Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Simple Pleasures

Baking. I don't really bake at all during the summer, so when the weather turns cooler it's such a pleasure to have a warm kitchen filled with delectable aromas. This Chocolate and Olive Oil Cake by Diana Henry sounds like the perfect way to greet the start of autumn.

(photo by william lingwood)

A Loft With a View

With its breathtaking views of Table Mountain and fantastic collection of art and furniture from a three year stay in New Delhi, the Cape Town home of Casey Embden and Dan Berkowitz is a stunning space both within and without. Love its energy. More here on vtwonen.

(photography by warren heath)

Atelier: Joshua Osborn

Today I'm admiring this beautiful fashion illustration by Joshua Osborn for Jil Sander's spring/summer 2016 collection. Lovely fluid line, enlivened with textured washes of colour.

(via cinema godard)

Monday, August 31, 2015


A calm Dutch living room to start your week gently. Have a lovely one.

(photo by paulina arcklin via my domaine)

Simple Elegance

Designed as a retreat from city life and a busy life as an independent lawyer, the serene Paris apartment of Caroline Delaudes is all about elegant restraint, with interesting antique finds used to great effect. Lovely. More here on Interiørmagasinet.

(photography by mikkel russel)

Friday, August 28, 2015


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Looking forward to a visit to the Art Gallery here — enjoy your own.

(photo via arkpad)

Malibu Chic

Interior designer Vanessa Alexander intriguingly describes her Malibu home as 'classic Georgian' meets 'unauthentic Tuscan' meets 'Balinese'. But these disparate influences come together in the most natural way here, resulting in a relaxed space with lots of personality. Wonderful. More photos here at My Domaine.

(photography by tessa neustadt)


Soaking up the last of summer before September is here...

(photo of alexa chung by sasha maslov for observer. via the poetry of material things)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sweetness and Light

A room made for summer afternoons.

(photo via tine k home)


This week's links — a little shorter than usual as it's been busy here! Enjoy.

Pretty Minimalism in Kuala Lumpur
Revisiting a favourite guest post on sfgirlbybay today — the beautiful home of Irene Hoofs of Bloesem. So inspiring.

An Ode to the Typewriter
Another Magazine kicks off a nostalgic new series with a look at the eternal allure of the typewriter, in all its clackety chicness.

Top 10 Literary Castles and Country Houses
Guardian: "From Brideshead to Hogwarts, Northanger Abbey to Manderley, Helen Maslin picks the most evocative fictional castles and manors." Great list.

The Book Design of Bruno Munari
Giorgio Maffei has a lovely appreciation of the book design of Bruno Munari over at Design Observer — gorgeous examples of his work. Such an eye for design.

Game-changing Women Fashion Photographers
Dazed magazine: "The visionaries who shook the system, refreshed the fashion gaze and redefined the camera's relationship with clothing." 

Heirloom Tomato, Zucchini, Caramelized Onion and Feta Galette
Besides being a perfect way to enjoy the lovely vegetables currently in season, this galette is also quick and simple to make, too.

(photo via st. frank)

automatism on instagram

Weekend road trip — great sky on the drive north.

(follow me on instagram at automatism)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Moments of Beauty

An ethereal summer mood today. Lovely photo by Maurizio Fantini.

(via bienenkiste)

Minimalist in Wiesbaden

Admiring this serene minimalist apartment in Wiesbaden, a recent project by the German design firm Studio Oink. Love the delicate tone of the natural wood against the white background. More here on Trendland.

Monday, August 24, 2015


Just returned from a weekend vacation that lasted a little longer than planned (no bad thing!) so no posts here today. Check out automatism on instagram to see what I did — such as a visit to the farmer's market, where we picked up fresh strudel made with locally grown fruit. It was delicious. 

(photo by me)
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