Quartier libre. The photos would have made a lovely book by themselves, but instead, the couple sent a selection of the photos to several authors of varying disciplines - poets, bloggers, photographers, astronomers, journalists, and scientists. These contributors chose a photo and sent back some to accompany it, and Sabine pulled it all together in a truly unique book. I have seen their photos floating around the web a few times and thought they were a cool idea, but tonight when I looked at them they felt kind of magical. So in case you happen to be in the same mystical mood as I, here are a few to admire.
Olioboard the other night, imagining a billion options. First of all, rather than pulling up the floor and opening a can of worms, I am just going to paint it out black. When we are able to do a real reno we can put in pretty tile, but for now I just want to cover up the ugly. For the walls, I thought grey, because I always think grey. I love grey.
The rest of the palette came from the shower curtain, which I thought was really nice (and not too expensive). That, and I also just bought blue/grey towels. The fabrics included are possibilities for a roman blind for the window (that I am hoping to make). And I want to fill that wall beside the window with some nice inexpensive prints and drawings to add some life to the room.
The light has to be spot lights like this because the ceiling light is the only light in the room. Someday... pot lights and sconces. For now... this contraption.
I crawled under the sink yesterday (gross) and measured the opening in the middle where the sink stopper was attached. It looks to be standard width (1 1/4'') and the two taps are 12'' apart so I am going to try to find a nice wideset faucet for the existing sink.
Anyway, details - shmetails. What do you think of the board? Too dark? Not enough colour? Pure perfection? I would love to know your thoughts!
Aidlin Darling Design, is built around a "rammed-earth" wall built of native earth. From their website:
Placed between a forested mountain and rolling vineyard, a rammed-earth wall demarcates the primary spaces of this single-story house. Built of native earth and woven among existing trees, this monolithic wall anchors the building structurally, ecologically, and experientially. Floor-to-ceiling glass completes the building envelope and captures panoramic valley views. The glass and earth walls work together to orchestrate indoor-outdoor living and to provide passive heating and cooling.
Photos by John Sutton, JD Peterson | Design by Aidlin Darling Design
Landscape Design by Marta Fry Landscape Architects
General Contractor: Cello & Maudru Construction
Pssst - don't forget to enter the giveaway for Junghwa's beautiful pendant!
blogged about my love for Junghwa's owner/designer Amy Stewart not even a month ago, and Amy kindly offered up this gorgeous pendant to one of my lucky readers. It is everything I earlier admired about her designs: pretty, feminine, subtle, and perfect for anytime you need to add a little quiet sparkle to your day. (Yes, I wish I could win!)
Here is how to enter:
Here is how to enter:
- Go to Junghwa's Facebook page and hit LIKE: facebook.com/junghwabyamystewart
- Come back here and let me know you did!
Yup, that easy. But since I know you really, really want this necklace, here are a few more ways to gain additional entries (leave a comment for each one):
- Follow my blog!
- Visit Junghwa on etsy (junghwa.etsy.com) and come back to let me know which of her pieces is your favourite
- Tweet about the giveaway (FYI my handle is @lisamackay)
- Follow Amy's blog: junghwabyamystewart.blogspot.com
The contest closes this Sunday night (March 4) at 10:00 pm EST and I will announce the lucky winner next Monday. Amy will ship directly to the winner and you could be wearing this lovely item within a couple of weeks! The internet is awesome, no?
|O is for Orchid|
|P is for Paperbacks|
|Q is for Q|
|R is for Running|
|S is for Sand Dollars|
|T is for Tulip|
|U is for Upstairs|
I have always been a Marni fan - from afar of course. My budget is a little more joe-fresh-gap-on-sale than straight-from-the-runway. But the colours and patterns and cuts are so bright and fun, I always sigh a little sigh when I see their latest collection. I did a dance of joy when I saw that they are the latest designer line to collaborate with H&M. Now, I was at a store for the Comme Des Garcons collaboration launch and barely lived to tell about it, so I am not sure if I am brave enough to fight the crowds...(oh who am I trying to kid). I do worry though that some of these beautiful tribal patterns will look cheap and feel cheap in person. But they look lovely on-line! I love the dresses and the bracelets. There is nothing in the collection priced over $149 (most of the dresses are $99). It will be in stores starting March 8 - I know my calendar is marked!
I also kind of love the shoes and the wacky leggings, although I ponder their practicality with my current wardrobe... I REEEEEEEALLY love that top dress, and the green African print...and those bracelets... this could get expensive!
All photos via Fashionologie from the Marni for H&M Look Book and official advertising campaign.