Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Serenity Now

Warm afternoon sun in a corner of the camellas-lloret maison d'hôtes. For more of this serene and beautiful hotel in the south of France, check out their instagram here.

(via here)

Atelier: Tawny Chatmon

Today I'm admiring this utterly lovely collage portrait by Tawny Chatmon, a mix of her photography and painting. Stunning. More on her website here.

(via sin título)

Friday, January 26, 2018


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. And a lovely space to spend it in. See the rest of this tranquil Norwegian home, designed by Norm Architects to be "the epitome of hygge", here.

(photo via norm architects)


Have fun this weekend.

(photo by ruby mary lennox. via sin titulo)

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sweetness and Light

A beautiful and atmospheric space for you today, the home of architect Sabine Wlokas and partner Francisco Javier Gómez Pinteño, a director and screenwriter. See the rest over at Architectural Digest España here.

(photo by montse garriga for architectural digest españa. via sfgirlbybay)


This week's links. Enjoy.

31 Most Beautiful Bathrooms in Vogue
Stunning bathrooms that will have you longing for a day-long wallow in the tub.

How to Teach Art to Kids, According to Mark Rothko
Five great lessons on teaching art to kids, from a giant of modern art who also worked as an art teacher for 20 years. Inspiring for artists of any age, actually.

In Search of Obscure Words For Even Rarer Feelings
Fascinating article on how having a larger vocabulary for our emotions is healthy, and the words other cultures have for identifying specific feelings (such as the currently popular Danish word hygge).

How to Build a Skin Care Routine
A primer on what you really need to look after your skin, with a helpful list of key ingredients to look for in cleansers, toners and moisturizers.

The Hair Historian
My new favourite Instagram account features extraordinary hair in art history, through paintings, photos and more. Link above takes you to an article about it—go straight to The Hair Historian account on Instagram here.

Citrus and Chocolate Brioche Buns
As pretty as they are delectable, these brioche buns are perfect with coffee or tea on a cold winter afternoon. 

(photo: the green spot

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018


A corner in the studio of brilliant British designer (clothier, ceramist, interior designer, artist, furniture designer, maker) Faye Toogood, to start your week on an inspiring note. Have a good one.

(photo: matthew donaldson for domino. more here)

Friday, January 12, 2018


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. And a lovely space to spend it in. Really love the painting by Danish artist Trine Søndergaard. See more of this beautiful Scottish vacation lodge over at Remodelista.

(photo by martin kaufmann)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Moments of Beauty

Water colours. Love the gentle, cool tones in this slightly Surrealist photo by Laura Bonnefous for Mademoiselle. 

(styling by marine penet, makeup and hair by nina olivet. via yard sales)

Monday, January 08, 2018


A light-filled home library, to start your week on an inspiring note. See more beautiful private libraries over here at Vogue.

(architect amanda levete's home library photographed by simon upton for vogue, may 2011)

Friday, January 05, 2018


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. And a lovely space to spend it in—especially if you're getting a cold snap like we are here.

(photo via here)

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Sweetness and Light

A peaceful retreat for your Thursday. Have a lovely one.

(photo by matilda hildingsson, styling by nathalie myrberg of babes in boyland)


This week's links. Enjoy.

An Interior Designer's Elegant Home
Take a tour of the tranquil, modern home of Swedish interior designer Louise Liljencrantz.

11 New(ish) Art Books That We Really Want to Read Over the Holidays
Artnet has a great list of art books that are perfect for reading over the cold winter months (posting this a bit late for the holidays).

Arctic Free Diving Saved Her Leg. Now She Has a World Record
In this hauntingly beautiful short film, Finnish free diver Johanna Nordblad explores an underwater world beneath the ice. 

The Art of Flying
And while we're looking at short films, check out this stunning one by Jan van Ijken, capturing the mysterious flights—or murmurations—of the Common Starling. Mesmerising to watch.

7 Simple Ways to Be More Creative in 2018
Start the new year right by getting your creativity flowing, with a little help from this great list of suggestions over at Artsy.

Street Style Fashion Photos
Lovely slide show of the lesser known fashion work of Gordon Parks, the photographer best known for his decades of documenting the civil rights movement as well as poverty, segregation and injustice. In 1948 he became Life magazine's first on-staff black photographer and writer, but he also freelanced for titles like Vogue, from which many of these images were taken.

The Enduring Power of a Low Bun
In praise of the pleasures of the classic low bun look, now enjoying a bit of a revival in the fashion world.

Why Do We Need to Sleep?
Fascinating article in The Atlantic that examines the mystery of sleep—something that seems so counterintuitive to the survival of all species.

25 Best French Songs About Paris, Old and New
For her upcoming cookbook Tasting Paris, Clotilde of the lovely French food blog Chocolate & Zucchini was inspired to begin each chapter with a few lines from a French song about Paris. Here she's assembled a list of great songs about the City of Light, old and new.

London Fog Hot Chocolate + Mapled Whipped Cream
An ever so slightly decadent version of hot chocolate, to warm you on the coldest of January days.

(photo via here)

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Moments of Beauty

Beautifully warm. We're in the middle of a cold snap here—this beautiful coat, designed by Marie Isacson & Matilda Ivarsson, is pretty much my dream winter wardrobe piece. This was actually part of a fascinating project celebrating the Nobel Laureates of 2015 through fashion, music, and design—see more here.

(photo by amanda nilsson. via yard sales)

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Monday, January 01, 2018

Happy New Year

It's a brand new year. Wishing you happiness, health and all good things for 2018.

(photo of adorable baby bobcat by sharon montrose. available as a print here)
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