Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Moments of Beauty

Love this semi-abstract architectural shot of model Amber Anderson, photographed by Diego Indraccolo for the latest issue of Schon Magazine. More from the same shoot here.

(via fashion gone rogue)

A Calm Retreat

Built in 1700 in Algaida, in the heart of Majorca, this country building was an inn, a warehouse and an oil mill before being abandoned completely. But when architect Durval Dias Junior discovered it, he was fascinated by its possibilities despite its ruinous state, deciding to make it his country retreat. Determined to respect his new home's origins, Durval sourced the sandstone for the walls and window arches locally, and re-used materials from other parts of the house when possible, such as making interior doors from old wooden beams. When it came to the decor, Durval wanted it to be in keeping with the elegantly austere architecture, reflecting the airy and simple style of the traditional village houses. Now it's a calm retreat from the heat and bustle of the city, a home that's conducive to serene reflection. More here on Nuevo Estilo.

Sponsor Spotlight: Mother's Day Edition

Charmaine of Lobo Luxe offers this heartfelt quote from Lilly for Mother's Day: “It takes some one really brave to be a mother, someone strong to raise a child and someone special to love someone more than herself.” Charmaine adds, "Here’s to the most important people in the world, and especially to my Mum — Happy Mother’s Day." And here's to a lovely gift idea for mom, too — the exquisite Queen of Hearts Neckpiece by Felicity 'Flick' Pope.

For moms who love interior design and want their kids to have a nice space too, Nina of Black Rooster Decor has a charming suggestion — the Kids' Ghost Chair! Molded from polycarbonate and UV resistant (making it useable outdoors too), the Kids' Ghost Chair is available in transparent hues of blue, red and purple. Available for preorder now for June delivery — with free shipping within Ontario, too!

Give the gift of kitschy fun this Mother's Day with a reproduction of a vintage 1925 Heinz food ad for the Saturday Evening Post from Small Equals! Laminated with a matte finish on high-density wood board by Burlington VT company Silver Maple Editions, each reproduction is ready to hang on its keyhole mount. A wonderful way to add colour and vintage charm to a kitchen (or anywhere else in your home)!

Pamela of Bates Mercantile Co. has a lovely Mother’s Day Special for automatism readers. — from now until Mother’s Day on May 13 2012, use the coupon code AUTO15 at checkout and receive 15% off any one art print! It's a perfect time to give your mom a pretty print like the one shown here, which would definitely be an inspiring way to start each day.
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