Friday, December 30, 2016


Happy holiday weekend! Have a lovely time seeing in the new year.

(photo by stephanie rudy via cheetah is the new black)

A Quiet Home

A calm and meditative space for you today — the Stockholm home of fashion director Claes Juhlin and Michelle Zetterstrom. Beautiful angles everywhere, and the perfect retreat from the hurry and scurry of work and city life.

(via a merry mishap)


There are good years and there are not so good years, but happily a fantastic sense of style is timeless. Love the joyous colours of this look.

(via tcha tcha tcha, where you can find out more about african wax fabric)

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sweetness and Light

The sheer visual pleasure of a beautiful colour, here used in a playful and unexpected way.

(via regards et maisons by way of pinterest)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Warm Retreat
Take a tour of the small but lovely home of designer Mathias Vural, painted throughout in the most beautiful deep slate blue (Stiffkey Blue from Farrow and Ball).

A History of Pink Hair
Vogue has a fun little slide show of pink hair, which has been around a lot longer than you'd think — check out Brigitte Bardot in a rosé champagne-coloured bob in 1967.

The 60 Best Book Covers of 2016, As Chosen By Designers
Take a look at 60 beautiful, imaginative and thought-provoking book cover designs from this year. 

Tiny Food
Intriguing Atlantic article about the Japanese craze for tiny food videos — real food made with doll-sized pots, pans and utensils. One of the most popular videos is a strawberry shortcake made from a single berry! 

The Glossary of Happiness
From The New Yorker: "Could understanding other cultures’ concepts of joy and well-being help us reshape our own? The Positive Lexicography Project aims to catalogue foreign terms for happiness that have no direct English translation."

The Secret Behind Italy's Rarest Pasta
For over 300 years only the women of a single Sardinian family knew how to make this pasta — it is that difficult and time-consuming to prepare. That may soon change, though...

How Science Uncovered $80 Million of Fine Art Forgeries
Fascinating story of how the biggest art forgery in US history was uncovered using highly specialized tools.

Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake
A lovely cake that combines the best fruits of the holiday season. Perfect for a New Year's Eve party.

(photo by fanny hansson, styling by artilleriet. via residence magazine)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

Boxing Day

Happy Boxing Day to you! Enjoy, however you choose to spend it hanging out with family and friends, doing a little sale shopping, or just on the couch, recovering from the holiday celebrations.

(photo: apartment therapy)

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016


Happy holiday weekend! And a busy weekend for many of us, with Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa all happening close together this year. May it be a happy one for you, filled with friends, family, good food and good cheer.

(photo: house doctor)

Pretty in Poland

Beautifully restored and decorated by the Loft Kolasinski studio, this 19th century apartment in Szcezcin, Poland, has been furnished with a beguiling mix of vintage Polish, Czech, Italian and French design from the 1930s to 1960s — all harmonizing beautifully with each other and their surroundings. Lovely. More here on AD España.

(photography by karolina bak)


Have a sweet holiday weekend.

(photo via here)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sweetness and Light

Love the natural textures and simple holiday decorations in this Copenhagen home. Timeless. More here on Bo Bedre.

(photo by lene samsø)


This week's links. Enjoy.

An Attic Loft
Tour a polished modern loft in a former attic. Love all those interesting wall angles.

Nigella Lawson's Seasonal Soundbites
Three podcasts by Nigella Lawson in celebration of Christmas and festive cooking, covering everything from decorating to turkey sandwiches. Inspiring holiday listening.

Miniature Mouse Café and Nut Shop 
Hands down the most adorable art installation ever. Swedish art collective anonymouse have created a tiny mouse-sized café and shop on a street corner in Malmö, built into the side of a building. The details are amazing, but what I really love is how the community is now happily adding to the original idea, with gifts of miniature club posters, animals and cheeses. So wonderful.

How To: Finger Wave Updo
Learn how to do an elegant finger wave updo in this short video from Harper's Bazaar. Perfect hair for holiday parties.

Grand Musée du Parfum
Take a virtual tour of the brand new Paris museum devoted entirely to perfume — one which promises a multi-sensory experience. Long overdue, it's a fascinating look at the rich history of French perfume. 

From the Moomins to Asterix, Picture Books Help Build a Better World
Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones writes about how the best picture books have the power to inspire both children and adults. Lovely piece.

Top 10 Escapes in Literature
Looking to escape all the holiday noise? Dive into one of these classic tales of escape, ranging from The Count of Monte Cristo to Papillon and The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.

Smashed Avocado Toast With Veggies
Quick and easy, this delicious recipe adds sautéed peppers, red onions and asparagus to the classic avocado toast — all topped with a simple fried (or poached) egg. Perfect for an easy holiday brunch or light supper.  

(photo: house doctor via nordic design)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Moments of Beauty

A winter's tale. Model Natalia Vodianova photographed by Paolo Roversi, with styling by Giovanna Battaglia.

(via pinterest)

Holiday Loft

Pretty holiday decor in the Copenhagen loft apartment of jewelry designer Charlotte Wendes, husband Sander and their two daughters Mie and Frida. Love those beams and the little bedroom under the eaves. More here on Boligliv.

(photography by nicoline olsen)

Handmade Holidays

A Christmas tree doesn't always have to be an evergreen.

(photo: house of pictures via bo bedre)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Simple Pleasures

Holiday baking (either your own or somebody else's). Always a pleasure.

(photo by fanny hansson, styling by artilleriet. via residence magazine)

City Oasis

The beautiful, tranquil New York apartment of photographer Pia Ulin is a perfect palate cleanser for all the holiday excesses we're surrounded by at the moment (as fun as they are). Ommm. Read more about it over at Residence magazine here.

(photography by pia ulin, styling by lotta agaton)
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