Friday, November 21, 2014
Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Looking forward to one with a trip to the cinema and/or craft fairs — how about you?
(photo by adrien dirand for ad france. see more of this paris apartment by joseph dirand here)
Located in an older part of Stockholm, this airy apartment in a protected 18th century heritage building received the sensitive restoration it deserved from London-based Scandinavian design duo Studiomamma. Leaving the original structure as untouched as possible, they focused on a minimalist aesthetic that set off the beauty of the space, adding modern pieces and bright notes of colour here and there. The modern kitchen and bathroom are in marble, which blends effortlessly with the rest of the interior. More here on Elle Decor Italia.
(photography by studiomamma)
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The sudden deep cold here has me thinking of winter evenings knitting warm accessories to keep away the chill.
(photo by anna-malin of helt enkelt)
This week's links. Enjoy.
A French Château Restored
Take a tour of an extraordinary château in Burgundy, the home of French filmmaker Jean-Louis Remilleux. It's like stepping back into the 18th century.
Amy Poehler's Confidence Lessons
Sarah Larson writes in the New Yorker on Amy Poehler, an "example of the good that confidence, in the right hands, can foster in the world."
Love this. Artist Hannah Rothstein imagines how the traditional Thanksgiving meal would look plated by famous artists — see how your holiday dinner would have been served by Picasso, Warhol, Mondrian, Magritte, Rothko and Van Gogh, to name a few. The Cindy Sherman one is hilarious. Via Co.Create.
Smile, You're Speaking Emoji
Fascinating piece on the origins and evolution of emojis, the now ubiquitous text language. Via Andrew with thanks.
Check out inspiration for a subtle autumn hair makeover with W magazine's inspiring archive of looks for bangs, from curly to straight, messy to fixed.
Fun little online logic game by Q42, along the lines of sudoku. Great way to take a brain break in the middle of a work day.
Top 10 Words Invented By Writers
Fun list of words and/or phrases invented by writers and compiled by Paul Dickson. Find out the origins of such now familiar terms as bedazzled, Catch-22, serendipity, freelance and cyberspace among others.
An Actor's Roundtable
Listen in to a-list actors Laura Dern, Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette, Felicity Jones, Amy Adams, Hilary Swank and Reese Witherspoon discuss their craft. Really great insights here — particularly by Patricia Arquette.
Creamy Rosemary Polenta With Roasted Winter Vegetables
A rich and satisfying vegetarian dish, perfect for chilly early winter suppers.
(photo via bolia by way of la maison d'anna g)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
(styling by britt layton, makeup by caitlyn meyer. via lost in vogue)
Love the rustic modern style of this former farm in Denmark, home to professional chef Camilla Lemche and her two daughters. So warm and inviting. More here at Femina.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Spontaneous gifts, for the pleasure of making someone else's day a sweeter one.
(photo by eva varveropoulou for vogue italia)
This stunning Madrid space is actually two circular apartments, combined to wrap around a courtyard. The home of architect Joaquín, gallerist wife Inés and their children, it's a light-filled environment inspired by art galleries — the white walls give a feeling of infinite room and calm. Here paintings, sculptures and installations are a comfortable part of their home, living effortlessly with their furniture, books and collections. Love. More here on AD España.
(photography by pablo zamora)
Monday, November 17, 2014
Recently renovated, this lovely Swedish apartment has retained its original 1914 built in closets and other architectural details while getting a fresher look throughout. Great styling. More here on Stadshem.
(photography by janne olander)
I am very excited about this lovely giveaway from Jan of ReStyle — two prints of your choice from his wonderful Etsy shop! For a chance to win, visit the ReStyle shop and then leave a comment below about the two prints from the shop that you'd like to have (don't forget your contact info too). Giveaway ends Monday, November 24 2014, with the winner announced the following day. Good luck and happy browsing!
Friday, November 14, 2014
Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. I'm thinking of going to the open house for a community pottery studio — fun to take a look around as I hope to take classes there soon. How about you?
(photo via elle decoration uk)
After almost a year of restoration, the lovely early twentieth century Alsation mansion of Sandrine and Hervé is now a fascinating fusion of old and new. Love how they've mixed colour and modern art with the original Belle Epoque architectural details, to great effect. More here on Marie Claire Maison.
(photography by yves duronsoy)