Friday, October 24, 2014


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Looking forward to a little cocooning after a long week — how about you?

(photo by kara rosenlund)

Colour Play

The decor of the Copenhagen home of artist/designer Anne Sofie Kamphøvener and her partner, artist Ash Ebbesen, has an easygoing modern look, enlivened here and there with a pretty palette of tomato red, French blue and warm grey — a perfect contrast to the simple black and white throughout. Love. More here on Femina.

(photography by iben and niels ahlberg)


Neon hippy chic. Bold colour to end your week with a little kick.

(interior by kelly wearstler via interiors by studio m)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sweetness and Light

A pretty still life for your Thursday. 

(photo by petra bindel)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Sunny 1930s Bungalow
Take a tour of a sunlit 1930s California bungalow with a mid century modern accent.

The Evolution of Women's Workwear
Fascinating photo essay featuring vintage images showing women at work.

The Trompe l'oeil Window Paintings of Istanbul
Created by the Spanish street artist Pejac, these three new trompe-l'oeil window paintings in the district of Uskudar in Istanbul are beautifully rendered and blend effortlessly into their environment. 

My Hero: Mary Shelley
Author Neil Gaiman writes of his admiration for Mary Shelley, and how, while Gothic fiction had been the rage for some time, Shelley's novel Frankenstein still changed everything.

Oscar de la Renta Throughout the Years
We lost fashion great Oscar de la Renta this week. The New York Times has put together a great interactive time line of his life and career.

Shakespeare and Company: A Legendary Bookstore in Paris
Via Vanity Fair: "Perhaps the most famous independent bookstore in the world, Shakespeare and Company can feel like something of a literary utopia, where money takes a backseat and generations of writers ... have found a Paris home." In depth piece on the history of this legendary bookstore. Plus: a wonderful illustrated map inside Shakespeare and Company.

26 Hallowe'en Costume Ideas From an 1887 Guide to Fancy Dress
Stumped about what to wear to a Hallowe'en party? Have a look at these fascinating costume suggestions from an illustrated vintage guide to fancy dress.

Apple Slice
This lovely buttery crumble bar recipe from Donna Hay is a great way to use the wonderful apples in season right now.
(photo by douglas lyle thompson. via remodelista)

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The beginnings of pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Moments of Beauty

Goth glam. Model Alli Cripe is delicately spooky in this photo by Robert John Kley for Schon! Magazine. More from the shoot here.

(styling by jimi urquiaga, makeup by homa safar, hair by castillo. via fashion gone rogue)

Design for Living

A designer and teacher at the Royal College of Art, Sarah Dallas's 1900s terrace house in central London reflects her refined eye, with its use of a pure white background to highlight the period architectural details and intriguing art and furniture. A tranquil retreat from the busy city all around. More here in Boligliv.

(photography by morten holtum)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Simple Pleasures

Art. Always.

(photo by ricardo labougle)

A Madrid Studio

Graphic designer and photography enthusiast Álvaro Lumbreras has filled his Madrid apartment and studio with the work of emerging artists in Spain and abroad — and his own work, too. But the entire space as well as the choice of art also shows his keen eye for colour, all beautifully balanced. Wonderful. More here on AD España.

(photography by iñigo de castro. styling by leticia)

Atelier: Paolo Roversi

The brilliant fashion photographer Paolo Roversi channels the painter Vermeer in this lovely portrait of model Tanga Moreau for Vogue Italia, September 1997. Love.

(via abundance)

Monday, October 20, 2014


A quiet corner to start your Monday gently. Have a good one.

(photo by lab71 via here)

A Study in Textures

Today I'm admiring the textured walls and meditative blue tones in the Copenhagen home of Niels Strøyer Christophersen, creative director of Danish design company FRAMA. So interesting. More here at Kinfolk magazine.

(photography by ditte isager, styling by nathalie schwer. via the artful desperado)


An eerie bride, like a spectral version of Miss Havisham from the novel Great Expectations by Dickens. Model Kristen McMenamy photographed by Tim Walker for the October 2013 issue of Sunday Times Style.

(via here)

Friday, October 17, 2014


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. After a week of rain it's supposed to clear up at the end, so looking forward to getting outside and enjoying the autumn colours before they go. How about you?

(photo styled by rachel vigor)

Eighteenth Century Modern

Admiring the beautiful home of designer Christian Liagre — an intriguing balance between the 18th century richness of the apartment's architectural details and Liagre's crisply modern furniture designs. Love.

(photography by ivan tereshchenko for ad russia. via the d pages)
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