Friday, May 06, 2016

Weekend


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. We have gorgeous weather in the forecast, so looking forward to getting outside for some sunshine. Enjoy your own.

(photo: anna-malin of helt enkelt via here)

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Sweetness and Light


Meanwhile, Beatrice's living room held a meeting

(via la cool & chic)

Buffet


This week's links. Enjoy.

An Understated New Zealand Home
Visit the stunning minimalist home of Bec Dowie, located in the New Zealand countryside. Love this one.

Covet Garden
Bittersweet news from Covet Garden this week — the new issue is out, but sadly it's the last one. Follow the link to read — and revisit the back issues, too. Will really miss this one.

A Parisian-Style Studio in Harlem
Take a tour of artist Elizabeth Colombo's light-filled West Harlem apartment studio. Wish there were more photos, but her work is beautiful — and her space has some really inspired ideas, such as the interior windows and the one shelf running around the top of the studio walls.

A Trip to the Courrèges Workshop
Twice a year, the new designers at fabled Paris fashion house Courrèges visit the brand's workshop in Pau, France, to reconnect with the company's origins — see the slideshow for more. Fantastic building, designed by Andre Courrèges to look like "an upside down bridge".

Music for Mother's Day
Corinne Bailey Rae has put together an interesting playlist of songs for Mother's Day (including one of her own) — have a listen.

How to Display Art Without Putting Holes in the Walls
Stylists share 12 ways for displaying art without putting nails in the walls — perfect for anyone who's faced with concrete or crumbly plaster walls (or just likes to change things up a lot).

Poach Your Eggs Like Julia Child
Learn Julia Child's foolproof technique for getting perfect poached eggs — no vinegar or straining needed. Haven't tried this yet myself, but definitely intrigued to see if it really works.  

Food From Books: Sole With White Sauce
Kate Young continues her fascinating series of recreating food from books with this dish from Virginia Woolf's novel A Room of One's Own. Makes you both want to read and eat (possibly at the same time). 

(photo by kara rosenlund via the poetry of material things)

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Oh hey, spring.

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Moments of Beauty


A mood of gentle reflection today. Love the softness of this — the delicate colours, the pretty folds of the chiffon blouse. Beautiful.

(via the poetry of material things)

Industrial Strength Fun


The utterly enchanting Milan home of industrial designer Francesco Faccin is the kind of place where you wander around for hours, discovering something fascinating everywhere you look. Love this one. More about its history (and more photos) here on Yellowtrace.

(photography by simone fiorini)

This brings us to the reason why we find the Milan home of industrial designer Francesco Faccin so enormously appealing – an accumulation of stories, memory and history, it is as much about the ‘art of living’ as the elements of design and decoration at play. Set within a c.1850 building originally designed by Carlo Maciachini, Faccin’s heritage apartment has an aristocratic history of high-profile Milanese tenants in music, politics and the arts. Several unsympathetic renovations had damaged the unique personality of the space, so it became Faccin’s mission to restore it to its former glory.

Source: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/francesco-faccin-milan-home/


This brings us to the reason why we find the Milan home of industrial designer Francesco Faccin so enormously appealing – an accumulation of stories, memory and history, it is as much about the ‘art of living’ as the elements of design and decoration at play. Set within a c.1850 building originally designed by Carlo Maciachini, Faccin’s heritage apartment has an aristocratic history of high-profile Milanese tenants in music, politics and the arts. Several unsympathetic renovations had damaged the unique personality of the space, so it became Faccin’s mission to restore it to its former glory.

Source: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/francesco-faccin-milan-home/

This brings us to the reason why we find the Milan home of industrial designer Francesco Faccin so enormously appealing – an accumulation of stories, memory and history, it is as much about the ‘art of living’ as the elements of design and decoration at play. Set within a c.1850 building originally designed by Carlo Maciachini, Faccin’s heritage apartment has an aristocratic history of high-profile Milanese tenants in music, politics and the arts. Several unsympathetic renovations had damaged the unique personality of the space, so it became Faccin’s mission to restore it to its former glory.

Source: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/francesco-faccin-milan-home/
This brings us to the reason why we find the Milan home of industrial designer Francesco Faccin so enormously appealing – an accumulation of stories, memory and history, it is as much about the ‘art of living’ as the elements of design and decoration at play. Set within a c.1850 building originally designed by Carlo Maciachini, Faccin’s heritage apartment has an aristocratic history of high-profile Milanese tenants in music, politics and the arts. Several unsympathetic renovations had damaged the unique personality of the space, so it became Faccin’s mission to restore it to its former glory.

Source: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/francesco-faccin-milan-home/

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Simple Pleasures


Happy moments that are too small to describe, but fill one with a feeling of deep content.

(photo by jennifer moher via abundance)

Paris Glamour


Architects Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty of Paris-based Studio Ko have made a name for themselves all over the world with their dramatic designs, but here the pair are in their home city of Paris, bringing their luxe mix of custom designed pieces and flea market finds to a sophisticated loft overlooking the rooftops of Paris. I'm particularly smitten with that amazing staircase. Stunning. More here on Trendland.

(photography by yann deret)

Atelier: Alexander Calder


Today I'm admiring this 1949 work by sculptor Alexander Calder, called "Orange Paddle Under the Table" — like all his work, beautiful shapes and colours in perfect balance.

(via d magazine by way of pinterest)

Monday, May 02, 2016

Monday


A gentle start to your week — and a reminder that beauty can be found everywhere, if you stop and look. Have a good one.

(photo by emma jane kepley via the poetry of everyday things)

Classicism Meets Minimalism


Today I'm admiring this beautiful minimalist apartment on Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona, the work of interior designer Katty Schiebeck. Love the mix of classical elements with clean edged modernism.

(photography: katty schiebeck via mad about interior design)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Weekend


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. The weather is looking stellar here, and there's a barbeque in the offing — first one of the season. Can't wait.

(photo: philo sofia via sfgirlbybay)

Riveria Reverie


Dreaming of a holiday here at this artist's small beach retreat on the Italian Riviera, with its stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. Using traditional ship cabins as inspiration, architects Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet restored what was a badly dilapidated cottage into the bright and welcoming space you see here. Love. More here on AD España.

(photography by humbert and poyet)

Smile


Bedroom goals.

(photo: jacques grange, 1975. via here)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sweetness and Light


Tranquil sophistication for your Thursday.

(manhattan loft of david seidner via blueberry modern)

Buffet


This week's links. Enjoy.

Norway By Way of Japan
Take a tour of Norwegian architect Irene Sævik's beautiful minimalist summer home, blending Scandinavian and Japanese influences to create a harmonious country retreat. 

The Fascinating Origin Story of Prince's Iconic Symbol
Still sad that we lost Prince so soon. While we listen to his music and the many wonderful stories about him, here's the story behind The Love Symbol.

50 Spellbinding Fairy Tales on Film
From "The Singing Ringing Tree" to "Pan's Labyrinth", here are 50 wonderful fairy tales on film (including one of my all time favourites, Jean Cocteau's "La belle et la bête").

The Musical Marble Machine
Speaking of magical, you absolutely have to watch this — Martin Molin, founder of Swedish band Wintergatan took time off from touring to create a programmable marble machine that plays music. Watch the charming results.

What Passengers Ate on the Titanic
Have a look at actual menus from the ill-fated Titanic — first, second and third class. Spoiler: the third class menu starts out pretty well, but supper is a bit depressing...

Becoming An Artist Without Going Broke
Author and comedian Sara Benincasa gets candid about what it takes to make a living — until you can make a living making art.

Marine Invertebrates in Glass
Have a look at Italian photographer Guido Mocafico's stunning photos of the exquisite creations of 19th century father and son glassmakers Leoppld and Rudolf Blaschka, who devoted themselves to creating lifelike versions of marine invertebrates in glass. See Blaschka, Mocafico's show of his photos, at Hamiltons in London until May 26, 2016. 

24 Vegetarian Meals You Can Cook in 30 Minutes or Less
Perfect for weeknight suppers, these quick recipes over at the New York Times Cooking section will have you eating a healthy meal in no time at all.

(photo by pia ulin of her own new york home for residence magazine)

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Wednesday morning still life.

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