Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Moments of Beauty

Love this surreal image of model Michelle Hicks, photographed by Tiziano Magni in 1999 for Mirabella magazine.

(via abundance)

Stockholm Studio

Artist Carouschka Streijiffert is a Stockholm-based artist who works in a variety of media — painting, sculpture, collage and carpets. When it came to finding a space where she could both work and live, she chose what was originally a series of attic lofts at the top of an early 20th century building — one where the pigeons had taken up residence. After having her application to create roof openings approved, a skylight for the studio and small round windows were installed, while (due to the aging structure of the building) steel beams and poles were put for support and a birch and concrete floor added. When it came to decorating her home, Carouschka chose to play up the industrial style of her space and highlight its interesting architecture. The entire renovation was a lot of work and headaches, but the final result, a lovely, light-filled home that looks out over the rooftops of old Stockholm on the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren, is more than worth it. Love this one. More info here from Marie Claire Maison.

(photography by ingalill snitt)

Sponsor Spotlight

Liven up even the most serious of spaces with the fun and functional High Gloss End Table from Black Rooster Decor! Available in the high gloss orange shown here, black and white, this elegantly simple design goes well with both traditional and modern interiors — perfect as a side table or grouped together as an interesting coffee table. And at just $90.00 (CDN) and free shipping within Ontario, they're an affordable addition, too. A perfect time to add a little punch to your home!

Add some drama to your summer wardrobe with the lovely Swan Queen Ring by Shauna Mayben from Lobo Luxe, part of the ‘Penny for your Thoughts’ collection based on currency.  Each piece is made of 100% recycled sterling silver and features a majestic swan and crown pattern on the top, with a split band with Shauna Mayben's makers mark floating in the middle. Pretty and unique, this ring would look equally good with a floaty dress or a tee and shorts. Even better — buy it now and enjoy free international shipping until July 28!

Liza of Small Equals is enjoying a lovely summer of farmers' markets, gardens and light travel while planning for the busy winter season. One big upcoming project is an exhibit of photographs of her adorable pug, Saki, some of which will be made available as prints — the photo above is a sneak peek at good things to come! In the meantime, you can visit the Small Equals shop to check out lovely keepsake boxes, scents and elixirs, vintage posters and much more.
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