to feature Sackcloth & Ashes now, as we kick off a new year and look forward to fresh starts.

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{ Images via Sackcloth & Ashes }

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Mr. Plant

by Joanna on December 30, 2014

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Entitled “Just Grow It!” these floral sculptures are the work of Mr. Plant, a.k.a. Christophe Guinet. Building upon his teenage fascination with nature, particularly orchids, Guinet carefully selects the materials for his artwork. He prefers to take inspiration from the delicate details of flowers and considers the creation process of his work to be similar to a meditation. The result is striking and lovely.

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{ Images from Mr. Plant, found via Trendland }

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Laurel Canyon Dreaming

by Joanna on December 24, 2014

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When the art prints of Laurel Canyon Dreaming found their way into my inbox, I knew I immediately had to share. Penny, the artist behind Laurel Canyon Dreaming, bases each work on original paintings, collages, and drawings she she did or rare antique prints from flea markets. She also adds bits of gold or silver leaf for a metallic touch. Each archival print pulls from a variety of inspirations, including Surrealist women artists of the early 20th century, Art Deco styling, even the magical unknown of the moon and stars.

As artist Penny says: “California dreaming is a state of mind.” I don’t know about you, but I’m straight up dreaming about adding these pieces to my home.

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P.S. We’re taking a little Christmas blog break, but will be back in action next Monday. Happy holidays!

{ Images via Laurel Canyon Dreaming }

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Paulova Ceramics

by Joanna on December 23, 2014

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Based in Portland, Oregon, Paulova Ceramics is all about the perfect balance of simplicity and graphic artwork. The shapes themselves feature clean lines that are reminiscent of modern Scandinavian design, while the colors and artwork feel more casual and graphic. The result are beautifully functional, timeless pieces for your home. Each piece is handmade by artist Paula Lopez-Otero with raw clay that’s later smoothly glazed on the interior.

Her porcelain ornaments are especially darling, aren’t they?

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{ Images via Paulova Ceramics }

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Frankie & Albert

by Joanna on December 22, 2014

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Whether you’re looking for a totally unique gift or a way to spruce up your own home, Frankie & Albert is your new best friend. Essentially, they do the vintage shopping and scouring of flea markets for you.

The subscription service works like this: You fill out a questionnaire about your style, then the geniuses at Frankie & Albert hand-pick vintage pieces that they think you’ll love. Once you receive the package, you can decide to keep it or swap it. It’s that easy. The pieces themselves hail from flea markets all across the U.S. If this isn’t just the coolest thing since sliced bread, then I don’t know what is!

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