Treasure Trove

I couldn't resist reposting these images from Design*Sponge. They illustrate the interiors I'm naturally drawn to, lots of found objects and natural elements in an easygoing state. Sibella Court is the owner of 'The Society Inc.', a store in Sydney which every 3 months takes on an entirely different theme. Exteriors and interiors get painted, including the floor and front door, and the items within the shop are curated to match the new 10-colour colour palette. Sounds like my dream come true. The store's website is equally gorgeous, and if Sydney was in my reach, I'd be making a pilgrimage. Sibella is also the author of 'etcetera ect', an incredible book that I can't wait to have the chance to get lost in. Apparently it's only available in Anthropologie stores at this time, so if there's one near you I highly suggest going on the hunt.


Sonja Hahn-Ekberg

Densely wrapped in radiant silk, Hahn-Ekberg's sculptural neck pieces became her trademark.


A Happy Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday,
and Mikko and I had friends over to drink, dine and play a little Uno.
Thanks for your great company Julia & Timo!



A nice afternoon spent having lunch with a friend, browsing the latest Vanessa Bruno, and getting spellbound in a cozy nook of an antique store. I may have to go back for those earrings tomorrow!


Pants Please

Legs shrouded in a wisp of chiffon, cotton crepe, or sheer lace,
primly billowing atop smart socks and incredible shoes.
I want this look for my very own, with or without the socks.


Lance Letscher

Syncopated spliced colour blocking.
Intuitive work for methodical hands.



Rest in peace Alexander McQueen.


Toikka's Birds

A multifaceted Finnish designer, Oiva Toikka is renowned for his bird series manufactured by Iittala.
When asked to define his work, Toikka has said
'Baroque is exactly the right word to describe my work – after all,
one of the word’s original meanings is ”an irregular pearl.'

Of the multitude of birds in the series, I have to say I find the owls irresistible. Big emotional eyes and characteristic quirk.



Calico crushes and mixed print love.

Images via Keller, & fotodecadent.


John Rawlings: Part 1

Today I came across a wealth of striking images from one of fashion's most prolific photographers. Imbued with a casual elegance, Rawlings' revolutionary style presents accessible glamour and America's rising sportswear market from the 1930s through the 1960s.

The first photo is beyond fantastic. The mix of plaids, the dramatic use of shadow, the red bandana dripping from her pocket. Perfection. Likewise for the rest.
These looks are as current now as they were in their heyday.

Images from here & here.