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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.
(images by Marko MacPherson for Voque / via Simple Blueprint)
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..
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.
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.
Moroccan tiles are well known for their beautiful patterns and colors. The Royal Design Studio make stencils inspired by Moroccan tiles (see image above).
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.
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.
(images from Nuevo Estilo)
Today’s summer colour is blue. These images are all takes on the Italian island of Capri. Enjoy!
Dar Rafti is a beautiful restored riad in the exotic city of Fez in Morocco. The stunningly decorated riad is owned by the jewellery designers of Bouvier. You can see and read more about Dar Rafti on my other blog The Travel Files.
The beautiful Moroccan Beni Ouarain carpet was bought from Maryam at Red Thread Souk.
I love the colorful tiles used in countries such a Morocco and Turkey. They come in a variety is colors, shapes and patterns and I will be displaying a few in a series of posts starting today.
The blue and green shades are my favorites but the small zelliges are available in many colors (see last image).
Emerie & Cie, with shops in Belgium, France and the UK, has a large collection of Moroccan tiles.