Monday, August 31, 2015


A calm Dutch living room to start your week gently. Have a lovely one.

(photo by paulina arcklin via my domaine)

Simple Elegance

Designed as a retreat from city life and a busy life as an independent lawyer, the serene Paris apartment of Caroline Delaudes is all about elegant restraint, with interesting antique finds used to great effect. Lovely. More here on Interiørmagasinet.

(photography by mikkel russel)

Friday, August 28, 2015


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Looking forward to a visit to the Art Gallery here — enjoy your own.

(photo via arkpad)

Malibu Chic

Interior designer Vanessa Alexander intriguingly describes her Malibu home as 'classic Georgian' meets 'unauthentic Tuscan' meets 'Balinese'. But these disparate influences come together in the most natural way here, resulting in a relaxed space with lots of personality. Wonderful. More photos here at My Domaine.

(photography by tessa neustadt)


Soaking up the last of summer before September is here...

(photo of alexa chung by sasha maslov for observer. via the poetry of material things)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sweetness and Light

A room made for summer afternoons.

(photo via tine k home)


This week's links — a little shorter than usual as it's been busy here! Enjoy.

Pretty Minimalism in Kuala Lumpur
Revisiting a favourite guest post on sfgirlbybay today — the beautiful home of Irene Hoofs of Bloesem. So inspiring.

An Ode to the Typewriter
Another Magazine kicks off a nostalgic new series with a look at the eternal allure of the typewriter, in all its clackety chicness.

Top 10 Literary Castles and Country Houses
Guardian: "From Brideshead to Hogwarts, Northanger Abbey to Manderley, Helen Maslin picks the most evocative fictional castles and manors." Great list.

The Book Design of Bruno Munari
Giorgio Maffei has a lovely appreciation of the book design of Bruno Munari over at Design Observer — gorgeous examples of his work. Such an eye for design.

Game-changing Women Fashion Photographers
Dazed magazine: "The visionaries who shook the system, refreshed the fashion gaze and redefined the camera's relationship with clothing." 

Heirloom Tomato, Zucchini, Caramelized Onion and Feta Galette
Besides being a perfect way to enjoy the lovely vegetables currently in season, this galette is also quick and simple to make, too.

(photo via st. frank)

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Weekend road trip — great sky on the drive north.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Moments of Beauty

An ethereal summer mood today. Lovely photo by Maurizio Fantini.

(via bienenkiste)

Minimalist in Wiesbaden

Admiring this serene minimalist apartment in Wiesbaden, a recent project by the German design firm Studio Oink. Love the delicate tone of the natural wood against the white background. More here on Trendland.

Monday, August 24, 2015


Just returned from a weekend vacation that lasted a little longer than planned (no bad thing!) so no posts here today. Check out automatism on instagram to see what I did — such as a visit to the farmer's market, where we picked up fresh strudel made with locally grown fruit. It was delicious. 

(photo by me)

Friday, August 21, 2015


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Looking forward to spending time with family — it's gonna be fun. Enjoy your own ...

(photo via the loft amsterdam by way of the denim daily)

Elegant Minimalism

Today I'm admiring the serenely beautiful Höganäs house of Bill Nylander, decorated with the help of his ex-wife and best friend, decorator Marie Olsson Nylander. Fantastic mix of vintage finds, beautifully edited. Read all about their madcap adventures in putting this together here on Residence.


Have a beautiful weekend.

(helena christensen photographed by yelena yemchuk for porter magazine, fall 2015. via fashion gone rogue)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sweetness and Light

A quiet start to the day.

(photo by luisa brimble for kinfolk magazine


This week's links. Enjoy.

Eero Saarinen's Miller House
Just came across this archived Dwell post featuring Miller House, the stunning mid century gem in Indiana designed by Eero Saarinen, and fell for it all over again. Well worth a revisit. 

Cultivating Creativity: Daily Rituals for Visual Inspiration
Great excerpt on the HOW design site from Maria Fabrizio's book Cultivating Creativity, which discusses how getting into the habit of keeping a visual record — a sketchbook or notebook filled with drawings, collages, doodles, notes, quotes or other thoughts — is a great way to encourage creative thinking every day.

Traces of the Turban
Writer Samantha Weinberg shares a visual history of the turban across centuries and continents. Wonderful.

Where Writers Write
Fascinating post about the rituals that writers have imposed on themselves to encourage their muse. I have to say, I wonder why artists get such a rep as being eccentric in their working habits after reading a few of these ...

Early Hair Dryers: 1928 to 1948
Utterly terrifying photos of early hair dryers that will make you very grateful for the simple little hand held one you use in the morning — and not like you're in a dystopian sci fi movie.

The 9 Best Clean Face Oils
The editors at Goop pick their favourite face oils for various skin types. I've become a serious fan of face oils myself after seeing a huge improvement in my own sensitive skin.

Julia Child's Zucchini Tian
A brilliant and utterly delicious way to use the abundant zucchini that's in season right now. Must make this.

(photo by karen mordechai for sunday suppers)

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Sunday afternoon at the farmer's market. Strolling around the stands sipping spectacular ginger ale by @michaelsdolce and admiring the produce — such as the perfect garlic from Luxy Farm.

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