Friday, September 29, 2017

Weekend


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. And a lovely space to spend it in.

(photo: studio mcgee)

Sunny Mid-Century Modern


How could you not be happy in this cheerful, mid-century California home? Gently updated by architect David Yama of Yamamar Design and interior designer Alison Damonte, it's now a showcase for a great art collection—including a stunning cast concrete fireplace, made in Mexico in the 1960's. More over at Chic Deco here.

(photography by bruce damonte)
 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sweetness and Light


Love how that delicate, celestial blue green wall colour contrasts with the deep bronze of the niche. The furniture is pretty nice, too.

(photo: heidi lerkenfeldt for stillstars. via here)

Buffet


This week's links. Enjoy.

Sinatra House
Take a virtual tour of Frank Sinatra's original Palm Springs estate, a jewel of mid-century modern cool. That's the dining room you see above.

How Do Families Around the World Spend Their Vacations?
Lovely photo essay over at the New York Times of how families in Estonia, Japan, China, Ukraine, Guinea, Italy, Iran and Colombia.

Knockers-Up
From 1900-1941, early risers in Britain and Ireland often relied on a knocker-up to get to work on time. Alarm clocks were still uncommon, so a knocker-up would be paid a few pence a week to bang on doors or rap on upper windows with a long pole, not leaving until the door or window opened. Fascinating bit of social history.

A Visit to Five Artists Studios
Interior Design magazine visits the studios of five artists who are redefining classic techniques and materials. Inspiring read.

Kitchen Ware Designed to Annoy You
Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani's project "The Uncomfortable" is a series of household objects that are, well, uncomfortable. Beautiful to look at and annoying to actually use, they're designed to make you laugh. Love. 

7 Deadly Art Materials to Watch Out For
A useful list of art supplies that should be used with caution. Nice to see that there are safer substitutes available now for many of them, too.

Isle of Dogs Trailer
So looking forward to seeing this! Have a look at the first trailer for Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson's charming new animated feature, out in 2018. Great cast in this, too.

Marian Burros' Plum Crumble
Enjoy the last fruits of summer with this buttery and comforting crumble. 

(photo: frank sinatra twin palms estate by ishandchi. via here)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Serenity Now


A quiet corner for you today. See the rest of this pretty space here.

(photo: vt wonen)

A Barcelona Loft


Admiring this great industrial loft in Barcelona, renovated by interior designer Marta Castellano and architecture studio Serrat-Tort—so many great original details. Also love the retro decorating of the space, harkening back to the first reclaimed industrial spaces in 1970's New York—check out that lounge platform off the dining area. More here at Est Magazine.

(photography by carlos muntadas)

Atelier: Wayne Thiebaud


Something sweet for your Tuesday. 'Gumball Machine' by Wayne Thiebaud, 1970-71. Artist's proof, lino cut in five colours on Arches wove paper. 

(via—and available from—robert fontaine gallery)

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday


A stunning rooftop view to begin the week. Have a good one.

(photo by david rahr. see more of this new york apartment over at dwell)

A Photographer's Retreat


Looking at this beautiful, light-filled home in Sonoma County, California, it's hard to imagine what it was like when photographers Laura Resen and Cloud Devine first saw it—dark walls, fluorescent kitchen lighting, purple and cream shag carpeting in the bedrooms. The pair saw the potential behind it all, though, with Cloud happily taking charge of the renovation. Love the results. See more here at One Kings Lane.

(photography by laura resen)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Weekend


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. And a lovely space to spend it in.

(photo: wervoll fotografie. via here)

Green House


The tiny fourth floor Copenhagen apartment of Thilde Santin seems a long way away from its central city location, thanks to its splendid profusion of plants. Love how she's created a peaceful green oasis in her home. More here on Bolig.

(photography by anitta behrendt)

Smile


Have a carefree weekend.

(book design by jan hendrickx via pinterest)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sweetness and Light


The Oliver Gustav showroom in Copenhagen, featuring beautiful sculptural furniture by Faye Toogood. Love the colour palette too.

(photo by heidi lerkenfeldt)

Buffet


This week's links. Enjoy.

Modern Minimalism
Tour a stunning London home that's both warm and minimalist in design—that's a shot of the dining area above.

The Best Food-Focused Memoirs of Fall 2017
Eater has rounded up a great list of food memoirs coming out this fall—perfect reading for cooks, or those who simply love good food.

The Beauty of Japanese Bathing Rituals
From Vogue: "In Japan, bathing is about so much more than just getting clean, encouraging an almost meditative appreciation of one's body. Here, Sophie Bew heads to Kinosaki to explore the myriad benefits of traditional onsen."

Beyond Brie: A French Cheesemonger's American Adventures
Laure Dubouloz trains cheese vendors around the USA in how to cut and serve a variety of cheeses.  Love reading about people with interesting jobs.

How Alessandro Michele Created a Luminous Gown for Björk
A behind the scenes look at the extraordinary, otherworldly dress designed by Alessandro Michele of Gucci for Björk, seen in the video for her new song The Gate.

The Peculiar Poetry of Paris's Lost and Found
Fascinating New Yorker piece about the history of The Bureau of Found Objects in Paris, founded over 200 years ago and one of the largest centralized lost and founds in Europe.

Italian Toastie
Perfect for when you just want a sandwich, but yearn for something a bit fancier and more filling than the usual. This one features mushrooms sautéed in garlic, black tapenade, provolone cheese, fresh oregano leaves and salami on good bread rolls, but it's endlessly adaptable.

(photo by rory gardiner via est magazine)
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