Saturday, June 29, 2013

'out of bounds' by billy bull and joel wilkinson, a photographic project that sees the pair riding on museum exhibitions, getting close enough to lick priceless works of renaissance art and stood at the feet of fossilized skeletons of giant beast. why? why not, the results are hilarious. take a look  

Friday, June 28, 2013


photos: martin lof
how to make this healthy smoothie
green machine
(1 person)
3/4 cup/200ml frozen mango
1 banana
1 handful of fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup/100 ml fresh aloe vera gel (or bottled)
2 tbsp ground flax seeds
1/2 cup/100 ml almond milk
1 pinch of cinnamon

in a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth. add more almond milk for a thinner texture.

Thursday, June 27, 2013


not many people get the opportunity to wake up each day with a view out to the yarra river with the call of abundant bird life including the magic coo of the australian kookaburra, only a few kilometers from melbourne. such is the life of jessica nixon, interior designer of okologi, who stumbled across the historic home fondly referred to as 'the boathouse' and made it her own. photos: armelle habib

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

BOOKS & MAGAZINES Small_bites_spread

the green kitchen, a vegetarian book. the book is filled with 100 recipes from our everyday life, along with some simple tips on how to get a more varied and greener pantry. 'we have tried to keep it simple, basic and very useful. it is the kind of food that we do often at home. not all of our recipes can be whipped together in 20 minutes, but many of them can (a few in even less time). some of them will take hours, but they are worth it. we have tried to make sure that there will be lots of recipes to choose from (or adapt) if you are vegan or have any allergies. most of the recipes are gluten free.'

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013


palm trees sweater via fab, eckman studio brazil in casa vogue globo, green house by guen-k on flickr

Sunday, June 23, 2013


the serpentine gallery in kensington gardens is one of london's most popular art galleries, showing modern and contemporary art. the serpentine gallery's annual pavilion 2013 is designed by award winning japanese architect sou fujimoto, until 20 october 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013


yesterday was the 21st of june, the longest day of the year, now is the time to spend long summer nights in the garden.....and eat rhubarb crumble for desert. this is how it grows in my garden. some eat it as a vegetable, for me it's more like fruit. strawberries with rhubarb is a fantastic combination, especially in this crumble, one of my favorite recipes with rhubarb.

400 gr. rhubarb, cut in small pieces
250 gr. strawberries, halved
150 gr. butter, cut in big chunks
200 gr. sugar
140 gr. flour
60 gr. oatmeal flakes
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt

put the butter in the freezer, preheat the oven to 180ºC.
place the strawberries with the rhubarb in a shallow ovenproof dish, i use an oval one, 20 x 30 cm.
place the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, oatmeal flakes and the butter form the freezer in the kitchen machine. pulse for 5 seconds, check, it should resemble coarse breadcrumbs, pulse for a few seconds more if necessary. spread the crumble evenly over the fruits and bake for about 40 minutes or until golden. allow to cool and serve as a delicious desert. photo garden reblogged from rural girl via the chaines, photo rhubarb and recipe, leonoor ottink

Friday, June 21, 2013


pickled lemons. photos: susanna blavarg, recipe for 1 jar of salted lemons

3 organic lemons
2 1/2 tablespoons salt
about 1 1/2 dl olive oil

wash the lemons and cut them into slices. sprinkle with salt and place in colander. allow to stand overnight or for about 8 hours. place the lemon slices in a large glass jar, pouring in the olive oil bewteen the layers so that it covers the lemons and there are no air bubbles. allow to mature for about 3 weeks.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

the house of jess ducrou, co-founder of byron's bay's music festival splendour in the grass, australia, and her husband dain thomas.andrea stuff, operates as stylist under the banner of strangetraderdesign. andrea changed the country-style b&b in an elegant sumptuous salon. the living room, with its soaring 3.6 metres ceilings is painted in an inky blue in the sky favored by designer abigail ahern-all walls and details painted in the same ruscoe

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

decorating with style, lovely book of abigail ahern, interior designer, author, retailer, tv presentater and 'woman rocking the world of interior', do take a look at her this book she mentions her 5 favorite interior design books and our book ' colour' is one of them! thank you abigail!! i am so proud.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

eastpak by raf simons, francis wall mirror, designed by constance guisset, (take a look at her site, there is also a lovely small one), for petite friture, visit their webshop, very inspiring. finnair in collaboration with marimekko, definintely makes a cool plane....! starting this spring all finnair aircrafts will carry the marimekko for finnair collection of textiles and tableware, featuring marimekko's classic patterns. 
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Monday, June 17, 2013

gladiator sandals in panther print, via topshopbeach towel in animal print by agent provocateur via luxdecoishells we love this headphone, it makes you listen to nothing but the sound of the sea. via i/object, designed by portugese designer  and architect joanna astolfi, her work is beautiful, visit her site. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

ah, all these summer fruits...! make a clafoutis with cherries, or bake my favourite summer cake, with nectarines and raspberries, a variation on a recipe from donna hay's book 'off the shelf, cooking from the pantry' photo: john dummer

125 gr. soft butter
225 gr. sugar
2 eggs
180 gr. flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 nectarines, cut in small wedges
200 gr. raspberries, fresh or frozen
2 tbsp confectioner's sugar

preheat the oven at 160 ºC.
line a 22 cm baking tin with baking paper. beat the butter with the sugar until light and creamy, add the eggs and mix well. stir in the flour and baking powder.
pour batter in the baking tin. place the nectarine wedges and the raspberries on top. sprinkle with 1 tbsp of the confectioner's sugar and bake for about 1 hour, test with a skewer, it should come out clean. remove from the form and sprinkle with the remaining sugar. makes a great desert!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

heather nette king, a freelance interiors writer and stylist lives in this melbourne house with husband jeremy, their 2 daughters, their dog and sugar the ginger cat. the house used to be an old weather boarder. heather loves colour and roses not only in her garden but you also find it back on textiles and artwork. photos: armelle habib

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

kate spade new york : things we love. to celebrate its 20 years, this design label throws a party in book-form, covering 'things we love', from 'bold blooms' and 'accessorizing with abandon' to the vivid joys created from pops of colour, via amazon.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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insta photo by kate spade, reblogged from lolita's, interior reblogged from confetti garden, tangerine rose bikini pants, via topshop