Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Moments of Beauty


The warm gold tone of this lovely photo makes me think of summers by the sea — it's the colour of sunlit sand dunes.


(photo of lily donaldson in balenciaga by sølve sundsbø for i-D magazine, march 2009. via mode ave paris)

Natural Beauty








What can one say about the beautiful home of light designer Marianne Tuxen, her husband, architect Morten Langebæk, and their three children? Originally a hunting lodge dating back to 1922, it's located about half an hour from Copenhagen, on a gorgeous lake surrounded by a forest. It's not surprising to learn that when the couple first saw it 15 years ago, they immediately purchased it simply because they couldn't resist its wild charm. And seeing their lovely and tranquil home, who can blame them? More here on Marie Claire Italia.


(photography by Nathalie Krag)

Cinema: Wings of Desire



This 1987 film by German director Wim Wenders is easily one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen. Seeing it when it was first released in theatres was one of the most extraordinary experiences I've had — at the end of the film, there was dead silence and no movement in the audience — no one wanted to break the mood of spiritual wonder it invoked. A must see (and one of my absolute fave films, too). More here on Criterion.
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