Monday, October 16, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. And a lovely space to spend it in (plus a hint to slightly more gothic-flavoured automatism posts in the lead up to Halloween).

(photo by jesper florbrant via pinterest)

Electric Blue

Admiring the stylish Paris home of interior designer Sarah Lavoine today, a duplex on the top floor of a 19th century house. Stunning use of colour—where others would have used grey or other neutral tones as a running theme, she's opted for an extraordinary deep turquoise. More here on AD Germany.

(photography by felix forest)


Currently in bathroom reno hell right now—looking forward to a time when this is my biggest problem.

(photo of joan blondell in 1931 film "blonde crazy" via pinterest)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sweetness and Light

Think pink. Great colour block styling by Lucy Feagins and Annie Portelli for the Design Files Open House 2017, happening this November in Melbourne Australia.

(photo by eve wilson)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Melbourne Modern
Take a tour of a sunny Edwardian home in Melbourne, gently updated. That's the dining area above.

11 Unbelievably Beautiful Sci-Fi Movies for the Ages
Vanity Fair has put together a list of visually stunning sci-fi films, to get you in the mood for the new Blade Runner 2049. I need to rewatch some of these. Classics.

Bodies in Motion
Mesmerising short videos by Niv Novak of dancers in slow motion, seemingly floating in mid-air. Via @mymodernmet.

Survival of the Kindest
Helpful ways to bring compassion into your daily life. A useful reminder if you're feeling a bit burned out with all the meanness in the world right now. Even better—kindness is catching.

Make Your Wardrobe a Work of Art
These designers make a strong argument for fashion as art form—have a look and get inspired.

Leonard Cohen Says Goodbye
"The Flame", the final book of poetry by Leonard Cohen, was released this week. The poems were selected and ordered by the author, and include finished poems as well as illustrations, song lyrics, prose pieces and material from Cohen's notebooks.

The 20,000-Year-Old History of Red Pigments in Art
Fascinating overview of the colour red in art history, from the red ochre used by Neanderthal artists in their cave art to Lithol, used by Rothko in a series of murals in 1962 to dire effect—the untested new pigment turned out to be highly light sensitive.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake
A useful recipe to have in your repertoire, this version by French cookery writer Clotilde of Chocolate and Zucchini (no, uh, relation) is an elegant take on a modern classic (the addition of a dash of coffee is genius).

(photo: est magazine)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Moments of Beauty

The dreaming. Love the mood and composition of this beautiful photo by Emma Salieri.

(via irène lichtenstein)

Cultured Cabin

After ten years of renting cabins for the summer in the Finnish port city of Hano, interiors editor and stylist Jonna Kivilahti and partner Riku were offered a long term rental cottage in the Inkoo archipelago, not far from where they usually stayed. They jumped at the opportunity, and now enjoy a more settled summer holiday with their family in the pretty space you see here. More here on Bo Bedre.

(photography by krista keltanen)

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Sweetness and Light

A room with a view for your Thursday.

(via here)


This week's links. Enjoy.

The Loft Hotel
Take a tour of the airy and minimalist Loft Hotel, just opened and located in an old dance academy in Arnhem, Netherlands. You can rent one of two industrial modern apartments, each taking up a full floor.

The Enduring Influence of Surrealism in Mexican Photography
A link to a selection of images from the new show "Surrealismo, Ojos de México/Surrealism, Eyes of Mexico" at Throckmorton Fine Art in NYC, which looks at the enduring influence of Surrealism on photography in Mexico.

All the Poets (Musicians On Writing): Patti Smith
This month Scott Timberg of the Los Angeles Review of Books talks to Patti Smith, part of a regular series of interviews with musicians on the literary works that inspire and inform their music.

How Helen Frankenthaler Pioneered a New Form of Abstract Expressionism
A quick overview over at Artsy on how Helen Frankenthaler was a game changer in the world of Abstract Expressionism.

8 Things a Good Host Should Always Have in Their Kitchen
The season of holidays is fast approaching (it's Thanksgiving this weekend here in Canada), so here's how to be instantly prepared when family and friends drop by.

Novel Recipes: Rock Cakes From Harry Potter
Each month, the Guardian's lovely series The Little Library Café features a recipe inspired by literature. This one, taken from JK Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", is not only great with tea, but a perfect way for Potter fans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its publication.

(photo: galerie half via the poetry of material things)
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