Thursday, November 26, 2015

Sweetness and Light

A lovely vignette in the home of designer Yvonne Koné. Take a tour of her beautiful space in this week's Buffet, too.

(photo by anders schønnemann for kinfolk)


This week's links. Enjoy. 

Elegant and Modern
Take a tour of the beautiful, minimalist Copenhagen home of designer Yvonne Koné and children's book illustrator Raasmus Juul and family. Love this one.

The Verdant Legacy of Irving Penn's Flowers
Iconic photographer Irving Penn's flower studies will be shown in their entirety for the first time at Hamiltons Gallery in London — follow the link to see a sampling of what will be on display. Utterly gorgeous images.

Fortnum and Mason's Magical Chocolate Makers
Wonderful behind the scenes look at Audrey's Chocolates, who've made their chocolates by hand since the 1920s and now supply the posh Fortnum and Mason with their exquisite violet creams and other creations. Their eccentric set-up in a Victorian house in Hove, England, is strongly reminiscent of Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.

A Visual History of Ancient Hairdos (and Don'ts)
Fun little animated video begins prior to 3200 BC, covering over 50 centuries of hair fashion in a single video. Interesting to see how hair has always been a form of self-expression.

Japanese Hair Salons
And while we're on the subject of hair, have a look at this round up of beautiful Japanese hair salons over at Dezeen. Stunning spaces.

Teaching Grownups How to Eat
Great New Yorker review of 'First Bite', a fascinating new book by British food historian Bee Wilson that explores how individuals and cultures learn to eat.

Pear Upside-Down Cake
A dessert that is as pretty as it is delectable.

(photo via here)

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Channeling painter Mary Pratt this morning with this still life of my seasonal addiction — Terry's chocolate oranges.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Moments of Beauty

Delicately warm pastels for cool November days. Model Kati Nescher photographed by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Italia, November 2014. 

(via the fashionography)

Bohemian Modern

Love the look of this family home by interior designer Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors — great blend of the couples East Coast and West Coast roots, with the crisp blues, greys and whites livened up with warm textiles, rugs and vintage furniture. So good. More here on MyDomaine.

(photography by tessa neustadt)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Simple Pleasures

A warm cafe on a raw November afternoon.

(photo of café pave in milan via lorant pandea)

Milan Elegance

Beautiful and tranquil, the Milan showroom of Italian furniture brand De Padova has been designed by Piero Lissoni to feel like a luxurious loft-style home rather than a shop. He's definitely succeeded — it's a great space. More here.

(photography by tommaso sartori. via planete deco)

Atelier: Miwha Han

Admiring this delicately lovely mixed media work by Yokohama-based artist Miwha Han today — gorgeous. See (and purchase) more of her work on her Etsy shop here.

(via art journal)

Monday, November 23, 2015


A sunny table setting to start your week with a little cheer. Have a lovely one.

(photo: sunday suppers on instagram via here)

Colour Play

The wonderfully discerning eye of Chilean-born interior designer Jaime Beriestain can be seen throughout his lovely Barcelona apartment, furnished with perfect mid century pieces, art — set off by stunning jewel tones that offer a colourful contrast to the warm vintage wood. Wonderful. More here on AD España.

(photography by manolo yllera)

automatism news

I have Christmas cards available in my Society6 shop! Some are collage illustrations, and some are photos — like this new one of a vintage ornament. Have a look here.

Friday, November 20, 2015


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Going to be a working one here, but there'll be a bit of café haunting to make it fun, too. Enjoy your own.

(photo by yann deret for studio ko via here)

Serenely Minimalist

Admiring this beautiful minimalist apartment in Rome by the Italian architecture firm Quincoces Drago and Partners today — warm and serene with a fine attention to materials and details. More here on Est Magazine.

(photography via quincoces drago and partners)


Groovy vintage decor from House and Garden (London) editor Robert Harling's 1971 book Modern Furniture and Decoration. Great style — and I kind of want a sitar now. More here.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sweetness and Light

Picture perfect. A lovely little gallery wall with the perfect bench below.

(photo by nicole lamotte for one king's lane. via pop sugar)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Cheerful Copenhagen Space
Take a Design Sponge tour of the relaxed Copenhagen home of Camilla Ebdrup and Andreas Stenmann and their young son Sigurd, a great mix of vintage, modern — and interesting things they've found washed up by the sea. That's their dining room above.

On the Cultural History of Paris
Interview with writer Luc Sante about his new (and interestingly opinionated) book 'The Other Paris', which explores the cultural history of The City of Light. 

55 Vintage Book Covers, Brought to Life
Beautiful animation by German digital artist Henning M. Lederer that sets to motion some fairly obscure book covers from the 1970s. Hypnotic, lovely and definitely made me admire the fantastic design of the originals, too.

The 24 Best Winter Cocktails to Get You Through the Cold
Classic and custom drink recipes from Esquire's mixologist for a gentle warm glow inside when the weather is cold outside.

7 Successful Women Entrepreneurs on What Age Has Taught Them
Inspiring stories from 7 women entrepreneurs over 40 about why their current success was something they couldn't have achieved earlier in their careers. 

The World of Art, Gluten-Free
French graphic artist Arthur Coulet has created a cheeky Tumblr called the Gluten-Free Museum, which takes classic paintings and removes anything with gluten in them. It's funny, but also interesting to see how gluten is such a big part of the dietary history of humankind — some images are quite startling when transformed. Via FastCo.

Renaissance Selfies: The First Book of Fashion
Fascinating slide show of images from a book by a 16th century 'fashion blogger' who documented his life in clothes through portraits of himself commissioned from various artists. Cambridge historian Ulinka Rublack has edited a new edition of this extraordinary book, published by Bloomsbury.

Zoolander 2 Trailer
I can't wait to see this. Enjoy.

Brussel Sprouts Pasta With Lemon Cream Sauce
A lovely and easy to make dish by Naturally Ella that perfectly combines pasta and winter veggies, all brightened with a lemon cream sauce.

(photo by andreas stenmann)
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