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Welcome to the Cottage.

The Tiny Canal Cottage® is a 1920's Craftsman-style house by the Venice Beach Canals in Southern California. This <400 sqft home/office is the full-time residence of Creative Director Whitney Leigh Morris, her husband, their son, and two rescue beagles.

Well Chosen Goods

Well Chosen Goods

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I recently sat down for an interview with one of my favorite local brick-and-mortars about our lifestyle here in our lil’ LA cottage. Read/view the full story via Well Chosen by our friends at Midland. Below is a selection of additional imagery by Ashley Randall, and a preview of the the Q&A by the lovely Paige and Kelly of Midland.

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Midland: What is your favorite thing about living in a small space and what’s one thing that is challenging about it?

Whitney: Living in a small space provides me with a constant reminder that I have all I need and more— and to be grateful for it. For me, living tiny isn’t a sacrifice. On the contrary. Our lives are overflowing, and I hope and aim to pay that extraordinary fortune forward through my work and my daily interactions with others.

Midland: When shopping brick and mortar shops, what inspires your purchases and keeps you coming back?

Whitney: Adam and I do very little shopping in general (o’ the joys of living in a tiny house!), but there are a handful of exceptional brick and mortars we love to visit and support. I’m delighted by practical goods that are also works of art. For example, a versatile pitcher that was formed by hand into a beautiful sculptural work makes my senses sing! The idea that a work of art can brighten your home with its form, while also serving as a watering vessel for plants, a vase for clippings, and a serving piece for your family’s meals is something that I find so valuable. I gravitate towards shops that collect and curate pieces crafted in this spirit.

Above: Wearing garments from  Midland  at the Cottage.

Above: Wearing garments from Midland at the Cottage.

Declutter with the Help of Greenery

Declutter with the Help of Greenery

Some Items You Can Probably Go Without (Part 10)

Some Items You Can Probably Go Without (Part 10)