Beautiful Image

January 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

The Animal Print Shop

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Andy Singleton

January 29, 2013 § Leave a comment

I came across this installation by Andy Singleton when looking for telescopes online. I have a special way of searching…. But the reason they came up is because they are inspired by nebuli in the Milky way. I hope you love as much as I do!

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xo, Liv

3 Ways to Make a Clamp-and-Go Table

January 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

I was trying to help my friend come up with cheap desk ideas – ‘I could use a good top and legs’ she explained. Couldn’t we all… But here are some awesome options for getting the job done quick:howclampworks1

By Industrial Designer, Ryan Sorrell.


Table legs by Phillippe Nigro.


Ikea’s Vika Lerberg legs plugged onto a table top from Door Sixteen.

So in case you’re one of many Bay Area (and beyond) start-ups wary of your ever-lurking funding, fear not, the job can be done quickly and cheaply!

xo, Liv

Rammed Earth Architecture

January 23, 2013 § 1 Comment

Some of the most beautiful architecture is built in close relation with its surroundings, so it’s no surprise that rammed earth building lends itself to such a warm environment.indoor-swimming-poolvier-arquitectos



Often stabilized with concrete, it is pressed into formwork in a similar way, and the soil layers create truly inspired effects. Wright Feldhusen Architects, as well as David Oliver lead the way in the Southern Hemisphere where this exciting design technology is beginning to hold its own as a modern (though certainly tried-and-true) method. (images via).

4 Things in Black & White

January 21, 2013 § Leave a comment






Happy Monday xo, Liv

Everyday I’m Hustlin

January 16, 2013 § 1 Comment

If you haven’t known me since at least college, you probably don’t know that I think I’m thug. I saw this and loved it so much, I wanted to make a whole post for it.everyday-im-hustlin

Get your hustle on.

xo, Liv

January 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

so beautiful. Great find Valentina!









This playful city house consists of a new wooden home built inside the existing brick framework of the old house.” (via)



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Rapha Parklet in San Francisco Marina!

January 10, 2013 § 1 Comment

Recently hitting Architizer, the San Francisco Chronical, Atlantic Cities, and Huffington Post is the sensational Rapha Parklet installed in the Marina district of San Francisco designed by Rebar, and my friend, Justin Ackerman.

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Rapha Cycle Club is a bike and coffee shop that commisioned the work for customers and the public to enjoy.  Parklets have been incredibly popular in San Francisco, further utilizing outdoor space and the awesome weather we enjoy here! This parklet was the first in the Marina, and if we can inject a little hip into a traditionally preppy neighborhood, maybe it will be permanent! The city is considering deconstruction of the space due to neighbor complaints that it doesn’t fit the Marina aesthetic.

Ackerman’s work on the parklet oversaw the deconstruction of a Ciroen H-Van, and development of an outdoor space in its body. His work reinvents how we install art in design. It is more than a designed landscape, incorporating sculpture and street art into the space.

San Francisco is a place art-lovers have flocked for decades. I love the city’s bold moves to bring art to a new level of public engagement. And, yey Justin!


xo, Liv

Greats at the Tate

January 8, 2013 § Leave a comment

I love the Tate Modern in London, and came across the Airplane Installation by Fiona Banner today. I thought it’d be fun to share some of the bests that have graced the famed museum. Here are a few of the greats that have been in the Tate installation hall.


Airplane Installation by Fiona Banner.






Shibboleth II by Doris Salcedo.

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Bodyspacemotionthings by Robert Morris.

Sliding Ladders in Our Homes

January 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

I’ve been loving sliding ladders since I saw the one that goes with Pierro Lissoni’s System. I now have the opportunity to search for one for a loft space I’m designing. I’m having a little trouble, because none of the sleeker models have anything to hold onto above the top wrung. Oh design vs. function… Here are some of the best looking I found:



And maybe the winner….





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