27 Nov 2014

{senses} 27 Nov 14

read: How to be Both, Ali Smith
taste: Homemade Pumpkin Chai Latte
see: Match 2014
hear: cool kids, echosmith
touch: kirdi pendant lamp, anthropologie
"Don’t worry if you’re making waves simply by being yourself.
The moon does it all the time."
Scott Stabile

24 Nov 2014

{boho} home of de laubadère

French painter Christian de Laubadère spent a decade living in shanghai. When he moved back to France he brought with him portraits, porcelain, and various oriental artefacts. It's obvious how the blue, white, and red inspired his oh-so-bohemian interior home and studio.

photographer: Ricardo Labougle

I adore how his life in Shanghai and his home country (think French flag) come together with colour! I've never been a fan of wide stripes, but the overall earthy red, white, and blue throughout is stunning.

Which colours can you not do without in your home?

21 Nov 2014

{senses} 21.11.14

read: Bohemia Junction, Aimé Tschiffely
taste: the skinny on 'pumpkin' lattes
see: free people's trailblazer winner - thegoddessproject
hear: Dorothy, (with surely Plant's and Joplin's lovechild on vocals)
touch: ahhh, finally I know what to do with that bizarre stamp collection I've been carrying for 20+ years!
Home of Asumi Tomita Brooklyn, NY
think: “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about”, 

 Charles Kingsley

16 Nov 2014

{touch} literary bags

Gorgeous book covers are re-purposed into bags! Karen from Novel Creations says;

"Working for a used book store, I would bring home the books they wanted to throw away. I just could not see them taking a dive in the dumpster. I collected books like the crazy woman that collects cats! Eventually, I had to come up with an idea to recycle them."

"For me, being creative comes from loving what I am doing. And I am thankful for it everyday."

"The thrill of the hunt is such a huge part of the pleasure in creating these distinctive handbags. ‘One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure’, certainly holds true here."

I can't decide which I prefer - but Austen is calling me at the moment. Which book, that she offers or you have in mind, would you choose?