Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sweetness and Light


A tranquil space for your Thursday. Have a good one.

(photo: laura c. singleton via becki owens)

Buffet


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Modern Home in Amsterdam
Take a tour of a minimalist Amsterdam home with intriguingly textured walls, offset with pops of colour and modern furniture.

11 Very Short Stories You Must Read Immediately
Emily Davis at Lit Hub picks 11 great very short stories—ranging from Lydia Davis to George Saunders to Sofia Samatar—available online. Perfect summer reading.

The Most Famous 1950's Model You've Never Heard Of
Via AnOther magazine: "As a new campaign to create a book about her life launches online, John-Michael O'Sullivan reflects on the magic of Barbara Mullen." Great photos—and an amazing life, too.

12 Interior Instagram Accounts to Follow Now
Vogue picks 12 interiors accounts for beautiful daily inspiration (or a little escapism) on your Instagram feed.

A Sculpture Park Celebrating Femininity
Lovely Artsy piece on the wonderful, fantastical 14-acre Tarot Garden in Tuscany, created by the late French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle.

5 Things We Learned About David Lynch From The Art Life
Still need to see this documentary by Jon Nguyen about David Lynch, but in the meantime here are 5 takeaways from it. My fave is learning film-maker Mel Brooks labelled Lynch "Jimmy Stewart from Mars"; an utterly brilliant description.

The Ultimate Gazpacho
A fantastic version of the classic Spanish chilled soup from Cookie + Kate. Definitely making this one soon.

(photo via the design collector)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Brief Pause


I'll be away from the blog for a bit while I recover from a rather nasty migraine—back soon. In the meantime, enjoy a browse through the archives!

(photo: lean timms via pinterest)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sweetness and Light


Some classic French style for you today. Have a good one.

(photo via here)

Buffet


This week's links. Enjoy.

 White Washed Cottage
Take a tour of a perfect Danish cottage by the sea. I could easily live here year round.

The 6,000-Year History of Blue Pigments in Art
Nice overview over at Artsy of the history of the colour blue.

Bookstores' 'Blind Dates' Link Books and Readers
This is such a fun idea. From the Wall Street Journal: "Booksellers are enticing readers to take a chance on books wrapped in paper, so the cover and title remain a mystery."

Text SFMOMA and Get Art Sent to Your Phone 
I love this. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has come up with a great way to share its 34,678 artworks, only 5% of which can be displayed at any given time. With the SMS service Send Me SFMOMA, you can text 572-51 with the words "send me" followed by a keyword, colour or emoji, and receive a related artwork image and caption via text message.

Five Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore
From AnOther: "A new book by Terry Newman draws parallels between the personal style and writing of 50 seminal auteurs—here, we spotlight five of them."

The Vacuum Cleaner
Utterly surreal 4.5 minute silent film from 1908 by Segundo de Chomón, about two men who find what was then a fairly new device—a motorized vacuum. Looniness ensues.

Why Cheese Is Art's Greatest Muse
A new exhibition at the Mauritshuis features what Clifton Fadiman called "milk's leap toward immortality". Slow Food: Still-Lifes of the Golden Age features cheese in art from the Dutch Golden Age to the 21st century. Follow the link for some delectable selections from the show.

Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes
Quick, healthy and easy to make, this is a great weeknight supper. Vegan friendly, too!

(photo by brooke giannetti via pinterest)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Moments of Beauty


Summer mood. Lovely photo of Dutch model Maartje Verhoef by Paolo Roversi, shot for the 2016 launch of McQueen Parfum. More from the shoot here.

(via dazed by way of pinterest)

Atelier: Jared Fowler


Love these so much. 'Back Burn' is an exquisite botanical series by Australian photographer Jared Fowler, featuring studies of burnt leaves left behind as a result of preventative fires. More here.

(via wolf eyebrows)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday


Summer still life. Have a wonderful week.

(via abundance)

Mexico Modern


A ruined seventeenth century hacienda in the Mexican jungle of Yucatan is now a stunning mix of Mayan culture and modern design, thanks to the inspired vision of sculptor Jorge Pardo. Asked to be part of a project by Mexican banker Roberto Hernandez and his wife Claudia Madrazo to purchase ancient haciendas (in order to protect the remains of Mayan culture), Pardo opted for the most dilapidated one, to have the most creative freedom. Working with his team and local craftsmen, Pardo spent six years making what is essentially an artwork you can live in. Magical. More here on AD France.

(photography by martyn thompson)

Friday, July 07, 2017

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Sweetness and Light


Love the beautiful textural contrasts in this space, with its glossy door, chunky woven mats and plastered white walls. Sensual minimalism.

(photo via here)

Buffet


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Collector's Home In Deep Tones
Take a tour of the lovely home of Theo Bert, the Netherlands-based founder of The Nice Stuff Collector blog. Love those smoky dark green walls.

Why Food Stylists Hate Burgers
Behind the scenes at Bon Appétit photo shoots, with food stylists sharing their secrets to making food look good (and why burgers are so difficult to get right).

Edvard Munch's 100 Year Old Paintbrushes, Digitally Recreated
This is fun. Seven of Edvard Munch's original brushes have been replicated and made available to Creative Cloud for Photoshop and Sketch users worldwide, thanks to a collaboration between Adobe, The Munch Museum in Oslo and master Photoshop brush maker Kyle T. Webster. 

Madame Bovary's Wedding Cake
Intriguing essay by Joachim Kalka in The Paris Review on the symbolism of the tacky wedding cake in the novel Madame Bovary—and what it has to say about class, love and embarrassment. 

Top 10 Books About Swimming
Gillian Best compiles a great list of books on swimming that make perfect summer reading on the beach or by the lake.

Enthralling Photographs of Milan's Modern Churches
From AnOther Magazine: "Stefan Giftthaler's latest series is a study of Milan churches designed by famed architects from the 1950s until today." Gorgeous photos.
 
Roasted Beet, Cumin and Yogurt Salad
The beets are wonderful at the farmer's market right now—this easy salad recipe is a great way to enjoy them at their best.



(photo: alvhem via metromode)

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Moments of Beauty


Moody blues by the seaside. Model Ming Xi photographed by Gilles Bensimon for Vogue China, January 2016.

(via pinterest)

Design For Living


It's hard to believe that the elegant Paris home of interior designer Didier Gomez was once a pharmaceutical factory. Located in the Le Marais neighbourhood, the 17th century building was dark and filled with machines when Gomez first visited it in 1996. But the high ceilings and possibility of a private garden convinced him to take it on—with these spectacular results. Love his confident use of colour and great art collection. More here on Architectural Digest Mexico.

(photography by stephan julliard)

Monday, July 03, 2017

Monday


A beautiful and creative space, to start your week with a little inspiration. Have a great one.

(photo: ruy teixeira via here)

Rustic Modern in Arles


The beautiful Arles, France, weekend home of Brigitte and Thierry Benkemoun is a 17th century farmhouse, originally purchased by Brigitte's father 40 years ago. Recently renovated by the couple, the rustic modern space is a welcome escape from their busy lives in Paris. More here at Homelife.

(photography by birgitta wolfgang drejer. via the style files)
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