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Bobby’s Bookmarks: Our Favorites That We’ve Been Bookmarking This Week

Happy Valentine’s Day! Since today is all about celebrating love, we’re sharing with you all the spaces, places and products we’ve fallen for this week. So before you get romantic with that special someone, get inspired with our best bookmarks.

We’ve got plenty of love to share today, including a rainbow bright rental home in Maine, a colorful Mid-Century down under, a bathroom in our favorite new shade of green, a new modern Japanese hotel from one of our favorite brands, and candles, pillows, vases, chairs and more that you’ll be swooning over.

Ready to share the love? Scroll down for the best of our bookmarks for this week, and to shop all our favorite products too. And if you want even more inspiration, click through here to follow us on Pinterest to see everything we’re currently loving.

We Love…A Modernized Mid-Century Home

If you haven’t figured it out already, we definitely have a thing for Australian design. The 1960s penthouse apartment in Melbourne is no exception. It got a colorful modern makeover from Wowoma Architects, with a teal kitchen, lots of wood accents, and one seriously enviable terrace and view. So when can we stop by for a barbi?


We Love…Colorful Taper Candles 

There’s no better way to light up your date night than with some simple and chic taper candles.  These come in 33 different shades, from lavender to light blue, orange to olive, so no matter what mood you’re going for, you’ll be covered. And at just $14 for a 12 pack, you’l can stock up for whenever you need to lighten things up.

We Love…Sustainable Solutions 

We definitely believe in going green, and a re-useable water bottle is a great place to start. What makes this version stand out though is its ability to collapse into a tiny (and easily transportable) 3.5″ cube when not in use. It’s prefect for traveling, camping, or even everyday use, and has a sleek, modern design.


We Love…Going Bright

What happens when Brooklyn based creative agency purchases and designs a home in Maine? Well, you get a super colorful space thats brimming with fun design moments. Bright shades abound, along with undoubtedly the biggest wow moment – a serpentine rainbow rug that winds its way through the main living spaces. And not only can you rent the home, you can also shop nearly all of the furnishings!


We Love…A Great Looking Bag

A visit to your local farmers market isn’t complete without a stylish bag to haul all your fresh finds. We’re crushing on this simple waxed cotton version,  which is sturdy, stylish and will last you for years to come.


We Love…Sculptural Vases

This amber colored vase is a perfect vessel for that Valentine’s bouquet you may be receiving. It’s got a modern, sculptural shape that will compliment whatever pretty blooms you place in it.  And if you don’t already love it, it’s bound to steal your heart with a price tag of only $25.

We Love…Japanese Design With A Twist 

One of our favorite hotel brands, The Ace, has just opened its newest outpost in Kyoto, Japan. Housed within the former Kyoto Central Telephone Company (built in the 1920s), it’s been given a modern overhaul by Commune Design, while still incorporating traditional Japanese design elements like paper lanterns and wood paneling. Want to see for yourself? You can now book for stays starting in April.


We Love…A Patterned Pillow 

Speaking of Japanese design, an easy way to incorporate it into your space is through textiles, like this gray and blue pillow. It features a subtle pattern in soothing shades, and will warm up almost any interior.


We Love…Well Designed Details 

This modern interpretation of a Georgian house in London features lots of unique details we’re certainly keeping in mind for future projects. Most notably the terrazzo checkerboard floor, arched doorways, and curved central stair case with green railing. Designed by Gundry + Drucker, it’s the perfect pairing of tradition with 21st Century life.


Design: Sweet Laurel

We Love…Going Green

Earlier this week we brought you all the info on Sacramento green, the it color that’s popping up everywhere. Case in point- this LA bathroom, which used the color on the walls, vanity and shower tile. With brass and black accents, the room feels both rich and refreshing. We can’t wait to see more of this shade!

We Love…A Great Place To Sit

With Mid-Cenutry inspired lines, this ash wood chair would make a handsome addition to a dining room, desk, or any space you need some extra seating. Pair then with a sleek white dining table for a material contrast that is just right.


We Love…Rustic Refined

We would love to spend a wintery Valentine’s night in Artist John-Paul Philippe‘s Connecticut barn. The rustic space was renovated into a modern residence and furnished with a mix of contemporary and more industrial elements, while still feeling oh so cozy. Snuggling by that charming wood burning stove sounds just about perfect too.

  1. Bobby, love ur inspiration! One thing: am SUPER curious about table (desk?) in ZARA chair snip. Do u have a picture/link of same, pls?