Friday, September 19, 2014

Weekend


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. After an odd cold spell the weather is looking warm and sunny again — definitely plan to get out and enjoy it. How about you?

(photo via one kings lane)

Rustic Elegance


Fantastically styled, the Örebro home of Caroline and Jonas and their family is filled with fascinating things lovingly collected at flea markets and through various online stores. What I admire most, though, is Caroline's extraordinary eye — she puts together the most disparate things and it all works beautifully. Love. More here.

(photography by lina östling/idecormages, styling by johanna flyckt-gashi. via kk living)

Smile


Loosen things up a little this weekend.

(vintage 1920s smoking outfit photo via star1950 on flickr)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sweetness and Light


Sometimes it's good to leave all the technology for a while and do something very simple, like admiring the way the afternoon sun shines through the window.

(chair from the fly collection by signe bindslev henriksen and peter bundgaard rützou. via b)

Buffet


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Modern Gallery/Home in Antwerp
A 19th century building was merged with a 1970s one to create a combined home and art gallery in Antwerp, Belgium. A space that's playful and colourful fun.

The Jet-Set Era in Pictures
Lovely slide show over on Vanity Fair featuring vintage photos of the golden age of travel, including shots of Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra and others looking amazingly glamorous while flying. Looking at these photos makes me rather miss those days when one dressed up to travel.

My Top Five Perfumes
Josephine Fairley, author of the just released book The Perfume Bible, reveals her personal fragrance favourites. I'm really liking the sound of Tom Ford Café Rose.

How Crossword Puzzles Are Made
Professional crossword puzzle writer Matt Gaffney describes in detail the process he goes through for creating a crossword puzzle. This would be a fun thing to do for a gift — making a personalized puzzle for a loved one or friend.

London Fashion Week: Spring 2015 Best Moments
W magazine has put together a slide show of highlights from London Fashion Week.

Erwin Blumenfeld's Studio
Slide show of highlights from the show Blumenfeld Studio: New York, 1941-1960, featuring the work of fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld, best known for his extraordinary art-influenced covers for Vogue.

50 Romantic Books for People Who Hate Romance Novels
Excellent and at times offbeat list over at Flavorwire of books that offer an absorbing love story with a literary bent, featuring titles by such authors as A.S. Byatt, Kazuo Ishiguro, Italo Calvino, Jeanette Winterson, Virginia Woolf and Ernest Hemingway among many others.

Carrot and Coriander Soup with Cumin and Orange
With the evenings growing chillier, a warming soup like this one by Drizzle and Dip is the perfect way to warm up at the end of the day.

(photo via nomad)

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A collection of some of my little vintage books.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Moments of Beauty


Subtle gradations of tone and weight, gently shifting from deep charcoal to smoke to snowy white. Gorgeous. From Ann Demeulemeester's spring/summer 2013 collection.

(via ciorny)

Spanish Bohemian


A working studio as well as a private home, the lovely Barcelona house of the owner of Matildas and Cook is centred around the spacious kitchen, where each day may bring cooking workshops or private dinners. The mood throughout is warmly bohemian, mixing vintage chairs, antique carpets, industrial lamps, old portraits — even furniture made from recycled rubble. All of these disparate elements happily coexist in a home devoted to the art of good food and entertaining. More here on Nuevo Estilo.

Atmosphere: Amy Judd


An elusive atmosphere. A delicately surreal painting by Amy Judd.

(via the poetry of material things)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Simple Pleasures


Learning something new. I'm enrolling in a pottery class this fall, learning to use the wheel. Can't wait.

(photo by heidi lerkenfeldt)

Atelier: Line Kay


Today I'm admiring this lovely series by photographer Line Kay — exquisite styling, too.

A Beautiful Shop


Something a little different in the way of interiors today — beautiful location shots by Paulina Arcklin of the Portrait Haarlem café and concept store in Haarlem, Amsterdam. I would love to spend an idle afternoon here.  

(from here)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday


Jewel-toned fall fruit, to start your week on a lovely note. Have a splendid one.

(photo by line kay)

Rustic Getaway


A last, lingering glance back at summer before we head into autumn, with this beautiful rustic cottage overlooking the Haderslev Fjord in Denmark. Designed by architect Kim Holst, this peaceful retreat features warm raw pine walls and floors set off perfectly by the bright white mezzanine, kitchen and furniture. Wonderful.

(photography by karsten damstedt. via april and may by way of my unfinished home)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Weekend


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Looking forward to a relaxed one here — the last few have been very busy! How about you?

(photo via louise roe collection by way of vosgeparis)

The Italian Minimalist


Located in the Italian region of Lombardy along the banks of the Lambro, what was once an abandoned industrial building is now the stunning retreat of multidisciplinary artist Juan Lealruiz and his wife. Juan himself drew up the plans for the renovation, designing the space to their specifications. Divided into two parts, one features a workspace, bathroom and a master bedroom on a mezzanine, the other, more social in nature, has the living room, kitchen, dining room and guest bedroom. Surrounded by lush vistas and the mountains, it's the ideal artist retreat. More here.

(photography by federico cedrone. via ideat by way of my unfinished home)
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