A SMALL WOODEN COTTAGE IN THE PYRENEES, SPAIN

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This small summer house in the Pyrenees in Spain is designed as mountain shelter: a home of just a few meters, low technology and built with a limited palette of materials. The architects, Mogas Arquitectes), had to work according to two set rules: the house had to be made of wood and within a strict budget. But they also had to work with the limitations of the plot which has a narrow, long and trapezoidal shape, a significant slope and a leafy vegetation. The end result is a minimalistic, yet cozy, cabin.

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UNIQUE TILES BY LONDON BASED SMINK THINGS

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With the beautiful tiles from Smink Things you can mix and match tiles to create your own composition or choose just one tile design to create a repeat design. Smink Things is the London based studio of designer Marianne Smink. It is here she creates the designs featured in her collections of ceramic tiles and printed wallpapers. As a former fashion designer, Marianne has a long history with print and design. Her eyes are drawn to subtle imperfections and tiny upsets in a pattern’s balance. These often arise from the hand-crafted techniques she uses or the surprising interplay of screen-printing onto ceramic tiles. Inspiration comes instinctively to Marianne. Every first idea is intuitively developed in print then transferred to tile with each new iteration often a refinement of the last. Born and raised in the Netherlands, it’s been 12 years since Marianne made London her home. Still, there is something unmistakably Dutch in her collections. The traditional processes and finishes that she has mastered deconstruct the bold and simple shapes of her signature designs.

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A BRIGHT WHITE HOME IN THE NETHERLANDS

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The wooden elements give a warm contrast to the white floor, walls and ceiling in this home in The Netherlands. I love that combination of white and wood! What do you think of an all white home? I like a white base but personally I do prefer a bit more warmth & coziness.

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FAVOURITE ETSY FINDS

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Today some more of my favourite Etsy finds. Above: woven wall hanging | wall sconce | wool winter gloves (handmade) | Japanese clay cup.

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bear sewing pattern | apple shelf | white clay Japanese mug | alpaca wool aviator hat for kids.

See more of my Etsy favourites here, here and here.

DIY PROJECT: GIANT ARM-KNIT BUNNY

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This giant arm knit bunny is soooo cute! You can buy a kit that includes everything you need to make one large bunny (except for the stuffing) or you can buy only the pattern. The bunny will make a great friend for a little girl or boy and will look lovely in a nursery or kids room. Unfortunately my son is too old for it ..

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A GREEN WOODEN HOUSE IN SWEDEN

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Doesn’t this green wooden house look magical? It belong to Anna and Micke who live here with their children in a Swedish town called Täby. I love that cast iron Swedish wood burner, it really belongs in a house like this.

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Credits & source: images by Carina Olander.

SEED HERITAGE PHOTO SHOOT IN MANLY (SYDNEY)

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These beautiful images are shot by Alice Mahran for Seed Heritage. I love the location, which is The Plantroom in Manly (Sydney, Australia), and the props that are used. The beautiful painting is from Jordana Henry and the rug from Pampa. The furniture pieces are from JD Lee Furniture.

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