Friday, April 28, 2017


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. And a lovely space to spend it in. See more of this very minimalist Lisbon apartment here.

(photo via micasa)

Château Chic

French designer Pierre Yovanovitch and his business and life partner Matthieu Cussac were looking for a modern home in Provence when Pierre came across an ad for a château in the back of a magazine. In the same family and their descendants since the 10th century, its four elderly owners weren't interested in continuing with its upkeep—they only visited it for two months every summer. Fast forward through its purchase and three years of restoration, and the new home of Pierre and Matthieu is now a sophisticated blend of original architecture and modern design. More here on WSJ.

(photography by stephen kent johnson for wsj magazine)


Have fun this weekend.

('express mail' collage by ave maria via purple woods)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sweetness and Light

This loft space is all kinds of wonderful.

(via here)


This week's links. Enjoy. 

Bohemian Chic
Take a tour of the beautiful The Hague home of interiors blogger Theo-Bert Pot—a wonderful '70s inspired boho mix of rich dark colours, big windows, vintage pieces and lots of houseplants.

Laurie Anderson's Glorious, Chaotic New York
From the New York Times: "From performances for “six people in a loft” to “O Superman,” MTV fame, and her time with Lou Reed, the artist reflects on her many years in New York."

Geometry of Circles
What do you get when you pair minimalist composer Philip Glass with Sesame Street? A lovely, animated meditation on circles. Love this.

The Deep Space of Digital Reading
There's a difference between reading digitally and reading print books — and why we shouldn't worry about leaving print behind.

The Honey Facial
British star facialist Alexandra Soveral explains how raw honey is brilliant for exfoliating—non abrasive and gentle, it's a nourishing treat for your face that's right there in the kitchen.

11 Best Natural Beauty Products
And while we're on the subject of natural skincare, a list of 11 excellent natural (or near natural) beauty products—all available through Amazon.

Turning Side Projects Into Startups
Tina Roth Eisenberg of the hugely successful Swiss Miss blog discusses how she turned her various side projects into full-time gigs, such as the breakfast lecture series Creative Mornings (now with over 160 chapters around the world); TeuxDeux, a simple to-do app; and Tattly, a designer-driven temporary tattoo company.

Olive Oil and Orange Cake With Figs
Rich without being overly sweet, this simple cake is also vegan.

(photo via 34 kvadrat)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Serenity Now

A peaceful retreat, with plenty of lounging potential.

(photo via bo bedre)

Manhattan Minimalism

Located in an historic Manhattan building, this beautiful loft is by Brooklyn-based The New Design Project, headed by Fanny Abbes. Eclectic in style, the design makes a feature of the high ceilings with the stunning collection of light fixtures. More here on AD España.

(photography by alan gastelum)

Atelier: Andrea Castro

A beautiful, atmospheric portrait by Andrea Castro. See more of her work here.

(via i need a guide)

Monday, April 24, 2017


A beautiful work space to inspire you at the beginning of your week. Have a good one.

(photo by martina gemmola, styling by richard hall & son for mondocherry. via decor8)

Cool Monochrome

Minimalist cool in a Stockholm apartment for you today—love the contrast of white, natural wood floors and black furniture. Great art, too. More here.

(photography: ekenstam via elv's by way of coco lapine design)

Friday, April 21, 2017


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. And a lovely space to spend it in.

(photo by mark roper via here)

Back to School

An 1893 schoolhouse in Copenhagen is now a creative retreat for Jon and Sascha, who both work in the music industry. Initially attracted by its architecture, it was the large surrounding property and inner courtyard that finally sold them—it feels very secluded, despite being near the old town centre. When you work with sound every day, silence is a true luxury. More here on Ladny Dom.

(photography by birgitta wolfgang drejer / sisters agency. via my domaine)


The future looks bright.

(vintage '60s photo of model in sunglasses by dutch designer jan oostmann via here)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sweetness and Light

A beautiful vista for your Thursday. Have a lovely one.

(photo via here)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Manhattan Modern
Take a tour of decorator Patrick McGrath's lovely modern apartment—surprisingly airy in feel despite its small size.

A Marvelous Moment for French Writers and Artists
Lovely review by Julian Barnes in the New York Review of Books of 'The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped Nineteenth-Century French Novels' by Anka Muhlstein, translated from the French by Adriana Hunter. Adding this one to my book list.

Jim Jarmusch's 10 Favourite Films
Cult film director Jim Jarmusch picks his 10 favourite films, including Tokyo Story by Ozu, Seven Samurai by Kurosawa and Bob le Flambeur by Melville among others. Notably, they're all black and white films—an aesthetic Jarmusch uses beautifully in his own work.

Hargreaves + Levin Food Scans
This gorgeous series of 12 op art-style food scans by Hargreaves + Levin celebrates the beauty and bounty of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Stunning.  (via design crush)

Magazine Covers By Famous Artists
Steven Brower of Print Magazine takes a look at timeless magazine cover designs by Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Dali and others. Inspiring.

Frittata With Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Herbs
With a salad and crusty bread on the side, this light and lovely dish is a perfect way to welcome spring.

(photo: casa cook)
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