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A STYLISH VICTORIAN TERRACE HOUSE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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I love the stylish decor of this Victorian terrance house in Melbourne, Australia. My eyes are immediately drawn to the beautiful art pieces, collected by owners Annick Houle and Stephen O’Connor (who are both architects). I also love their bright blue door! The home owners: “We just love this house. It is very private and serene, with glimpses of greenery from just about every window. It feels like a true family home.”

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CONGRATULATIONS BABY CARD WITH DIY MOBILE

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This beautiful designed card from Origamizoo is the perfect card to congratulate someone with a newborn baby. It’s not only a card but also a present for the new baby boy or girl! The receiver can cut, fold and craft it into a cheerful nursery mobile. The card contains a clear instruction. You can also find the tutorial here on the Origamizoo blog. You can order the card here but also through Origamizoo’s Etsy shop.

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THE TRAVEL FILES: HOTEL ESENCIA IN TULUM, MEXICO

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I love Tulum in Mexico. Since I have been there about 8 years ago more beautiful hotels and resorts have opened their doors. One of them is Hotel Esencia. This former hideaway of an Italian Duchess, located on a 50-acre estate between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, is tucked into the jungle on one of the prettiest stretches of beach. The Main House is the hotel’s centerpiece, around which footpaths lead to only 29 suites and villas where guests enjoy genuine privacy and top flight hospitality. Ideally situated far from huge resorts and the roar of pleasure boats, the immaculate bay of Xpu-Ha is a natural haven where each year sea turtles make their nests. Hotel Esencia invites the happy few who know how rare it is to find a place that is truly unique, to make it their home in the tropics.

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THE FASHION FILES: VITA KIN INSPIRED DRESSES

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I love Vita Kin’s dresses but they are unaffordable, at least to me (if you can afford one: Fartech is now offering a 25% discount). The dress above has a similar look but is less expensive (it’s still a lot of money though..). And this dress here from Shopbop is more within my budget.

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pompom-embellished suede wedge espadrilles // geometry embroidered linen midi dress // tasseled suede tote bag // striped triangle bikini

A LIGHT & AIRY BEACH HOUSE IN MONTAUK, USA

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Designed by architecture and interior design practice Space Exploration, this beach house is situated in Montauk, New York, United States. The three-story, split level house for a young family is nestled atop a densely wooded bluff, surrounded by sumac and spruce trees. Space Exploration designed an open kitchen on the top floor of the house to act as a flexible social center for the house, and to maximize the site’s dramatic views of Fort Pond and Fort Pond Bay. Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and a large rectangular skylight flood the space with an abundance of natural light. The designers employed a material palette of light, neutral colors and pale woods, which combine to create a tranquil, airy atmosphere that showcase an eclectic collection of furniture and objects, collected by the owners during travels to Morocco, Europe and Central America.

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PERFECT HANDMADE LINEN ITEMS FROM LITHUANIA

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Etsy seller not PERFECT LINEN offers homemade simple linen things for you and your home. With creating beautiful handmade items, this small family business in Lithuania is a protest against mass produced goods. They do not make things just to make money and their items are not just for profit. They make goods that involve years of learned skills, passion, commitment and sincerity. The owners: “More than simple forms, simple colors, simple seams, natural fabrics and healthy thinking – these all honestly simple things were created for those who appreciate natural things and adore simple forms and homemade look. No smell of the factory, no factory seams, no perfect ironing -only a homemade idea. Linen (flax) is healthy and non – waste product of nature. For us it is very important that it does not have any detrimental effects on our earth and ecology. Why we work with linen? The beauty of linen is that it is not perfect. If you keep trying to iron it, you will definitely miss the beauty of it. Linen needs to be used and it gets better with age. Linen pieces can be compared to old English leather shoes or old mechanical Swiss watches – all of these things are not new or perfect but are definitely more valuable than any new.” Sounds just perfect, right?!

Above: linen pillowcases

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large linen tote/beach bags

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AN INDUSTRIAL CHIC HOME IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

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This beautiful industrial chic home in Tel Aviv, Israel, was planned for a family of four. Architect studio NeumanHayner designed two cubes separated by a passage, creating an “L” shaped house. The front cube, of double height space, holds the public areas: entrance, living room, kitchen, dining room (all on the ground floor) and a study on the first floor. The rear cube has 3 floors: the ground floor holds a living room, two children rooms, a laundry room and a guests w.c. On the 1st floor there is the master bedroom, and a bridge passage to the library. The basement is well lightened and ventilated by a large patio, and holds a guest’s room, a safe room, and a storage room. The interior design features polished concrete, steel and wood, creating an industrial chic vibe. The house includes many hanged objects, like swings, as well as outdoor sittings and a bed in the children rooms. In love the group of pendant lights above the dining table (image below)!

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