Monday, May 25, 2015


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

(photo via little upside down cake)

Holiday in Paradise

Overlooking the Aegean Sea, this pair of stunning villas in Mykonos, Greece, is also available as vacation getaways. Owners Katie and Jonny Friedman took what were once bare shells and worked with South African architect Jayne Wunder to create two tranquil oases with spectacular views. Love. More here on Marie Claire Maison.

(photography by jérôme galland)

Friday, May 22, 2015


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. We have a huge neighbourhood garage sale to look forward to — should be lots of fun. Have a fun one too.

(photo by manolo yllera via here)

Loft Life in LA

Today I'm admiring fashion stylist and blogger Jayne Min's downtown Los Angeles loft — an airy space flooded with natural light from the beautiful industrial windows, furnished with style and wit. See more over at My Domaine here.

(photography by chris patey)


Have a cool weekend.

(fab collage by joe webb)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sweetness and Light

Love this idea of a little portable studio — something I think of when painting outdoors, but for some reason never thought of it indoors. Makes any room an instant atelier.

(photo by vosges paris)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Australian With a Scandinavian Accent
Take a tour over at The Design Files of the utterly gorgeous Sydney apartment of Frag and Naomi Woodall, renovated from scratch and now a tranquil and welcoming space.

In Motion
Stunning, dreamlike short video of Tokyo by Aaron Grimes created by "stacking video frames inside Adobe Photoshop and then recombining those stacked frames into a video again."

First, Call Yourself An Artist: Career Advice From Artist Lisa Congdon
Lovely interview with the amazing artist Lisa Congdon, whose new book Art Inc. has given (and continues to give) me tons of happy inspiration.

Make Some Art. Your Brain Will Thank You
And on a related note — Good is teaming up with Sambazon for '100 days of little ways to change our world'. Creating art is one — and a great way to explore your creativity, reduce stress, hone your cognitive and motor skills and feel happier.

Top 10 Rural Noir Books
Great list by novelist Tom Bouman of fiction exploring the dark side of American country life, from James M Cain to Flannery O'Connor.

5 Awesome Films Overlooked at the Box Office This Year
Great short list of 5 films that didn't get a whole lot of recognition when released — I'm particularly keen to see 'Le Chef' with Jean Reno and 'Rewrite' with Hugh Grant.

10 On-Screen Denim Heroes
AnOther magazine recently celebrated Denim Day with a look at denim in film, from Marilyn Monroe to Julia Roberts.

Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Pizza
A simple and flavourful flatbread-style pizza by Minimalist Baker, livened with a balsamic reduction. 

(photo via fantastic frank)

automatism on instagram

Gorgeous ramps at the farmer's market on the weekend.

(follow me on instagram at automatism)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Moments of Beauty

I love the crispness of a white shirt when the weather turns hot and humid — especially if it's as interesting as this one. Model Grace Simmons photographed by Jens Langkjaer for V magazine.

(via bienenkiste)

A Quiet Retreat

Annette Hvidberg's tranquil family home in Hørsholm, Denmark reflects her love of Mediterranean style — particularly in its extensive use of white. Which is rather appropriate, as Annette's last name means 'white' in Danish. Love how peaceful this space is. More here on Femina.

(photography by pernille kaalund)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Simple Pleasures

The arrival of the new IKEA catalogue is always a pleasure, but this year I'm extra excited about the stunning new Sinnerlig capsule collection by Studio Ilse for IKEA, set to be available worldwide in August 2015. With its focus on sustainable and natural materials, it's as good as it is beautiful. Love this sofa!

(via anna gillar)

The Sensual World

The stunning Copenhagen home of Rupert Peter Landendinger is truly feast for all the senses — extensive travel and 25 years in the fashion industry has given him an extraordinary eye for art and design, music is ever present and his passion for scent has resulted in RPL Parfums, his own line of home fragrances. A beautiful, cultured space. Love. More here on Bo Bedre.

(photography by kristian septimius krogh)

Atelier: Jean Arp

Today I'm admiring the lovely rounded organic form of this 1933 sculpture by Jean Arp, called 'Concrétion humaine sans coupe'. Just beautiful.

(via too much art)

Monday, May 18, 2015


Warm-toned minimalism to start your week off gently. Have a good one.

(photo by debi treloar via blueberry modern)

Industrial Chic

As the busy owners of two 'Bettina Beltner' clothing boutiques, it's no surprise that Bettina and Thomas Beltner's family home in Lyngby, Denmark is as stylish as they are. Great mix of clean modernism, edgy industrial chic and dramatic touches of black. More here on Bo Bedre.

(photography by christina kayser onsgaard)
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