A reader emailed me with some links to photos of her home and I thought I'd share them (and some details about her) with you all to end of the week. (I hope I am getting the facts correct that she sent me as English is clearly not her first language). Sasha lives in Israel with her husband and 3 children in a home they recently had constructed. Her house is her hobby, as is cooking. She shops for homewares in Jerusalem, Haifa, Nablus, Gaza, Jordan and in the Druze village. She is intrigued by the history of the items she purchases, and makes a point of asking vendors. She also really enjoys cooking (so I'm including some of the dishes she's made as well). Enjoy, and happy weekend!
Meet Emily Andrews, an über talented snapper from New Zealand, land of the long white cloud and a crazy amount of creative types ... even more per capita than Australia! What I love most about Emily's portfolio is that it is real. Real homes, no fuss. Just loads of inspiration captured through her lens.
My twin sister has been bugging me to blog about Dos Family, a blog from Sweden created by Jenny Brandt, Staffan & Isabelle Halling McAllister. After a quick google search I learned several blogs have featured this blog already but I had to jump on this bandwagon after seeing the gorgeous photos on their site (Jenny is a photographer). It's all about everyday families in everyday homes. Brilliant.
I am writing to express my admiration for your work. I am particularly taken with the elegant tailoring of your rooms. Oh no not stuffy though! Please do not get me wrong. These rooms are restful and calm yet warm and inviting. Loving the rich timbers and the occasional break out of colour like a ripple of mirth in the room. Oh dear I am gabbling on Mr Waller but that is what I do when I'm impressed. May I call you Andrew?
Me again! I have just perused your commercial portfolio and you are a man of many talents (and looks). Love this warehouse studio and the darkly elegant shoe shop.
Back in May I shared the work of designer David Carter, but what I didn't realize then was that many photos in his portfolio were of his own home that is often used as one of London's most popular and successful location houses. And with two rarely used guest bedrooms, 4 0 W i N K S is being launched to help give photographers, stylists, art directors, designers, buyers, models and anyone in the creative and fashion industries somewhere fun and different to stay when they are in London for work or pleasure. It's bold, romantic, whimsical, quirky, glamourous - I'd stay there in a heartbeat. (Thanks to reader Bernadette for sending the link!)