Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Simple Pleasures

Music. Through happy times, through dark times and everything in between, it soothes, energizes, commiserates, inspires and uplifts.

(photo: sara woodrow via here)

Mellow In Morocco

Admiring this photo shoot for Belgian company Couleur Locale today, which features a stunning home in Morocco as the background for its catalogue of new products. Gorgeous. See more of it here.

(photography by jeltje janmaat, styling by cleo scheulderman. via decor demon)

Friday, January 27, 2017


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. Looking forward to art gallery visits here—enjoy your own.

(photo via lonny)

Lovely in Lisbon

Today I'm admiring this striking renovation in Lisbon, by Portuguese architecture firm rar.studio. Located in a 19th century waterfront building, it features a wonderful mix of pattern (tiles, marble and reclaimed wood flooring) in a minimalist setting. Lovely. More here on Yellowtrace.

(photography by fernando guerra)

Architects: rar.studio. Location: Lisbon, Portugal. Year completed: 2015. Area: 200.0 sqm. Photography: Fernando Guerra. Today’s post is proof that the Portuguese always have, and always will have, a very special way with materials. NANA Apartment by rar.studio is a minimalist residence on Lisbon‘s waterfront. Located within a lofty 19th century building, the apartment features a seriously stunning palette of pink marble, patterned ceramic tiles, crisp white walls and reclaimed timber floors. Commissioned to restore, conserve and enhance the original characteristics of the building, rar.studio painted the entire space white to freshen and highlight the period mouldings and proportions. They also restored the original wooden floorboards, now an interesting feature due to their width and aged texture. Now, let’s take a moment to acknowledge that bathroom. Monochrome and peach-coloured Portuguese marble were used in full slabs to create complete shower cubicles, sinks and splash-backs – a visually strong and modern solution that sings against the crisp minimal backdrop. In the kitchen, blue-patterned ceramic wall tiles dating back to the 19th century were left intact, contrasting with modern chrome taps and white dining chairs. Aside from the A+ use of materials, the space planning of the home is quite unique. rar.studio designed permanently open spaces called ‘inner rooms’, which act as shared storage and wardrobes for the residents of the home. These spaces are visible and accessible from most areas of the apartment, creating an interesting visual and spatial relationship between private and shared space.

Source: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/nana-apartment-lisbon-rar-studio/


Have a fun weekend.

(photo of the supremes in paris during the '60's via mod beatnik by way of pinterest)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A Brief Pause

I've been under the weather the last few days, so posts here might be a bit sparse this week. Hope to be back asap.

(photo: croft house)
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