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Last weekend we checked out the Godspeed show down in Chinatown while a Spit n’ Shine was taking place across the street. Lot’s of amazing motorcycles to look at and lot’s of standing around in 30 degree heat took it’s toll on me. Either way I’m glad I went and checked out both, you can check out Cicero deGuzman Jr’s work here- you will be glad you did.

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This home, oh this home.

Wanting to vacate the Williamsburg area of NYC due to high rent two married architects came upon this 60′s log cabin in Garrison, NY. Staying within a $400,000 budget they brilliantly renovated this home for a mere $50,000 on top of the $335,000 for the home itself. With little to no help from failing contractors, Taakaki & Christina Kawabata finished cedar planks for the siding and all other renovation needs. Their parents even came from Japan to help with this dream home of theirs come into fruition. Open concept and no clutter lead to an amazing home that bares no big walls and brings a family unit together in perfect harmony. My favourite part of the home? The view from all windows….seriously dreamy.

For further photo’s and interview with the Kawabata’s please head over to Remodelista

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This room encapsulates all that I love in simple decor. I love the mix of styles that all seamlessly blend into one another.The navajo style rug mixed with the simple scandinavian aesthetic draw you in but create warmth. The colours may be cool but the feeling is warm.

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summer dreaming

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My husband has been dreaming of a 70′s shorty van since way before I met him and we owned once long his 1970 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle came into the picture. I love all things muscle cars and motorcycles so it’s a good match.Do you have any summer plans? We go away as much as we can with our old Boler travel trailer and we love it. The summer brings out a certain rebellious nature in me that i don’t see most of the year, so time is of the essence to get out there and live!