a home on antiparos, greece

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Today’s summer home is not on Formentera for a change! This white & blue house is located on Antiparos, one of the Greek island belonging to the Cyclades, a group of island in the Aegean archipelago. Katerina Vordoni designed this house which is built in the shape of “W”. The spaces are not large and the decor is simple but the house is cozy and what else do you need on a beautiful island.

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(images from Tovima / via 79ideas)

ferm living autumn / winter 2012

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The new ferm LIVING catalog is out and it is packed with lovely products and beautiful photos. Here are some of my favourites but you can see the entire Autumn / Winter 2012 catalog here.

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summer fashion by vogue

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Let’s talk about fashion today! I’m loving this summer fashion shoot by Vogue. The article features what Bookings Editor Valerie Boster wore on vacation in Montauk this summer in a special edition of Five Days, Five Looks, One Girl.

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(images by Marko MacPherson for Voque / via Simple Blueprint)

more interior eye candy from formentera

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And another beautiful summer home on Formentera! It seems that every house on this small house is stunning. How great would it be to have a holiday home here. I have been to this Spanish island and it is a beautiful as it looks on all the images that I have been featuring. Turquoise sea, stunning beaches, sunny weather: everything is there for a perfect holiday. Unfortunately property prices are sky high..

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(images by Jordi Canosa / styling by Daniela Cavestany)

moroccan tiles

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Today part two of my series about tiles (you can see part one here). Moroccan tiles have been used for thousands of years in Morocco, France and Spain. Each tile is traditionally handcrafted by artisans using local materials.

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Tile making is considered an art in itself. The art is transmitted from generation to generation by maâlems (master craftsmen). A long training starts at childhood in order to master exceptional skills.

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Moroccan tiles are well known for their beautiful patterns and colors. The Royal Design Studio make stencils inspired by Moroccan tiles (see image above).

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The most current form of the zellige (=tile) is the square. Other forms are also possible in composition: the octagonal combined with a cabochon, a star, a cross, etc.

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(images from Nuevo Estilo, Living Etc., The Design Studio, Lucy Patterson)

a summer home on formentera

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This holiday home is located on the idyllic Balearic island of Formentera, Spain. The owners renovated this old farmhouse with respect to the island’s traditional architecture. The feeling of tranquility was achieved by using just a few furniture pieces, most of them found during their travels around the world. In general, the interior style can be defined as modern rustic with influences from the Provence and Greece but also from Argentina.

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(images from Nuevo Estilo)

summer blue

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Today’s summer colour is blue. These images are all takes on the Italian island of Capri. Enjoy!

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(images by Bernard Touillon for Cote Maison)