Friday, April 24, 2015


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Our chilly and rainy weather makes a little café haunting and used bookstore browsing look like a good idea here...

(photo: maxalto via sarah sarna)

Rustic French Style

Antique dealer Élodie Sire lives in a lovely late 19th century house in the small French town of Dieppe, just 200 metres away from the famous beach. Here, her collection of vintage objects and furniture, sourced from northern France and Belgium, is beautifully set off by its elegant surroundings. Love her inspired use of colour, too. More here on Nuevo Estilo.


Have a magical weekend.

(photo by ravi vora via the gifts of life)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sweetness and Light

Good music makes everything better.

(photo by vosgesparis)


This week's links. Enjoy.

6 Homes With Daring Wallpaper
Get inspired with Dwell's tour of six homes that are unafraid of a bold look on their walls.

The Off-Duty 50: A Guide to Spring's Best
A list of 50 great things to capture your fancy this spring. Artichoke recipes, secret island day trips from Stockholm, Elsie de Wolfe, lawn games — totally random and fun reading.

The Designer Who Brought the Caftan to Britain
Interesting slide show and article about Thea Porter, the bohemian designer who dressed Led Zeppelin, the Beatles and Faye Dunaway — and whose boho chic clothing is still avidly collected today by Kate Moss, Julia Roberts and Nicole Richie.

The Greatest Cookbooks of All Time
Epicurious is currently assembling a top ten list of the greatest cookbooks of all time, based on consultations with a panel of chefs, cookbook authors, food writers and home cooks. Follow the link to see the frontrunners.

10 Fragrances for Tomboys
Nylon selects 10 unisex-friendly scents for those who prefer to smell like a campfire rather than a cupcake garden. Some intriguing perfumes here.

The Rare Fruit Collector
Watch this 4 minute profile of a rare fruit collector and instantly feel good that the world contains people like this. Wonderful.

Sonia Delaunay and Fashion
A new exhibition celebrating the work of artist Sonia Delaunay opens this week at Tate Modern — have a look at this slide show at AnOther magazine, which focuses on her lesser known fashion and fabric design. What a brilliant creative mind she was.

50 Free Online Courses for Creatives and Entrepreneurs
Great list of links over at Design Boom of free online courses by reputable education providers offering a huge range of topics, from design/creativity to scaling a business, negotiating contracts and raising finance — and some fun ones, too.

A wonderfully hearty Italian soup, ribollita is traditionally made with day-old bread, cannellini beans and vegetables. Julia Busuttil Nishimura shares her recipe on The Design Files for the dish she fell for while studying in Florence years ago.

(photo via heijden hume)

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Rosehip tea to brighten a rainy and grey afternoon.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Moments of Beauty

An ethereal look by Giambattista Valli, featuring a delicate lace shirt, feathery textured fabric trim and a bead embroidered skirt. Exquisite detail.

(via maggie on the rocks via here)

Elegantly Small

When it came to designing their own Paris apartment, architectural couple Aurélie Trémolières and Aurélien Lespinas were more concerned with making the space workable for family life than creating a showcase — they also have three children. Their home, located in a 30 year old building, caught their eye thanks to its balcony and plentiful natural light — but it isn't a large space. Thanks to clever storage solutions, though, they've made it more than workable for their family of five. More here on Marie Claire Maison.

(photography by mai-linh)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Simple Pleasures

Lying in bed at night, listening to the rain. So peaceful and cosy.

(styling by emma fischer for stadshem. via my unfinished home)

Italian With a Nordic Twist

Admiring this lovely Cubist house in Italy, home to ad agency creative director Anna Lisa Rabitti and her husband, film director Mauro Vecchi — an elegant mix of Italian design with Nordic minimalism. More here on Mad and Bolig.

Atelier: Henri Matisse

A lovely drawing by Henri Matisse. That beautiful, fluid and expressive line. Perfect.

(see more of matisse's work here. via here)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one — as cheerful as this fab pink sofa. Looking forward to sunny weather and a film at the local repertory cinema here.

(photo by brittany wood for designlovefest. via sfgirlbybay)

Modern Colour

I'm quite smitten with this lovely Swedish home featured in Elle Deco Sweden, discovered on photographer J. Ingerstedt's site. Great, relaxed modern style. Love those shots of red here and there, too. More here.

(photography by j. ingerstedt)
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