Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sweetness and Light

Beautiful geometry for your Thursday.

(via the poetry of material things)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Netherlands Bachelor Pad
Take a tour of the stunning Haarlem, Netherlands apartment of musician and entrepreneur Alexander Nijmolen, located in what was once a cheese warehouse. Love this one. Via Decor8.

A Library for Colours
Utterly fascinating article about the Harvard library storing the Forbes Pigment Collection of the world's rarest colours — including ones made from beetle extracts, poisonous metals and (yikes) Egyptian mummies.

Pantone Swatch Food Match Ups
And while we're on the subject of colour, have a look at this fun ongoing Instagram series by designer Lucy Litman, pairing food items with their matching Pantone swatches. Inspiring and hunger-inducing.

The Spectacular Benefits of Non-Exercise
Interesting new research on how little movements — gesturing while talking, tapping your feet under your desk — can add up to a healthier day (though regular exercise is still important, too).

How to Repot a Houseplant
Just in time for spring. AnOther magazine's Agony Plant gently walks novice plant owners through the repotting process.

The Fine Art of Millinery
Luke Leitch talks to legendary hat-maker Stephen Jones about his extraordinary creations — works of art that transcend their original function as fashion accessories.

Springtime Spaghetti Carbonara
A fresh version of the classic pasta dish, to usher in spring — one that adds asparagus, peas and fresh basil.

(photo by niels ahlberg via femina)

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Farewell, tulips. Thank you for your loveliness.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Moments of Beauty

Hello to you, spring. Model Audrey Marnay photographed by Eric Traoré for French Vogue, May 1999.

(via the poetry of material things)

Swedish Farmhouse

What was once a derelict barn in the Swedish countryside is now a tranquil summer home for interior designer Lisette Bramsell Ohlsson and husband Mats Ohlsson. Love how light and airy this pace is. More here on Elle Decoration Sweden.

(photography by kristofer johnsson, styling by pella hedeby)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Simple Pleasures

The restorative power of a hot shower or bath when sick with a cold or flu. I think I'd feel instantly better just being in a sumptuous bathroom like this one...

(photo: anna gillar via here)

Fresh Victorian

An elegant Victorian terrace house in Melbourne hides an airy, modern interior. Designed by architects and owners Annick Houle and Stephen O'Connor of O'Connor and Houle Architecture, the addition of an extension on the back allows for natural light to flood the main living space, where the couple and their twin children spend much of their time together cooking, eating and entertaining. Beautiful home. More here at Homes to Love.

(photography by derek swalwell, styling by judy ostergaard for australian house and garden. via the design chaser)

Atelier: Nhu Xuan Hua

Today I'm admiring the stunning photography of Nhu Xuan Hua — in particular this mixed media piece. See more of her gorgeous work here.

(via pinterest)

Monday, March 28, 2016


A great mix of rustic and glam, to start your Monday with a little inspiration. Have a lovely one.

(photo via here)

Hidden Treasure

When Aurore and Clément first viewed this former garage in Bordeaux, they saw a little more than they expected — their upstairs neighbour's wooden floors, as the ceiling had fallen down. But, undeterred by the terrible condition of the property, they bought it anyway. During the renovation, there were a lot of pleasant surprises, such as the remains of a horse stall in what is now the living room — a relic from the 19th century when a banque de poste was located there. It even still had hay in the basket. Old cobblestones and beams were also uncovered, and the original stone walls have been left here and there as a contrast to the modern smooth plaster. Love the result. More here on vtwonen.

(photography by julien fernandez)

Friday, March 25, 2016


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. And a very happy Easter long weekend to you as well! Enjoy.

(photo: karen mordechai for pottery barn)

Sunny Modernism

I came across this lovely Ghent home on French By Design recently, and had to share. No other info, but such an inspired use of colour (that ochre yellow sofa!) great architectural details and the satisfying contrast of crisp white walls with polished concrete floors. Wonderful.

(via elle decoration uk)


Have a trippy Easter.

(photo by alena beljakova via pinterest)

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sweetness and Light

Admiring this tranquil Berlin loft in gentle shades of grey today. See more here.

(photo by claus brechenmacher. via coco lapine)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Bohemian Loft in New York
Take a tour of a beautiful Tribeca loft with a relaxed, bohemian vibe. 

A Gorgeous Hand Drawn Music Video
Love this stunning video by Boris Seewald for the instrumental work 'Disco' by German musician Ralf Hildenbeutel, featuring over 1,250 hand drawn paintings that illustrate the beauty of dance. A must see.

Vogue 100: A Century of Style
Not in London anytime soon? Take a guided video tour of the newly opened 'Vogue 100: A Century of Style' exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery with Vogue creative director Jaime Perlman, and curator and Vogue contributing editor Robin Muir.

How to Make Personal Work Your Priority
Lovely interview with Diana Markosian about her work as a professional photographer, staying motivated and the importance of personal projects.

Spring Forward: Overnight Beauty Products
W magazine has a round up of 12 overnight beauty products to soothe those still struggling with the switch to Daylight Savings Time (or just in need of a little pampering).

Swiss Easter Rice Tart
Try something a little different for Easter dinner with this recipe for a traditional Swiss Easter dessert, a tart featuring a custardy, rice-based filling brightened with lemon zest and ground almonds.

(photo by brittany ambridge for domino)

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Wednesday morning

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Moments of Beauty

Portrait in luminous whites. Lovely photo of model Zlata Mangafic by Van Sarki for Russh.

(via studio tinne+maria)

Space Age Chalet

Something a little different today — a chalet in Savoie that is very traditional on the outside, and something out of a James Bond film on the inside. Interior designer Noah Duchaufour-Lawrance was commissioned by the owners to create a space that reflected his vision — and here you see the extraordinary results. Perfect for après ski parties. More here at AD Décoration.

(photography by vincent leroux)
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