Thursday, May 23, 2013
A lovely fluttering detail, full of delicate colour and movement.
(photo by alfonso ohnur for harper's bazaar spain, june 2010. via daily styling deluxe by way of pinterest)
This week's links. Enjoy.
The Queen of Sicily's Paris Shopping List, 1277
Fascinating glimpse of the domestic side of being a medieval queen — and who doesn't love reading lists?
Anyone who's spent time by the sea has put a seashell to their ear to hear the roar of the sea — this thoughtful essay looks at how we've listened throughout history and literature.
The Tower House
Check out this lovely skyscraper-style treehouse with a view of the mountains, designed to reflect the leaves of the trees around it.
Great selection over at Brain Pickings of inspiring advice on: how not to worry about money, courage and the creative life, fueling the inner engine of learning and making good art.
Weird and Wonderful Fruits and Vegetables
Celebrate Vegetarian Week with this selection of oddly (and at times rather rudely) shaped fruits and veggies.
5 Celebrity Favourite Natural Skincare Products
Check out how get Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Nichole Kidman and other celebs get their radiant glow with this list of their fave natural skincare products.
Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man
Just found this and can't wait to see it — a 2005 documentary that revisits Shakespeare and Company, the most famous bookstore in Paris. A and I visited when we were in Paris — it's utterly atmospheric.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Lovely recipe for a late spring dessert from Cookie and Kate.
(photo from alison milne design via escapade)
I'm a huge fan of the beautiful Canadian e-mag Covet Garden, so it's exciting to hear that they're working on a special print edition, Covet Garden Home. Designed as a half magazine/half book, it will feature brand-new content plus favourite spaces from past issues — all printed locally on high-quality paper stock. You can help Covet Garden make their lovely publication a reality through their IndieGoGo campaign — find out more about their print plans and fundraising campaign on their IndieGoGo page here. The print version will ship in Winter 2013.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tinder is having a Yard Sale — and you're invited! Check out lovely items for you and for the home, such as the eco-retro fabulous Sheila Maid shown here, which was recently featured in Martha Stewart magazine. Perfect for adding style to your laundry room — and handy for small apartments or cottages too, where space is at a premium. The Yard Sale is on to the end of May — start shopping at Tinder here.
Tired of your functional but dull office chair? Make your work day one to look forward to with one of seven classic early 20th century office chairs from Rove Concepts! These high quality reproductions feature hand stitched Denmark Bouclé Wool and/or 100% full grain Aniline Leather imported from Italy in a huge range of colours, poised on a high quality aluminum base in a chip and flake resistant satin finish. Well made, these pieces will give you years of stylishly comfortable seating. Visit Rove Concepts here and get ready to make your office one that would be the envy of a Mad Men exec!
Recognizing that the world of technology is ever changing, interior designer Jamie Herzlinger is staying on trend with JH ONLINE, an online design service that is tailored to your personal design needs. Unlike other online interior design services, you become a personal client of Jamie Herzlinger, giving you access to a nationally renowned interior design firm at the click of a button! JH ONLINE also offers you a variety of different ways to work together to make your project a success — they'll happily look through all those beautiful inspirational photos you've collected from your favourite shelter magazines to help you achieve your vision. To get started, just submit a request here — warm, courteous and professional interior design service is just a click away!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
I can't think of a better way to start off the week than with a tour of the stunning home of designer Lucas Jimeno. Gorgeous.
(photography by the ortitz for wish casa magazine. via 79 ideas)
Friday, May 17, 2013
Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. It's a long weekend for us here so we're really looking forward to a little extra relaxation time. How about you?
(photo by siren lauvdal with styling by kråkvik/d’orazio. via elle decoration)
(photography by louise desrosiers)
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Love the beautiful patina on the wall of this peaceful space — just gorgeous.
(photo from the portfolio of stylist marie olsson nylander)
This week's links. Enjoy.
Murillo and de Neve: The Art of Friendship
A new show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London explores the friendship between 17th century painter Barolomé Estaban Murillo and his enlightened patron Don Justino de Neve, canon of Seville cathedral, who worked together to help the poor and needy of Seville. I'd love to see this one.
Women Wearing Hats
A random compilation on the lovely Gems site of vintage photos and illustrations of women wearing hats, back in the day when a hat was an essential (and wonderful) part of one's outfit. Via AnOther.
Really great idea. Skillshare offers online, project-based classes in a huge array of areas, taught by pros in the field — all for a nominal fee. I've been checking out the design ones in particular and they look great.
The Power of a Paint Tube
It's something we take for granted now, but the invention of the paint tube was revolutionary at the time — without it the Impressionists would never have created their greatest works.
The Cary Grant Tie Dimple
Add a little classic polish to your look by learning how to achieve Cary Grant's classic tie dimple with this great little tutorial.
A Knight's Retail
Great interview with Sir Terence Conran, who opened his first Habitat shop in London in 1964, launched the Conran Shop in 1987 and now oversees an empire that includes architecture, books, and restaurants.
A Fresh Answer to Vermeer's Mystery
Via ArtsJournal: "About six of his roughly 30 surviving paintings differ noticeably in style from the others, despite depicting the same people and rooms. Art historians have wondered if Vermeer had an apprentice, though there's no surviving record of one. Scholar Benjamin Bistock suggests that this mysterious artist was one of Vermeer's daughters."
Poached Eggs With Sauteed Spinach and Mushrooms
Perfect as a brunch or light supper, with roasted squash on the side if you like, too. Via the lovely Tartelette.
(photo via housedoctor)
I'm smitten with this extraordinary architectural model of Matti Suuronen's Futuro House, made in Finland around 1968. Designed as functional and efficient housing that could be mass produced, one can only wish that the real Futuro House became a reality. Who wouldn't want to live in a flying saucer?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Swinging Sixties style today with Canadian model Heather Marks (looking rather like Penelope Tree here) photographed by Leda & St. Jaques for the Toronto-based Spring/Summer 2013 issue of S/Style & Fashion. More from the shoot here.
(via fashion gone rogue)