Sunday, 24 July 2016

Look Book: Tree of Life's Illustrated Garden

Illustrated Garden: The new look book from Tree of Life
Swoon! The illustrated garden dress

These stunning photos are from the latest Tree of Life Lookbook Illustrated Garden. This bohemian lookbook is a total dream!

Kelims, scatter cushions, and Banana plants.....swoon!! But not only is the awesome tropical bio dome setting stunning, but the clothes as well. I really love those green dresses

Photography by Ming Nomchong
Model Brigette Cooper
Creative direction Abigael Whittaker
Hair and make up Gemma Elaine
Technical Assistant Grant Tyrrell

A massive thank you and congratulations to Abi on her amazing work xxx

To shop the collection Visit Tree of Life 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Serpentine Gallery : Etel Adnan, The Weight of the World

Etel Adnan: The Weight of the world

I love discovering new Artists to fall in love with. Especially if there is an exhibition for me to drool over!

I follow Serpentine Gallery on Instagram and my heart literally skipped a beat when i saw an image of the above painting by Etel Adnan. I cant wait to get to London in the next month or so to see her work in person....

In the late 1960s, Adnan began producing tapestry designs, later having them made into some of the large scale tapestries on display at the Serpentine. Inspired by the feeling and colour of the Persian rugs of her childhood, the vibrancy of colour and form that exists in her paintings has been translated into wool, woven by hand.

Etel Adnan tapestry in production at Ateliers-Pinton, France, 2016


Etel Adnan: The Weight of the World; Installation view Serpentine Gallery; London (2 June – 11 September 2016)



Tuesday, 19 July 2016

The Home of...Jean-Philippe Demeyer

 Rather faboulous isnt it? This is the Belgian home of Art and Antiques dealer Jean-Philippe Demeyer. I just love all the daring bright colours and unusual shapes. I also love that huge abstract painting in the white sitting room.

"There are a number of things Jean-Philippe Demeyer can’t abide. The Flemish 
antique dealer and decorator dislikes strictly period interiors and houses that are 
too decorated. “Things should look natural, not too perfect,” he insists. Serene room
s make him anxious. He derides anything too trendy and steers clear of anything too 
serious. “You have to give things a twist,” he insists. "

Text and Photos by Ian Phillips for Vogue Living

Monday, 18 July 2016

Lucy Mitchel : Peace Piece

Peace Piece by Lucy Mitchel

How cool are these 'Peace Piece's' from Los Angeles based artist and Jewellery maker Lucy Mitchel?

They are the perfect vase, awesome with or without flowers in....

For more of Lucy's work check out her online shop or Instagram

Saturday, 16 July 2016

One Fine Stay: Franklin Place

 You know when you read about celebrities that don't actually own a place but spend a fortune staying in hotels and rentals? I never quite got it but looking at this awesome Tribeca, New York Pad up for hire (for a minimum of 90 days) I can now see why.

"Shelves of curios and a small forest of potted plants greet you as you enter the sitting room of Franklin Place, which has low-slung sofas and hardwood floors. There are natural history artefacts throughout the home, most notably the skeleton suspended above the dining table. The table seats eight, and just past it is the kitchen, where open shelves and subway tiles give the space an industrial feel.

Past the kitchen, a hallway takes you to the second and third bedrooms, which are connected by a bathroom. The master bedroom, with its elegant tiled wall, is at the end of the hall. The final exhibit is the spa-like ensuite with a Jacuzzi bath and a steam shower."

Franklin Place is available via One Fine Stay

If you like this home you will love The Loft in Amsterdam

Thursday, 14 July 2016

The Home of....Artist Cornelis le Mair

How awesome are these photos of Dutch Artist Cornelis Le Mair's bohemian home that i found over at Romany Soup? Against the all white and natural trend that is in abundance at the moment it is nice to see some good old fashioned colour and eclectic collecting!!!

"Le Mair’s farmhouse, decorated and furnished to his own vision, has been filmed, photographed and written about on many occasions. Multiple articles in magazines and many a television program have been devoted to this eclectic and unique domicile. Exhibitions of his works received major media attention and drew great crowds, especially the Retrospective Exhibit in Museum Kempenland in 1994, the one-man Exhibit in the Castle of Zeist in 1998, and the Retrospective Exhibit in the Westfries Museum in 1999. " From Cornelius's biography

Monday, 4 July 2016

Handcrafted meneagerie Dining furniture from Anthropologie

Hand carved Menagerie Armchair

Anthopologies woodland inspired Menagerie Dining Room furniture is about as dreamy as dining room furniture could be isnt it?

Each of the chairs taken 2 weeks to carve and the table 30 days....

The beautiful attention to detail in all the carving is just so stunning. I love that little bear head. Sadly the set, in fact even a chair is way out of my budget......

.....maybe my partner wouldn't mind too much if i had a go at carving our dining room furniture.... hmmm maybe not!

Bear detail on the Handcrafted menagerie Table
Squirrel detail on Anthopologies menagerie Dining room table

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Amuse Society x Phillip Dixon's House Tour

Above are a couple of pictures from Amuse Society's new AW16 look book. Intrigued by the home I did a bit of digging and found it was the hidden gem, Venice Beech pad of Photographer Phillip Dixon . Luckily for us Apartment Therapy did a little tour of the home back in 2007 that I thought I would share with those of you intrigued by this beautiful dream like home....

The house which he created 30 years ago has been inspired by his travels to Morocco and used as a shoot location multiple times. I am not usually one for minimalism but this place is pretty darn special !

What do you guys recon?

 Amuse Society photography by  Brydie Mack

 Apartment Therapy Photography by Themselves :)