Friday, July 31, 2015


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Thinking of a matinee at the local independent theatre (ended up at the art gallery last week instead). Enjoy your own free time.

(photo by nina holst via dustjacket attic)

Sunny in Copenhagen

Admiring this beautiful Copenhagen apartment today, styled by Natalia of Spatial Code. Perfect mix of mid century and contemporary pieces, all in rooms flooded with natural light. Love. More here.

(photography by line thit klein for spatial code. via nordicdesign)


Have a peaceful weekend.

(lovely photo by martina matencio. via worbz)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sweetness and Light

The studio wall of artist Shellaine Godbold. Lovely work.

(via the poetry of material things)


This week's links. Enjoy.

An Idyllic Australian Getaway
Take a tour of a beautiful modern getaway in the Australian bush, designed by a pair of married architects for their own family and built using local woods. So inspiring.

Visual Recipes
Copenhagen-based photographer Mikkel Jul Hvilshøj constructs visual representations of recipes, meticulously putting together all the ingredients and cookware into a single, striking graphic image. Beautiful work. Via Andrew with thanks.

Another Magazine's Top Ten Summer Films
Great list of summertime movies with substance, put together by the staff at Another magazine. Check out such classics as Stealing Beauty, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Zabriskie Point and Death in Venice. I'm going to track down Alice in the Cities by Wim Wenders — can't believe I haven't seen it yet.

History's Unsung Sidekicks
American design trio Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman and Matt Lamothe's new book 'The Who, the What and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History', chronicles through beautiful illustrations the unsung heroes and heroines who supported those who became famous in history. Such a lovely idea. Follow the link for a selection from the book.

How Food Makes a Holiday
Lovely essay by Guardian writer Vicky Frost on the pleasures of experiencing local cuisine while traveling.

How Chairs Would Look If They Were People
Charming photo series by Romanian photographer Horia Manolache, featuring portraits of chairs paired with portraits of people directly inspired by the chairs.

Summer Saviors
The editors of W magazine share their secrets for staying cool in the heat — check out their favourite products for sunburn, dehydrated skin, melting makeup and more.

Five Ingredient Summer Sides
Perfect for bbqs and easy summer suppers, these simple side dishes are a showcase for fresh tomatoes, green beans and other seasonal veggies.

(photo by j. ingerstedt)

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Flowing water, far away —
and a plum-scented village.

- Shohaku (Japanese poet, 1443-1527)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Moments of Beauty

An elegant approach to dressing for the summer heat. There's a definite '90s vibe to this look that I find really appealing. Beautiful photo of Guinevere Van Seenus by Erik Madigan Heck.

(via bienenkiste)

A Paris Pad

Located in a Saint-Germain, Paris building that has been in his family for nearly 100 years, the elegant home of fourth-generation art dealer Patrick Perrin is filled with both inherited pieces and modern finds — the latter all the more so as Patrick is the co-founder of the PAD art fair, which specializes in 20th century art, design and decorative arts. Love how serene his space is. More here on House and Garden.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A Brief Pause

My Mac conked out on Friday, so there'll be a bit of a pause posting here while I wait for it to be fixed. In the meantime, enjoy browsing my older posts — and see you back here very soon!

(photo by birgitta drejer)

Friday, July 24, 2015


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Planning on going out to see a movie at the local independent cinema here — can't wait.

(photo via here

At Home in Paris

An old shop hidden away in a courtyard of the 10th arrondissement in Paris has been transformed into the warm and welcoming home of Anne-Fleur Broudehoux, one half of the styling team Roseanna, her fashion photographer partner Thierry Lebraly and their little boy Joseph. Architect Stephanie Lizée reworked the space for family life, only preserving the century-old staircase in the heart of the house and the living room floor. Love this one. More here at Milk magazine.

(photography by louise desrosiers, styling by charlotte huguet)


A clock that doesn't just tell you the time — it makes you work for it. The idea is to make clock watching at school more productive, by giving you mathematical equations to calculate the actual time. Interesting idea, though I can see it being exasperating for the impatient. More here on Co. Design.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sweetness and Light

A beautifully put together corner — love the contrast of the graphic black work on the wall with the yellow throw and gold cushions.

(via analog/dialog)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Minimalist Beauty in Finland
Take a tour over at My Scandinavian Home of a remarkably serene minimalist home in Finland. Stunning.

A Celebration of Bathing Rituals
Inspired by a new exhibition depicting bathing rituals in art from the 1500s onward at the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, AnOther magazine takes a look at the history of bathing — and includes some fantastic product recommendations, too. Don't miss the slide show of bathing in art, too.

A Typographic Tour of Paris
Graphic designer Louise Fili describes Graphique De La Rue, her new photography book from Princeton Architectural Press, as "my typographic love letter to Paris". Follow the link to see some of the truly lovely vintage signage she's captured for it.

How to Repot Succulents
Beautifully photographed and informative guide over at hello hydrangea on repotting and general care of succulents — perfect if you're as terrible with plants as I am.

The Persistence of Litmags
Interesting New Yorker piece about how — despite all odds — little magazines continue to be created, and to be read, and to matter.

Star Wars in Wood Block Prints
This is fascinating — Japanese craftsmen are reinterpreting Star Wars through the centuries-old art of wood block printing, as a way of keeping this traditional art form alive. The results are just stunning. Love the photos of the artists carving out the blocks, too — amazingly intricate.

No Cook Pasta Sauces
Perfect for muggy summer days when you want something simple without a lot of time heating up the stove, these pasta sauces take full advantage of fresh summer veggies (or keep it even simpler, with butter, fresh parmesan and cracked pepper).

(photo via couleur locale by way of planete deco)

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Absence can be as beautiful as presence.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Moments of Beauty

A romantic, billowy white dress for humid summer days. Alexa Chung photographed by Brantley Gutierrez for Vanity Fair's Coachella 2015 Portrait Session. 

(via here)

Summer Idyll

Every summer Nicole, Claus and their three children pack up, sublet their Copenhagen apartment and take the hour-long drive to their lovely little cottage by the sea. Perfect way to live when the weather is warm. More here on Bolig.

(photography by tia borgsmidt)

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