Black and White, Part 2
I adore black and white photography, and these gorgeous photos are some of my favorites of late (many found on the wonderful Apostrophe 9 Tumblr). Sexy, lovely, and just a little bit intimate, these photos are just so special. (Please click through on individual photos for credit links.)
Autumn - Winter
Skipping over autumn entirely, winter arrived this past weekend here in the Northeast. It is freezing! These photos remind me of the season I hope we see a little bit longer… (all photos via here.)
Chris Court Photography
That Court family is awfully talented. I first fell in love with the work of Sibella Court, then began to notice the photography of her equally talented and creative photographer brother Chris Court on the pages of Donna Hay Magazine and in Sibella’s books. A little bit dark and moody, and always, always beautiful, I adore the photography of Aussie Chris Court. See more of his work here. I...
Trick or treat! This Halloween card by the enormously talented Anna Bond tickles me to bits. Her work is charming, whimsical, and just the right amount of sweet. See Anna’s other creations (for her company, Rifle Paper Company) and her blog here. (All photos via Rifle Paper Co.)
Women Change the World Every Day was Eileen Fisher’s logo a few years ago, and I loved that. Still do. I used to think that Eileen Fisher was only for my college professors - loose, drapey, linen - until last summer I purchased my first EF piece, a simple white linen dress. I was in love. Now I not only love the logo of Eileen Fisher, I love her design and use of elegant, all natural fibers....
Ochre and Canvas
So it is pretty clear that I have the biggest crush on this chandelier, but, truthfully, I have the biggest crush on this entire home. The New York city apartment (and Shelter Island home) of Harriet Maxwell Macdonald and Andrew Corrie, the owners of Ochre Shop and Canvas Store, is the perfect blend of modern and vintage for me. I love the windows, the colors, the metal, the rough wood, the hand...
I love sculpture, particularly pieces cast in white (marble, clay, anything). The Musee Rodin is one of my favorite places to visit in Paris; I can spend hours exploring the sculptures inside and out. These are just a few pieces that have caught my eye around the Web. Beautiful, sensual, and detailed, they are wonderful to me.
I adore ginger, and first discovered Morris Kitchen ginger syrup from Jennifer Causey’s wonderful The Makers series. On a trip to New York City, a dear friend purchased a bottle for me recently, and it is something that will always have a home in my cupboard. Try it today with fizzy water for homemade ginger ale or with something a bit stronger as a cocktail. See recipes (and order) here....
I love weekend mornings, when brunch with dear friends used to be a constant, or quiet mornings alone with something sweet is a treat. Much as I try, I don’t usually have breakfast of any significance most mornings, but weekends bring such possibilities. Sticky buns have always been a favorite of mine - it’s all I can do to not buy them from the Amish market often!
I. Rooni Kappos
Composed of vintage German glass and 24K gold (the now rare beads were made in the Sudetenland region of Bohemia in the 1920s and 1930s), these Rooni Kappos earrings and necklace are wonderful to me! I love them all (though the top pair is my absolute favorite), and think they’d make any simple outfit look modern and fun. (Please click individual photo for full image. All images via Beklina)