this is such a pretty and serene little apartment. A small apartment building in one of the most popular residential areas in Wiesbaden, this bright and airy space was designed by german-based studio oink. studio oink’s Lea Korzeczek and Matthias Hiller design custom-made furniture and conceptual spaces, including style advice and set design. it’s all very spare, and simple, but looks very livable to me too — there’s a lovely combination of scandinavian-looking and very functional furnishings, but some mid-century and vintage-modern pieces carefully included in the mix, too. love it all! to see more from studio oink including some great product design, check out their site.
perishable goods = a bit old : a bit new : a bit craft. and a whole lot of beautiful. non-perishable goods is designed and created by shay carrillo in her backyard home-based studio in Portland, Oregon. the shop was born out of shay’s love for textiles, hand-crafted goods, and a desire to make useful products for home, woman & child which reduce disposable consumption, encourage artistic play/expression or remind of us of our ties to traditions and cultures around the world. all products are entirely hand-crafted using only natural fiber materials including linen, wool felt, vintage wool and vintage textiles. these gorgeous pillows are just part of her charming and very bohemian collection. non-perishable goods can be purchased online and in shops listed here. Look for non-perishable goods on facebook to learn about new products,
it’s been a rough week, people. it’s been heart-wrenching and maddening and i for one am glad it’s over. it’s only over in the sense that it’s finally friday, and i’m sure we all still have lots on our minds this weekend, but i think an escape is called for. at least from the news for a little while. i am going to turn mine to food. comforting, beautiful, delicious food. it’s also my nemesis, but for today, i’m forgiving food and just embracing all its goodness.
• this image makes me want to eat every meal from bento boxes. artist, photographer and sylist clarisse demory makes food look so wholesome and so artful. and bento boxes, don’t get me started. they just make food look so cute. styled and edible to perfection.
• do you read sweet paul magazine? it’s a lovely cooking and craft magazine and definitely puts the comfort in comfort food. paul has adopted his grandmother’s motto, “fullkommenhet er kjedelig…” which means “perfection is boring,” and he’s incorporated it and her sheer joy of creating into everything he does — from recipes, to beautiful DIY’s (like the table runner above), sweet paul is a delicious escape.
• pastry or art? you decide. Caitlin Freeman is pastry chef and now author who has written a book of dessert recipes from which you can re-create edible versions of your favorite works of modern art — Modern Art Desserts: Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Confections, and Frozen Treats Based on Iconic Works of Art. this particular dessert — a Cartagena vanilla ice cream and sorbet trio was inspired by Alejandra Cartagena’s photograph Fragmented Cities, Juarez #2. i think i could eat them both!
• inspiring the everyday is a beautiful blog. Beyond the cooking, blogger michael styles and photographs everything you see. he loves food photography, and he’s going to make you fall in love with it too. oh, and for those of you into gluten-free — inspiring the everyday is into that, too. NOTE: it hasn’t been updated in some time, so if anyone knows where to find his new blog, do tell!
• i love todd selby. and now i love his book, the edible selby. Photographer Todd Selby focuses his lens on the kitchens, gardens, homes, and restaurants of more than 40 of the most creative figures working in the culinary world today. his behind the scenes sneak peeks into some amazing kitchens is perfectly inspiring — and utterly mouth watering, too. read up.
have you ever spent time in cinque terre, italy? it’s one of my favorite places on earth — five (thus the cinque) little villages along the italian coastline. i spent a summer here and dream of going back. you can hike trails from village to village, through vineyards and orchards with stunning views of the mediterranean. or you can take the train, or if you’re a little more adventurous hop in one of the small ferry boats and cruise to each of the five hilltop towns by sea. but no matter how you travel from village to village, it’s all bellissimo. if you’re craving this kind of escape, this trip with Bianca Gignac from italian fix may be just what you’re seeking.
Bianca fell in love with cinque terre (and her husband who’s from there) 10 years ago and has traveled there extensively vacationing and visiting family. now she hosts personalized trips that wraps her Cinque Terre insider knowledge, her family, friends and connections into a week of tremendous fun that is designed to recharge your batteries and make your life just that much sweeter. italian fix has a group trip for just ten travelers coming up, with home base the gorgeous village of Riomaggiore for 6 nights, from June 18 – June 24, 2013. It’s a get together on the Italian Riviera with people chosen to inspire, teach and entertain you in a relaxed and ultra-fun environment.
• a week of pure ‘you’ time immersed in the natural beauty of the Mediterranean coastline with daily healthy Italian meals filled with fresh vegetables, seafood and local wines.
• a room with a view of the wine terraces with your own peaceful private sunny patio dotted with jasmine blossoms.
• it’s not all just eating – there’s also exclusive access to a personal trainer and optional private daily morning fitness classes in the mediterranean air right from your hotel. just in case you want to work off some of that pasta.
• new recipes and cooking skills — learning how to prepare easy meals for your ‘real life’. You’ll also learn Italian family recipes because you’re invited to the home of a local — a night of cooking and eating, Italian style (and you’ll be raiding his wine cellar too!).
• a day of shopping with locals in a small city for those yummy Italian shoes, clothes and home decor — speaking Italian not required, or figuring out which stores to go to — You’ll have a bilingual personal shopper help you find mementos and treasures to take home.
• it’s pretty much A totally stress-free Italian getaway — a relaxed ultra-fun week away from work, obligations and your dreaded inbox. Your friendly hosts will personally show you the best sights, villages, beaches and food of the beautiful and charming cinque terre. no planning or organizing or stress because Italian Fix takes care of everything.
• this trip is designed exclusively for women of all ages and space is limited to 10 people and reservations are being taken now (this is their last trip of the year). travel on your own with the group, or bring a friend. you can see the full itinerary here and read reviews from previous attendees here. ciao!
hi everyone, it has been so sunny and warm here in san francisco, i can’t wait for the weekend to enjoy the outdoors. but first, here are some of my favorite pins of the week. enjoy!
first a cute merci beaucoup stamp by hunters hideaway (no. 1), a seasonal and healthy recipe for baby artichokes + grilled radicchio + a garlic balsamic drizzle by what’s cooking good looking (no. 2), vintage cherry blossom hair combsfrom alexandra grecco (no. 3), a made to order asymmetric sweater by okapi (no. 4), and an amazing transformation of a small rancher house owned by brian white (no. 5.)
have a great weekend!
aaron from i heart luxe