Friday, February 27, 2015


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. There'll be some unwinding and catching up with friends here — how about you?

(photo by sean fennessy. see more of this fab space over at the design files)

Light and Pretty

Located in a building from 1903, this pretty studio apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden, may be small, but the beautiful architectural details and natural light more than make up for it. Lovely. More here.

(via stadshem by way of the style files)


Is it the weekend yet?

(photo by susannah b on flickr. via here)

advertise on automatism

Thinking of becoming an automatism sponsor? A couple of ad spots are available for March — perfect for launching a spring campaign. Find out more here.

(photo by cathrine aarsland of trettien)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sweetness and Light

A warm and atmospheric still life for your Thursday. Have a lovely one.

(photo by sam mcadam. via home life by way of inspiring interiors)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Julianne Moore at Home
Take a tour of Oscar winner Julianne Moore's lovely Manhattan family home. Great style.

Why You Do Your Best Thinking in the Shower
Interesting essay on creativity and the 'incubation period', and why we often get our brightest ideas not while actively concentrating, but when we're disengaged — like when we're in the shower.

11 Delightfully Unusual Colour Combinations
Apartment Therapy has a great post on using interesting colour combinations in your home — really inspiring ideas.

Inside Yves Saint Laurent's Studio
Lovely series of vintage photos showing the creative workspace of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, taken from 'Yves Saint Laurent's Studio: Mirror and Secret', the new book by fashion historian Jérômine Savignon.

Three Generations of Oscar Winners
Sofia Coppola and Anjelica Huston have lunch together in New York and talk about growing up around film and life as third generation Oscar winners.

Behind the Scenes — Award Winning Set Design
Architectural Digest takes us on a tour of the films nominated for best set design for the Academy Awards this year. Lots of great detail from the designers about their work.

Fork and Flower
With photographs that are a visual feast, the lovely recipes on the Swiss-based Fork and Flower blog will inspire you to jot down a few new additions to the week's grocery list.

3 Cosy Winter Brunches to Make at Home
The Every Girl invited Kitt Graham of The Kittchen to create 3 brunch recipes — make one, or mix and match them if the mood strikes, too. Check out Raspberry Ricotta Pancakes with Lemon Curd, Potato Hash with a Sunny Side Up Egg and Caprese Benedict.

(photo by anna malin for skona hem. via style carrot)

automatism on instagram

Read this over the weekend and found it really inspiring. Anyone else reading it?

(follow me on instagram at automatism)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Moments of Beauty

Feeling groovy. Fun '70s disco-inspired fashion today, as worn by models Ira Sumbayeva and Madisin and photographed by Matallana. More from the shoot here.

(styling by opé, hair and makeup by ronnie peterson. via fashion gone rogue)

Stylishly Small

Measuring just 45 square metres in size, this tiny Berlin apartment shows that small spaces can still be chic spaces. Great style. More here.

(photography by magnus van pettersson, styling by sarah van peteghem. via fantastic frank by way of bolig magasinet)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Simple Pleasures

It's around this time of year, in the later stages of winter, that I find myself really craving the colour of nature. Being in the produce section of the grocery store right now is like a promise of warmer and greener days to come.

(lovely photo by scarlett of fork and flower)

Mid Century in Madrid

Light-filled and airy, this Madrid apartment in an 1809 building is actually a lot smaller than it looks. Last renovated in the early 1970s, owner and mid century design fan Fernando Garcia called his longtime friend, interior designer Erico Navaso, for help in organizing the layout of his new home. Poky interior walls were removed, the original shutters for the windows were found and reinstalled and the yellowed pine floorboards were softened with bleach. Throughout, Fernando's ever changing collection of 50s design can be seen, its elegant lines a perfect contrast to the renovated space. Love. More here on Architectural Digest.

(photography by manolo yllera)

Atelier: Maria Lebedeva

This bear painting by Maria Lebedeva has utterly charmed me today — those little feet! See more (and purchase) Maria's work here.

(via lucky pony)

Monday, February 23, 2015


A sleepy start to the week here after a late night watching the Oscars — hope yours is a good one.

(photo via here)

An Artist's Studio in Paris

Located in the heart of the Montparnasse Vavin district in Paris, this lovely former artist's studio is in a building that once housed Picasso, Brancusi, Giacometti and other giants of the arts. Gently restored, it continues to fulfill its true calling as a studio — its current owner, born into a family of artists, herself works in clay, wax and plaster. So nice to see this lovely atelier continue to thrive as a creative space. More here on Côté Maison.

(photography by jean-marc palisse)

Friday, February 20, 2015


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. The Oscars will be the main event around here this weekend — will you be watching too?

(photo by tamizo architects via helly&co)

Industrial Chic in Milan

Admiring the refined industrial style of architect Marco Vido's Milan loft home and office — cool concrete greys and stainless steel are strikingly contrasted with black accents and honey-toned wood. The huge original factory windows are another outstanding feature, too. Stunning.

(via interior design by way of planete deco)
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