Inspiration  A Week of Fun in San Francisco!

Hello!  I just returned from another great trip to to beautiful San Francisco, where I was tagging along with my husband on his business trip.  We combed the city–walking everywhere and ducking down streets and through neighborhoods until our feet ached. After three trips in one year, I have a lot of great things to share!

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map photo from Maker & Moss 

 

I recommend several great websites and blogs for tips on where to go around the city: Victoria Smith, SFGirlbyBay 24 Hours in San Francisco, and Grace Bonney’s Design Sponge SF Design Guide.  I also refered to the awesome SF Gate, and Eater San Francisco constantly to find out about neighborhoods and restaurants.  (The above map can be found at Maker & Moss in Hayes Valley.)

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Inspiration  DIY Lego Counter: Homage to Childhood & the Playful Adult

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When it comes to gorgeous color and playful design, there is no one who can do it better than Tami Rodrig of Happy Art Studio.  Mixed media is her game, and she continues to broaden her palette from painting, tiling, sewing, collage, jewelry, and now to include Legos!  You may know Tami for her joyful jewelry collection (read more here), but as you can see, there are no limits to her creativity and imagination with color! 

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