Friday, March 27, 2015


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Planning on a relaxed one here, including catching up with friends at a local café. How about you?

(photo by douglas friedman for domino. via domaine)

Retro Cool

A bland, outdated apartment is now a glam and memorable space for a Madrid family, thanks to Leticia Martinez and her team at Trestrece Interior. Amazing retro style. More here on Nuevo Estilo.


Have fun this weekend.

(1960s photo of audrey hepburn playing beach cricket in st. tropez by terry o'neill. via the swinging sixties)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sweetness and Light

A still life to inspire a contemplative moment in your day.

(photo by the veda house)


This week's links. Enjoy.

14 Stylish Small Bathrooms
Great post over at Domaine featuring tiny beautiful bathrooms that are sure to inspire.

10 Iconic Photos by Herb Ritts
Have a look at this lovely slide show featuring striking images by legendary fashion photographer Herb Ritts.

The Modest Mouse App
This is fun — Modest Mouse not only has a new album out, but a new app, too. Called 'The Strangers Linguistic Remix Generator', it turns a phrase into a kaleidoscopic music video. (via fastco)

Su-Man's Two Minute Self-Facial
Celebrity facialist Su-Man demonstrates how to do a lovely, gentle self-pampering face massage — a perfect way to treat yourself at the end of a busy day.

The Making of Mad Men
As the ground breaking series comes to a close, take a behind the scenes look at how it all happened, featuring interviews with the writers, actors and others involved.

Top 10 Treasure Hunts in Fiction
Check out classic adventure tales featuring treasure hunts, from Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island to Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl.

Salmon, Asparagus and Orzo Salad with Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette
A lovely, delicately flavoured supper that will instantly get you in the mood for spring.

(photo by prue ruscoe)

automatism on instagram

Sometimes accidents (like my glazing error here) can give the most interesting results.

(follow me on instagram at automatism)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Moments of Beauty

Shimmer. I've been really attracted to bronze tones lately — love its rich amber warmth. Model Guinevere van Seenus in Rodarte, photographed by Josh Olins for Vogue China, April 2011.

(via here)

Elegant Bones

Love how fashion designer Raffaele Stella Brienza transformed a labyrinthine attic in Florence into the elegant space you see here. Fantastic sense of style. More here on Bo Bedre.

(photography by fabrizio cicconi)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Simple Pleasures

Getting your hands dirty. Whether you paint, draw, sculpt, garden, rebuild old cars, bake, make furniture or other manual occupations, it's deeply satisfying to create something with your own two hands. 

(photo of artist bethany gosvener's work space)

Bond Street Loft

Love this beautiful minimalist New York loft, recently renovated by Elizabeth Roberts Design. Located in the Noho district, it's now a calm two bedroom space for a family of three. More here on Design Milk.

(via interior break)

Atelier: Mark Rothko

I've always loved the work of Mark Rothko, but this piece, #11 from 1950, has an extraordinary luminous effect — the copper and gold just shimmers. Stunning.

(via here)

Monday, March 23, 2015


Delicate pinks to start your week gently. Have a lovely one.

(dahlia still life by georgianna lane on etsy)

Clean Lines

Admiring the lovely home of vintage dealer Demetrio Zanetti today — a clean, minimalist approach to a mid century furniture collection that avoids the temptation to reproduce the look of the era, instead mixing classics with contemporary art and design. Wonderful. That's a shot of his store at the end, incidentally. More at Plastolux.

(photography by christian schaulin)

Friday, March 20, 2015


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. Looking forward to milder weather and meet ups with friends — how about you?

(photo by mark seelen)

Rustic Elegance

The house and showroom of designers Benoît Astier de Villatte and Ivan Pericoli shows the same discerning eyes they bring to the elegant glazed ceramics they create for their iconic Paris firm Astier de Villatte. Their home is a beautiful interpretation of rustic French country style — with a humorous note here and there. Lovely. More here on Elle Decor España.

(photography by ricardo labougle. via domaine)
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