Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Simple Pleasures

The ephemeral joys of summer — long, sunshine filled days, warm evenings outdoors under the stars.

(photo via french by design)

Friday, July 22, 2016


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. It's going to be very hot and humid here, so finding a cool and shady spot to lounge is the plan. Enjoy your own.

(photo: days of camille. see more of her gorgeous photos of greece here)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sweetness and Light

A peaceful loft to hang out in.

(via here)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Earthy and Ethereal
Take a tour of a beautiful apartment in Maintz, Germany, recently redesigned by Studio Oink. Minimalist and airy, it has an ethereal quality that can perhaps be partially attributed to its interesting owners, a fashion designer and a priest. That's the apartment dining room above, incidentally.

14 Wildly Successful Women Who Were Late Bloomers
Feeling stuck in your current job? Find inspiration in the lives of 14 women who hit their career strides later in life.

Empire of Dust
Fascinating series by photographer Amélie Labourdette of the abandoned building sites of Italy. Slightly surreal.

A Fresh Perspective on the Psychology of Scent
Jessica Hannan of Berlin-based perfume brand Apotheke explains her emotional approach to scent — and develops a bespoke fragrance especially for AnoOther magazine. Fascinating.

Taste-Testing the History of the Hamburger
Fun article that recreates the culinary history of the hamburger — impress your family and friends with interesting facts (such as what went into the ancient Roman version of a hamburger) at your next barbeque.

Face Masks For Every Skin Type
Manage acne breakouts and other summer skin woes with this helpful list of face masks for every skin type — normal, dry, oily, combination, sensitive, aging and an all natural option, too.

Raspberry Buttermilk Cake
Simple to make, this lovely cake features fresh berries and is the perfect summer dessert. Definitely making this — and it would be equally as good with fresh strawberries or blueberries, too.

(photo by studio oink)

automatism on instagram

The fluffiest house on the street

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Monday, July 18, 2016


A tranquil and cool space, to start your week gently. Have a lovely one.

(photo of anne getty's indoor pool via harper's bazaar by way of meta interiors)

Friday, July 15, 2016


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. Looking forward to catching up with friends here — enjoy  your own.

(photo: wonenonline via pinterest)

All Natural

Admiring this pretty Stockholm apartment today, with its soothing mix of light natural woods and white, enlivened with touches of ochre, art and books. See more of this lovely space over on Husman Hagberg here.

(via coco lapine design)


Have fun this weekend.

(photo via pinterest)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sweetness and Light

A peaceful room in warm, natural tones for your Thursday.

(photo: stadshem via ems designblogg)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Portuguese Getaway
Take a tour of the fantastic Pensão Agrícola, a small six room hotel in a Portuguese fishing village. Built in 1920, it was originally a farmhouse before lapsing into neglect. Now restored by architects Atelier Rua, it's a lovely minimalist space brightened with traditional furniture and crafts.

Folk Art Fashion
Stunning, vibrantly colourful fashion photo series inspired by Slavic folklore. Created by photographer Andrey Yakovlev and art director Lili Aleeva, the Moscow-based husband and wife team of Yakovlev and Aleeva.  

Architecture With No Limits
Have a look at the surreal cityscapes of Stefan Larsson, where skyscrapers move and expand in a dreamlike world of buildings that act like living organisms. Hypnotic.

Sofia Coppola's Guide to Rome
Check out director Sofia Coppola's list of nine favourite (mostly) dining and shopping havens in the Eternal City.

Magical Firefly Photos
For about 10 days in the summer, Japan is treated to the wonderful natural phenomenon of fireflies spreading out through the country's forests, lighting up the night sky. Beautiful photos of this annual event. 

Loaded Hummus
Perfect for hot weather suppers, this quick and easy recipe adds some delicious extras to hummus. Pita on hand and a big salad on the side and you're good to go.

(photo: curious egg)

automatism on instagram

A lovely day for a walk in the park

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Moments of Beauty

Radiant summer beauty. Model Simone photographed by Franziska Nettel for Moga Magazine.

(photo via fashion bomb daily by way of pinterest)

Concrete Retreat

A modern Gotland cottage by the sea, made mostly of concrete and simply furnished in soft neutral tones. The result is surprisingly warm and tranquil — the perfect space to get away from city life and enjoy the stunning scenery all around. More here on Fantastic Frank.

(via coco lapine design)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Simple Pleasures

An unexpected element in a home — great art, a striking chair or even just an unusual wall colour. Instant personality.

(photo: marion collard. see more of this space over at plastolux)
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