today, over on julep i’m blogging about a lovely new trend i’ve been seeing everywhere, beautiful Boucherouite rugs made in morocco. Boucherouite means “rag” in Moroccan Arabic and are often simply just called ‘Berber’. no one Boucherouite rug is alike and their colors range from sublimely subdued to courageously bold and colorful. i recently added a few to my living room and love the amount of vibrance they add to a once very black and white palette. you can find them all over — in shops like beldi and love adorned, beklina, and even Etsy shops like Bring Your Own Sunshine. Washable and not out of this world expensive, the Boucherouite is becoming a fast favorite. to see more of these lovely rugs, check out my post on julep.
home in copenhagen, via french by design
the apartment (above and below).
this space is almost perfect, but i just want to pop in and add one more little golden touch to this gorgeous alcove:
oh. the amazing portraits (mixed media on wood panel) by german artist tilo uischner. i love that the wood compliments the desk & chair, and i really love the idea of mimicking the square of the golden panel. i would hang just one of these pieces perfectly centered on that lower wall – but how on earth would i ever choose?! uh oh. and now i’m going to make things even more difficult for myself:
gah! the latest work from canadian artist ben skinner. 24k gold leaf and black enamel, on glass mounted to mdf. that slinky. those elastic bands. or maybe that tape measurer as an ode to the architect who lived here. i don’t know – i love them alllllll! again, i only want one piece in that space so i’m kinda breaking my own heart. why would i do that to myself? and why on earth would i do it 3 times?! yep, here i go again:
blurry, vintage, saturated portraits by american artist nathan ritterpusch. all of these are from a series titled “old enough to be my mother”, but i would definitely choose the top most painting for this space – or the bottom most painting – or one of those other two. geesh. ~ danielle (aka the jealous curator)
umami mart is a gorgeous shop of japanese kitchen accessories and barware hand-picked and curated by yoko kumano and kayoko akabori. if you’re on the hunt for beautiful and unique gifts, hop on over to their shop located in downtown oakland and take a peek inside. The entire shop, including the Umami Mart logo, travel mug and the graphics on the wall were designed by Anders Arhoj from Copenhagen, DK, a friend of Yoko’s from when they lived together in Tokyo.
umami mart started as a food and drink blog back in 2007, and the brick and mortar shop opened just last year in 2012 to showcase these beautiful kitchen tools and wares. in the spirit of their original focus on celebrating and conversing over meals, umami mart goes above and beyond by also offering community events throughout the year.
Elk is an australian lifestyle brand created by adam, marnie and their daughter, willow. focused on contemporary accessories and apparel, elk has just recently launched in the U.S. if you’re in the bay area, you can view their classic wood necklaces and jewelry in person at the SFMOMA store! these wooden pieces are made from sustainable plantation timber, and dyed using chemical free vegetable dyes.
elk upholds a commitment to using high quality raw materials and working with small manufacturers who help create the authentic, stylish and beautiful results you see here. i am loving the whimsical touches paired with the simple layered shapes and fresh colors of each of their pieces.
Jonas Ingerstedt is a stockholm-based photographer with an amazing range — from cozy swedish cottages to mid-century modern, and more contemporary homes. as a photographer, he captures all interiors beautifully no matter the style, but today i chose to share an eclectic mix with a few of his more vintage-inspired spaces. to see his whole gorgeous portfolio check out Jonas Ingerstedt photography.
• all photos courtesy of Jonas Ingerstedt photography.