Top to bottom, left to right:
- Leave it to this airy, modern Australian family getaway to take your breath away.
- We just couldn’t ignore the pure and simple way these potted cacti are lined up against the wall.
- A Merry Mishap beautifully encapsulates the ever-inspiring Toronto homeware shop, Mjölk.
- What a gorgeous smattering of art and greenery to complete the dining room.
- These pistachio meringue cookies are a delightful combination of crisp and melt-in-your-mouth.
always a fan of Helsinki-based stylist and interior decorator laura Seppänen’s work, i was most happy to receive an email from her sharing her latest and greatest collaboration with photographer Pauliina Salonen. this is the sweet two-room apartment in the very centre of Helsinki, completely renovated before the residents moved in and designed by Finnish interior architect Samuli Pöllänen.
all of the surfaces have been painted white, even the wood plank floors (swoon!). the couple who live here both work in creative fields and really love scandinavian design –they are half Finnish and half Danish, so they wanted their home to be a mix of both cultures. there’s even a bit of a Japanese vibe, with clean lines, scandi minimalism, and a neutral color palette. colorful details like loads of vivid graphics, boucherouite carpets and other small decorative items brighten up the space. the apartment is also filled with art books and every item has been carefully chosen, each with its own story. for more inspiration from laura, follow her on instagram.
this is a fun, industrial modern kitchen featured recently in elle decoration. i love the vintage look of the white subway tiles, funky mint green furniture and old industrial style lighting paired with the modern stainless steel appliances and countertops. i thought it might be fun to round-up a way to accessorize and get this look. here goes:
get this look: 1. IKEA’S RÅSKOG rolling cart; 2. schoolhouse electric’s factory no. 4 pendant lamp; 3. + 4. anthropologie’s clearie dining chairs and paired with a mix of their copper Brasserie Dining Chairs; 5. vintage farmhouse table from little cows; 6. vintage-inspired weck jar set from terrain; 7. smeg 2-slice toaster from west elm; and the Ion C-Series lamp from schoolhouse electric.
• photography by Jonas Gustavsson for elle decoration.
• all photography by kate holstein.
there’s a brand new way to print your photos and instagrams in town, and that’s a free App called parabo press from the team at Photojojo. Parabo is a new kind of print service, inspired by small batch printing techniques, created for photographers, makers, designers and good taste-havers who want to show off their photos in unexpected ways. i’ve been printing a ton of their products (in fact they sent out a few of my images in their press kit!) and i even printed a giant cocktail menu for a party. the really cool thing is the quality — from my small instagram shots came great high resolution prints, even in their newsprints at 22×17 in full gorgeous color.
right from your phone you can turn any photos into human-sized black and white engineer prints, really cool color newsprints folded in quarters, screen print quality, high contrast risographs, geometric photo mobiles and square prints. they’re all under $30 and parabo ships them right to your door. you can even print hardbound books for just $59. i can dream up endless possibilities for these prints — i’m thinking of making holiday gifts, or maybe a unique christmas card from the square prints. i know photographers who plan on selling prints of their work from the parabu newsprints. in the meantime i’ve got a bunch of them hanging in my office along my inspiration wire, and on my walls. there’s also fun hardware like their mylar tape, wood poster rails and these cool skeleton clips to hang your prints — the look really gorgeous hanging up, and i’ve been having a hard time keeping them hush hush until the parabo app launched. but parabo press is live now, so here’s a sneak peek at what you can make!