Who knew that my dream living space could be limited to 525 square feet? Ok, maybe if I were the only person living in it. Regardless, this tiny 1904 apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden is a beauty! I love that despite it’s small confines, the owner kept the original Nordic fireplace and added sizable accents, like lamps, to maintain its charm. The abundance of natural light, the use of crisp, neutral colors and plants, and most importantly, the clever layout, is just proof that sometimes, just sometimes, less is more.
There’s really nothing more spectacular than the ocean. Gabriel Scanu‘s stunning aerial shots of coastlines and sea waves just goes to show the impressive magnitude of the ocean landscape. The young Australian photographer travels from country to country, sending his drone into the sky to capture the earth’s bluest waters from above. Love.
Swiss designer Amihan Zemp launched Coltrane this season with a mission to contribute to a less wasteful society, using biodynamic and Global Organic Textile Standard certified fabrics, while still creating timeless, quality pieces. After swooning over the Zurich based label’s fall collection, we can’t stop thinking about all of the incredible layering of textures and silhouettes. Organic silk blazers, mohair sweaters, cotton shirts and wool culottes are so beautifully layered in a variety of natural textures and warm, monochrome hues. I mean honestly, why would you want to wear anything else but shades of ivory this winter?
Mexico holds a special place in my heart. I associate it with love, as it’s where Abrahm and I were married nearly seven years ago, and beauty, as its storied craftsmanship and diverse cuisine excites and inspires me each time I visit. So when Etsy asked me to create a holiday themed tablescape, in time for Thanksgiving, Mexico immediately came to mind. My favorite destination on my favorite holiday! Win, win. With authentic Mexican pottery, rich leather details and paper goods, all sourced from Etsy, I put together a fall-themed spread that was ready for a Mexican inspired feast. Below are some tips on how to recreate this beautiful tablescape at home:
I’ve been crushing hard on the all pretty pearl embellishments spotted on shoes from Miu Miu, Chanel, and Nicholas Kirkwood but it’s Gucci’s pearl adorned heels that really inspired today’s tutorial. Large faux pearls are nestled in luxe gold bezels and dotted around block heels. So good! And a DIY must. The key here was finding bezels big enough to fit sizable pearls, which luckily, I was able to find in the form of brass earring blanks. The rest is easy, requiring very few supplies and steps. Honestly, the only difficult part of this project is the drying time but that just requires some patience – a very small price to pay . . .