21 September 2012
19 September 2012
02 - Little Eamonn hijacking any available nook or cranny to keep himself warm... luckily those ain't my jeans :)
03 - What is it with cats and boxes??
04 - Black square tips as seen on door sixteen (can you tell I just rediscovered my Model's Own pen after
05 - Spicy chorizo and sweet potato soup, or at least it will be in an hour or two!
06 - Lovely new cushions and blanket from Ikea, modelled by Little A
17 September 2012
10 September 2012
7 September 2012
6 September 2012
I have to admit I'm a sucker for a bit of text, and here are some cute ideas I've found of how to incorporate text with interiors. Isn't the embroidered door just amazing?!? The artist Sarah Greves doesn't stop with furniture either, and even embroiders bananas and chocolate - it's pretty impressive! The second picture is taken from Panta Rhei School in Amstelveen, which incidentally is super close to my old home in Amsterdam. The interior was done by the Dutch practice i29, who modelled the words into "carpets of text" giving them a graphic quality when viewed from a distance. You can check out other pictures from the school here.
3 September 2012
14 February 2012
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12 February 2012
I thought I would share these pictures showcased on Dezeen the other day, of an apartment in the Singel in Amsterdam, by Laura Alverez Architects. I laugh because just last week I went to the Piet Hien Eek factory and showroom in Eindhoven, who is a Dutch furniture designer best know for his work with reclaimed wood and industrial materials... and whaddayaknow that's one of his tables in this apartment! The style is just so recognisable, and I love it as it has just the right balance of shabby to modern, and can look right at home in even the most minimal of spaces, case in point right here. The stairs look a bit lethal, but they are very typical of the Old Town style here and are probably pretty normal for a Dutch person!
27 January 2012
Just some snaps from the Insel Hombrioch Museum near Dusseldorf which I visited in the name of 'research' last week. The former NATO base was redeveloped as a sythesis of art and nature in 1994, allowing this so-called 'neglected corner of the earth' to become something quite beautiful. It's a totally different sort of art experience; there are no guards (and hardly any other people at all!) or signs to explain the artwork, and some of the buildings don't house anything at all. Paths, sculptures and gardens weave effortlessly together and there's no way of knowing where the art ends and nature begins. But I guess that's probably the point. Enjoy :)
8 January 2012
After around 4 days of sofa surfing, and with cabin fever brewing, me and my sis decided to get out of the house for a few hours and take a wee donder to the Harbour and Ravenscraig Castle, where there are also some really brilliant pieces of land art on display. Designed to integrate with rather than oppose the landscape, each piece is site specific and reflects the coastal environment in a subtle, elegant fashion. Donald Urquhart's Sea Beams play homage to the vast colour spectrum of the sea (and seem to work whatever the weather), whilst the Portal and Sailor's Walk Window capture and frame specific views over to the Bass Rock and Edinburgh. The steps between park and Harbour are adorned with two stone inscriptions by the wonderful Thomas A. Clark, and allude to the changing light conditions as you travel between. Other works include Alec Finlay's bird boxes with crossword puzzles written on them (they're pretty tough though... and where are the blimmin' answers?) and the shaded wall also by Donald Urquhuart. The artwork, both individually and collectively, really make such a difference to the area and I'm so happy that Kirkcaldy (...ok, Dysart) is home to them. You can read more about the project here.
NB - I've added in some other pictures of the artwork taken in Summertime which are a bit better quality. Nope it wasn't as sunny as that in December!
7 January 2012
Droog. Choc a block with an inspired selection of lights, furniture, fabrics and loads of other knick knacks, ranging from fairly priced to the available-upon-request ridiculous, this is the Ikea of the designer. Naturally, I came away with a few ideas for my own home including the stick on the wall light and the invisible shelf. I also love those smooshed (I can't think of a better word , too much J-shore I think!) faux plastic ceramic cups, but I doubt they would survive the flight home. I hope you enjoy :)
6 January 2012
So who's been crap at blogging lately? Ahem.
It seems like the longer you're away the harder is it to come back. Moral of the story, don't go AWOL in the first place!
In light of this, I've decided - in typical start of the year fashion - to dedicate more time and effort to my blog. I know I'm never going to be a one-post-a-day sorta girl, but I reckon I could aim for one a week at the very least. I'm the stupid thing is, I'm always looking at stuff, its the actual writing the entry and posting it part that I seem to fail at. Here are my lastest internet finds and inspirations. Unfortunately I'm still swooning over Elle Interiors and not thinking about budgets and the like, but oh well that's half the fun :)
More to follow soon...