Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Simple Pleasures


Making something by hand — whether it's knitting, painting, sewing, baking, sculpting, drawing or any of the many other ways we create — is always magical and amazingly gratifying.


(lovely photo by Morten Holtum)

Bold is Beautiful







When Nirvana and Reinier Van Junior Dantz acquired their Amsterdam town house, they loved its space (200 square meters, with three floors) and its location in one of Amsterdam's old neighborhoods, but they were unsure how to approach organizing and decorating it — they knew they wanted something that was warm and reflected their personalities, but they were intimidated by the historical aspect of their home. So Nirvana consulted a good friend, Rosa, who is a stylist and has worked extensively with color and patterns in decor. Nirvana took the plunge, acted on Rosa's suggestions, and now she and Reinier live happily in their brilliantly coloured and patterned home. I love their adventurousness — it's not necessarily what I'd choose, but I think it's great. See the article (in Danish) here. Via Bolig Magasinet.


(photography by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer)

And — Marilyn Monroe


Marilyn Monroe, beautiful as always and looking ready for an elegant summer luncheon.

(photo by Carl Perutz via the impossible cool)
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