This week, we toured an eclectic mid-century “treehouse” on the East Coast and a contemporary new build just outside of Seattle. We had a great design duo share 10 of their favorite Black artisans, and an LA designer shared how she’s surviving quarantine: by elevating the endless dinners at home with a few entertaining tricks. Elsewhere, we found tons of inspiration too. From a great new e-book, to a linen sale, to a way to bring hotel vibes home… there’s something for everyone:
— If you’re an interior designer and have always wanted to see your work published on a site like this or in your favorite print magazine, photography is crucial. Unfortunately, as editors, we often see designers make big mistakes when it comes to shooting their projects! Molly Schoneveld, a PR pro with twenty years of experience, put together a handy e-book: How to Get the Interior Photos You Need to Make an Editor Say, Yes! She outlines everything from negotiating a contract with a photographer to interior styling tips, so you can save time, money, and frustration AND end up with the press coverage you’ve always wanted. Snag your digital copy here.
— Going a little crazy with all the Zoom meetings during these weird work-from-home times? This meeting notepad by Marie Mae is a genius desktop accessory and will help you stay organized, even when your manager goes on their 10th tangent of the call or your kiddos interrupt for a snack.
— You know we’re huge fans of Rancho La Puerta, the wellness resort just south of San Diego. This week, they announced The Residences at Rancho La Puerta. The private, wellness-focused residential village project will be built on The Ranch’s 4,000 acre grounds and feature 108 private homes. Each home will be a tranquil, wellness-focused enclave and have great features and amenities, including access available to The Ranch. Talk about a dream life!
— Though travel is temporarily off the table, you can mentally transport yourself anywhere, right? Say hello to Hôtel Weekend: a bohemian-chic travel media channel and online Souvenir Shop. The shop carries a curated selection of resort-wear and home goods for the global nomad. Get shopping here and look the part… even if the farthest you’re going this summer is your backyard.
— New Yorkers, after the last few months, you deserve some fresh blooms. McQueens Flowers (the celebrated florist for some of fashion’s top brands) just debuted six stunning summer-inspired bouquets and arrangements. Order some for a friend or treat yourself!
— Orange County designer Lindye Galloway has just launched a great online shop! You can now buy a beautifully curated selection of furniture, art, rugs, pillows, and decor. Plus, a portion of each purchase goes to a global non-profit partner specializing in providing microfinancing to dreamers and doers in impoverished and underserved areas around the globe. Shopping that does good? We love that!
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