Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Under the weather

I´m not feeling too great today. I´ve got a cold, a headache and a toothache, and I feel like curling up in bed with a hot cup of tea, many pillows and a warm sweater.
Problem is: it´s summer outside!
(photos via Dress, Design, Decor & Garance Dore)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


We´re covered in boxes and tape, and bags all over the place. Packing things can be a bit overwhelming.
Loving this clever moving announcement by Brain Kroeker that definitely makes moving fun.
At least part of it.
(via Oh So Beautiful Paper, via Under Consideration)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Julie & Julia

Last week I watched Julie & Julia and thoroughly enjoyed it. Not the greatest movie ever, though Meryl is extraordinary as always, but I loved the story and watching them cook. I enjoyed every second. Cooking really is an art, and I love the fact that you can also be creative.
I think I liked it so much, because I really enjoy both cooking and eating! 
(Watch the trailer here. )

(images IMDB)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Something green

Loving the green chairs and table in this sunny room combined with that lovely bit of art.
Very nice.
(via flickr )

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Loving these very femenine, retro looks by Anthropologie. Everything looks dainty and graceful, though slightly relaxed. (Not quite my style, but it looks beautiful.) 
I especially love the white and black lace skirt.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


This made me smile.
These tips by Michael Beirut really come in handy when you overcomplicate yourself or get stuck.

The Lazy Designer’s Guide to Success

1. Keep it simple.
Avoid ideas that require the same level of craftsmanship as those of, say, Canadian graphic designer 
Marian Bantjes. “Her work is extraordinary,” says Bierut. “I never have ideas that call for that same amount of effort, though.” Referring to the simple illustrations he creates for The New York Times’ editorial pages, Bierut explains that if commissioned in the morning, a designer should have an executable idea by 5 p.m. the same day. Otherwise, turn down the job.

2. Don’t reinvent the wheel [Part 1].
Instead of starting a project with a clean slate, take the MacGyver approach. “I come on the scene and think, there’s got to be something around here I can use,” says Bierut. The logo for the New York restaurant 
The Oak Room has gone through a series of changes since its opening more than a century ago. After trolling through some of those logos, Bierut decided to restore the original logo.

3. Don’t reinvent the wheel [Part 2]: Rotate the tires instead.
Keep what the client has, just tweak it. “I say, ‘What you have is great, it just needs some improvement’,” says Bierut. For the signage he created for 
Saks Fifth Avenue two years ago, Bierut kept Saks’s age-old cursive logo in the square, but created a program that sliced the square into 64 smaller squares. The smaller squares are randomly assembled on 90 pieces of packaging, including gift bags and gift certificates.

4. Do as you’re told.
Simply following the client's instructions will yield wonders. For Bierut – who likes limitations – creating the gargantuan sign for 
Renzo Piano’s New York Times building was fairly straightforward. The Times Square Alliance mandates that all buildings in the neighbourhood feature bright, large signage, to "keep Times Square looking like Times Square,” says Bierut... (continue reading)

(Article published by AZURE)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Home solutions

Now that we are moving, we are trying to plan how we´ll organize all our things in a new space. One of our issues, is that we have to have a workspace, as we both work part time at home. Having only one room that has to function both as a dining-living room and an office is a challenge.
The other issue  is that the room has a very dark floor, and we really need to lighten it up, both visually and literally. We also have a lot of books to fit in, which we don´t want to weigh down the space with.
Here are some things that are inspiring me now.

One of my favourites.
The white desk really lightens it up and I love the shelves being interrupted by a very graphic poster.

Another great white desk

Love the way everything´s organized, it looks very neat.
(Martha Stewart via Unplggd)

Very light wood would probably work well too. I like that this takes up so little space.

This office is great, very simple and light, wish we had that amount of light! I like that the storage is on the side rather than in front.

Another option would be to storage books below eye leve, probably on the side.

Extra lighting.
(via the Selby)

Pretty lighting addition.

Do you have any suggestions on how to make a home office for two, blend in to your living/dining room?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Something green

Loving this green themed photo shoot styled by Ariella Chezar and photographed by Meg Smith.
I especially like the last image, with the berries wound around the back of the chair. So pretty!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

We found it!


We´ve been looking at apartments for quite a while, since our contract is ending soon, and I´m very happy to say we´ve found one! It´s sunny, quiet and peaceful, and we´re absolutely delighted! These images are close to the colouring and style of the apartment. I´m looking to similar spaces for inspiration. Yeah! here comes the fun part! I´m so excited!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Lovely details of a beautiful boxed set done by Hammerpress.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Love this shoot, done here in Buenos Aires, by Teen Vogue.
Feeling summery, now that the sun´s back.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Absolutely perfect

Loving, loving, loving! Lena Corwin´s very thin and delicate beaded ring, made by Lo
It looks beautiful paired with the simple wedding ring. Love it!
(via A Cup of Jo)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Something green

Loving this beautiful warm green on the porch roof, spotted over at Coco & Kelley.
(Photo from House Beautiful)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Visual acoustics

I´m really interested in seeing this movie. The website has some beautiful photographs.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wedding bells

I´m off to my cousin´s wedding today. We´ve grown up together so we´re as close as sisters... 
I´m so excited!
Congratulations Denise! wishing you a lifetime of happiness, with God as the pillar of your marriage.
(photo by Brian Hopkins)
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