Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Moments of Beauty


Beautiful dreamer. Stunning portrait by South African photographer Krisjan Rossouw, from his series Dark Paradise. See more of his work at Otomys Gallery here.

(via otomys by way of pinterest)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cocooning


A forecast of freezing rain outside today makes the idea of spending an afternoon in a lovely space like this even more appealing.

(photo via sfgirlbybay)

Photogenic in Madrid


This lovely Madrid apartment by interior designer Julian Gallego reminds me of the set design for Jean Cocteau's films — there's a slightly 1940s Surrealist feel to it. Beautiful. More here on Nuevo Estila.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Weekend


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. Looking forward to concerts and used bookstore browses here — enjoy your own.

(photo of soriano sofa by tobia scarpa for cassina, circa 1976 via my unfinished home)

Vintage Style


Love the fantastic mix of vintage Scandinavian and French in the seaside home of Shelly, owner of Etcetera Vintage. So much character and charm here. See more photos at Mademoiselle Poirot.

(photography and styling by carole poirot)

Smile


Have a sweet weekend. 

(photo via remain simple)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Sweetness and Light


A warm, cognac-toned leather sofa is definitely something I'd like one day. In the meantime, a little inspiration from stylist Corina Koch.

(via here)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Moments of Beauty


Mysterious beauty. Love this photo of Lady Amanda Harlech, photographed for W magazine in November 2012 by Tim Walker — she looks like a character in a rather sophisticated fairy tale.

(via pinterest)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday


A quiet vignette to start your week with a little inspiration. Have a lovely one.

(photo — and wall poster — by paulina arcklin)

Beautiful in Berlin


Love this sensitive renovation of a 1900s Berlin apartment by Marc Benjamin Drewes Architekturen — must have been exciting to discover the beautiful original flooring and ceiling frescos underneath all the paint. Love the great mix of wood pieces from different eras and places, too, such as the Moroccan door beside the Bavarian chairs and mid century Scandinavian buffet. More here on Yellowtrace.

(photography by enric duch)
Small and cautious interventions by Marc Benjamin Drewes ARCHITEKTUREN, in collaboration with Schneideroelsen, attempt to preserve the special atmosphere and retrieve hidden interior qualities in this refurbishment of a typical Berlin apartment dating back to 1900s. In three of the rooms, several layers of old colour were taken off the extensive moulding on the ceiling. Behind the thick layers of colour, parts of the original frescos appeared. Since the ceilings weren’t repainted, the rooms are now characterised by a lively and diverse aesthetic full of history. The walls were plastered with a simple lime cement, which creates a slightly irregular and textured surface. The heritage oak parquetry and timber floorboards were sanded and treated with an oil & wax mixture, preserving much of the original character. In the rooms with no original moulding, the cement tile patterns create a colourful and vivacious atmosphere. The rest of these rooms are kept pure and without complicated details. Between the kitchen and the bedroom, an old Moroccan door marks the transition between the richly decorated original parts and the new pure and modern sections of the apartment. This almost surreal element bought by the client establishes a strong personal touch.

Source: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/marc-benjamin-drewes-architekturen-heritage-apartment-berlin/
Small and cautious interventions by Marc Benjamin Drewes ARCHITEKTUREN, in collaboration with Schneideroelsen, attempt to preserve the special atmosphere and retrieve hidden interior qualities in this refurbishment of a typical Berlin apartment dating back to 1900s. In three of the rooms, several layers of old colour were taken off the extensive moulding on the ceiling. Behind the thick layers of colour, parts of the original frescos appeared. Since the ceilings weren’t repainted, the rooms are now characterised by a lively and diverse aesthetic full of history. The walls were plastered with a simple lime cement, which creates a slightly irregular and textured surface. The heritage oak parquetry and timber floorboards were sanded and treated with an oil & wax mixture, preserving much of the original character. In the rooms with no original moulding, the cement tile patterns create a colourful and vivacious atmosphere. The rest of these rooms are kept pure and without complicated details. Between the kitchen and the bedroom, an old Moroccan door marks the transition between the richly decorated original parts and the new pure and modern s

Source: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/marc-benjamin-drewes-architekturen-heritage-apartment-berlin
Small and cautious interventions by Marc Benjamin Drewes ARCHITEKTUREN, in collaboration with Schneideroelsen, attempt to preserve the special atmosphere and retrieve hidden interior qualities in this refurbishment of a typical Berlin apartment dating back to 1900s. In three of the rooms, several layers of old colour were taken off the extensive moulding on the ceiling. Behind the thick layers of colour, parts of the original frescos appeared. Since the ceilings weren’t repainted, the rooms are now characterised by a lively and diverse aesthetic full of history. The walls were plastered with a simple lime cement, which creates a slightly irregular and textured surface. The heritage oak parquetry and timber floorboards were sanded and treated with an oil & wax mixture, preserving much of the original character. In the rooms with no original moulding, the cement tile patterns create a colourful and vivacious atmosphere. The rest of these rooms are kept pure and without complicated details. Between the kitchen and the bedroom, an old Moroccan door marks the transition between the richly decorated original parts and the new pure and modern s

Source: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/marc-benjamin-drewes-architekturen-heritage-apartment-berlin/
Small and cautious interventions by Marc Benjamin Drewes ARCHITEKTUREN, in collaboration with Schneideroelsen, attempt to preserve the special atmosphere and retrieve hidden interior qualities in this refurbishment of a typical Berlin apartment dating back to 1900s. In three of the rooms, several layers of old colour were taken off the extensive moulding on the ceiling. Behind the thick layers of colour, parts of the original frescos appeared. Since the ceilings weren’t repainted, the rooms are now characterised by a lively and diverse aesthetic full of history. The walls were plastered with a simple lime cement, which creates a slightly irregular and textured surface. The heritage oak parquetry and timber floorboards were sanded and treated with an oil & wax mixture, preserving much of the original character. In the rooms with no original moulding, the cement tile patterns create a colourful and vivacious atmosphere. The rest of these rooms are kept pure and without complicated details. Between the kitchen and the bedroom, an old Moroccan door marks the transition between the richly decorated original parts and the new pure and modern sections of the apartment. This almost surreal element bought by the client establishes a strong personal touch.

Source: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/marc-benjamin-drewes-architekturen-heritage-apartment-berlin/

Friday, November 18, 2016

Weekend


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. The weather will be turning colder here (might even snow!), so looking forward to brisk walks about the city followed by cosy café haunts. Enjoy your own.

(photo: pinterest)

Beautiful in Berlin


Swedish photographer Magnus Reed first rented this massive 11 room apartment in Berlin just for himself and his daughter, but with all that room it soon became a place for work as well — it now houses three offices and meeting rooms, two photo studios, a large kitchen and the private living area. Such an inspiring and creative space. More here on Bo Bedre.

Daniel Wellington


It's not every day that I get such exciting packages from Uppsala! I'm partnering with Swedish watch company Daniel Wellington throughout November and December over on my Pinterest account — hope you'll come visit (especially as you'll be able to get 15% off your purchases using my discount code there)!

(photo by me)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sweetness and Light


A tranquil space today — actually a shop for ceramics called No.

(photo by rv stapleton of cereal magazine for no via elle decoration)

Buffet


This week's links. Enjoy.

Glam in Paris
Take a tour of a stunning family home in Paris — that's the kitchen dining area above.

Ssshhh! How the Cult of Quiet Can Change Your Life
With all the noise (actual and online) these days, sharing quiet time with others is especially appealing. And I love the idea of communal silent reading at a pub!

Stacked
Victoria of sfgirlbybay had a lovely post recently about living with collections of books and magazines — lots of inspiring photos for bibliophiles. 

Morning on the Lièvre
From the always wonderful National Film Board of Canada: "Take a tour of the picturesque Lièvre river with poet Archibald Lampman, often described as the Canadian Keats." A lovely short film about the joys of nature.
 
A 1,000-Year-Old Legend and Photos From Space
Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency recently released stunning new photos of the moon taken by lunar orbiter Kaguya — see the photos and read the beautiful legend of its namesake, Princess Kaguya.

Vintage Swedish Packaging
Attention design nerds — check out this collection of great Swedish packaging from the 1960's/'70's. Fantastic modern design.

Tomato Soup With Smoky Chickpeas and Herbs
A soothing, flavourful soup by Agnes of the Swedish blog Cashew Kitchen — perfect for supper on a chilly night. Gorgeous photography, too.

(photo: royal roulotte)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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