Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Moments of Beauty

A lovely close up from a softly atmospheric shoot featuring model Lily Donaldson, photographed by Ben Hassett for Numéro #134. More here.

(via fashion gone rogue)

Art House

After a chance meeting on a half empty bus to the Tokyo airport and an email or two, Michael Maharam and Sabine Steinmair married and settled into the New York loft apartment they now call home. Their appreciation for art and design is everywhere — new baby Frankie Slim sleeps in a cradle designed in 1963 by Nanna Ditzel that also happens to be a collector's item, like most of the furnishings in here. Michael's serious view of objects as art is balanced out by Sabine's more pragmatic one — she believes that these items were made to be used and enjoyed as well as to be admired. Love how relaxed and effortless this space looks. More here. Via AT Casa.

(photography by dean kaufman)

Sponsor Spotlight

Looking for a memorable gift? The beautiful Paper Cut Originals range of city map cutouts from Famille Summerbelle now has two new colours — Bright Pink (shown here) and Ultramarine as well as the original Black. Each map is made with a high precision laser, which allows for amazingly fine details such as delicate little fingers on hands, wisps of hair on heads, tiny leaves on trees and more. Four cities are available — Paris, London, New York and San Francisco. This would make a lovely souvenir of a special trip to one of these great cities!

These lovely handmade sterling silver Football Cuffs by Felicity Peters would be the perfect gift for a football fan — they're a great way to show support for the team in a discreet and elegant way, whether it's at the office or for a night out. Available from Lobo Luxe.

Add a glamorously personal note to your space with an Acrylic Letter from Black Rooster Decor. Measuring almost 12 inches in height and available in all 26 letters of the alphabet,  the letters offer endless possible combinations — you can opt for just your initials or spell out a name or memorable word. It's up to you. These would look fantastic displayed on a shelf or mantelpiece, with a bit of metal to add some chic contrast.

Pam of Bates Mercantile Co. has a wonderful summer offer exclusively for automatism readers — 15% off any print in the shop through July 18th, 2012! To receive your discount, just use coupon code AUTO15 at checkout. A perfect time to pick up something colourful and fun for your home, such as the new In Flux print shown here.

Designed by artist/author William Steig in 1958, the delightfully offbeat Poor Pitiful Pearl doll is now a highly sought after collector's item. Happily, Liza of Small Equals offers very affordable 4.5" x 5.5" prints of her charming portrait of Pearl, printed on 100% recycled post consumer fibre paper. A fun addition to a child's room (or a serious collector's), this print would be set off nicely by a Canetti pure acrylic magnet frame, also available from Small Equals — perfect for one stop shopping! Please note that the name and copyright symbol will not appear on your actual print.
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