Friday, October 09, 2015


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. It's Thanksgiving here in Canada, so we'll be enjoying a long weekend — and perfect fall weather to go with it, too.

(photo by elizabeth messina via the natural wedding company)

Pure Form

With a background as first a guitar craftsman, then graphic designer, then carpenter, Kim Dolva was able to combine all these skills in his present job designing and building custom made cabinets and furniture with partner Søren Jespersen. In the Copenhagen home he shares with his wife, interior designer and stylist Mette Bonaventure and their two young children, his meticulous and beautiful work can be seen throughout their home. Love the kitchen. More here on Residence.


Groovy style from 1970 in the home of designers Stuart Blaine and Robert Booth. I like how they play with height in this room — so interesting.

(via the peak of chic)

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Sweetness and Light

A favourite part of autumn — when the local fall apples begin appearing in the farmer's markets and in stores.

(photo: cannelle et vanille)


This week's links.

A Small Space Work/Shop/Home in Japan
Take a tour of a tiny modern box building in Japan that combines a home, flower shop and work area in one tiny, well designed space.

The Best New Fall Fragrances
The editors of W magazine pick their favourites of the new scents for autumn. I love the sound of Byredo's Rose of No Man's Land, with its blend of Turkish rose petals and white amber.

10 Cleansing Oils to Try Now
Also over at W magazine — a round up of 10 good cleansing oils, to pamper your face during the change of seasons. 

Woven Dreams: The Fabric of India
AnOther Magazine takes a behind the scenes tour of the Victoria and Albert Museum's upcoming exhibition on Indian textiles. Would love to see this one.

A French History of Gold, Gilded and Fancy Frames
Interesting post (with photos) over at Hyperallergic about a new exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, exploring French frames from 1610 to 1792 — a time period that was a golden age (ha!) for these painstakingly handcrafted works. Looks like a good show.

36 Hours in Paris, Right Bank
Take a video tour of the Paris Right Bank's bistros, shops and night scene. Is it possible to be homesick for a place you've only visited once?

The Dark Beauty of Film Noir in Fifty Shots
Great post over at One Perfect Shot featuring 50 stills from great film noir. Gorgeous cinematography. Definitely need to watch some of these again — and there's also a few I haven't seen before, too.

Fresh Herb, Potato and Goat Cheese Frittata
Perfect for brunch, lunch or a light supper with salad — and a nice break from the round of Thanksgiving holiday eating we'll be doing here in Canada over the weekend.

(photo by karen mordechai for sunday suppers)

automatism on instagram

Picked up some gorgeous autumnal flowers while in Whole Foods this aft — can't stop staring at their rich colours.

(follow me on instagram at automatism)

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Moments of Beauty

Pure form and colour — love how this almost verges on the abstract. Beautiful image by Michèle van Vliet.

(via emzgalz)

The Artful Home

The São Paulo, Brazil home of Fernanda Feitosa, Heitor Martins and their two children is not only a stunning modernist mix of wood, concrete and greenery — it's also home to one of the most important private art collections in Brazil. I love how the contemporary art looks so effortless in their space — so often there's a museum quality to art collections. Beautiful. More here on Casa Vogue.

(photography by ruy teixeira)


Ghostly beauty. Every Wednesday in October, I'll be sharing something both lovely and a little eerie, to get you in the mood for Hallowe'en. I hope you enjoy it. To start things off, an ethereal portrait of Kasia Struss by Hugh Lippe.

(via studio tinne+mia)

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Simple Pleasures

Something to look forward to every autumn — the amazing variety of colours and shapes of gourds, squash and pumpkins.

Quiet Style in The Netherlands

Located in the town of Alphen aan den Rijn in the Netherlands, the airy semi-detached villa of Anita and her family is designed to be a calm retreat from the stresses of the day. I love the little vignettes everywhere — so pretty. More here on vtwonen.

(photography by jansje klazinga, styling by suzanne de jong)

Atelier: Cecil Touchon

Admiring this collage work by Cecil Touchon today, one of his Fusion Series, called #1987. Love.

(via here)

Monday, October 05, 2015


Soft minimalism to start your week gently. Have a lovely one.

(photo by mikkel adsboel, styling by brunner studio. via hege in france)

An Eclectic Madrid Loft

Admiring the stunning Madrid loft of Manolo Yllera, the renowned Spanish interior photographer. Love the great mix of industrial and vintage finds, all beautifully set off by the roughly textured white background. What an eye. More here on Trendland.

(photography by manolo yllera)

Friday, October 02, 2015


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Looking forward to a fairly leisurely one here —apple pancakes for brunch are the most ambitious plans at the moment. Enjoy your own.

(photo by tessa neustadt)

French Style, Simply

Interior designer Jacqueline Morabito's elegantly pared-down 18th century home in St-Paul-de-Vence, Provence is a perfect reflection of her design philosophy — one of harmony, balance, and a respectful reference to the past. Her space is a seamless blend of antiques, contemporary classics and Morabito's own designs as well. Beautiful. More here on The Telegraph.

(photography by martin morrell. via here)

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