My sister found this website the other day and I had to share this burst of sunshine. If you haven't heard of Rice before, they're a totally fun and colourful shop with sales offices across Europe and showrooms in Denmark, Holland and Germany that carries just about anything you can think of. Bags, bath products, clothing, home decor, jewelry, kitchenware, my favourite - Italian tableware and much more. It's all about colour and pattern and whimsy and everything is so adorable I can hardly stand it. Their product shots are so cute I want to go to the hardware store and stock up on every bright shade of spray paint they carry.
Why oh why are all the wonderful homes I want when I stalk always so out of my price range? Thankfully this warehouse conversion is in a completely different city (Melbourne) so I couldn't buy it even if I could afford it. $1 million as a price guide. Oh I hope the real estate bubble bursts here! Love this place though. The thought of a zen white courtyard with a lone birch gives me shivers. Here while the link lasts.
Two years ago Johan Arvidson started a site called Styleroom where Swedes upload photos from their homes and share with others. They now have over 100,000 photos and have recently started sites in the US, the UKand Germany. TONS of inspiration and creativity...and below are a few photos I selected that caught my eye.
What do you get when you cross a talented artist with an urban designer? What do you get when you mix an inquisitive mind with a camera? You get the portfolio of Brooklyn photographer Trevor Tondro. He describes his photos as quiet observations of how people inhabit space. I call them not only insightful but beautiful.
... the fact that I met a wonderful woman two and a half years ago and decided to go on a whirlwind blogging trip with her. Today is Kim's birthday (and her twin sister Julia's as well .... of course). Happy Birthday sweetie! Wish I could bake you a cake but it would never get to the other side of the world in time.
(The photo above is one of our favourites taken by photographer Mark Lund.)