there i go again — finding unexpected connections. this one’s quite serendipitous too, or at least makes me feel as though i’m on the right track, when i see a common thread popping up in my inbox. for instance, this week i received emails from both debbie carlos introducing her new marble prints here in the u.s., and then half way around the world, i got an email sharing gorman’s new geology clothing collection. coincidence? i think not — i think we’re right on trend! perhaps you recall a stunning bit of work from artist damien hirst circa 1992? well what’s cool comes around again — online art curators mammoth & co. have some geology happening, too — they carry gorgeous prints by artist Amber Ibarreche, and both civil and gemz totally rock (pun intended).
if you’re a fan of kinfolk magazine, you may like to know they also have a new hardbound book out, aptly entitled The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. quite by happenstance i was having a gander at photographer jonas ingerstedt’s website when i came upon this house, which has apparently graced the pages of kinfolk’s magazine, as well as being prominently featured in the book.
it’s quite lovely, isn’t it? with its pretty palette of gray, white and a kind of rich cobalt blue and a great mix of vintage and mid-century modern furniture — it embodies the kinfolk mantra of slowing down, and simplifying your life, allowing you to create a more considered, beautiful, and intimate living space. for more beautiful images, visit jonas ingerstedt’s online portfolio and pick up a copy of The Kinfolk Home.
Have you ever asked yourself: when was the last time I had a real, long and open conversation with somebody I didn’t know just a half an hour ago? With this question, Andrew Trotter and Mari Luz Vidal started the OPENHOUSE project almost 4 years ago. They didn’t open a restaurant or a gallery, they opened their home. For the next two years, they hosted numerous exhibitions, dinners and concerts at their home in Barcelona. They discovered that the intimacy of a home can change many things, it is where friendships are born. OPENHOUSE magazine is about that. a twice-yearly magazine, It’s about people who, like Andrew and Mari Luz, have decided to open their private spaces to the public for all kinds of activities. in san francisco i used to host ‘sunday night suppers’ for a group of creative friends, so i guess this concept really speaks to my heart. i miss those dinners — time to start them up again!
in each issue, we peek inside these creative homes — in issue 4, we visit Rooftop Smokehouse in Barcelona, who have brought back the art of smoking food. We visit Marjorie, who’s opened her home every Sunday for the last 20 years to give jazz concerts in her beloved Harlem. Also every Sunday, American artist Jim Haynes has been making dinners for the last 37 years in Paris. The magazine is a collection of interviews and stories of bright, creative people from around the world, that open their homes to the public, to make different activities about gastronomy, art and design that anyone can visit and in doing so, become a part of the community. Openhouse is also a guide to their secret loved places in their towns, and some favourite recipes. a lovely concept, and a very lovely magazine. you can find it online right here, and in shops worldwide. cheers!
annie is still on hiatus, so this week’s friday finds have been left in my hands. and today, we’re feeling rather warm and fuzzy. even plush, if you will. i love a soft, velvety pillow or sofa in a bold, rich color — something tufted perhaps, so you can curl up and feel extra fancy being a couch potato. happy friday everyone, hope you have a comfy rest this weekend, xo victoria
Top to bottom, left to right:
- plush pink velvet sofa, via the citizenry studio.
- i love Leslie Williamson’s house in San Francisco photographed by Brian Ferry, via freunde von freunden.
- mustard colored velvet sofa’s via remodelista and casa del caso.
- pretty tufted velvet pink sofa from bddw.
- west elm’s mongolian lamb pillow covers.
- plush velvet throw pillows on white, via fantastic frank.