Monday, February 08, 2016

Monday


A delicate nature still life to start your week gently. Have a good one.

(photo by ana louisa perkins of grownup shoes)

Quiet Minimalism


The quietly beautiful home of Stine, who runs her own fashion agency, and Henrik, a clothing designer, perfectly demonstrates their instinctive good taste — not surprising for two people who work in the clothing industry. The 1900s apartment they share with their two young children has been carefully decorated with a minimalist aesthetic, to allow the lovely original details — stucco ceilings, huge windows and parquet floors — to have pride of place. Love this one. More here on Bo Bedre.

(photography by birgitta wolfgang)
 

Friday, February 05, 2016

Weekend


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Thinking of seeing some live local music here — enjoy your own!

(photo by christophe dugied via marie claire maison)

Modern Oasis


Twenty years ago cultural manager Francisco de Blas purchased a plot of land in Sevilla la Nueva, just outside Madrid. The house he designed in 2000 reflects what he describes as a basic need for him — "the ability to listen to music when and how I wish." Those astounding views are definitely an added bonus when he's blaring Puccini at 3 a.m. More here on AD España.

(photography by daniel shäfer)

Smile


Still one of my all time favourite movie scenes — the frozen palace in the 1966 film Doctor Zhivago. If only winter ice was always this beautiful.

(via domino magazine)

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Sweetness and Light


A lovely corner in stylist Jessica De Ruiter's Los Angeles home. See the rest here.

(photo by pia ulin for kinfolk. via my scandinavian home)

Buffet


This week's links — a bit short this time around, I'm afraid. Enjoy.

Use these exercises from creativity guru Robin Landa for a variety of projects—logos, book jackets, posters, brochures. Let them inspire you to try other things. - See more at: http://www.howdesign.com/design-creativity/creative-exercises/creativeexercises/#sthash.M7zykH49.dpuf
Use these exercises from creativity guru Robin Landa for a variety of projects—logos, book jackets, posters, brochures. Let them inspire you to try other things. - See more at: http://www.howdesign.com/design-creativity/creative-exercises/creativeexercises/#sthash.M7zykH49.dpuf
Old and New
Take a tour around the beautiful 16th century Ghent, Belgium home of interior designer and vintage retailer Frederic Hooft and designer Eva Goethals — a fresh, inspiring mix of old and new. (via sf girl by bay)

Four Exercises for Boosting Your Creative Energy 
Great think-outside-the-box exercises from Robin Landa that can be applied to any creative project.

Oscar-Winning Movie Sets
Domino magazine shares their favourite Oscar-winning movie sets, in honour of the five sets nominated for the 2016 Academy Awards.

Tidy Your Home Forever
Japanese tidying guru Marie Kondo shows you how to have a clutter-free home forever in this short video. Spring cleaning just looked a lot easier... 

Healthy Cookies
Chock full of healthy ingredients like fruit (bananas and apple), oats and, yes, dark chocolate chips, these cookies have no added sugar and are amazingly easy to make, too.

(photo via fritz hansen)

Minimalist in Montreal


Love this inspired transformation of an 1880s Montreal rowhouse by Mark Fekete and Viviana de Loera, co-founders of interdisciplinary design firm MARK + VIVI. Especially like the clever use of recycled materials in the kitchen. Fantastic. More here on Dwell.

(photography by adrien williams)

Mark Fekete and Viviana de Loera, co-founders of interdisciplinary design firm MARK + VIVI, happily took on the challenge of building their dream home in a transitioning Montreal neighborhood. Working with a relatively small footprint that gave them just 1,100 total square feet of finished living space, the couple used simple and minimal materials to embrace and celebrate the original character of the 1880 home. Space was thoughtfully maximized by opening up the ceiling to expose both the original and new beams, removing partition walls to create an open floor plan, and converting the crawlspace beneath the home into usable storage. The result is a bright, quirky, and imaginative blend of old and new.
- See more at: http://www.dwell.com/renovation/article/old-row-house-montreal-gets-colorful-modern-upgrade#11
Mark Fekete and Viviana de Loera, co-founders of interdisciplinary design firm MARK + VIVI, happily took on the challenge of building their dream home in a transitioning Montreal neighborhood. Working with a relatively small footprint that gave them just 1,100 total square feet of finished living space, the couple used simple and minimal materials to embrace and celebrate the original character of the 1880 home. Space was thoughtfully maximized by opening up the ceiling to expose both the original and new beams, removing partition walls to create an open floor plan, and converting the crawlspace beneath the home into usable storage. The result is a bright, quirky, and imaginative blend of old and new.
- See more at: http://www.dwell.com/renovation/article/old-row-house-montreal-gets-colorful-modern-upgrade#11

Mark Fekete and Viviana de Loera, co-founders of interdisciplinary design firm MARK + VIVI, happily took on the challenge of building their dream home in a transitioning Montreal neighborhood. Working with a relatively small footprint that gave them just 1,100 total square feet of finished living space, the couple used simple and minimal materials to embrace and celebrate the original character of the 1880 home. Space was thoughtfully maximized by opening up the ceiling to expose both the original and new beams, removing partition walls to create an open floor plan, and converting the crawlspace beneath the home into usable storage. The result is a bright, quirky, and imaginative blend of old and new.
- See more at: http://www.dwell.com/renovation/article/old-row-house-montreal-gets-colorful-modern-upgrade#11
Mark Fekete and Viviana de Loera, co-founders of interdisciplinary design firm MARK + VIVI, happily took on the challenge of building their dream home in a transitioning Montreal neighborhood. Working with a relatively small footprint that gave them just 1,100 total square feet of finished living space, the couple used simple and minimal materials to embrace and celebrate the original character of the 1880 home. Space was thoughtfully maximized by opening up the ceiling to expose both the original and new beams, removing partition walls to create an open floor plan, and converting the crawlspace beneath the home into usable storage. The result is a bright, quirky, and imaginative blend of old and new.
- See more at: http://www.dwell.com/renovation/article/old-row-house-montreal-gets-colorful-modern-upgrade#11
Mark Fekete and Viviana de Loera, co-founders of interdisciplinary design firm MARK + VIVI, happily took on the challenge of building their dream home in a transitioning Montreal neighborhood. Working with a relatively small footprint that gave them just 1,100 total square feet of finished living space, the couple used simple and minimal materials to embrace and celebrate the original character of the 1880 home. Space was thoughtfully maximized by opening up the ceiling to expose both the original and new beams, removing partition walls to create an open floor plan, and converting the crawlspace beneath the home into usable storage. The result is a bright, quirky, and imaginative blend of old and new.
- See more at: http://www.dwell.com/renovation/article/old-row-house-montreal-gets-colorful-modern-upgrade#11

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Simple Pleasures


The way the warm afternoon light spills gently into a room. So lovely.

(photo: eduoard vermeulen via a thoughtful eye)

Atelier: Koichiro Doi


Love this stunning pink abstract image, by beauty and still life photographer Koichiro Doi. Just lovely. See more of his portfolio here.

(via julian meijer)

Monday, February 01, 2016

A Brief Pause


The odd pressure system we've had over the weekend has caused both messy weather and a migraine here, so I'm taking a little time away from the blog to rest. In the meantime, enjoy browsing the archives and see you very soon. 

x

(photo of the home of couturier edouard vermeulen by francis amiand. via here)

Friday, January 29, 2016

Weekend


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. There'll be birthday parties to attend here — looking forward to some fun. Have a fun one too.

(photo: ali cayne's home in domino magazine. via dicorcia)

Côte d'Azur Calm


Glam minimalism by Belgian architect Nicolas Schuybroeck, in this home overlooking the Côte d'Azur. Beautiful and tranquil space. More here on Est Magazine.

(photography:  julien clasessens and thomas deschamps)

Smile


Have fun this weekend. Love this surreal photo montage by photographer Thomas Barbéy — see more of his playful work over here at My Modern Met.

(via here)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sweetness and Light


A generous bouquet of pink peonies for no reason. Because beauty doesn't need a reason.

(photo by anna gillar)

Buffet


This week's links. Enjoy.

Blissful in Blue
Take a tour of a tranquil Swedish home decorated in peaceful shades of blue. Really lovely.

Laurie Anderson's Favourite Films
Performance artist, director and musician Laurie Anderson picks her 13 favourite films for The Quietus. Fantastic list.

19 Remarkable Book Cover Designs
Print Magazine rounds up 19 beautiful book cover designs — the best show how a great design can transcend its original purpose and truly become art.

Otherworldly Landscapes
Prague-based digital artist Filip Hodas creates eerie, otherworldly landscapes that transport you to other worlds — ones where the laws of physics don't always apply. Surreal and beautiful work. 

A New Beatrix Potter Story
This is exciting — The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots, a Beatrix Potter story left unfinished and lost for more than a century, is finally going to be published. Even better, the illustrations are being done by the legendary Quentin Blake (who did the fantastic illos for Roald Dahl's children's books). Can't wait.

Eating Your Greens Without Eating Salad
Some great ideas on how to get more dark leafy greens into your winter suppers, when you want something more warming and substantial than a salad (think soup).

Interactive X-Files
Something fun for those of us who watched the X-Files reboot last weekend — an interactive map that transports you to every X-Files location. The truth is out there — or maybe over here.

Shawarma-Spiced Chicken With Tahini Yogurt Sauce
Easy to make and served simply on pita with fresh herbs, lettuce, cucumber and tomato, this makes a great lunch or light supper.

(photo via norm architects)

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Morning still life with mango and blueberry yogurt

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Moments of Beauty


Soft wintery pastels to bring a little delicate colour to your day. Photo by Ceen Wahren.

(via bienenkiste)

Modern in India


German-born architect Niels Schenfelder had been working for 13 years in Paris when he left for what he thought would be a 3 month project in Pondicherry, South India. As it turned out, he loved it so much he never left. This beautiful space in the seaside village of La Dune is the eco-friendly weekend retreat Niels and his wife Malavika Shivakumar designed for themselves and their children, a respite from the noise of city life. Love the contrast of polished concrete and reclaimed wood — stunning. More here on Marie Claire Maison.

(photography by deidi von schaeven)
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