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Spaces by Frankie Magazine

July 2, 2014

Spaces by Frankie Magazine

257 pages of pure Australian interior eye candy, that’s what the second volume of Spaces by Frankie Magazine is all about.

Take a peek right in here!

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Inspiring Interiors: The home of Niels Strøyer Christophersen

June 13, 2014

The home of Niels Strøyer Christophersen

The home of Niels Strøyer Christophersen

The home of Niels Strøyer Christophersen

The home of Niels Strøyer Christophersen

Oh man. This week went by flyiiiing. So sorry I didn’t get to squeeze a food post, but you know, sometimes one’s schedule gets a bit too cray…even for baking!

Anywho. At least I got some awesome photos to tease your interior-taste-buds. This is the house of Niels Strøyer Christophersen (say that 3 times) Creative Director of FRAMA, a Danish design company that’s the bees knees. Every single one of their creations is an ode to classic / contemporary design and all of their pieces are minimal and functional.

This same ethos is spilled and splashed all over his own home. I mean COME ON, the place looks like a still life painting! No wonder why he’s so inspired all the time.

On that same note, let’s get some inspiration packed on the weekend so we can come back next week kicking butt! Yes? Happy weekend!

Credit: Photographs by Ditte Isager Styling by Nathalie Schwer, via Kinfolk

Beautiful Interiors: A Pastel Kitchen

June 6, 2014

Pastel Kitchen

Pastel Kitchen

Pastel Kitchen

Pastel Kitchen

Pastel Kitchen

A foodie’s paradise! Right? I mean, cooking alone is pretty awesome, now can you imagine whipping up a bunch of summer concoctions in a beautiful space like this one? GAH! You’d probably create an artful feast worthy enough for the editors of Bon Apetit mag to drop by.

Though, I’m unsure if the space in real life would look as modern – the photos are amazing, so I’m assuming yes, but sometimes these pastels are tricky and can make you feel like all of the sudden you’re sitting in a cupcake store and you’re about to snort powder sugar.

Regardless, this is a pretty sweet space to leave us interior-day-dreaming for the weekend. Hope you enjoy the sun! See you next week amigos.

Images Via: Lamu Slenis

A Midcentury Paradise: The Home of Prop Stylist Joanna Lavén

May 29, 2014

the home of prop stylist Joanna Lavén

the home of prop stylist Joanna Lavén

the home of prop stylist Joanna Lavén

the home of prop stylist Joanna Lavén

the home of prop stylist Joanna Lavén

the home of prop stylist Joanna Lavén

This home just screams CLASS!! It’s so chic and elegant that it nearly broke my blog’s server. Too fancy for it.

This midcentury heaven is the home of prop stylist Joanna Lavén, who I’d like to be besties with. Seriously, to.die.for. It doesn’t matter where you look: every trinket, every plant, and every perfectly folded blanket makes absolute sense. This is one of those homes where I’d like to live for the rest of my life, but I’d also like to develop the ability to levitate so I don’t ruin the decor.

Oh and the photography is stunning. Those purple-y hues are making me feel things. Really classy things.

Photos: Idha Lindhag

Lovely Interiors: London’s Hally Cafe

March 27, 2014

Hally Cafe

Hally Cafe

Hally Cafe

Hally Cafe

Hally Cafe

Hally Cafe

Oh my, what a delightfully posh cafe in a delightfully posh location! It makes me wanna zig-a-zig-ah! So if you wanna be my lover…..What? Ok, even in writing I’m a total failure when I try to sound British (you should hear my Harry Potter impersonation, it sounds as if he had stayed in Cancun for months and picked up a drunken spring break accent).

These shots are from Hally, a new swanky-pants cafe in London’s shishi poo hood Parsons Green. Its gorgeous california-inspired interiors could cheer up the moodiest of london-foggers. Even Goopy Paltrow would totally approve.

I’m lovin’ how other cities are bringing other cities within their city. It’s a total design tongue twister that’s just perfect for those who can’t always travel to a foreign destination to live the full experience or for those looking for a change of scenery. Say, Melbourne has TONS of Parisian inspired cafes and New York has loads of Scandinavian-styled stores, so it’s only a matter of time before the rest of us catch up to this global game.

Here in Vancouver we are starting to see a small, but steady, trickling of US and Australian inspired eateries and shops. What about your city? Any cool spots like this one?

Photos via: We Heart

Beautiful Rooms for the Weekend.

March 14, 2014

Elle Decoration

Elle Decoration

Elle Decoration

Elle Decoration

Elle Decoration

Sometimes I like to play the equivalent of “dress up” but with rooms. If you want to play with me, here are the instructions:

1. Go to a site where you know you’ll find the best interior shots
2. Make yourself a drink
3. Sit down and start collecting images of amazing rooms, rooms that inspire you and make you feel a bit jealous
4. Make another drink
5. Make a list of objects in that room – doesn’t matter if you can afford them – actually, if you can’t afford them, even better. Go over the list and make an imaginary budget of how much money you need to afford that lifestyle.
6. Make anotha driinnk, wooooo!
7. Like, for real, who…ok. Just freaking look at those rooms. Aren’t they beautiful? Now, come back to reality and look around you, like WTF? Do you live at a salvation army? Pffft, gurl, yu gon need sum holmes on homos in yer home.
8. Gurl, just fucking pour yourself a doubllle on the rocks already, actually, take the whole bottle wit youuu. #YOLO
9. So tell me, who da fuck livz in these houses? HOW CAN ANYONE AFFORD THIS? DO THEY EVEN EAT OR SHIT? WHY IS EVERHTHING IMMACULATE? WHATEVRRR SCREW THEM AND THEIR BLUSH-HUED ALPACA RUGS!! SAY WHAT?? YOU DON’ KNOW ME!! *Sip more of your drink* *chug it all*
10. Then pass out….

Whenever you wake up the next day you’ll be back to normal and you’ll have left your rage in the past. Isn’t it fun?! It’s like cheap therapy. Best of all, the internet is a cornucopia of interior images so you can play room dress up whenever you want. I know, I should give workshops about this, a total breakthrough!

Happy weekend!

All Images: Elle Decoration

New Elle Decoration Online Gallery

February 20, 2014

Elle Decoration / Photo: Magnus Anesund Stylist: Tina Hellberg

Elle Decoration / Photo: Magnus Anesund Stylist: Tina Hellberg

Elle Decoration / Photo: Petra Bindel Stylist: Lo Bjurulf

Elle Decoration

Have you guys been doing good deeds? Did you light a few extra candles to the interior design gods? Well, whatever it is you did, it totally worked! My fellow interior lovers, our prayers have been answered! Guess what? Elle Sweden has launched an online image gallery that’s bursting at the seams with inspiration, all of your enjoyment and stylish masturbatory pleasure.

Basically we are about to spend 20584 more hours online gawking at all of the amazingness that this gallery is. On the other hand, this whole thing really makes me anxious about my place, which all of the sudden feels like a college-dorm-full-of-cheap-shit dump. Wait, no no.. relax…relax..it’s all good. FAACK! Can’t stop..

Anyways, I’m gonna go bite my nails and rock in the corner while I tell myself my apartment is beautiful as is. While I calm down, check out the gallery – and bring valium with you!

Elle Decoration / Photo: Petra Bindel Stylist: Lo Bjurulf

Elle Decoration / Photo: Petra Bindel Stylist: Lo Bjurulf

Elle Decoration