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Stuff We Love

8 Things This Super Creative Couple Can’t Work Without

Stuff We Love BY aleksa brown 08/04/2017
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The story of one of L.A.'s most creative and #goalsworthy couples started as many things did in 2007 - on Myspace. At the time, Lindsey Mortensen was living in New York and working in fashion design when she got a personal Myspace invite from L.A.-based musician Hrishikesh Hirway,to see his band perform in the city. A few weeks later, Hrishikesh convinced Lindsey to move out west with him; six weeks after their first date, he proposed. "It sounds crazy, but yes," Lindsey says. "And now we've been together for 10 years!" And making' a marriage work isn't all they've been up to in that time - Lindsey launched Larsen and Lund, a line of buttery, grown-up leather bags, and Hrishikesh is the brains behind the popular podcast Song Exploder. They also both work out of their home in Los Angeles' Eagle Rock neighborhood, so we asked Lindsey to share what keeps them happy and hard at work 'round the clock. READ MORE
Inside Job

How to Shop for Vintage Home Finds Without Getting Intimidated

Inside Job BY aleksa brown
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"It's easy to decorate your house in one fell swoop, but if you take the time to treasure hunt and slowly fill your space with meaningful, well-crafted items, you won't regret it," promises the Portland-based jeweler Natalie Joy, who abides by a slow-'n-steady, vintage-fueled approach instead. And she sure knows here stuff: This is what it takes to navigate the world of estate sales and thrift stores with a purpose, according to her. READ MORE
Stuff We Love

This Is Going to Make You Care About Numerology

Stuff We Love BY aleksa brown 05/19/2017
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Agnes Baddoo's interest in astrology and numerology - or, as she calls them, "the ologies" - took root long ago. "I've been interested in signs and planets since I was very little, which eventually led me to patterns and randomness and then sacred geometry and numerology," she explains. What's all that mean, exactly? In her day-to-day, Agnes uses numerology as a sort of weather report to keep perspective and find empowerment in all sorts of situations, including when she's putting together a new collection of her cult-favorite, roomy leather totes and satchels. Below, her guide so you can use numbers as your guide, too. READ MORE
Key to the City

How to Do Florence Like You've Lived There for Years

Key to the City BY aleksa brown 07/13/2017
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Miki Nora Christopherson first came to Florence - the city where she now lives and creates her liquid-looking metal jewelry - by chance. Looking for a place to study art history abroad without speaking the language, Miki discovered a program in Tuscany's capital and promptly signed up. After meeting her husband there years later while visiting friends from that very same study abroad program and feeling "as though I was living in a novel," she figured it was about time to put down roots. And while we can't promise you an Italian romance, we can count on Miki to deliver a bang-up tour of her town. READ MORE

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