Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Simple Pleasures


The pure aesthetic joy of colour.

(photo by prue ruscoe)

Relaxed Warmth


The lovely Copenhagen home of Christoffer Kurpátow and his three children is an oasis of calm, with its warm palette of creamy whites, cognac, brass and natural wood. Beautiful. More here on Residence.

(photography by pernilla sjöholm)

Atelier: Agnes Martin


I've always been a huge fan of the legendary abstract and minimalist painter Agnes Martin — and a quote of hers that I came across the other day has really resonated with me lately:

"The measure of your life is the amount of beauty and happiness of which you are aware."

Love. Watch an interview with her here.

(image from here)

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Thinking of becoming an automatism sponsor? A couple of ad spots are available for April — find out more here.

(photo by birgitta drejer)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday


A quiet corner to start your week gently. Have a lovely one.

(image via esther de groot)

Minimalist Cool


Located north of Copenhagen, this beautiful early 1960's house in the woods is pretty much the perfect retreat from the busy noise of the city. Love. More here on Femina.

(photography by birgitta drejer)

Sponsored Post: Minted


The lovely stationery and wall art site Minted recently invited me to choose my favourite pieces from their collection of art by independent designers — something I was more than happy to do as there are so many great images to choose from. Here's a few of my favourites — find more here.

art credits: magnolia moonlight, joni tyrrell, j. bartyn, yao cheng, sylvieceres designslori wemple, kelly moneystacey meacham.


Thanks again to Minted. Please note that all opinions are mine. And thanks so much for reading this sponsored post — by doing so you help make automatism possible. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Weekend


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Planning on a relaxed one here, including catching up with friends at a local café. How about you?

(photo by douglas friedman for domino. via domaine)

Retro Cool


A bland, outdated apartment is now a glam and memorable space for a Madrid family, thanks to Leticia Martinez and her team at Trestrece Interior. Amazing retro style. More here on Nuevo Estilo.

Smile


Have fun this weekend.

(1960s photo of audrey hepburn playing beach cricket in st. tropez by terry o'neill. via the swinging sixties)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sweetness and Light


A still life to inspire a contemplative moment in your day.

(photo by the veda house)

Buffet


This week's links. Enjoy.

14 Stylish Small Bathrooms
Great post over at Domaine featuring tiny beautiful bathrooms that are sure to inspire.

10 Iconic Photos by Herb Ritts
Have a look at this lovely slide show featuring striking images by legendary fashion photographer Herb Ritts.

The Modest Mouse App
This is fun — Modest Mouse not only has a new album out, but a new app, too. Called 'The Strangers Linguistic Remix Generator', it turns a phrase into a kaleidoscopic music video. (via fastco)

Su-Man's Two Minute Self-Facial
Celebrity facialist Su-Man demonstrates how to do a lovely, gentle self-pampering face massage — a perfect way to treat yourself at the end of a busy day.

The Making of Mad Men
As the ground breaking series comes to a close, take a behind the scenes look at how it all happened, featuring interviews with the writers, actors and others involved.

Top 10 Treasure Hunts in Fiction
Check out classic adventure tales featuring treasure hunts, from Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island to Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl.

Salmon, Asparagus and Orzo Salad with Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette
A lovely, delicately flavoured supper that will instantly get you in the mood for spring.

(photo by prue ruscoe)

automatism on instagram


Sometimes accidents (like my glazing error here) can give the most interesting results.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Moments of Beauty


Shimmer. I've been really attracted to bronze tones lately — love its rich amber warmth. Model Guinevere van Seenus in Rodarte, photographed by Josh Olins for Vogue China, April 2011.

(via here)

Elegant Bones


Love how fashion designer Raffaele Stella Brienza transformed a labyrinthine attic in Florence into the elegant space you see here. Fantastic sense of style. More here on Bo Bedre.

(photography by fabrizio cicconi)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Simple Pleasures


Getting your hands dirty. Whether you paint, draw, sculpt, garden, rebuild old cars, bake, make furniture or other manual occupations, it's deeply satisfying to create something with your own two hands. 

(photo of artist bethany gosvener's work space)
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