Sometimes a place is so damn good looking you have to make up a new adjective. Macking. A word that accurately describes the industrial city centre apartment that has been lovingly created by owner Paula Nel. While working in the caribbean she commissioned me to design a 3.8m oak storage cabinet, which was built in 3 parts and assembled on site and largely approved via late night cross-continent emails. What I love most about this apartment is that it is filled with unusual trinkets & treasures collected from travels around the world, but more importantly Paula's penchant for the slightly macabre -
Here's a little Wednesday feast for your eyes: Spartan, an Austin based store that offers "a carefully edited collection of beautiful, practical objects and accessories, influenced by the changing seasons without straying far from our inventory of reliable classic items." Via Jessica Comingore.
"Spanish architects Anna and Eugeni Bach have renovated an ageing Barcelona apartment to show off its mosaic floors and decorative ceiling mouldings. Located inside a 100-year-old building, the apartment had been kept in bad condition but the original floors and ceilings were still intact, so Bach Arquitectes planned the refurbishment around them." Full article and images from dezeen.
Staring at the white walls driving you crazy? I know the feeling. Dig up your pretty plates, prints, mirrors, plants, old photos and all sorts of interesting bits and bobs like a pair of vintage scissors (maybe?) and you're all set for a weekend wall DIY. Nestled In + Plastolux Blood & Champagne Design Trolls + Paperblog 18 Kerut As ink remains + Ferm Living The Selby Dok 2 + Convoy House to Home
A rainy autumn long weekend - 5 of my favourite words. Add family, fireplaces, the smell of wet earth, aubergine & pomegranate salad, beer tasting, walks, junk shops, beautiful old houses, salami, boerenkaas and plain old maxing and relaxing to the backdrop of a pretty little place like Stanford and you get the gist of how my Easter weekend went down. Ps - if you are looking for accommodation in Stanford, contact Ansie Reitsma. Thanks for hooking me up Beatnikbasaar!