Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Simple Pleasures


A sunny spot by the window.

(photo of the aritzia office in new york by lisa dengler on instagram. via pinterest)

Cool in Copenhagen

Today I'm admiring the beautiful Copenhagen home of Hanne Berzant, founder and former creative director of the Danish company City North. Great Nordic style with natural accents. See more here on Bo Bedre.

(photography by birgitta wolfgang/sisters agency)

Atelier: Joana Vasconcelos

Today I'm admiring this extraordinary installation from 2012 by textile artist Joana Vasconcelos. Called "Royal Valkyrie", it was created in collaboration with the artisans of Nisa and the support of French textile maker Manufacture Prelle, and then suspended from a ceiling in Lisbon's Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Stunning. Read more about her work here.

(via blouin artinfo)

Monday, May 30, 2016


May this week open new doors for you. Have a lovely one.

(house m by jun igarashi architects. via april and may)

Glam Minimalism

Stunning apartment styling for ESNY by Annaleena Leino Karlsson — love her selection of a few key glam pieces in unexpected colours, beautifully set off by the original architectural details (like that extraordinary rococo fireplace). Perfect. See more of Annaleena's work here.

(via the design chaser)

Friday, May 27, 2016


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. We have thunderstorms in the forecast, but there'll be garage sales and other fun things to make up for the dodgy weather. Enjoy your own!

(photo by jonas ingerstedt via here)

Light and Fresh

Admiring this small but stylish apartment today, discovered on the Swedish realtor site Kvarteret Mäkleri. Great natural light and perfect Scandinavian design. It's also for sale! See more of it here.


Have fun this weekend.

(photo by tim walker via pinterest)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sweetness and Light

A room to spend countless hours in — the Sydney home of fashion designer Lee Mathews.

(photo by sean fennessy via the design files)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Vintage Vibes
Take a tour of a fantastic Dutch farmhouse that mixes a 70s vintage look with rustic details. Great individual style.

How Bugs Bunny Inspired a Generation of Opera Stars
This is great — members of the Washington National Opera discuss how their first exposure to opera came from watching "What's Opera, Doc?", the now-classic Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd cartoon inspired by Wagner's Ring Cycle.

Sleep Makes the Modern Girl
We all know the importance of a good sleep — now you can make getting those eight hours a little more of an art form with these new elixirs, luxurious sheets and beautiful sleepwear.

Salt Labyrinths Inside a Castle
Check out these two mind blowing installation pieces by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto, all made of salt and created inside the medieval castle tower at Aigues-Mortes, a 13th century walled city in southern France.  

The Forgotten Designer Behind Some of Fashion's Biggest Trends
Profile of Bonnie Cashin, credited by some fashion scholars as the inventor of American sportswear.

How to Decorate Like Wes Anderson
Fun post over at My Domaine that pairs Wes Anderson films with real rooms — perfect inspiration for fans of his work who want to live the film experience, too.

Vintage Office Supplies on Instagram
Treat your eyes to the beautifully photographed collections of vintage office supplies from around the world by following the Instagram account of nrpq.  

Chocolate Cobbler
What's not to like about a decadent chocolate dessert that transforms into a chewy brownie and a fudge sauce in the same dish?

(photo by richard powers via a muted palette)

automatism on instagram

Cherry blossoms, spotted on the way to the Tulip Festival. On my way back, there was a sweet elderly Japanese man perched on a little stool directly across from the cherry trees, playing a kokyu (a traditional 2-stringed instrument played with a bow) while gazing at the blossoms. It was lovely.
(follow me on instagram at automatism)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Moments of Beauty

A play of layers, lengths and textures — perfect for this curious time of year, when the seasons change daily and figuring out what to wear even from hour to hour becomes a challenge. Photo by Danilo Hess for Elle Mexico, September 2015.

(via a muted palette)

Dream Apartment

Love the stunning Cape Town apartment of Koos and Laureen and their children, located in Africa's only Art Deco skyscraper. Originally an office block, the 1939 building was the first in the city to be converted into residential spaces. Gorgeous results. More over here on Image.

(photography by greg cox)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Simple Pleasures

A personal library. There's always something good to read close at hand.

(photo via here)

Atelier: Henk Helmantel

Today I'm admiring this subtle 1990 still life by Dutch painter Henk Helmantel, titled 'Still Life with Boxes'. A modern take on the classic Dutch still life, there's a quiet presence to his work that I find really appealing.

(via made by sohn)

Monday, May 23, 2016

Victoria Day

It's Victoria Day here in Canada, so we're enjoying a long weekend — and one with spectacular sunny weather, too. Have a great Monday and see you tomorrow!

(photo: francis brodi house with henri matisse ceramic mural, los angeles. via randomitus)

Friday, May 20, 2016


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. We're looking forward to the Victoria Day long weekend here — and the weather promises to be perfect for it, too. Can't wait. Enjoy your own!

(photo: françois champsaur)

Rustic Modern

Summer in Sweden doesn't get more idyllic than this, the century-old country home of David Carlson and Madeleine Carlson Ahnell. Furnished in a relaxed, rustic modern style inside and surrounded by a stunning rose garden (over 100 varieties!) outside, it's pretty much perfection. Love this one. More here on Elle Decoration Sweden.

(photography by emma persson lagerberg)
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