Monday, October 23, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sweetness and Light

A sunny room for your Thursday.

(via silver blonde)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Tranquil Apartment in Poland
Take a tour of a calm, minimalist holiday apartment in the seaside resort of Międzyzdroje in northwestern Poland, furnished with lovely vintage pieces from the 1920s to 1970s.

Thinking of Thelonious Monk, on the Centennial of His Birth
A meditation on the complex and wonderful music of Thelonious Monk, by pianist and composer Ethan Iverson.

Sarah Polley: The Men You Meet Making Movies
Thoughtful and eloquent essay by writer, director and actor Sarah Polley on her experiences working in the movie industry.

The IKEA Dictionary
This is the kind of thing the internet was made for—a labour of love shared with like-minded souls. As an IKEA geek, I find this wonderful (and informative).

The Little-Known Friendships of Iconic Women Writers
How women writers like Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë were far from being the solitary eccentrics and/or isolated geniuses they're portrayed in literary history.

Gorgeous and (Almost) Impossible to Kill House Plants
Great list of house plants that are hardy enough to withstand even the most challenged of would-be green thumbs.

Quirky Travel Photos With Architecture
Check out this playful photo series by Valencia-based couple Anna Devis, an illustrator and designer, and Daniel Rueda, an architect, as they inventively interact with architecture all over the world.

10 Tea Cakes to Ease You into Fall Baking
The Food 52 site's Baking Club has been working its way through the first Tartine cookbook—these are the fall-friendly tea cake recipes they've been baking. Perfect with coffee or tea on a chilly autumn afternoon.

(photo via here)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Serenity Now

A slightly gothic space, in anticipation of Halloween (more here). Have a mysterious day.

(photo: montana showroom via herzundblut)

A Bright Brooklyn Brownstone

After two years of looking, architects and married couple Ed Parker and Barbara Tutino Parker finally found a New York apartment, located in a 19th century building in Park Slope. With a railroad style layout measuring 12 feet six inches at its widest, it isn't the easiest space, but they both loved its character and went ahead anyway. The results are definitely rewarding. More here at Dwell.

(photography by fran parente)

Atelier: Evan Clayton Horback

I love hand made artist books, and this one, "Belle no 7" by Evan Clayton Horback, is a particularly beautiful example. Mixed media on book cover. See more of Evan's work here.

(via irène lichtenstein)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. And a lovely space to spend it in (plus a hint to slightly more gothic-flavoured automatism posts in the lead up to Halloween).

(photo by jesper florbrant via pinterest)

Electric Blue

Admiring the stylish Paris home of interior designer Sarah Lavoine today, a duplex on the top floor of a 19th century house. Stunning use of colour—where others would have used grey or other neutral tones as a running theme, she's opted for an extraordinary deep turquoise. More here on AD Germany.

(photography by felix forest)


Currently in bathroom reno hell right now—looking forward to a time when this is my biggest problem.

(photo of joan blondell in 1931 film "blonde crazy" via pinterest)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sweetness and Light

Think pink. Great colour block styling by Lucy Feagins and Annie Portelli for the Design Files Open House 2017, happening this November in Melbourne Australia.

(photo by eve wilson)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Melbourne Modern
Take a tour of a sunny Edwardian home in Melbourne, gently updated. That's the dining area above.

11 Unbelievably Beautiful Sci-Fi Movies for the Ages
Vanity Fair has put together a list of visually stunning sci-fi films, to get you in the mood for the new Blade Runner 2049. I need to rewatch some of these. Classics.

Bodies in Motion
Mesmerising short videos by Niv Novak of dancers in slow motion, seemingly floating in mid-air. Via @mymodernmet.

Survival of the Kindest
Helpful ways to bring compassion into your daily life. A useful reminder if you're feeling a bit burned out with all the meanness in the world right now. Even better—kindness is catching.

Make Your Wardrobe a Work of Art
These designers make a strong argument for fashion as art form—have a look and get inspired.

Leonard Cohen Says Goodbye
"The Flame", the final book of poetry by Leonard Cohen, was released this week. The poems were selected and ordered by the author, and include finished poems as well as illustrations, song lyrics, prose pieces and material from Cohen's notebooks.

The 20,000-Year-Old History of Red Pigments in Art
Fascinating overview of the colour red in art history, from the red ochre used by Neanderthal artists in their cave art to Lithol, used by Rothko in a series of murals in 1962 to dire effect—the untested new pigment turned out to be highly light sensitive.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake
A useful recipe to have in your repertoire, this version by French cookery writer Clotilde of Chocolate and Zucchini (no, uh, relation) is an elegant take on a modern classic (the addition of a dash of coffee is genius).

(photo: est magazine)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Moments of Beauty

The dreaming. Love the mood and composition of this beautiful photo by Emma Salieri.

(via irène lichtenstein)

Cultured Cabin

After ten years of renting cabins for the summer in the Finnish port city of Hano, interiors editor and stylist Jonna Kivilahti and partner Riku were offered a long term rental cottage in the Inkoo archipelago, not far from where they usually stayed. They jumped at the opportunity, and now enjoy a more settled summer holiday with their family in the pretty space you see here. More here on Bo Bedre.

(photography by krista keltanen)
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