Happy Friday! We’re having a heat wave here in Los Angeles, so while we’d like to cozy up in this lakeside home by Brian Paquette, we’re actually leaning towards a bottle of rosé and a cute straw hat. C’est la vie! Either way, we’ve got our top links of the week. Enjoy!

Julie Van Daele’s Culver City home is modern and super monochromatic… yet still very warm and welcoming. The interior designer and her husband built the house from the ground up, leading to lots of beautiful custom details. Take a peek on Hunker!

— We read this article on Wit & Delight a few weeks ago, but its message continues to resonate: How to Compliment Someone Without Mentioning Their Looks.

A.Rudin, the high-end Los Angeles furniture company, has released the coolest campaign video: 80 Miles.  Each product they make has core materials that are sourced within 80 miles of the company’s downtown LA factory. The video shows off California’s natural beauty and iconic landscape, and providing makers with a wealth of raw materials to inspire authentically climate-smart luxury pieces.  

— We can’t live without our morning coffee! Our office is currently loving Elmhurst 1925’s new hemp creamers. They’re the first hemp creamers on the market, crafted with six ingredients or less, and come in Original Unsweetened, Golden Milk, French Vanilla and Hazelnut. (The Golden Milk is our favorite!)

— This sustainable, limited-edition pillow collection uses existing handbag making techniques, leather offcuts, and materials to produce each product. OPENUU and RIL CREED have joined forces, driven by how human activity, especially in the design and fashion industries, can negatively impact our planet. Bonus… the line is super cute!

— If you’re looking for a fun design-y show to binge but are burnt out on all of the American options, we highly suggest tuning into The Proudlocks on YouTube. The cute British couple has a series called From Crib to Casa, where they go through the trials and tribulations of a major renovation in London. We’re hooked!

Image originally published here.