Friday, August 29, 2014

Weekend


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. The weather is looking stormy here for us, so catching up on movies and going out for a leisurely brunch are looking like good options. How about you?

(photo by paulina arcklin)

Natural Beauty


The house of professional calligrapher Ylva serves as both home and studio — and with its soothing palette of natural tones and textures, it's a perfect space for being creative as well as for relaxing. Love this one.

(photography by helena blomqvist. via planet deco)

The Listening Booth: Summer Swim, Part 4



Welcome to The Listening Booth, a regular series of posts that features a guest musician, DJ or music devotee sharing their current three favourite songs with automatism readers. 

Today's Listening Booth is hosted by the brilliantly talented and lovely DJ Lamb Rabbit, and it's all about warm summer days spent in and by the water. In fact, Lamb Rabbit was so inspired that our Summer Listening Booth post is a four part series, to dip into throughout the month of August. Enjoy Part 4.


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Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Rachel DJs around town under her creative nom de plume Lamb Rabbit, as well as with a lady-DJ collective she co-founded called The Girlfriends.

You can find some of Lamb Rabbit's mixes here


Lamb Rabbit's Three Picks

Summer sun leaves me yearning to get off of dry land and into the cool, cool water. Lay back and listen to the lapping of the waves, or dive a little deeper. Let's go swimming.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sweetness and Light


Love this beautiful abstract work by painter Eric Blum — lovely depth, colour and form. More of his work here, too.

(via abundance)

Buffet


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Belgian Factory Home
Check out this slide show on Dwell of a former factory in Belgium that's now a modern and colourful family home.

Cindy Sherman's Wigs
Love this. Leanne Shapton recently shot a stop motion animation of the wigs in art photographer Cindy Sherman's studio. 

Yoga Hacks: How to Undo the Damage of a Desk Job
Great yoga moves for anyone who works at a desk all day. I'll definitely be doing these.

A Baker's Dozen of the Ripest Food Memoirs
Author Sandra M. Gilbert rounds up 12 of her favourite culinary memoirs, old and new. Perfect summer reading.

Meet the Man Who Invented the Supermodel
A new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert in London looks at the career of photographer Horst P Horst, creator of some of the most legendary fashion images — link takes you to an overview of his extraordinary career.

Female Farmer Project
Via Saveur: "The subjects of Audra Mulkern's photographs are diverse: They're former biologists, artists, journalists, and public administrators. They also have something awesome in common: They're part of a growing group of female farmers." Lovely photos.

Picture Perfect
W Magazine noticed that more than a few designers took inspiration from art for their fall collections — here they've paired the clothes with the inspiration.

Bruschetta Bar
This is a brilliant idea for entertaining from What's Gaby Cooking — tapas style eating featuring a platter or board with grilled bread, vegetables and a good selection of sauces, meats and various cheeses. Guests browse and you enjoy your own party!

(photo from olsson and jensen autumn/winter 2014 lookbook. via my scandinavian home)

automatism on instagram


Love the colour and texture of these huge cabbages at the farmer's market.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Moments of Beauty


A dress like summer moonlight reflected on a rippling sea. Photo by Chad Pitman for Dolce and Gabbana, Spring/Summer 2008.

(via abundance)

London Calling


A small and nondescript warehouse on Regent Street in London is now an airy and light filled three level loft space, thanks to Australian architectural firm Techne. Love the graphic contrast of the black steel beams and stairs against the white walls. More here.

(via ultralinx)

advertise on automatism


Thinking of becoming an automatism sponsor? A couple of ad spots are available for September — perfect for launching an autumn campaign. Find out more here.

(photo by cathrine aarsland of trettien)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Simple Pleasures


Fresh flowers. Always a pleasure.

(photo by clary pfeiffer)

Gentle Modernism


This recent project by Wiesbaden, Germany-based Lea Korzeczek and Matthias Hiller, the creative team behind Studio Oink, is a lovely balance between sleek modern shapes and soft warm tones of rose gold and ochre — with marble floors and charcoal grey here and there for texture and contrast. Just lovely.

(photos from est magazine via glitter inc)

automatism on houzz


My latest Houzz ideabook is up! It's called Industrial Strength — an appreciation of vintage utilitarian objects and furniture, and new ways to use them today. Have a look here.

(photo of 1930s ships galley folding bench via factory 20)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday


An art-filled still life to start your week on an inspiring note. Have a good one.

(photo by lauren bamford)

Mid Century Tropical


The vibrantly coloured São Paulo home of Brazilian architect Maurício Arruda and José Porto is a mid century gem — hardly touched since it was built, its well preserved state has merely been updated with richly coloured walls that are cleverly mixed with touch of grey — cheerful during the day, they become soft and mellow in the evenings. Furnished with mid century finds, art collected in their travels and gifts from their many friends from all over the world, it's a bright and cosmopolitan space, perfectly suited to an outgoing couple who love to entertain. Wonderful. More here at AD España.

(photography by ricardo labougle)

The Listening Booth: Summer Swim, Part 3



Welcome to The Listening Booth, a regular series of posts that features a guest musician, DJ or music devotee sharing their current three favourite songs with automatism readers. 

Today's Listening Booth is hosted by the brilliantly talented and lovely DJ Lamb Rabbit, and it's all about warm summer days spent in and by the water. In fact, Lamb Rabbit was so inspired that our Summer Listening Booth post is a four part series, to dip into throughout the month of August. Enjoy Part 3.


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Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Rachel DJs around town under her creative nom de plume Lamb Rabbit, as well as with a lady-DJ collective she co-founded called The Girlfriends.

You can find some of Rachel's mixes here


Rachel's Three Picks

Summer sun leaves me yearning to get off of dry land and into the cool, cool water. Lay back and listen to the lapping of the waves, or dive a little deeper. Let's go swimming.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Weekend


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. It's going to be a fairly laid back one here — something very welcome after a busy week. How about you?

(photo via vogue living australia)

Seaside Reverie


Wanting to escape city apartment living, freelance journalist and cookbook author Hélène Wagn dreamed of a fisherman's cottage — somewhere by the sea and forest, where she could settle with her teenage son Lauritz. Eventually she found one (with a lovely patio as well), but discovered after buying it that it was in worse shape than she realized. Happily, Hélène embraced this as an opportunity, and working with an architect and stylist friend, redid the layout from scratch. The result is a peaceful space with a strong Zen influence — the perfect retreat from the noise of the city. More here on Bolig Magasinet.

(photography by case study)
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