Friday, May 30, 2014
The lovely Melbourne apartment of Eddie Kaul and Richa Pant is a shining example of complete trust between client and interior designer — the result is an elegant fusion of Eddie and Richa's Indian heritage and the minimalist approach of interior design firm Hecker Guthrie. Just wonderful. More here on The Design Files.
(photography by eve wilson)
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Perfect sculptural furniture, set off beautifully by a stunning abstract drawing.
(photo via julie hillman design)
This week's links. Enjoy.
Harry Bertoia's Jewelry Design
Best known for his iconic furniture design, mid-century designer Harry Bertoia also worked in sculpture, prints, drawings and jewelry. Follow the link for a Dwell slide show of his lovely jewelry designs.
15 Modern Summer Rentals
Also on Dwell — a fantastic round up of their picks for Airbnb summer rentals with great modern design, ranging from simple to luxurious.
Elegance in an Age of Crisis
AnOther picks 10 key sartorial looks from the 1930s, as featured in the new book Elegance in an Age of Crisis by Patricia Mears and Bruce Boyer.
Top 10 Bookworm Tales
From Hamlet through Helene Hanff to the Very Hungry Caterpillar, novelist Niall Williams browses the best books that make heroes out of readers.
Instagram Like a Fashion Editor
Vogue Daily shares 5 apps that will have your simple little Instagram of casually tossed aside shoes looking magazine-worthy in no time.
Sean Lennon's 10 Psychedelic Classics
Fascinating collection of (at times utterly obscure) 60s psychedelia hand picked by Sean Lennon, who shares that this is his favourite music era. Perfect summer listening.
Revamp Your Salad
Bazaar has a great list of 10 healthy and delicious ingredients to add variety and nutrition to your summer salad repertoire.
Roasted Potato and Spring Vegetables With a Creamy Lemon Goat Cheese Sauce
A lovely dish by Flourishing Foodie that lends itself to endless improvisations — add a little protein on the side (or toss it in) and you're good to go.
(photo by joe schmelzer via domaine)
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The London home of Karine Kong, owner of the gorgeous webshop Bodie and Fou, her partner Steve Kirk and their 8 year old daughter Mila is a study in contrasts — black and white, new and vintage, expensive and flea market finds. Karine and Steve have kept the original period details of their home, fully appreciating the intricate stucco, floor tiles, panelled doors and built-in wardrobes, which are a perfect foil for their more modern furniture and art. Beautiful and welcoming. More here on Bolig Liv.
(photography by morten holtum)
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979)
Gabrielle Capet (1761-1817)
Lavinia Fontana (1552-1674)
Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)
Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916)
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652/3)
Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807)
Love these beautiful portraits by artist Annie Kevans, from her series Women and the History of Art, which depicts key, but forgotten, women in the history of art, ranging from Lavinia Fontana, a 16th century artist whose sitters included a couple of popes and Elizabeth Vigée-Lebrun who was court painter to Marie Antoinette, to Marie Bracquemond, one of “les trois grandes dames” of Impressionism and Sonia Delaunay, co-founder of the Orphism art movement. Brilliant and inspiring women who lived extraordinary lives. Annie's show is on at The Fine Art Society in London until June 6 2014. More about the artists featured here.
Monday, May 26, 2014
A small 150 year old house in Cape Town's Signal Hill feels more spacious than it actually is, thanks to owners and designers Schalk van Wyk and Chris Smit's monochromatic palette and well chosen furniture. Their collections of art and objects, discovered on local travels and abroad, give their tiny house a huge personality. Great mix. More here on House and Leisure.
(photography by greg cox, styled by jeanne botes)
Friday, May 23, 2014
A chance reading of an ad for the sale of an abandoned 18th century villa in Algarve, Portugal plus a longing for home led Paris-based Portuguese interior designer Juan Trindade and his wife Sylvie Perrin to impulsively take on what became a major renovation. The original exterior was carefully preserved, while the interior ended up being completely gutted as it was in such poor shape. Simply furnished inside, space and light are the most important elements, set off by traditional tiles, artwork and a large collection of miniature designer chairs. Peaceful and flooded with natural light, this lovely second home is a tranquil retreat from the bustle of city life. More here on Côté Maison.
(photography by pierrick verny)