THE FASHION FILES: FASHION FROM ICELAND

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Fall is in the air and it is time again to stock up on winter clothes. I recently bought this woolen Icelandic sweater from Farmers Market and I love it. Farmers Market is an Icelandic design company and clothing brand founded in 2005 by a young artist couple – a designer and a musician. With strong ties to the vibrant Icelandic music and design scene, the Farmers Market design concept and inspiration draws from Icelandic roots, combining classic Nordic design elements with chic modernity. Natural fabrics, craftmanship and respect for the environment are key values of the brand. Authentically styled, yet sophisticated and wearable, the clothing is suited for a wide range of occasions, outdoor activities as well as city life. Designer Bergthora Gudnadottir: “We place ourselves at a junction. A place where heritage meets modernity, the national meets the international, and the countryside meets the city. We find this an exciting place to explore.”

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A SMALL YET CHARMING LOS ANGELES BUNGALOW

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This small bungalow in Los Angeles has a lot of charm. The large brick patio, shuttered windows, exposed beams and use of natural materials give warmth and character. The location of the house, between a popular farmer’s market and the sea, is very convenient. Owner Sara, who works a a Home Stylist for West Elm): “As ocean-lovers and natural food enthusiasts, it was literally the perfect spot for us.”

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PRETTY BLUE THINGS

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Today some pretty blue things! 1. Scandinavian blue bed linnen // 2. ikat spot pillow, block printed chevron pillow, indigo Shibori pillow // French vintage enamelware canisters 3. pretty blue & white plates from Anna Badur // 4. porcelain pinch bowls

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THE PERFECT SUMMER OUTFIT

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A simple linnen dress, a wicker basket and some leather sandals or espadrilles, to me this is the perfect summer outfit. Very French! The dress is from Etsy seller notPERFECTLINNEN.

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The wickers baskets are from French Baskets, the brown leather sandals are from K. Jacques and the wedge espadrilles are from Castaner.

HANDCRAFTED DESIGN FROM POP & SCOTT

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Australian makers/crafters Poppy and Scott are a team in every way, they share a love for creating, bringing people together and for their daughter Frida. After road trips around Australia, the US and Mexico they felt it was time to turn their bold design aesthetic and enthusiasm for the hand made into a business. A florist and a plumber by trade it seemed natural that they would turn their passion for designing and building towards creating furniture and pots. They have since developed a range of indoor and outdoor furniture and homewares, which they have always wanted for their own home but could never find. Every piece of furniture is designed and built in the workshop and every pot is hand painted by artists in their paint studio. Their pieces are rich with life, colour and texture yet simple and timeless. In their showroom in Northcote, Australia, you can find objects created by everyone under the Pop & Scott roof as well as artwork, ceramics and beautiful pieces made by talented friends. Luckily they also have an online store where you can buy (part of) their collection

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THE FOOD FILES: HOMEMADE DADE ALMOND TRUFFLES

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These truffles made with dade, almonds and cocos look delicious! The food styling is simply stunning. You can find the recipe here, it is in Polish but you can translate using Google translate. The recipe is really easy!

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A MODERNIST BEACH HOUSE IN SYDNEY

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This beautiful mid-century timber and sandstone home belongs to interior stylist Karen Kelly Tarasin. The house, which is built in the style of modernist architect Harry Seidler, is located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The decor is a mix of old and new with modernist touches in every space. In the dining area for example (top images), a Saarinen ‘Tulip’ table is paired with original Hans Wegner chairs and a pendant light from Danish design company Muuto. The white base (floors and walls) and wooden furniture give the entire house a lovely Nordic touch.

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