Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sweetness and Light: Valentine Edition

Wishing you all a very warm and happy Valentine's Day today — whether you spend it with a partner, with family or with friends, it's all about sharing love with others. We're off to see the film Amélie at the local independent cinema tonight — it's one of our faves and we're so looking forward to watching it together again. Have a good one.

(photo by lucy snowe available as a print here)


This week's links. Enjoy.

1922 Kodachrome Test Footage
Beautiful and mesmerizing, this early color film from 1922 features actresses vamping for the camera. Incidentally, I shared this as my current favourite thing on Monday over at Bliss.

From Stables to Summer House
Lisbon studio Atelier Data converted a row of stables in rural Portugal into an airy summer retreat for a family — take a tour around this rustic modern space.

Modern Etiquette: Social Media Do's and Don'ts
Grace of Design*Sponge recently invited a few blogger friends to discuss the pitfalls of social media — excellent advice on how to handle Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

The 20 Best Interiors Blogs
Gareth Wyn Davies of The Telegraph picks his favourite interiors blogs. Great choices and lovely to see some blog friends on the list!

The Scared is Scared
Really charming short film featuring a child’s wisdom for starting new chapters (creative or otherwise) in life. Watch this and feel instantly better.

Europe's Best Neighborhoods For Foodies
Planning on a trip to Paris, Rome or Istanbul this year? Check out this great list of recommended places to eat from Travel + Leisure.

A Lost King Found
Interesting art history news — Spain's Prado museum discovered a rare image of Louis of Orleans hiding under paint in a 15th-century painting donated in 2011.

Recipes For Breakfast in Bed
Saveur rounds up a delicious selection of breakfast and brunch recipes that are perfect for treating your sweetie on Valentine's Day (or any other day, for that matter).

(photo by sveinung bråthen with styling by kirsten visdal)

Meet the Sponsor

If you've ever longed for an extra special designer piece for your home but were crushed to find it was available to the trade only, then I'm very happy to introduce my newest sponsor to you — lovely Jamie Herzlinger of! provides exclusive access to luxury "to the trade only" manufacturers at designer wholesale prices, thanks to over 20 years of trusted relationships with more than 400 of the top "to the trade only" manufacturers. You can request a quote right away if you know what you're looking for, or browse the extensive Manufacturers Resource Directory first if you're still getting ideas for your space. Once your order is placed, is happy to provide a scaled drawing showing the item or items purchased in an existing space. With their warm and expert assistance, your home will become everything you've always wanted it to be!


I'm smitten with this inspired display of vintage collars — just gorgeous. This would work for other collected items, too.

(photo by seth smoot)
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