At the Woonbeurs (Dutch home deco fair) I also spotted these very cool designs from Groovy Magnets. This Belgian label has created magnetic wallpaper with some beautiful prints. The large animal prints are true eye-catchers! The wallpaper is comprised of iron particles on a vinyl basis which makes it receptive to magnets. Ideal to hang drawings, photos and notes. There is also a blackboard version of the wallpaper (last photos). Aren’t these designs cool?!
I recently spotted these Bubble lights at the Woonbeurs (top image). The huge pendant lights made from blown glass are created by Dutch designer Alex de Witte. If you prefer smaller lights made from glass then the Bolla light from FontanaArte might be an option. These organic shaped lights are featured in this beautiful Sydney home photographed by Prue Ruscoe (last two images).
The first thing I noticed in this cozy kitchen were the beautiful tiles in a soft colored pattern. The kitchen is part of a lovely family home in Bastad, Sweden. The green fabric of the window shades is from Svenkst Tenn, if I’m correct.
I absolutely love this nursery with baby alpaca print by animal photographer Sharon Montrose. The baby alpaca is the latest addition to the Little Darlings series, a beautiful collection of baby animal photos. Sharon’s beautiful photos are just perfect for nurseries and kids rooms. The beaded pendant light is from CAMP. Such a lovely, lovely room!
Today’s weekend escape brings us to Serifos, one of the Cycladic islands in Greece. This is where designer Paola Navone‘s beautiful summer house is located. The entire house is stunningly decorated with Paola’s own designs, mostly from here collection for Gervasoni. One of the most striking features of this house is the gorgeous view over the Aegean sea. Observant readers might have noticed that I have posted about Paola’s summer retreat before but I found these larger size images which give you a better view inside this lovely home. Paola also have a stunning apartment in Paris which you can see here.
We have had some beautiful sunny autumn days here but today it is raining. So time to search for some nice Fall outfits which are stylish yet warm and comfortable. I love the classic military-inspired double-breasted coat (1). It is classic but with a hip edge. The faux fur coat (4), which is very trendy this season, has a more glamorous look.
I recently received an email from Kevin Lindberg telling me that he had just launched his illustrated children’s alphabet, The Curious ABCs, on Kickstarter. I took a look at his project and I loved it as it’s both artwork and a teaching tool. Each alphabet character is made up of things that start with that letter, creating a multi-layered learning experience for children that is both stimulating and fun. The Curious ABCs is designed to make the the experience of learning the ABCs a more engaging and interesting one for kids. At the same time, it is intended to be a beautiful object that would look great as a piece of art in your home. I think it is beautiful, don’t you? The drawings would also be perfect as art work in a nursery or kids room.
Kevin is trying to get the funding for this project together through Kickstarter. If you like to be a part of this, you can find more information here. For example if you pledge an amount of 30$ you will get his beautiful book. I think Kickstarter is a great way for artists and entrepreneurs to get projects from the ground and it is fun being part of it.