friday finds.
by victoria comment

10/22/21

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

welcome to the weekend, friends. apologies — i’m a little all over the place today, but i guess that’s the idea behind friday finds, anyway. just some bits and bobs from across the internet that have inspired me this week. it’s been a busy week for me so i’m ready to settle in with my current book beautiful world, where are you by sally rooney, and dive back into succession, season 3. if you’re not yet watching, oh please do. it’s darkly hilarious and i love it madly. have a good weekend whatever you do.

xo, victoria

  1. designed by one of my current favorites, studio slow created this lovely family home in the Netherlands. their philosophy embraces warm minimalism and a Wabi-Sabi vibe very much apparent here. i love the simplicity of this room and little loveseat and find it so inviting.
  2. this is such a simple but utterly charming way to spruce up a kitchen sink windowsill. i love the idea of a few single-cut flowers lined up along the windowsill in vintage or repurposed glass condiment jars and bottles. so often i love the shape of a spice, condiment or yogurt jar and don’t want to just ditch it into recycling — this is an even nicer way to repurpose them.
  3. i love the sleek interiors of this mini-hotel in paris, france designed by the very talented batiik studios. it perfectly showcases the modernist style of the 1960s, and all those lovely art deco shapes. the color palette is quite soothing and chic for a hotel stay, too.
  4. everything about Mario Milana and Gabriella Campagna’s Brooklyn home featured on architectural digest is simply swoon-worthy. what a collection of fabulous furnishings, and in particular his newly designed Masand chaise lounge. their home doubles as both their home and a showroom for Milana’s incredible furniture designs. visit arch digest for the full and very inspiring home tour.
  5. i quite like the concept of the home bar cart. it kind of says, “i’m ready to welcome you to my home, do come in and relax”. it lets your guests know you’re prepared to pamper them a little bit, if just for a cocktail or two and it’s also got a carefree retro kind of vibe, like this petite little cart. it may have started out with a more utilitarian purpose but now it’s all about celebration and camaraderie.
  6. this is yet another inspiring house tour on one of my favorite blogs, the modern house and i love this little workspace — mostly it’s the use of these great bentwood bauhaus-style stools (i have a few and love them for extra seating) and that old terrazzo minty green floor is fantastic.
  7. who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned photo booth? i love FotoAutomat because they locate for us all their beautifully restored photo booths all over paris — doesn’t a day in paris spent photo hopping from one booth to the next sound like a very amélie-like adventure? i’d love it!
  8. this image of Vieste, Italy by Andrea Calandra has me hankering for a trip to Italy, as if i wasn’t already. i miss traveling so much but it all just feels a bit too uncertain to me still. but this image just captures the energy of Italy’s pretty seaside towns, this one in southeast Italy, known for its beaches, but the town looks so charming, too. soon, please!

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the cygnus car + belmond train.
by victoria comment

10/21/21

wear this there: the cygnus car + belmond train by wes anderson / sfgirlbybay

well, today is something just a little bit different! we’re stepping into the golden and glamourous age of train travel and hopping aboard a very magical british pullman. a belmond train carriage designed by none other than my favorite filmmaker Wes Anderson, who has reimagined a vintage train carriage, specifically the Cygnus—a carriage, part of the Belmond Train experiences. with his passion for craftsmanship and symmetrical modern design the new layout of the Cygnus car has been entirely thought out by Wes who says “I love trains! I had many opportunities to invent train compartments for my films, so when I was asked to do it in real life, I said ‘yes’ without hesitation”. This car dating from the 1920s is unveiled in an art nouveau style with aesthetics and colors faithful to those of the American filmmaker. Two new coupés – which can accommodate up to four people – allow you to experience an intimate journey with Champagne flowing afloat until the finish. departing from London, it’s one of just eleven on the British Pullman, whose carriages have hosted royalty, carried statesmen, and survived World War II bomb raids over the years. we’re going ‘full-on wes’ with an adorable pink plaid jumper i think he’d approve of, along with a black turtleneck, tights, and knee-high boots. pair that with a chic double-breasted coat, cashmere wrap, and bucket hat. don’t forget this vintage-inspired suitcase! as you leisurely roam the English countryside on board, i suggest checking out Wes Anderson: The Iconic Filmmaker and his Work – Unofficial and Unauthorised by ian nathan which is loaded with rich imagery and detailed analysis of Wes’s incredible films — like the train-centric darjeeling limited for example. aaaalllll aboard!!

wear this there: the cygnus car + belmond train by wes anderson / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the cygnus car + belmond train by wes anderson / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: mango Striped tweed pinafore dress; cos FINE TURTLENECK WOOL TOP; mango Leather effect bucket hat; cos leather mini bag; cos green cashmere scarf; j.crew Solid opaque tights; Anthropologie Embellished Bobby Pin Set; read this there Wes Anderson: The Iconic Filmmaker and his Work – Unofficial and Unauthorised by ian nathan; gucci Mémoire D’Une Odeur Eau de Parfum; olli ella See-Ya Suitcase in Sage; zazzle Customizable Atomic Pink Ogee Luggage Tag; gucci Vernis à Ongles Nail Polish; Indescratchables Flex 01 Sunglasses; mango High heel leather boots; mango Double-breasted wool coat.

wear this there: the cygnus car + belmond train by wes anderson / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the cygnus car + belmond train by wes anderson / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the cygnus car + belmond train by wes anderson / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the cygnus car + belmond train by wes anderson / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the cygnus car + belmond train by wes anderson / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the cygnus car + belmond train by wes anderson / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the cygnus car + belmond train by wes anderson / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the cygnus car + belmond train by wes anderson / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the cygnus car + belmond train by wes anderson / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the cygnus car + belmond train by wes anderson / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the cygnus car + belmond train by wes anderson / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the cygnus car + belmond train by wes anderson / sfgirlbybay

• all photography via belmond.