Top to bottom, left to right:
1. Soak away your worries in this wooden bath with a view.
2. Clear the clutter to clear your mind for sleep.
3. Bedhead be gone with an effortlessly elegant low chignon.
4. Step into the simple entryway of a simply beautiful home.
5. Complete the corner with a bird of paradise.
last year BOLIG Magasinet featured the lovely Danish Home of a Fashion Designer
Heidi Hoffman — an eclectic, open space with a vintage modern aesthetic. i love the color palette here — dark wood floors, pale aqua blues paired with lots of danish modern wood and classic mid century modern pieces, like that gorgeous 1958 vintage saarinen tulip dining table. for the full tour pop on over to BOLIG Magasinet.
i’ve been in love with the colorful work of Hiro Kurata for a long while. hiro is a japanese painter who grew up in both Japan and the United States, whose been residing in New York since 1999, when he entered Parsons School of Design to earn a BFA. lucky for us his work is part of 20×200’s RIDDONK sale this week along with some other really amazing artists. if you’re looking to add to your collection — this is the week to check out 20×200! you can also view more of hiro’s work here.
“Creation is like praying or meditating. It is a way of expressing one’s soul, which leads to rejuvenation or relief. My goal is to create works that reflect my surroundings and the era we live in.” — hiro kurata
sometimes all it takes is one power chair to make a room come to life. picture something bold, colorful, with a unique shape and you’re on the right track. if you’ve got an odd nook and you’re not sure how to fill it, a great chair almost becomes a piece of art. a dramatic chair draws your eye in and that ‘problem space’ becomes a conversation starter — add a sweet side table, a stack of your favorite books, some cool piece of art and boom! a powerful statement is made!
as you may have seen on instagram, i’m on a working holiday in new york this week, and staying in Williamsburg, brooklyn in a wonderful airbnb. it’s a historic townhouse, built perhaps in the late 1880’s complete with all the charms that come with that — a walk-up with some seriously well-worn hardwood floors, cozy fireplace, a beautiful old bannister and used brick walls throughout. the light is quite lovely, as well.
i always opt for renting a home over a hotel, because while hotels can be totally luxurious, it’s just so great staying in a place that’s more like home than a hotel could ever provide. i love to splurge on a hotel now and then, but for extended stays with friends, renting a house allows all four of us to share the space (this one is a 3 bedroom / 2 bath), cook meals together, hang out in front of the fireplace with good wine, great food and lots of laughter. good times ensue! this airbnb is a funky, eclectic space and i love that — every room tells a new story. home is where your heart is, and this place feels just like that.