Saturday 18 August 2012

    the lightness of being

     

    Lace + Interior :: curtains, tablecoths, bed beauty on a queen mattress.

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    Saturday 18 August 2012

    for the love of font

     

    I really like this word wall decor, but I am a sucker for typeface and words!

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    Saturday 18 August 2012

    Historical gem :: an amazing apartment in Malmö, Sweden

     

    Nina Bergsten moved from Stockholm to Malmo lured south for a sales job at a fashion company in Copenhagen and finding a home is tale of luck.

    The old lady who lived here liked me and my boyfriend and thought we were such a nice couple together. She trusted that we would take care of her home, so we have been there for a good price. Otherwise we probably could not afford. “ As a bonus, there is also a little Skåne architectural history.

    The apartment was owned and designed by the architect Harald Boklund, whose works were influenced by Neo-Renaissance, Art Nouveau and National Romanticism.

    One of three gold mirrors that Nina has found the market in Clignancourt.

    The apartment’s very first owner was in fact Malmo profile and the architect Harald Boklund who also was the one who designed the whole house on the Great Nygatan at the end of the 1800s, a time when Swedish craftsmanship came with stucco, plaster angels, painted ceilings and hand-made ​​brick, a tenderness and care as is cutting through time – although there are architectural features that are not always appreciated.

    Interior design has always been Nina’s passion. There is a wonderfully crazy story about Nina visiting  the fantastic antique and vintage market Clignancourt in Paris, secondhand heaven for thousands of bargain hunters from all over the world. Among the bustling shops and fast-talking French salesmen in the vast market area in Clignancourt so she stopped suddenly with a pounding heart, struck by a startling and very heavy love. In front of her gleamed an enormous antique mirror, nearly two feet tall and almost as wide. After a few minutes of frenetic haggling, she found out to be owners of 60 kg old glass …

    “It was only then I started thinking about how I would get it from there, not just from the market but home to Sweden. I am one of those people who obviously have no impulse control, “says Nina with an amused laugh.

    {Images by photographer David Johansson, via Residence and Design Traveller}

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    Friday 17 August 2012

    Knife in the water :: Etsy find

     

    These lovely homemade textiles can be found at a wonderful shop on Etsy called “Knife in the water”.

    They are the creation of Seung who lives in Seoul, Korea who designs, prints,and

    makes home textile goods inspired by her beautiful surroundings, nature and old movies.

    {Images: knife in the water }

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    Friday 17 August 2012

    dreamy home in Paris

     

    Belle Histoire ~ I adore this gorgeous Paris house featured in Elle Decoration, September 2012.

    {Images by Jeremy Wilson via Elle Decoration, September 2012 on facebook}

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    Thursday 16 August 2012

    Irish jewellery designer :: Daniela Cardillo

     

    Jewelry made from horse hair and rodent bones by Daniela Cardillo.

    Horse hair and rodent bones are the eco-friendly materials behind Irish jewellery designer Daniela Cardillo’s delicate accessories. Her jewellery, which includes necklaces, rings, bangles and pins, is made using hair shed from her own horses and rodent bones she has collected or sourced online.

    The horse hair is dyed a variety of shades, including pastel pink, before being weaved and trimmed with gold accessories. She electroforms the ‘small and delicate’ rodent bones in metal before plating them in 22 carat gold, a process Cardillo says enables the bones to become ‘actual relics of previous lives’.

    Source ~ Lost at E Minor.

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    Monday 13 August 2012

    the flame

     

    Summer Olympics 2012, London :: the flame, by designer Thomas Heatherwick, is extinguished…

    The Olympic cauldron was broken up at the closing ceremony and each of its 204 copper ‘petals’ given to the competing nations as a souvenir. At the opening  ceremony, the climax was the individual flames spreading between the petals, converging on the cauldron to create one giant flame.

    The cauldron was developed at the Heatherwick Studio in Kings Cross, London, which Heatherwick founded in 1994 with the aim of “bringing architecture, design and sculpture together within a single practice. He has since gained international acclaim for his work in producing ground breaking designs in architecture, sculpture, urban infrastructure and furniture design. Check out the best living room furniture in Edmonton at furnituresuperstore.ca

    Perhaps his most recognised design includes the new “Boris Bus”. After the Mayor of London rejected the “bendy-buses” introduced by the previous mayor Ken Livingstone, Heatherwick was asked to oversee a sleek update of the traditional and much loved Routemaster, incorporating the all important “hop-on hop-off” service with an open platform at the back.

    History of the Torch

    The ancient Greeks revered the power of fire. In Greek mythology, the god Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and gave it to humans. To celebrate the passing of fire from Prometheus to man, the Greeks would hold relay races. Athletes would pass a lit torch to one another until the winner reached the finish line.

     And so it began: Actress Ino Menegaki (right), in the role of the High Priestess,lights the torch of the Olympic Flame during the Lighting Ceremony in front of the Hera Temple in Ancient Olympia

    The Greeks held their first Olympic Games in 776 B.C. The Games, held every four years at Olympia, honored Zeus and other Greek gods. The Olympics also marked the beginning of a period of peace for the often warring Greeks. At the start of the Games, runners called “heralds of peace” would travel throughout Greece, declaring a “sacred truce” to all wars between rival city-states. The truce would remain in place for the duration of the games, so that spectators could safely travel to the Olympics.

    A constantly burning flame was a regular fixture throughout Greece. It usually graced the altars of the Greek gods. In Olympia, there was an altar dedicated to Hera, goddess of birth and marriage. At the start of the Olympic Games, the Greeks would ignite a cauldron of flames upon Hera’s altar. They lit the flame using a hollow disc or mirror called a skaphia, which, much like the modern parabolic mirror, focused the sun’s rays into a single point to light the flame. The flame would burn throughout the Games as a sign of purity, reason, and peace.

    The Greeks stopped holding their Olympic Games after about a thousand years, and the torch relays and lighting of the flame also stopped. The Olympic Games reemerged in 1896, when the first modern Games were held in Athens.

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    Sunday 12 August 2012

    so sweet

     

    Petals + Dessert :: A beautiful combination of art, fleur and dessert.

    Pinched Rosewater & Rhubarb Macaroons for Sweet Paul Magazine.

    Recipes & Food Styling by Diana Perrin of Casa de Perrin, Prop Styling & Artwork by Alicia Buszczak and Photography by Bricco.

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    Sunday 12 August 2012

    mojito shoe

     

    Not the drink ~ how yummy is this shoe! Very curious about the functionality… I think it may require gymnastic skills to walk.

    Mojito shoe by architects Hakes Associates.

    {Image via Urban TasterDeezen}

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    Sunday 12 August 2012

    white flower

     

    Simplicity :: white order

    {Image via bienenkiste}

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