Friday, September 17, 2010


Happy weekend! Hope it's lovely. We're planning on having a quiet one — last weekend was busily spent traveling — so lounging, reading, and a supper that simmers on the stove sound about right. How about you?

(lovely photo by Matthew Williams, via pia jane bijkerk)

Island Vintage

The Seminyak, Bali villa of Annelies and Jean-Jacques Audureau looks like it's been there forever, but in fact it was once three old houses, all located on the neighboring island of Java. Jean-Jacques, who is in construction, bought the houses and transported them to Bali. Once there, the couple recycled everything — and sourced vintage building materials that would work well with the old wood of their home, too. Inside, it's filled with many of the beautiful things that Annelies has discovered in her job as a buyer — she regularly travels around Asia in search of beautiful objects, some of which are shipped to Europe. With the addition of a few imported details (such as the Lloyd Loom chairs on the veranda and the European wallpaper in the living room), it's a comfortable vintage mix that exists happily together — much as they do as a family.

(Via mixr — and thanks to Victoria of sfgirlbybay for the site link!)


Say it with snap! This morale-boosting poster is one of a series of mid-1920s lithographs produced by the Chicago-based Mather & Co., all with similar themes. They were recently featured in the America at Work: Art and Propaganda in the Early 20th Century show at the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville, Florida. More here on DesignCrave.
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