studio tour / jane denton.

welcome to the lovely, light-filled studio of textile artist jane denton. located in wellington, new zealand, this feminine space is actually the recently renovated basement of Jane’s family home, where she’s spent the last five years making and selling contemporary hand-stitched artwork. with existing details like built-in shelving and deep in-set windows, it... 
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new & noteworthy.

1. JIA’s ceramic japanese steamer is the prettiest steamer in the land! i am a huge fan of japanese design. the simplicity, practicality and just the utter beauty of products designed with a japanese aesthetic in mind make life just seem calmer. no fuss, no frills just well-designed pretty, but useful objects. so for this week’s new & noteworthy i’m sharing... 
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lovely reasons to be lazy.

as i write this post, it’s monday — that most dreaded day of the week when alarm clocks go off everywhere across the land, and all we want to do is ignore them. press the snooze and luxuriate just a little while longer in bed. most especially if you’ve created a perfect place to be lazy — a sublime little bedroom with just the simplest of necessities... 
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good reads: est issue no. 25.

i’ve been reading Australian magazine EST since it launched in 2011, and it never disappoints. if you’re a fan of sublime, minimalist interiors, then EST is definitely your jam, and you’ll definitely love issue no. 25. Over the past six years and twenty-four issues of EST magazine they’ve been inspired by homes and design spaces from all over the... 
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mantel inspiration for the summer season.

ah, what to do with a cozy fireplace mantel in the summertime? looks to me like light locations has some nice ideas for summer-izing what’s normally the warmest spot in the house. perhaps the addition of a vintage mirror painted white to reflect back the big blooming branches you add to your favorite tall vase. add a few more white ceramics and boom — your mantel... 
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