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
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!
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.
Can you believe that this contemporary home in the rugged north of Ibiza was once a stable? The owners of Ibiza Interiors developed this 200 year old finca into their showroom and guesthouse. To keep the character of the original building, basic materials are used. The beautiful authentic ‘sabina beams’ have been preserved, just like the original ancient stone walls in the kitchen and bathroom. The architects only used materials that were used traditionally on the island, like the iroko window frames, concrete and white chalk plastered stone walls. The building had been unused for years, and was in very poor condition. Therefore only the walls, and parts of the roof could remain. Electricity, water and sewage were not present, the architects had to add all these things to make it work as a contemporary home. Water comes from a private well and there are solar panels installed for hot water, floor heating and electricity. The cottage is consequently completely independent of the grid operation and is thus self-sustainable.