Imagine this….A Cape Dutch farm surrounded by mountains and vinyards. Imagine fruit and vegetable gardens that supplies organic yummies to the locals. Imagine all day access to the entire farm grounds, spa and gym. Sounds exactly like a place I’d like to stay for $480 USD/Night. Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms with the main manor house dating back to 1777. All the history paired with beautiful scenery makes this place irresistible.
Today’s another hand-picked day over at Emma’s blog( Emmadime ). I really loving the items in this post. If you have someone on your shopping list this year that is eco-conscious or just loves items made of natural materials, this weeks post is for you. Hope on over and check it out!
If you aren’t familiar with Emma and her blog, I guarantee that you’ll fall in love with everything she has to offer. I promise! Don’t forget to stop by every Thursday for some new ideas!
I can’t remember where I was when I stumbled upon Funkle Shop textiles, but OMGoodness and I glad I did. I wish I had access to them in a store near by where I could pick them up and feel them. I’d love to add one of the blankets to my never ending blanket collection. I love the colors and patterns. They’d definitely make a statement an any room.
Stop by the shop and see what else they have to offer.
This week’s recreate it is probably my favorite color palette thus far! And I’ll be honest, I don’t explore the world of purple quite often – but it’s growing on me more and more. What got me about this spread from Sweet Paul Magazine was the simplicity of it all. Not only that, but the designers translated the photograph’s feel to their typography as well. I mean, check out where they wrote “finger food.” They actually ADDED space (kerning) between the letters to compliment the photo. Well done!
As usual, Cassie has a beautiful color palette picked out herself over on moxee … check it out!!
Photographer, Marjon Hoogervorst and Interior Stylist, Anouk B are frequently a pair working to bring a room to life through beautiful images. More recently they have joined forces back in September of this year with a blog that showcases some of their current projects, as well as other things that inspire them. Each on their own has the ability to create something beautiful, but together things turn out stunning.
Read more and follow along on their blog Concept2012.
Like I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a big fashionista, but I do have my favorite items that turn me into a crazy person with a shopping problem. Those things happen to be boots, bags, and oddly enough….scarves & leggins. This year’s LF Store winter lookbook has all the right things.
What are your favorite winter favorites?
This is another great home coming from Helsinki Finland. This home belongs to a design blogger and mama, Pinja of Pinjacolada, who has a passion in color and aesthetics, which is something I totally relate to. Pinja also adds in snapshots from her day to life while living in Finland with her little girl. Her home and personal spaces are incredibly colorful, well thought out, and extremely inviting.
I hope you enjoy her space as much as I do and find another great blogger to follow.
1 // Annaleena Karlsson (Oct 3)
2 // Old Brand New (Oct 10)
3 // Weekday Carnival (Oct 17)
4 // Le Dans La (Oct 24)
5 // Maria Emb (Oct 31)
6 // Vahan Vinoon (Nov 7)
7 // Babyramen (Nov 14)
8 // Varpunen (Nov 21)
9 // Mokkasin (Nov 28)
I can’t tell if its a trending design movement or just something I’m drawn to, but the bold and geographic tend to stop me in my tracks on a daily basis. Any kind of design that uses harsh edges, bold colors, geographic repeating patterns, and origami gets an A+ in my book. The images above are just a few of my recent favorites.
If you’d like to bring some geometric touches into your home or workspace, I highly suggest the DIY by the Blow Up girls. I’ve downloaded their pre-made templates and have been piecing them together here and there, when I have a little bit of down time.
Are you guys liking the Bold and Geometric?
Smallable, one of my favorite children’s brands and online magazines has a show stopper holiday magazine out for viewing digitally. (VIEW HERE) I was really fond of the collage images that incorporate old photographs with products from their shop. I thought it was a really unique way to display what they have in stock. Oh, can’t forget about the gorgeous typography!
Like what you see? Check out the post I did back in the fall when they released their Back To School issue.
Her name has been floating around for quite some time now and it’s about time she’s made an appearance on the bloggity blog. On her blog, Fifi Lapin makes commentary on what she thinks is hot or not in the fashion and design world. I’ve seen this cutie several times in one of my favorite magazines (Nylon) and got sucked into her blog discussion on too many occasions. I hope she steals your hearts just like she did mine. If you’re ever in doubt on what to wear, ask Fifi! Enjoy!