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  • working hands farm

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    Working Hands Farm is just down the country road from our home. They've built a brand new farm since I  posted about them last April ... and it's beautiful. Old fashion farm qualities & function yet has a really refined aesthetic. It's evident they've put a lot of thought into their space.

    A 2015 CSA membership is definitely in order ..!  Working Hands Farm also has an incredible blog that'll make you long to be a farmer....  & their photos are amazing.


  • finds

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    Estate & tag sales are my favorite, especially in the summertime. I love a good treasure hunt (and bargain!) so I go out as often as I can. These sorts of found objects add such a rich layer of authenticity to your home, something I think we all desire. If your home is looking like everyone else's stop buying the "it" product of the moment (or worse yet, being bummed that everyone has copied you...) and buy something ... authentic.

    Pictured above is one afternoon's finds. A handful of i vetri di fidenza jars (one can never have too many jars!), an off white crock and perhaps my best score of the year -- a Hammersmith Copper Saucepan, made in Brooklyn. For $1! Retails for $209 .... oh ya!

     


  • list 7.14.14

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    1. vacation
    our roadtrip down the Oregon & California coast to San Fran & Big Sur is just 5 weeks away. So excited. Loved this editorial on Big Sur from cereal.

     

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    2. drinks
    i have not made enough fun summer-y things to drink, OH! ... lemongrass mint spritzer  and honeysuckle lemonade ... yes & yes.

     

     

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    3. sweet summerland
    the garden is growing and life is just so beautiful in the summer. i discovered a new blog, babes in boyland .... such a summerland. beautiful photos...

     

    ps. i ended up taking the last couple weeks off. and around. doing summertime things like one should ... hip hip!

     


  • menu midsummer

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    I'd like to be there, doing that.
    Menu Fire BucketTorchSlateGrinderFlip Table .... you get the idea.

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  • list 6.19.14

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    1. bathroom
    three things: the enamelware sink, towel rack ladder & that shelf with brushes, soap & such. perfect for my half bath downstairs that has mostly a utility function (kids washing their hands after they come in from outside .. dirty!). i'll take 1 bathroom remodel on the double! image via.

     

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    2. kitchen bits
    summer is in full swing. outdoor cooking and an over-abundance of herbs equals this diy herb basting brush from food republic. brilliant.

    also? i love this minimalist baking mat from Ricardo. i got rid of my old silpats last year when we moved .. they were so gross & stained. i've found that i really miss not having them and dislike all the waste of parchment paper when i'm baking.

    and? Bulgarian Yogurt starter is on my list, we always have a batch of homemade yogurt going .. nothing better! The Scandinavian Piimä starter also sounds amazing. Mmmmm.


  • Danish home by the sea

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    If you're a Kinfolk reader you will be familiar with Lene Tranberg's Danish home by the seafeatured in issue 12.  It's even more profound & remarkable in print.

    I just can't buy into the whole "product showcase" house thing, you know? This home, however, rich in authenticity, in perception .. is perfect.  I can't get enough of those wood floors and the atmospheric tone.

    Images via Kinfolk.

     


  • love at the end

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    There's a point in this video where the people just start dancing and it's totally perfect, an exact expression. Such a great video and song by John Mark McMillan.

    Watch the video, here.


  • list 6.9.14

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    1. rose garden
    right now we're ripping out a huge area of overgrown (ugly) juniper to plant a rose garden. I dream of a summertime full of roses in bloom. I can smell it already! Roses via.

     

     

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    2. hammock
    i'm thinking of hitching a hammock between 2 shady trees that are in between our home & the forest -- ultimate summer leisure. hammock via.

     

     

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    3. red wine granita with vanilla ice cream
    yes & yes. the next question would be pinot or pinot blanc? recipe via.


  • vase vase

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    I'm in such a country summer mood (mode?) ...  Wildflowers in the Vase Vase designed by Norm Architects for Menu ... seriously now.

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  • list 6.4.14

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    1. summer house lifestyle
    Monday was my birthday and we beautifully spent it doting around the countryside in search of blueberry bushes (check! bought 12), peony plants (bought 3 from this amazing farm, oh to see it all in bloom!) and as a bonus ended up with a Meyer Lemon Tree. When I think of summer houses (or the lake house as my family would call it) I think of slower days that have an expectation of being enjoyed. Outdoor projects & gardening, long evenings & amazing meals with the ones you love. Living on a beautiful piece of property in the countryside, I realized, this 'summer house attitude of living' can be my everyday. And... so it is.
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    2. nature's tone
    Natural objects have a profound way of harmonizing, complimenting, contrasting. I think an entire room could be assimilated around these mushrooms .. the metal .. the black. Beautiful...
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