Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tinder is having a Yard Sale — and you're invited! Check out lovely items for you and for the home, such as the eco-retro fabulous Sheila Maid shown here, which was recently featured in Martha Stewart magazine. Perfect for adding style to your laundry room — and handy for small apartments or cottages too, where space is at a premium. The Yard Sale is on to the end of May — start shopping at Tinder here.
Tired of your functional but dull office chair? Make your work day one to look forward to with one of seven classic early 20th century office chairs from Rove Concepts! These high quality reproductions feature hand stitched Denmark Bouclé Wool and/or 100% full grain Aniline Leather imported from Italy in a huge range of colours, poised on a high quality aluminum base in a chip and flake resistant satin finish. Well made, these pieces will give you years of stylishly comfortable seating. Visit Rove Concepts here and get ready to make your office one that would be the envy of a Mad Men exec!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
I can't think of a better way to start off the week than with a tour of the stunning home of designer Lucas Jimeno. Gorgeous.
(photography by the ortitz for wish casa magazine. via 79 ideas)
Friday, May 17, 2013
Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. It's a long weekend for us here so we're really looking forward to a little extra relaxation time. How about you?
(photo by siren lauvdal with styling by kråkvik/d’orazio. via elle decoration)
(photography by louise desrosiers)
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Love the beautiful patina on the wall of this peaceful space — just gorgeous.
(photo from the portfolio of stylist marie olsson nylander)
This week's links. Enjoy.
Murillo and de Neve: The Art of Friendship
A new show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London explores the friendship between 17th century painter Barolomé Estaban Murillo and his enlightened patron Don Justino de Neve, canon of Seville cathedral, who worked together to help the poor and needy of Seville. I'd love to see this one.
Women Wearing Hats
A random compilation on the lovely Gems site of vintage photos and illustrations of women wearing hats, back in the day when a hat was an essential (and wonderful) part of one's outfit. Via AnOther.
Really great idea. Skillshare offers online, project-based classes in a huge array of areas, taught by pros in the field — all for a nominal fee. I've been checking out the design ones in particular and they look great.
The Power of a Paint Tube
It's something we take for granted now, but the invention of the paint tube was revolutionary at the time — without it the Impressionists would never have created their greatest works.
The Cary Grant Tie Dimple
Add a little classic polish to your look by learning how to achieve Cary Grant's classic tie dimple with this great little tutorial.
A Knight's Retail
Great interview with Sir Terence Conran, who opened his first Habitat shop in London in 1964, launched the Conran Shop in 1987 and now oversees an empire that includes architecture, books, and restaurants.
A Fresh Answer to Vermeer's Mystery
Via ArtsJournal: "About six of his roughly 30 surviving paintings differ noticeably in style from the others, despite depicting the same people and rooms. Art historians have wondered if Vermeer had an apprentice, though there's no surviving record of one. Scholar Benjamin Bistock suggests that this mysterious artist was one of Vermeer's daughters."
Poached Eggs With Sauteed Spinach and Mushrooms
Perfect as a brunch or light supper, with roasted squash on the side if you like, too. Via the lovely Tartelette.
(photo via housedoctor)
I'm smitten with this extraordinary architectural model of Matti Suuronen's Futuro House, made in Finland around 1968. Designed as functional and efficient housing that could be mass produced, one can only wish that the real Futuro House became a reality. Who wouldn't want to live in a flying saucer?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Swinging Sixties style today with Canadian model Heather Marks (looking rather like Penelope Tree here) photographed by Leda & St. Jaques for the Toronto-based Spring/Summer 2013 issue of S/Style & Fashion. More from the shoot here.
(via fashion gone rogue)
A glimpse into the home of the brilliant Swedish stylist Saša Antić, whose space was recently featured in Elle Decor. Relaxed and beautiful.
(via room and serve)