A tribute to her hero, Dr. Jane Goodall Some time ago I wrote about the importance of giving our children real heroes to look up to, specially if we have daughters. In this post I shared the panel of real heroes that the girls made for our corridor, and I talked about why I think these panels matter. In it you can see that one of my daughter’s heroes is Dr. Jane Goodall. She just adores this incredible woman. Rosa Persimmon We're thrilled to debut our first wallpaper collection. We decided to partner with Hygge & West due to their reputation for high-quality printing and papers. Every pattern is screen printed in Chicago on coated, durable, and fade-resistant paper with a technique that gives a hand-painted look. "I wanted to have a classic Rifle Paper Co. floral pattern to anchor the collection and Rosa is it. It's brimming with 6 colors and bold, layered colors with metallic accents." - Anna Bond The Rosa Persimmon wallpaper features soft coral and peach florals with cream accents and metallic gold leaves printed on persimmon paper.
simple blueprint Today I want to share a lovely story with you, a heart warming story. I fell in love with the dress above (even blogged about it here), but since I snoozed for a minute it was sold out by the time I went to buy it. I was frustrated and I just could not shake the dress. Finally I emailed Zadig & Voltaire to see if maybe maybe they had one somewhere. A few weeks later I received an email from Cecilia Bonstrom, head designer of Zadig, telling me that she was going to see if she could find one for me. Kika Reichert Kika Reichert inspirations Skip to content :: about :: « Older posts
thorn + sparrow: home i know we're all freaking out over geometric patterns + gold glitter, but i feel like that's everywhere at the moment -- don't get me wrong, i love those triangles + shiny gold accessories! whenever something becomes super popular, i start looking to other things for inspiration, things that aren't being raved about. it's a fun hunt for me... + lately i can't seem to get emerald off my mind. i think it started when i found a vintage, emerald tahari blazer earlier this year. emerald is a complex color to me, almost a double edged sword.... a little far in one direction + it might look leprechauny, but i think when it's paired with the right textures + tones, it's absolutely stunning! happy friday everyone!! enjoy your weekend! xo,
ann wood I’m working on several new ships – it’s been ages and I especially love to make boats in the spring. The first is made from tattered antique gowns, layers of silk, tulle satin, lace and sheer cotton – stitched and stitched in a meandering way – inspired by the eccentric mending and layers of boro textiles. The 2 below are paper mache. Custom Tree House Plans, DIY Ideas & Building Designs No, really: would you want to design, build and live in an real fantasy tree house all year round? More and more people have decided to do just that and where treehouses were once novelty architecture for kids they are now (almost) mainstream structures, as attested to by the pictures above via Bella Seven. Many modern tree house designs and home designers and custom builders take a site-specific approach and construct their tree buildings around not only views and rooms but also have to account for access and structural support in unique and novel ways.
Blog - Collage CollageCollage Collage Some artists have an incredible way of capturing the essence of childhood, I find this is especially endearing in children’s books. The way a child stands, or the excitement and delight in play, Cale Atkinson is one of those artists. The first time I picked up a copy of To The Sea, I was hooked. The dark colours set the tone for a moody picture book, a hint of sadness, yet offset with beautiful bright orange. Set in a rainy city by the sea, here in Vancouver we know a lot about rain. A little boy named Tim befriends a whale who is lost and struggling to be seen.
16 Divinely Inspired Pieces of Architecture Our beautiful world is filled with wonderful pieces of architecture. Regarding religious architecture, today there are several churches that live on since the 13th century or even earlier times, which are worth knowing about. In this short incursion into the history of sacred places all over the World, you will have the opportunity to make acquaintance with 16 examples of beautiful churches – some notable for their exterior, while others inspiring awe through the beautiful frescoes painted on the ceilings. Saint-Michel D’Aiguilhe – Aiguilhe, France Image source Image source John Lewis Winter Luxe Edit - sponsored styling with John Lewis. Recently I styled up a vignette taking inspiration from John Lewis’s new Winter Luxe EDIT. Winter Luxe to me screams a cosy blanket, steaming hot tea and sweet treats. Then, to snuggle up in a warm blanket with a favourite novel! I have picked the super soft Flannelette Herringbone Throw from their collection. It’s proving so popular in our household now that I think I might have to get another one. To set the scene, light a scented candle.
bohemian modern style from a san francisco girl - Part 2 instant inspiration. Posted by victoria //// 10 Comments this week’s instant inspiration comes from Freunde von Freunden and their very beautiful instagram feed, @fvonf. if you’ve not visited before, Freunde von Freunden is a digital interview blog delivering a unique glimpse into creatives’ living and workplaces, and one of my personal favorite websites for inspiration — whether it be visually or verbal, their interviews include some of the most interesting people and inspiring artists worldwide. the @fvonf instagram feed is equally as inspiring, offering up a sneak peek inside the homes and studio tours that accompany the fabulous Freunde von Freunden interview series. • all photos courtesy of @fvonf. easter’s around the corner — let’s get hopping.
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