A repost from last year as I love this diy chunky knit throw and I know many of you do as well. Can you believe that this beautiful throw is easy to make? You don’t need any knitting needles as you use your arms for knitting. At Stylecookie you can find the tutorial.
Credits & source: Anke Helmich & Sanne Tulp @ StyleCookie.nl for Libelle’s issue 43 | tutorial by Anke Helmich & Wenda Torenbosch.
I LOVE this art collection gallery wall in designer Julie Leach (owner of clothing line Chance) stunning Venice Beach home. The art works are beautiful and I love how the frames are arrangement. To create a similar gallery wall it is best to think about how to arrange the frames before putting any nails in your wall. First collect the frames you want to use, then trace the shapes on paper and cut these out, lay the paper pieces on the floor and decide on an arrangement, then tape the paper pieces on the wall and if you are happy with the arrangement you can start putting nails in the wall and hang the frames on you wall. It is not that difficult you see!
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.”
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
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.
Nisyros is a volcanic Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos. A place of wild beauty, as Nisyros was formed by volcanic eruptions. The island is one of the lesser known of the Greek islands but it draws arty crowd to its black-sand beaches and hilltop villages. Sterna residence is a beautiful house on the island that can be rented. Originally built as a two-storey tower in the mid-17th century, the residence was the first to be restored in the medieval castle after its collapse in the devastating earthquake of 1933. The restoration work has been meticulous, with the use of traditional materials and on the basis of historical documentation. The tasteful decor of the interior is characterised by whitewashed minimalism and enhanced by the intriguing sculptures of Sterna’s resident artists.