Friday, February 12, 2016


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. We're in for some bone-chilling cold temperatures here, so Valentine's Day will definitely be spent cosily indoors. Enjoy your own!

(photo: graham atkins hughes via milk magazine)

Bohemian Glamour

I missed this space the first time around, so when Clémence of the lovely French blog Turbulences Déco recently revisited the stunning New York loft home of Andi Potamkin, I just had to share it with you here. Perfection. See more over at Turbulences Déco.

(photography by emily anderson, october 2011 issue of rue magazine)


Have a fun Valentine's Day.

(photo of marilyn monroe via here)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sweetness and Light

I've really been liking colourful sofas lately — this one, in the Brooklyn townhouse of J.Crew president and creative director Jenna Lyons, is pretty much perfect.

(photo by melanie acevedo for domino magazine. via domaine)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Palmgren House by John Pawson
Feeling stressed? Take a virtual tour of this tranquil house by minimalist architect John Pawson. Utterly soothing.

Listening to Stevie Nicks With Kim Gordon and Daryl K.
Stella Bugbee of The Cut spends an afternoon in LA hanging out with two icons of music and fashion, and you'll wish you were there too. Lovely interview.

Cindy Sherman Parodies Street Style Stars
In an interesting mashup of art and fashion, legendary artist Cindy Sherman recently created a series of satirical self-portraits of herself as a street style star — a collaboration with Harper's Bazaar. Follow the link for a slide show.

The 15-Second Films Taking Instagram By Storm
Love this. Shield 5 is a dramatic series being released on Instagram in 15 second installments, the creation of British director Anthony Wilcox. Really inventive use of social media.

10 Female Dadaists You Should Know
Great list of women Dada artists over at Flavorwire to inspire and enlighten.

17 Best Clean Body Oils
Goop picks 17 additive-free body oils with beautiful scents, exquisite texture and serious skin benefits. 

Why We Should All Be More Pretentious
Intriguing book review over at Intelligent Life, arguing that a little pretension is necessary if we are to avoid stagnation and complacency — and how, by being open to trying out various ways of behaving, we learn to be more empathetic to others.

Chocolate Desserts
Food and Wine rounds up delectable chocolate recipes just in time for Valentine's Day. Enjoy with a significant other, family, friends — or enjoy a little bit of self-indulgence.

(photo: house doctor via la maison d'anna g)

automatism on instagram

Monday morning — sunshine and citrus

(follow me on instagram at automatism)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Moments of Beauty

A lovely portrait by the incomparable Sarah Moon.

(via here)

Playful Details

Located in northern Zealand, this renovated barn is now the bohemian home of Danish designer Christina Lund Steen, husband Marc Brøndum and their three children. Love how it's filled with all kinds of unexpected and playful details — especially like her interesting use of scale and fantastic colour sense. More here on KK Living.

(photography by birgitta wolfgang)

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Simple Pleasures

Having a little serving of mystery in your day.

(photo: lyndel miller via the poetry of material things)

Loft Living, Italian Style

The Florence apartment of Marco Semeghini reflects his sophisticated eye for pattern, colour and texture — something that comes naturally to someone who works in the fashion industry, as marketing manager for brands like Gucci and Tom Ford. Beautiful space. More here.

(via bo bedre)

Atelier: Kiki Xue

Love this beautiful and enigmatic portrait by fashion photographer Kiki Xuereminds me of the work of Surrealist painters like Magritte and Dali. See more of her work here.

(via here)

Monday, February 08, 2016


A delicate nature still life to start your week gently. Have a good one.

(photo by ana louisa perkins of grownup shoes)

Quiet Minimalism

The quietly beautiful home of Stine, who runs her own fashion agency, and Henrik, a clothing designer, perfectly demonstrates their instinctive good taste — not surprising for two people who work in the clothing industry. The 1900s apartment they share with their two young children has been carefully decorated with a minimalist aesthetic, to allow the lovely original details — stucco ceilings, huge windows and parquet floors — to have pride of place. Love this one. More here on Bo Bedre.

(photography by birgitta wolfgang)

Friday, February 05, 2016


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Thinking of seeing some live local music here — enjoy your own!

(photo by christophe dugied via marie claire maison)

Modern Oasis

Twenty years ago cultural manager Francisco de Blas purchased a plot of land in Sevilla la Nueva, just outside Madrid. The house he designed in 2000 reflects what he describes as a basic need for him — "the ability to listen to music when and how I wish." Those astounding views are definitely an added bonus when he's blaring Puccini at 3 a.m. More here on AD España.

(photography by daniel shäfer)


Still one of my all time favourite movie scenes — the frozen palace in the 1966 film Doctor Zhivago. If only winter ice was always this beautiful.

(via domino magazine)
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