Friday, May 21, 2010


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one — and a happy long weekend to the Canadians, too. Enjoy!

(lovely photo by Gemma Comas via dress, design & decor)

A Swedish Retreat

Built in the early twentieth century in the fashionable resort of Falsterbo, the lovely summer home of designer David Carlson, his wife Madeleine and their two children is idyllic — white sand beaches are just minutes away, and the generous windows overlook the lovely rose garden, a passion of David's. With so much to see outside, the decor inside has been kept minimal, with white the prevailing colour to give the home a summery holiday mood — a mood that shifts according to the play of light from outside. Family photos, children's drawings, flea market finds and a few modern pieces discovered at auction create a warm and happy environment — all definitely conducive to relaxed and happy summer days. More about this lovely home (in French) via Marie Claire Maison.


Glove map of London, 1851, by George Shove. Printed map on leather.

"Long before Googlemaps on an iPhone or handheld GPS devices, there was the very analog Victorian Glove Map," writes gin is one letter away from gun. Love this.
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