Thursday, October 02, 2014

Sweetness and Light

Love this shot of archeologist and artist Helene Athanasiadis at work in her studio. Follow the link here to see her beautiful home in the country, filled with all manner of fascinating things.

(photo by tara pearce for outer towners)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Outer Towners
I'm utterly smitten with this lovely lifestyle blog dedicated to the lives of those who've opted to live in the country rather than the city. Gorgeous photos of interesting homes and interesting people.

13 Places to Eat, Drink and Shop in Paris
Designer Atlantique Ascoli opens up her little black book and shares her favourite spots in Paris — all chic and amazingly cool.

A Tour of Tinsel
Remodelista takes a tour of Tinsel, an elegantly bohemian café in Antwerp, Belgium. I could easily see this becoming one of my regular haunts if I lived there.

The Secret Histories of 5 Famous Hollywood Costumes
Love this glimpse behind the creation of such iconic movie looks as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones and Katniss Everdeen — fascinating look at the thought processes behind the designs.

Top 10 Walks in Books
Duncan Minshull offers an interesting selection of the best literary journeys on foot. Inspiring reading. 

Covet Garden
The latest issue of the always wonderful Covet Garden is out — make yourself some tea and settle in for another great read.

On His Own Terms
Via T Magazine: "Stephan Janson might have followed in the footsteps of his idol Yves Saint Laurent, but instead chose a quieter life away from the frenzy of the fashion world as couturier to some of the most discerning women in Europe." Great photos of his space and clothing designs, too.

Cauliflower Mash
Appreciated on its own or as a low calorie substitute for mashed potatoes, this super easy and healthy side is a great way to add veggie goodness to a meal.

(photo of the musket room in nyc by emily andrews. via sycamore street press)

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Autumn colour — gorgeous gourds and pretty pumpkins.

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Moments of Beauty

Soft rich autumnal tones, to warm and inspire. Lily Cole, photographed by Sophie Delaporte for Vogue Nippon.

(via abundance)

Electric London

Located just minutes from the financial heart of the capital, this London apartment is bursting with electric jolts of colour, modern art and lots of natural light— all definitely the perfect antidote to grey winter mornings. Via Marie Claire Maison.

(photography by bénédicte ausset)

Atmosphere: Hallowe'en

Throughout the month of October I'll occasionally be featuring posts with an atmospheric, gothic tinge to them — images to get you in the mood for that most mysterious of holidays, Hallowe'en. Hope you enjoy them.

(photo by sarah moon for valentino, spring/summer 2013. via abundance)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Simple Pleasures

A perfect red lipstick. The hair is pretty great, too. Photo of Michelle Williams by Peter Lindbergh for Louis Vuitton.

(hair by sam mcknight, makeup by stéphane marais, styling by jacob k. via here)

A Palace Gallery and Home

A newly restored 15th century palace in the province of Girona, Spain, is now an art gallery and weekend home. Called the Palau de Casavells, the restoration by partners Jacobo Valenti and Luis Sendino took four years — with stunning results. Furnished with antiques, mid century classics and a revolving array of contemporary art and photography, it's a truly beautiful space bridging old and new. More here on The D Pages.

Atelier: Elodie Antoine

Love this Surrealist-inspired All Seeing Eye button shirt by artist Elodie Antoine. Read an interview with Elodie about her creation over at AnOther here.

Monday, September 29, 2014


A welcoming mix of old and new, to start your week with a little inspiration. Have a lovely one.

(photo by roger davies. via cococozy)

A Minimalist Loft

This beautiful minimalist loft in the Tribeca area of New York is pretty much perfection. The home of Danish-born designer Søren Rose, its austere beauty allows the original architecture and furnishings to really be appreciated — not to mention the glorious natural light that floods the entire space. Love.

(photography by thomas loof, via his website)

Friday, September 26, 2014


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Summer is making a surprise final appearance over the next few days, so we'll be out to enjoy it while it lasts. How about you?

(photo via welke)

Italian Modern

Debra over at DustJacket Attic was admiring these images from B&B Italia's catalogue — and I was so smitten in turn that I had to share them here with you. Stunning.

(via dustjacket attic)


Hope your weekend has a little glamour in it.

(photo of silent film star gloria swanson via retronaut)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sweetness and Light

An armful of autumn.

(photo by luisa brimble. via the poetry of material things)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Stockholm Home
Take a tour of the comfortably stylish Stockholm apartment of interior designer Thomas Lingsell — an easygoing mix of old and new.

New York Times Recipe Archive
This is great news — the entire New York Times recipe archive is now available online. Happy browsing (and eating). 

Carmen Dell'Orefice in Bazaar Thailand
The extraordinary Carmen Dell'Orefice is in the latest issue of Bazaar Thailand, looking as stunning as ever. At age 83, she's been modelling for almost 7 decades, and makes it all look utterly effortless.

Best Illustrated Books
Grace over at Design*Sponge has a great round up of 5 illustrated books for fall that look wonderful. So nice to see that people love beautiful illustrations still.

Busby Berkeley's Dancers
Wonderful series of still photos from the 1930s of film director and musical choreographer Busby Berkeley's extraordinarily elaborate musical production numbers in his movies, often involving complex geometric patterns. Love his work.

109 Free Modern Art Books
Exciting news for art lovers — the Guggenheim has just put 109 modern art books online for free. Follow the link for details.

8 of the Latest Face Masks for All Needs
The beauty editors over at Harper's Bazaar check out the latest hydrating, brightening, anti-aging and pore-refining masks and report back on the results.

Rosemary and Onion Focaccia Bread
A lovely flavour-filled bread to make from scratch. Nothing like the aroma of baking bread on a crisp fall day.

(photo by norm architects via apartment 34)

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Cooler weather means time to get my knitting on (as basic as it is — mostly scarves)

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Moments of Beauty

Autumnal beauty and warm knits in Iceland. Love the rich tones of blue and green in this.

(photo by craig mcdean)

California Chic

A beautiful balance of modern and farmhouse, clothing designer Jenni Kayne's elegant Los Angeles home is also easygoing — a space that she, her husband, their two young children and Labradoodle puppy can all enjoy. Love. More here on One King's Lane.

(photography by nicole lamotte. via planete deco)
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