Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Simple Pleasures

The comfort of a hearty home made soup on a bitterly cold winter evening. So warming for both body and soul.

(photo and recipe for nordic-style pea soup by sini of my blue and white kitchen)

New and Old in Naples

Architect Antonio Martiniello returned to his native Naples after studying in Austria for five years, filled with enthusiasm for the new ideas he encountered abroad. But he also has a fine appreciation of a city so steeped in history, and his ability to balance both can be seen in his home and studio space, an apartment in a former palace built in the 1700s, with its original fresco paintings still intact. Here his taste for minimalism offers a modern edge in contrast to the ornate surroundings — an approach that looks ahead while appreciating the traditional craftsmanship that is still very much alive in Italy. More here on Elle Decor Italia.

(photography by max zambelli)

Atelier: Olivier Umecker

Today I'm admiring the elegant abstract work of Olivier Umecker. Just beautiful. See more of Olivier's work on his Tumblr site here.

(via here)
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