Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Moments of Beauty

Glamorous wintery beauty for New Year's Eve. Model Julia Nobis photographed by Luigi+Iango for Vogue Japan, September 2014.

Have a wonderful 2015 — may it be filled with happiness.

(via lost in vogue)

Thursday, December 25, 2014


Wishing you a lovely Christmas — hope it's a magical one.

(photo via vt wonen)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Moments of Beauty

Glamorous Christmas Eve sparkle. Model Julia Nobis photographed by Luigi+Iango for Vogue Japan, September 2014.

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve — hope it's magical.

Monday, December 22, 2014


Some artful inspiration to start your Monday on a creative note. Have a lovely one.

(photo via lonny by way of sfgirlbybay)

Holiday Elegance

Kaja Sofie Brænd Engen works in the fashion industry, and the lovely Oslo home she shares with her partner David Jönsson shows the influence of her elegant eye everywhere. Shown here decorated for the Christmas holidays, it's a bright and welcoming space to celebrate the season.
 More here on Bolig Pluss.

(photography by inger marie grini. via planete deco)

Handmade Holidays

Give your home a delectable holiday aroma with lovely homemade simmering spices — recipe here.

(via how sweet it is)

Friday, December 19, 2014


Happy weekend! Hope it's a good one. It's going to be a flurry of pre-Christmas activity here, but looking forward to curling up to watch some holiday movies, too. How about you?

(photo via catherine kwong studio by way of sukio)

A Stylish Holiday

As the creative director of interiors company Bloomingville, Betina Stampe has direct access to the company's Christmas decor collection. For the cottage where she and her family retreat during the holiday season, she likes to mix the ornaments with rustic elements found in the country around her, using branches in pots and switching out houseplants for small Christmas trees. All these natural colours are balanced out with one bright one for contrast — this year she's chosen neon pink. Love her easygoing yet sophisticated style. More here on Bolig Magasinet.

(photography by kira brandt)


Just sayin'. Have a good one.

(via here)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sweetness and Light

Delicate wintery tones of blue and white for a Thursday.

(photo by ditte isager)


This week's links. Enjoy.

From Toolshed to Guesthouse
Two designers convert a dilapidated toolshed off a modernist house into a cosy guesthouse. Elegantly done.

New York's Most Stunning Holiday Windows
Get in the holiday spirit and take a virtual tour of this year's amazing Christmas windows at Bergdorf Goodman, Barney's New York, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Making Order From Chaos: 8 Beautifully Busy Homes
Feeling a bit overwhelmed by all your stuff? Find inspiration in this slide show of 8 modern homes showing how clutter can be beautiful. I'm in awe of the converted stables in London with a life size horse sculpture.

High Fashion Santa
Check out Santa decked out in the likes of Kenzo, Marni, Acne Studios, Martin Margiela and others in this fun Joint London series. Via AnOther.

The Best Art, Design and Photography Books of 2014
Brain Pickings has a great round up of books for creatives released this year — lots of photos from each to give you a great sense of what they're all about, too.

Nine Kisses
This is fun — 18 of this year's best actors perform nine kisses. Enjoy.

A Holiday Playlist
Goop has put together a downloadable holiday playlist that's a nice mix of old and new — everything from Ella Fitzgerald to Vampire Weekend and She and Him.

Cauliflower and Leek Soup
A comforting soup, perfect for a light supper — and a good break from the rich holiday food (delicious as it is).
(photo by kira brandt for bo bedre)

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A lighter shade of pale.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Moments of Beauty

Sophisticated shimmer for the holidays. Silver turtleneck by Ralph Lauren, photographed by Mario Testino for Harper's Bazaar, 1995.

(via here)

A Castle of One's Own

Artist/designer Aylin Langreuter and her husband, designer Christophe de la Fontaine and their two children recently traded their 1930s modernist apartment in Milan to move to a very small, very old castle at the foot of the Bavarian Forest. Dating from 1336, it was in surprisingly good condition — and the price is what they would have paid for a three bedroom apartment in Munich. But what they both fell hard for was the fairy tale atmosphere of their new home, which is now a wonderful mix of old and new. More here at Architektur and Wohnen.

(photography by bärbel miebach)
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