Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Moments of Beauty

Mermaid hair, translucent summer whites and a ticklish sort of bracelet. Photo by Jean Baptiste Mondino for Jalouse, 1998.

(via abundance)

Brooklyn Ease

Love the great casual style of The Primary Essentials boutique owner Lauren Snyder's bohemian Fort Greene apartment — perfect example of a sure eye and the confidence to take one's time putting together a home. Lovely. More over at Refinery29 here.

(photography by julia robbs)

Sponsor Spotlight

Add classic early 20th century style to your space with the elegantly curved Egg Chair, a high quality reproduction from Rove Concepts. Available in Denmark Wool and Cashmere fabric or 100% full grain Italian Aniline Leather, the Egg Chair is hand stitched over a synthetic 'dimension true' curvature shell, which is in turn poised on a high quality aluminum base in a chip and flake resistant satin finish. This quality piece will give you years of stylishly comfortable seating, as well as instantly becoming the focus of any room! Visit Rove Concepts here to view the huge range of fabric and leather options available for the Egg Chair.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Simple Pleasures

The quiet moment after a move, when everything is in your new home and you finally have time to pause and savour your new life there.

(photo by seventeen doors)

Elegantly Minimalist

This sublime apartment in Florence, Italy is the work of interior designer Filippo Carandini and is truly the most elegant minimalism I've seen — a subtle palette with an assured sense of space and form. Just lovely.

(photos courtesy filippo carandini. via not a paper house)

Atelier: Mayer

Today I'm once again admiring the beautifully photographed Peace collection by Berlin-based fashion label Mayer — just stunning. More here.

(via abundance)

Community: Glebe House Tour

If you live in Ottawa and love exploring beautiful homes, then you'll definitely want to sign up for this year's Glebe House Tour. Five houses open their doors on September 21 to visitors — a perfect opportunity to admire the stunning interiors and perhaps pick up a few interior design ideas, too. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of the tour, with all proceeds going towards children and youth programming at the Glebe Community Centre. A shuttle bus service will be available, and a delectable complimentary array of coffee, tea and desserts will also be served at the Community Centre after the tour, too. A perfect way to spend an afternoon while supporting a good cause. More info (and advance peeks inside this year's featured homes) here.

(photo courtesy glebe house tour committee)

Monday, August 18, 2014


A wall of beautiful art to start your week on an inspiring note. Have a lovely one.

(photo by olson jensen. via abundance)

Loft House

Located in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, the lovely industrial-style loft home of Temur and Natalia and their children is a serene and harmonious space. With an interior completely redesigned by Temur, its open layout on the main floor allows for an easy flow between kitchen (built by Temur), dining area and living area. Another part of the main area is the parents' bedroom and bathroom, while the top floor is dedicated to the children. Furnished with vintage pieces (there's more than a few mid century Danish here), lithographs, photos and objects discovered in their travels, personal collections and lots of books, it's an inspiring bohemian home equally comfortable with family or with company. Lovely. More here on Côté Maison.

(photography by jean-marc palisse)

The Listening Booth: Summer Swim, Part 1

Welcome to The Listening Booth, a regular series of posts that features a guest musician, DJ or music devotee sharing their current three favourite songs with automatism readers. 

Today's Listening Booth is hosted by the brilliantly talented and lovely DJ Rachel Thera, and it's all about warm summer days spent in and by the water. In fact, Rachel was so inspired that our Summer Listening Booth post is a four part series, to dip into throughout the month of August. Enjoy Part 1.


Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Rachel DJs around town under her creative nom de plume Lamb Rabbit, as well as with a lady-DJ collective she co-founded called The Girlfriends.

You can find some of Rachel's mixes here

Rachel's Three Picks

Summer sun leaves me yearning to get off of dry land and into the cool, cool water. Lay back and listen to the lapping of the waves, or dive a little deeper. Let's go swimming.

Friday, August 15, 2014


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. We'll be hanging out with family from out of town — looking forward to some long overdue catching up. How about you?

(photo via h and m home spring/summer 2014 collection)

Cool Blue Loft

This airy Danish loft is the perfect place to spend humid summer afternoons — bright whites, warm ecrus and grey blues in tones reminiscent of the sea combine for a soothingly cooling effect, all offset with a touch of cognac. Lovely. More here.

(via mad og bolig by way of planete deco)
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