Monday, August 29, 2011

Simple beauty...

Kate Moss and Lila Grace.
Image by Mario Testino for Vogue.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Weekly what:nots...

Goodness suddenly the summer hols seem to be fading fast. I hope you've all had a fab week, ours has been filled with lots of sunshine and balmy evenings, BBQs and fruit picking, riding and bush walks, and lots of doing not-very-much-at-all - here's a rag-tag what:nots for the week.
Love this image and love the freckles.

Hadieh Shafie's Ketabs/Scroll Works are incredible.
If you head over to Hadieh's site you can see them up close.

Still hankering after Vincent van Duysen's ceramic pieces.

Beautiful blowsy peonies.

Love this bottle from Holmegaard's Minima range.

Thing's Organized Neatly is a pretty fascinating tumblr. 

And I very much like this quote from Mr Jobs (found on Wit + Delight).

Images from Happy Girls are Pretty Girls, Hadieh Shafie, When Objects Work, Holmegaard, Things Organized Neatly, and Wit + Delight.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The ship song...

....redone to showcase Sydney's Opera House.- a truly stunning piece of architecture on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. OK I might be a little biased having grown up there, but it really is lovely. Thanks to Engracia for the link.
Clip from You Tube.

Monday, August 22, 2011


I've been meaning to post about Stockholm since we got back, but somehow the lazy day-to-day of the summer holidays has meant that I've spent a lot of time doing...not a lot. An ideal summer past-time I think. And given the boys still have two weeks left before school starts I feel there will be more lazy days ahead. So before I completely forget here's a few things I discovered while in Stockholm...
A fab new equestrian magazine The Horse Rider's Journal. Hop over here for a peek at some of the wonderful images by Ditte Isager.

Ravel gloves - possibly the most beautiful leather gloves ever.

Modern, simple and chic clothes and accessories from Hope.

These wonderful Helena Rohner 'Munio' bowls found at Illums Bolighus.

Monocle's Scent One - cedary and woody, and reminiscent of my Grandfather's art studio.

Part coffee shop, part office co-op, Coffice has really good coffee and a great vibe.

ABICI's Pantone window displays - there were similar ones with red and blue bikes too.

A couple of other 'finds' were Cajsa Warg, a yummy gourmet market/deli; Fotografiska museum of contemporary photography; Nytorget Urban Deli a great place for lunch or dinner; and if like us you have a couple of kids who are into all things money a trip to the Royal Coin Cabinet is highly recommended. Dating back to the 1500s this museum is huge with a really impressive collection of all things currency related, along with a great modern art exhibition space.
I hope all is well in your neck of the woods - thanks for stopping by.

Images from Malling, RavelIllums Bolighus, Hope, MonocleHay House, and me.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cave of forgotten dreams...

I cannot wait to see this documentary about the Chauvet caves in the South of France, and their truly extraordinary cave paintings, dating back 32,000 years. By all accounts it's incredible.
ps: will post in the next few days about Stockholm - 'tis nice to be home at last.
Clip from IFC Films.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Sooo I'm actually in Stockholm right now - but I've been meaning to post about Copenhagen since we left several days ago. We stayed in an amazing apartment right on Frederiksborggade which was perfectly located for exploring. Many an hour was spent wandering the streets, and with the incredible weather we made the most of the beautiful parks and gardens. We spent an afternoon visiting The David Collection, which has an impressive collection of Islamic Art from the 8th to the 19th century, and had an enjoyable morning at the Designmuseum Damark - their Hans J. Wegner and Poul Kjærholm furnished cafe was very cool. All in all Copenhagen has become one of my favourite cities and I'd love to go back. A few other things that caught my eye whilst there...

Delicate ceramics at Keramik & Glasværkstedet, including this lovely pot by Annemette Kissow.

Incredibly yummy (and healthy) meals, juices, smoothies etc at Granola. Thanks to Juli & John of Kitka for the recommendation.
Creamy ice creams and bars by Hansens - not to mention their fab packaging!

North's simple and stylish swimwear. Plus they also have an inspiring travel blog.

The wonderful collection of homewear, ceramics, and jewellery at Stilleben

The Royal Cafe - a mad mix of colour with yummy cakes and a lovely courtyard.

And Malene Helbak's rather fetching ceramic containers. 

The past few days we've been in Sweden staying on Lidingö, exploring the woods, visiting Millesgården, and enjoying island life. And now we're tucked away in the quaint Columbus Hotel in Stockholm until we fly home on Friday. Thanks for stopping by - I hope all is well in your part of the world. 

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