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La Distributrice (The Dispenser) occupies the smallest retail space in Montreal. With a staircase above and the width of 2 espresso machines, the space is room for just one barista who will create your espresso drink of choice to go as you exit the very busy Mont Royal Metro Station in The Plateau neighborhood. They serve espresso from Detour Coffee Roasters out of Ontario and sell their beans by the bag as well. The visual identity for this travel-worthy coffee window was designed by Gabriel Lefebvre and Rachel Lecompte and you can view their project page here.




a long introductory video…

…and the amazingness of Elsa Mora

If you wander around on Pinterest as much as I do, you may have seen her work. She was born and raised on an island off of Cuba and relocated to Los Angeles in her 30s. She has an Etsy shop and a wonderful blog, from which all of these amazing photographs of her work come from.



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If there’s one thing I love about kitchens, it’s open shelving. Seriously, it sometimes has me weak at the knees. Honestly, it may just be because of the thought of being able to vainly display my carefully-curated collection of dishes that I thoroughly adore.
Here are the best of the best, people (in my opinion.)

from The Sugar Mountain

from Country Living

from Design*Sponge

from Decor8


My couch situation right now is pretty sad. I’m definitely lucky to have a family hand-me-down and not something I found on the side of the road however. I’m also lucky that my mom has amazing taste, but the bright, purple, floral couch she picked out 15 years ago belongs more in Central Perk than it does in my earthy, mid-century cave of a house. So I am dearly looking forward to the day that we get to slap down the big bucks and purchase the couch my living room has been dying for.
If my husband and I can find the happy place between our tastes we might end up with a couch like one of these:

from Salvage Love

from Flickr

This couch below might be my favorite of the group. I love this color!

via Bonnie Tsang Photography

via Fine Little Day

from Manhattan Nest