Monday, February 20, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. It'll be a working one for me, but hoping to find time for a little café haunting, too. Enjoy your own.

(photo: barker and stonehouse via here)

Atmospheric in France

The extraordinary French chateau of two professional artists, by interior designer Marianne Evennou. Just a stunning use of colour. More photos here on Côté Maison.

(photography by jean-marc palisse)


Hope your weekend is filled with adventures (though maybe not too much).

(photo via pinterest)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sweetness and Light

If I had a breakfast nook like this, I'd probably spend the whole day there.

(photo via architectural digest)


This week's links. Enjoy.

An Art Filled Barcelona Home
Tour the stunning home of art collector and gallerist Miquel Alzueta and his wife, antique dealer África Posse, filled with mid century classics and wonderful art. That's a view of the kitchen above, incidentally.  

What Did the Romans Eat? Food and Drink in Ancient TImes
Fascinating article on the diet of ancient Rome. Hint—it wasn't all banquets.

Doug and Mike Starn Gallery Tour
Take a look at the New York studio and work of artist brothers Doug and Mike Starn, whose installation Big Bambú: You Can’t, You Don’t, and You Won’t Stop remains one of the most popular pieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Communication Arts Insights Column
Feeling uninspired? Recharge your imagination with a browse through the Insights column archives, with contributions from over 400 creatives in various disciplines.

Top 10 Slangy Novels
Check out this list of classic crime novels—and enrich your vocabulary at the same time.

Italian Beans and Greens
Quick and healthy, this classic Italian dish of cannellini beans and sautéed escarole is perfect for supper on a busy weeknight.

(photo by jonas ingerstedt for kinfolk. via scandinavian collectors)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Moments of Beauty

Love how the beautiful rippling movement of the dress is captured in this photo—like living sculpture. Stunning.

(photo by j. quazi king, for georgie for omondi. via abundance)

Quiet Modernism

Scandinavian style meets French elegance in this lovely renovated apartment in Paris. Love the contrast of modern clean lines with the original architectural details. More here on A+B Kasha.

(photography via a+b kasha)

Monday, February 13, 2017


Quiet dark tones to start your week gently. Have a good one.

(photo: incy interiors via we are scout)

An Italian In Paris

The utterly lovely 19th century Paris townhouse of Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani, who sadly passed away in December shortly after these photos were taken. What an extraordinary eye she had. More here on Architectural Digest.

(photography by matthieu salvaing)

Friday, February 10, 2017


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. It'll be a busy one here, but looking forward to a movie or two as well. Enjoy your own.

(photo: stadshem via my paradissi)


The girl with her head in the clouds. Have an inspiring weekend.

(photo for the cloud appreciation society by maia flore. via kinfolk, vol 16)

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Sweetness and Light

Once in a while I come across an interior that leaves me feeling conflicted. On the one hand, I love the quality of light and the austere elegance of this space. On the other hand, there's a distinct Man in the Iron Mask vibe to it. I can't decide, so I'll leave it with you.

(photo via here)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Loft In Montreuil
Take a tour of the lovely loft of architect Marika Chaumet, located in a former knitting factory.

28 Days of Black Designers
Fantastic project that spotlights black designers during Black History Month. So inspiring, and covers a whole range of creative fields, from architecture to graphic design, fashion and more.

The Vibrant Life of a Legendary Design Editor
Anyone who loves interior design will be familiar with the English magazine The World of Interiors, the creation of the extraordinary Min Hogg. I've been a huge fan for years—it's an artist's approach to interiors, paying as much attention to the beauties of the humblest abode as it does to grander spaces.

How To Put Pandas In Your Hard Candy
Mesmerizing video of Canadian candy company Candy Labs making by hand candy with tiny pandas in the centre. Also quite soothing to watch, actually.

Before the Garden Gnome, the Ornamental Hermit
Fascinating review of a new book that explores the 18th century fad for ornamental hermits—real people hired by wealthy estate owners (mainly in England) to dress as druids, grow their hair and not wash for years at a time. Oddly enough they often found it difficult to find takers for the job...

The Royal Society Biographical Memoirs
Based in London, The Royal Society is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Recently it made its biographical memoirs archive free to access—read the memoirs of such distinguished Fellows as Albert Einstein, Dorothy Hodgkin, Alan Turing among others.

How Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn Restored Grey Gardens
If you've seen the stunning documentary Grey Gardens, you have to see this—the amazing restoration undertaken in the early 1980's by legendary Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee and his wife, journalist Sally Quinn. 

Fettucine With Kale, Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese
Perfect for a weeknight supper, this 5 ingredient recipe by Amy Chaplin from her book At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen is quick and easy to put together. Via A Cup of Jo.

(photo: designort)

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Moments of Beauty

Party sleeves. Utterly frivolous, utterly lovely clothing to brighten a grey February day.

(photo: Ph. helen eriksson for nasty magazine. via abundance

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Serenity Now

Amazing how soothing an all white space can be. A tranquil room for nervous times.

(via here)

A Study In Contrasts

Set in the Swedish countryside, this elegant home is a seamless blend of rustic and modern—love how the rough textures of raw wood and stone are set off by the crisp white walls. More here on Planete Deco.
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