Tag Archives: Inspiration

Soul Sanctuary

“It’s not about rules; it’s about soul”, says Alina Preciado, proud owner of this fabulous loft in Brooklyn. A former textile warehouse, this abode is now littered with trinkets, art and sculpture from around the world, creating a perfect artistic fusion between the loft’s industrial past and it’s bohemian present.

Trish, this one’s for you…..

Alina Preciado

Alina Preciado

Alina Preciado

Alina Preciado

Alina Preciado

Alina Preciado

Images Mark Seelen & Chris A Dorsey

 

 

Whitewash & Doodles

I love this apartment in Madrid, belonging to photographer Manolo Yllera. You’d have to be pretty confident in your freestyle doodling to go to town on your walls though. But I guess thats what white paint is for – let the game’s begin!

Manolo Yllera, Decor8

Manolo Yllera, Decor8

Manolo Yllera, Decor8

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Manolo Yllera, Decor8

Images by Manolo Yllera

A Russian Reveal

These 1930′s nudes by Russian photographer Alexander Grinberg very nearly didn’t survive. As a celebrated photographer teaching at the Moscow Society of Photographers he was imprisoned in a labour camp for five years, during the Stalinist regime, for producing work described as “dangerous to society”. Fortunately for us his older brother hid the negatives and his beautiful images live on.

Grinberg witnessed the Russian Revolution, the Civil War, two World Wars and the Stalinist repression. He died at the ripe old age of 94. Inspiration for us all!Alexander Grinberg

Alexander Grinberg

Alexander Grinberg

Alexander Grinberg

Alexander GrinbergAlexander Grinberg

Boho Loco…and Other Stories

Other Stories have just released their online spring summer fashion story, featuring a bohemian parisian in an amazing apartment…..who happens to be slightly unhinged! But never mind that…look at the clothes. They are oh so good.

Apparently there is a subtext, which points to the changes that need to be made to the way in which women are portrayed both in, and by the fashion industry. Hmmm…think I missed that bit – probably too busy looking at the clothes!

Other Stories, Spring Summer 2014

Closet Envy

There seem to be a lot of blogs out there with an emphasis on personal style right now. But ironically it sometimes feels like everyone looks the same.

Closetvisit, however, has really grabbed my attention.  Firstly, I’m happy to say that these are visits into real closets (and even happier to say that some are as chaotic as my own). Secondly, there’s a broad age spectrum and an even broader range of styles. Something for everyone no less. I’m totally hooked….

Closet Visit, Vena Cava

Closet Visit, Vena Cava

Closet Visit

Closet Visit

Closet Visit

Closet Visit

Closet Visit

The Illuminati

Nestled in the olive groves of Southern Italy stands a traditional stone lamia with a difference. Renovated by architect Marco Constanzi, original dusty pink pietra di Lecce stone shimmers under starry beams of light. Enjoy…Marco Constanzi, Mags Mogensen, Cote Maison, Country Living Modern Rustic

Marco Constanzi, Mags Mogensen, Cote Maison, Country Living Modern Rustic

Marco Constanzi, Mags Mogensen, Cote Maison, Country Living Modern Rustic

Marco Constanzi, Mags Mogensen, Cote Maison, Country Living Modern Rustic

Marco Constanzi, Mags Mogensen, Cote Maison, Country Living Modern Rustic

Marco Constanzi, Mags Mogensen, Cote Maison, Country Living Modern Rustic

Marco Constanzi, Mads Mogensen, Country Living Modern Rustic, Cote MaisonPhotography: Mads Mogensen

Australian Heritage

Fancy a victorian verandah, a rolled top bath, just a stone’s throw from your bedside? Then check out this stunning Australian 1860s miner’s cottage styled by Kali Cavanagh. Sometimes you just can’t beat period features…Kali Cavanagh, Australia, interior design, vintage miner's cottage

Kali Cavanagh, Australia, interior design, vintage miner's cottageKali Cavanagh, Australia, interior design, vintage miner's cottage

Kali Cavanagh, Australia, interior design, vintage miner's cottage

Kali Cavanagh, Australia, interior design, vintage miner's cottage

Kali Cavanagh, Australia, interior design, vintage miner's cottage

Photography by Armelle Habib

Double Take

Captured in such intricate detail, you could be forgiven for thinking Michael Carson was a photographer not a painter!

“I paint people because I have always had a serious addiction to watching people. I try to get that feel in my paintings. As if I am just watching people doing everyday things in my work. I love the subtle ways that a single brush stroke can create such subtleties in facial expression. I spend most of my time on the face and hands. They tell the story or create an interesting pose.” 

Michael Carson, paintings, art

Michael Carson, paintings, art

Michael Carson, paintings, artMichael Carson, paintings, art

Michael Carson, paintings, art

Michael Carson, paintings, art