Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sweetness and Light

A frankly pretty corner by French-born, New York-based interior designer Corinne Gilbert. Lovely painting is by Dan McCarthy. Find out how to decorate like Corinne over at Remodelista — and revisit my post about a Brooklyn loft designed by her here.

(photo by matthew williams. via sfgirlbybay)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Swedish Style
Take a tour of an utterly beautiful Swedish family home. Stunning.

5 of Fashion's Most Remarkable Store Interiors
Have a look at amazing high end shop design around the world, merging art and architecture for one of a kind environments. Just experiencing these spaces is enough—you don't even need to buy the clothes. 

Spies Like Us: A Conversation With John le Carré and Ben Macintyre
Fascinating interview with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy novelist John le Carré and Times columnist and author Ben Macintyre about their current projects—plus some sharp insights into the current American political situation.

The Artist Project: Petah Coyne
The latest video installment of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's series featuring artists looking at an item in their collection. This one features sculptor/photographer Petah Coyne talking about a stunning Japanese outer robe from the Edo period.

How to Start a Silent Book Club
This to me is the perfect book club—no reading of books you have zero interest in, no awkward discussions, no house cleaning or veggie platters required. Just a meet up with like minded friends at a cafe or pub.

St. Vincent: New York
The new video for St. Vincent has some solid connections to the art world. Notes ARTnews Today: "The video, which you can watch here, features St. Vincent sitting in the midst of The Wall (1973), Forrest Myers’s glorious installation on Houston Street in Manhattan, spinning Tony Rosenthal’s beloved Alamo (1967) sculpture in Astor Place, and resting her head on a disco ball that’s sitting around—a loose nod, perhaps, to a famous Martin Kippenberger series."

The Greatest Goths in Literary History
August 30 marks 220 years since the birth of Frankenstein author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and to honour the occasion, writer Emily Temple takes a look at other goths in literary history. Time to break out the black lipstick.

Cauliflower Gratin With Garlic and Sage
With the evenings growing cooler, a hearty side dish like this one is a welcome change from the lighter salads of warmer weather.

(photo: est living)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Moments of Beauty

Savouring the last few days of summer. Photo of Cici Xiang by Stockton Johnson, for the January 2014 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam.

(via fashion gone rogue)

City Lights

This elegant Brooklyn loft by interior designer Corinne Gilbert has everything I love in an interior—lots of natural light, high ceilings, mid century furniture, great art, lots of books. Perfection.

(photography: corinne gilbert. via here)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Serenity Now

A calm space today, featuring a lovely limited edition print by Therese Sennerholt. More here.

(photo by annaleena leino karlsson, styling amanda rodriques. via vosges paris)

A Calm Retreat

Admiring the tranquil home of artist Caroline Walls and cafe owner Emma Hill today, with its calm palette of neutral tones, warm wood furniture and great art. See more of it here at The Design Files.

(photography: eve wilson for the design files)

Friday, August 25, 2017


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. And a lovely spot to spend it in. See more of interior designer Christian Liaigre's Paris home here.

(photo by ivan tereshchenko via here)

Small Space, Big Design

A small two bedroom apartment in Brooklyn got an elegant renovation by Space Exploration Design recently—love the clever way they've created an office in the living area. More here on Architectural Digest.

(photography: space exploration design)

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sweetness and Light

Quiet moments.

(photo: plümo)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Rustic Retreat
Take a tour of a lovely cottage on Fire Island, the retreat of interior designer Ann Stephenson and her partner Lori Scacco. Pretty much the perfect summer home.

Legendary Designer Seymour Chwast on Failure, Egos and the Value of Self-Promotion
In need of inspiration? One of the most influential graphic designers and illustrators of the 20th century, at the age of 84 Seymour Chwast is still going strong, with a new book out through Kickstarter.

1970's Disaster Movies Posters
A great selection of film posters from the 1970's, a time when disaster movies were big in theatres. I would definitely go to a film festival of these cheesy classics. 

Houshi is a ryokan (a Japanese traditional inn) located in Komatsu, Japan. Besides being the 2nd oldest hotel in the world, it's been in the same family for 46 consecutive generations. This is a lovely, bittersweet short film about how its owners struggle to continue its legacy in the modern era.

The Accidental History of the @ Symbol
Fascinating piece over at the Smithsonian on how a centuries-old rarely used character evolved into a symbol of modern communication.

Anti-Fashion: OMA's Philosophy
Short profile of OMA, an artist and designer from Korea, who founded a clothing and textiles studio in Seoul in 2010 after a stint working with Alexander McQueen in London. Her work blends traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design—and sustainability. Lovely clothes with beautiful, subtle textures and colours.

Air Travel: From Majesty to Drudgery in 100 Years
A history of air travel as referenced in contemporary literature, from Saint-Exupéry to DeLillo.

6 Ingredient Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup
Easy to make, this soup is a great way to use all the fresh tomatoes currently in season. Add grilled cheese on the side to make it even better.

(photo: artedomus via here)

Monday, August 21, 2017


A room with a view. Wouldn't it be lovely to wake up to this? The Captains Rest, Lettes Bay, Strahan, Tasmania.
(photo via here)

Small is Beautiful

This lovely renovated 18th century Stockholm apartment has been getting lots of attention in the blog world lately, and it's easy to see why—it packs so much so style into so little space. I keep going back to it so decided to share it again here. See more over at Fantastic Frank.

(styling: josefin hååg. via the design chaser)

Friday, August 18, 2017


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

(photo: pinterest)

Lisbon Modern

Recently renovated by Arkstudio, this lovely Lisbon home has had its original elements beautifully restored—along with a discreet modern makeover for the kitchen and bathroom. Love how the personality of the owner really shines in this space. More here on micasa.

(photography by rodrigo cardoso)
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