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step inside an eclectic California home


Rich in pattern and vintage textiles yet super simple and fresh, this Californian home is my idea of gorgeous. The space is very eclectic but classic and not over-designed. Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors created a modern and tranquil home for a Californian family who were soon expecting the birth of their child. With all the pattern play going on, what keeps this home simple and sophisticated? I think the fresh white walls throughout the home and the mix of contemporary and mid-century furniture creates this polished effect while still creating a home with personality and charm. Watch out for the crazy-beautiful tiled fireplace and bathroom floor!

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Wait until you see the master bedroom, bathroom and super chic baby room!

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urban colouring book for adults


Do you remember how de-stressing it is to colour in? No pressure, just make sure you don’t go out the lines. And if you do, oh well, no biggie. So if you’re nostalgic about your childhood colouring-in days then this fantastic new book created by artist Steve McDonald is the perfect distraction to have on your desk. Fantastic Cities* turns aerial views of famous cities into architectural illustrations for colouring in. Based on real cities, the book includes views of New York City, Istanbul, Amsterdam and Tokyo, among many others, which make up a total of 60 labyrinth-like illustrations. So all you creative, stressed-out adults – if travel is not on your horizon, then sharpen your pencil crayons and escape to this intricate urban world for a detox session of colouring-in.

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*Available on pre-order, to be released in July 2015

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