Friday, November 24, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Sweetness and Light

A bohemian loft in Madrid, designed by Belén López. See more of it here.

(via pinterest)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Modern Glam in San Francisco
Tour the stylish San Francisco home of Susan and Ben Work, founders of architecture and interiors firm Homework. Modern with lovely glam touches here and there. That's the dining room above.

5 Places to Visit in Central Italy That Aren't Florence
Vogue shares some great alternatives to the usual tourist spots (lovely as they are).

The Best Smelling Body Lotions to Use Obsessively this Winter
Great round up of 10 body lotions that absorb perfectly into your skin, smell amazing and range in price from utterly affordable to utterly indulgent.

Artist Margaret Braun's Magical Sugar Sculptures
Watch a mesmerizing video of artist Margaret Braun creating stunning Renaissance and Rococo-influenced sculptures out of sugar. She's decorated cakes for a royal wedding—and designed 2,000 cups for the Museum of Art and Design, too.

Epicurious Fall 2017 Cookbook Preview
The staff at Epicurious share the 34 best cookbooks to buy this season. Some great gift ideas.

Art News Morning Links
Have a look at what's been happening in the world of art this week with this list of links over at Art News.

The Last da Vinci: The World is Watching
Utterly lovely. A short video of people gazing at the Salvator Mundi, with gorgeous music by Philip Glass.

Herby Lemon and Quinoa Chicken Soup
A comforting variation on the classic chicken noodle, this soup features the addition of fresh herbs and Greek yogurt as well as quinoa.
(photo by nicole franzen for domino)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Moments of Beauty

“Women are like water”. Photo by Annie Lai for Puss Puss Magazine. Love the fluid lines and transparency in this image—just beautiful.

(via bienenkiste)

Monday, November 20, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Moments of Beauty

Feathery glam. I am fascinated by how this is styled—unusual and interesting. Photographed by David Luraschi for L'Officiel Italia.

(via bienenkiste)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Serenity Now

The perfect place to read, brainstorm, or just pause for a quiet moment.

(photo: herz & blut via my paradissi)

Atelier: Henri Matisse

Love the expressive, economical line of this portrait by Matisse. Perfection. “Tête, Marie José" 1947.

(via pinterest)

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Sweetness and Light

Hope there are some doors opening for you this week.

(photo via here)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Beautiful Abandoned Château
Stunning photos of an abandoned château in Belgium by Bryan Sansivero, a photographer who has spent his career seeking out abandoned locations to shoot.  

Getting Dance to Look Right Onscreen
Interesting New Yorker piece on how the intricacies of getting a dance performance to look right in movies, from the crash course needed by a non-dancing actor to the complexity of filming bodies in motion.

After a Late Start, An Artist's Big Break: Michelle Obama's Official Portrait
Profile of artist Amy Sherald, commissioned last month by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery to paint the official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama. Love her work—and, after reading about her life up to now, hugely admire her personally, too.

75 Years Later, Now Voyager Remains a Poignant Depiction of Mental Illness
Lovely essay by Angelica Jade Bastién on how the 1942 film Now Voyager is not only one of star Bette Davis's best performances, but an unexpectedly nuanced and sympathetic depiction of mental illness—and how it helped her cope with her own struggles.

Only Once Away My Son
Gorgeous new collaborative piece by ambient music pioneer Brian Eno and Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine. Hope there's more of this from them in the future...

Ginger Shakin' Beef
Perfect for a weeknight when you're starved and want something substantial, this recipe from Jamie Oliver's new cookbook 5 Ingredients: Quick and Easy Food is just that—quick and easy to do. 

(photo via here)

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Moments of Beauty

The weather finally turned cooler and more seasonal this week—time to break out the layers. A stylish interpretation by Noir Kei Ninomiya, Spring/Summer 2016.

(via bienenkiste)

Friday, November 03, 2017

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Sweetness and Light

This modern space in Los Angeles, a seamless blend of vintage and new, is actually a pop-up—the work of The Line partnering with DECASO. See more of this stunning collaboration over at Anne Sage here.

(photo: anne sage)


This week's links. Enjoy. 

A Creative Space
Take a tour of the Copenhagen home of artists Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz, featuring rooms in the most beautiful colours and (of course) great art. That's their living room above, incidentally.

People Matching Artworks
Wonderful series by photographer Stefan Draschan capturing museum visitors wearing outfits that match the art they're viewing. Not surprisingly, it requires tremendous patience to do—he shot two other series while waiting for the perfect moment. 

Top 10 Brothers and Sisters in Fiction
Sarah Ward selects 10 novels featuring the complex relationships between sisters and brothers, ranging from To Kill a Mockingbird to A Room With a View.

Habitat: Peer into the World of Framers, Fabricators, Conservators and More
Fascinating behind the scenes look at the work of the art-service professionals (in this case, in New York) who play a crucial role in making sure the art we see in museums and galleries is in peak condition and perfectly displayed.

100 Must-Follow Pinterest Accounts for Graphic Designers
Add loads of creative inspiration to your boards with these excellent design-related accounts on Pinterest.

Princess Margaret's Morning Routine
Here's some inspiration for your next free Sunday—the decadent morning routine of Princess Margaret, the late younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II.

Anna Jones' Favourite Lentils With Roasted Tomatoes and Horseradish
This really is a genius way to cook lentils—loads of flavour, healthy ingredients and easy to put together, too. Perfect for a weeknight supper with a green salad on the side.

(photo by tim wahlfried for bo bedre)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Moments of Beauty

A slightly unsettling but still lovely portrait—perfect for Halloween. Model Saffron Vadher, photographed by Marie Zucker for On The Rocks Magazine.

(via the poetry of material things)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A Brief Pause

I'm a little under the weather here, so posts will be fewer for a bit. For today, a space that would positively be a pleasure to languish in.

(via here)

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)
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