at long last, friday. sigh — it’s been a busy week around here — how about you? when the weekend comes i’m all about being outside, either in my backyard or a park or the beach as much as possible and when i’m home, i love bringing the outdoors inside. so for this week’s friday finds we’re taking a look at some pretty ways of being in nature no matter where you are. enjoy your weekend, everyone and go outside! xo, victoria
- i’ve always had a thing for louvered windows, and this dining room makes my case. it feels much more outdoors than indoors, right?
- this is such a pretty covered porch area, too. it feels so simple and calming, like you’re dining in a tree house.
- i like this clever idea for bringing the outdoors in — some DIY shelving for potted plants right across the window.
- this bedroom is all that and a bag of [sun] chips. so very zen, so close to nature feels like you’d sleep so peacefully.
- love this tranquil setting too. very simple, but perfection all the way. just a few cacti and succulents to make the scene ideal.
- how about this for a loungey outdoor spot? looks like a wonderful place to nap, read and relax. adding the tarp makes it extra cozy.
- this is a great little outdoor dining deck. love how they’ve made it more intimate with the slat wood screen and pergola over top.
- and lastly, this has to be the happiest fiddle leaf fig i’ve ever seen. she’s just reaching all the way across this room making you feel like you’re dining al freso!
nolita’s latest locale is where the independent art scene meets killer fare. de maria is a feast for the eyes (and our tummies) — the chef herself is instagram star camille becerra, so you know it’ll be pretty. designed in true Bauhaus style by dynamic duo amy morris and Anna Polonsky, co-founders & Creative Directors of new york-based concept, design and branding studio the MP Shift, the elements are simple and artful functionality, with a 70s’ flare. behind the bar, a stunning mural by artist david novros that’ll hold your gaze while you wait for your dinner. you wouldn’t want to disrupt the good vibe of the place so in matching fashion we say go a little simply retro. to fight that new york weather be sure to prep before you subway with a mizen nourishing mask, and throw a bottle of herbivore botanicals face mist in your very cheeky clutch! this week’s read this there is the late carrie fisher’s book the princess diarist, on audible of course.
~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.
wear this there: cos top with frill detailed sleeve; anthropologie atoll gold beach pants; j.crew Honeymoon tassel earrings; listen to this there the princess diarist by carrie fisher; mizen enjoy vital-up time nourishing mask; herbivore botanicals rose hibiscus hydrating face mist; Need supply co. Acne Studios Scientist Sunglasses in Gold; front row shop naked man bag; and loeffler randall lulu mule.
i may have gotten a little wacky with this round of new & noteworthy, but hey what’s life without a little frivolity now and then? not that any of these fine objets d’art don’t serve some urgent purpose or another? fluffy pink artwork, girls in trees, beach blankets — it’s all very important stuff. do read on.
2. i find just the cover of taschen’s albert frey book divine, but i’d look inside, wouldn’t you? On a visit to Palm Springs, the architect fell under the desert spell and spent the rest of his career nurturing the consonance of architecture and nature; 3. pool party!!!! you need a beach towel if you’re going and this one will make a big splash; 4. what in the world, you may ask, would i do with a sweet ceramic green cone? well, you’d hang your baubles upon it, that’s what; 5. shaped a little bit like something from the deep blue sea, thus i give you the ‘Shelly’ Round Velvet Pillow. you’re welcome.
7. artist Leah Reena Goren’s quirky Bathers Art Print is just what we all need to remind ourselves it’s time to hit the beach, girlfriends!; 8. That’s right: women in trees — a book of vintage photographs discovered on flea market excursions alerted collector Jochen Raiss to this phenomenon, which was remarkably popular between the 1920s and 1950s yet never made into a book—until now. who knew?; 9. okay, maybe not wacky but necessary: this black tote was woven by hand in a small village of Orneta in Northeastern Poland, a region famous for crafting the highest quality string bags. so we need one; 10. put a pompom on it. well, if you do i’m likely to be a sucker for you, pretty pink Diya Spotted Fringe Pillow.
11. wow, how i love the Mikkel Throw designed by Kristine Five Melvær. those pretty colors just speak for themselves and they say “wrap me up!”; 12. who wouldn’t love to take a bath with some pink champagne soap from that dynamic design duo, wary meyers? no one!.