Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Simple Pleasures

Art. Always.

(photo by ricardo labougle)

A Madrid Studio

Graphic designer and photography enthusiast Álvaro Lumbreras has filled his Madrid apartment and studio with the work of emerging artists in Spain and abroad — and his own work, too. But the entire space as well as the choice of art also shows his keen eye for colour, all beautifully balanced. Wonderful. More here on AD España.

(photography by iñigo de castro. styling by leticia)

Atelier: Paolo Roversi

The brilliant fashion photographer Paolo Roversi channels the painter Vermeer in this lovely portrait of model Tanga Moreau for Vogue Italia, September 1997. Love.

(via abundance)

Monday, October 20, 2014


A quiet corner to start your Monday gently. Have a good one.

(photo by lab71 via here)

A Study in Textures

Today I'm admiring the textured walls and meditative blue tones in the Copenhagen home of Niels Strøyer Christophersen, creative director of Danish design company FRAMA. So interesting. More here at Kinfolk magazine.

(photography by ditte isager, styling by nathalie schwer. via the artful desperado)


An eerie bride, like a spectral version of Miss Havisham from the novel Great Expectations by Dickens. Model Kristen McMenamy photographed by Tim Walker for the October 2013 issue of Sunday Times Style.

(via here)

Friday, October 17, 2014


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. After a week of rain it's supposed to clear up at the end, so looking forward to getting outside and enjoying the autumn colours before they go. How about you?

(photo styled by rachel vigor)

Eighteenth Century Modern

Admiring the beautiful home of designer Christian Liagre — an intriguing balance between the 18th century richness of the apartment's architectural details and Liagre's crisply modern furniture designs. Love.

(photography by ivan tereshchenko for ad russia. via the d pages)


This stackable vertabra candle holder in porcelain by designer Celia Nkala of Paris-based studio Perception Park would add a delicately macabre note to any dinner table.

(via flodeau)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sweetness and Light

A lovely flower study in rich jewel tones by Kari Herer. See more of her beautiful work here.


This week's links. Enjoy.

An Artist's Home
Take a tour over at Dwell of artist Richard Brothers's lovely modern residence and studio on Orcas Island, Washington.

Beautiful Bones
Take a tour of Hueso, an extraordinary restaurant in Guadalajara, Mexico designed by architect Ignacio Cadena that incorporates thousands of animal bones (real and artificial) into its decor. The effect is both spooky and quite beautiful.

How Typefaces Get Their Names
Great post by Tobias Frere-Jones on how typefaces get their (at times baffling) names. Via Kottke.

What Kids Around the World Eat for Breakfast
Fascinating NYT photo essay documenting what a child's first meal of the day is — countries such as Japan, Turkey, Malawi, France, Iceland, and Holland are just some of the ones covered for the piece.

Having Fun With Paper
Simple little projects you can do with paper, to encourage an afternoon of creativity. Make a book cover, envelopes, a mobile, origami and more. 

Halloween Dinner Party Menu
A lovely harvest-inspired vegetarian menu for a Halloween dinner party, from The House That Lars Built.

(photo by caisa k.)

automatism on instagram

Sunday afternoon browse at the used bookstore.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Moments of Beauty

Spirit of the forest. Helena Christensen, photographed by Olivia Frölich.

(via here)

Paris Artist Loft

The beautiful industrial-style Paris loft of designer Virginie Denny and her husband, artist Alfonso Vallès began life as a factory — and that aesthetic has been retained, with the polished concrete floors, metal stairs and railings, the collection of industrial furniture and objects, and the low key palette. Love how interesting a space this is. More here.

(photography by petra bindel with styling by emma persson lagerberg, for elle deco uk and sweden. via turbulences déco)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Simple Pleasures

The ever renewing, ever inspiring sheer beauty of flowers.

(photo by ashley woodson bailey. via here)

Modern Plus Vintage

Downsizing has never looked so good. When Gitte and Torben's son left home, they suddenly felt that there was too much space in their large home in Valby. So they decided to give up the house and move into an apartment instead — a decision that required some major decisions on what to keep and what to divest. The results, though, are lovely — great vintage and modern pieces held together with a simple colour scheme of black and white with touches of warm pinky reds. Love. More here on Bolig Magasinet.

(photography by martin sølyst)
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