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{weekend + links}

. . . a perfectly languorous and sunny saturday afternoon and weekend bags are packed for a little time away . . .

wishing you a beautiful, beautiful weekend, everyone!

{a few lovely links:}
* art: a hand-painted bedroom
* a novel idea: books for girls
* interview: rodarte
* photography: alaska looks beautiful {via destined to design}
* spring collection: sarah seven

{as always, some things you may have missed:}
* valentine's inspiration: rifle paper co.
* la vie comme un conte: life as a tale
* spring accessories: malene birger
* city guides & chandeliers
* how to: driftwood table lamp
* inspiration: romantic winter florals
* fragments of sun & perfect bits of colour
* colour inspiration: tea rose & roman coffee
* textile designer: louise broad

{valeria garcia by james macari for velvet december 2007 via dustjacket attic}

{colour inspiration: tea rose & roman coffee}

. . . quite adore the idea of soft and subtle shades of pink as a neutral -- in yards and yards of dramatic silk, side-by-side in velvet or the leather of a perfect pair of flats -- paired with crisp white, luxe gold or the warm tones of roman coffee, shades of tea rose couldn't be more perfect for spring . . .

{images: 1 - purple area; 2 - high fashion home; 3 - fleuravenue via lovely clusters}

{spring things: more tea rose + roman coffee}

. . . very much looking forward to bare legs and crisp white shirts, sexy side-swept hair and loose braids, and once again and most of all, that enchantingly romantic shade of tea rose . . .

{images: toni garrn for zara spring 2010 campaign via fgr, more looks at a glamorous little side project}


{textile designer: louise broad}

. . . british textile accessories designer, louise broad, creates dreamy wispy wraps with delicate petals and sheer, pretty things that float along the collarbone and skim bare summer shoulders . . .

{p.s.} also lovely: sarah seven spring collection

{images: louise broad via moderne press}

{the clouds are filled with kisses}

. . . even dark clouds can be lovely, especially if they are filled with kisses, drifting along paris skies . . . and what could be more spring-like than a crown of blossoms or getting lost in daydreams?

{p.s.} more crowns of blossoms: here & here & here & here

{images: 1 - alicia bock; 2, 3 - a glamorous little side project}

{fragments of sun + perfect bits of colour}

. . . now more than ever, in the last days of january, longing for bright, sun-drenched rooms with perfect bits of colour . . .

{images: from the book cheap chic by emily chalmers, via decor8}


{inspiration: romantic winter florals}

. . . while there are many ways to handle overcast late-winter afternoons, there is nothing quite like romantic winter florals and cozy & soft smokey lavender scarves to instantly brighten things up . . .

{photography by kim myers robertson for lucky magazine february 2010 via moodboard & a glamorous little side project}

{how to: driftwood table lamp}

. . . wonderfully inspired by what can become of a few pieces of driftwood, bits of string & a little imagination: australian stylist tim neve created this beautiful driftwood table lamp from a standard wood lamp base {below}, sanding down the lacquer to an unvarnished surface, affixed pieces of driftwood and tied everything with string . . .

{images & instructions: tim neve blog}


{spring accessories: malene birger}

. . . the be-ribboned beads and rhinestone shoes, weekend bags and rock-n-refined bracelets & cuffs of malene birger's current spring accessories collection are perfect for late lunch dates and warm spring nights . . .

{images: via}

{city guides + chandeliers}

. . . a rainy monday evening of a new week, the sounds of traffic lingering with thoughts & reveries and crystal chandeliers, especially in rooms with soaring ceilings and high-gloss white floors . . .

{a little early week inspiration:}
* to do: 100 skills everyone should master
* travel: city guides

{new & lovely sunday things you may have missed:}
* hermès: la vie comme un conte
* valentine's inspiration: rifle paper co.
* spring accessories: malene birger

{images: nacho polo via
desire to inspire}


{la vie comme un conte: life as a tale}

. . . fridays, have the best intentions for a last post before the weekend, but in the flurry of a million e-mails, last-minute telephone calls, lunch dates and unfinished projects, all is lost in the last moments of the week and before long, it's charming french restaurants and travel plans, crème brûlée and handwritten letters, happy sighs and sunday night . . .

hope you had a beautiful, beautiful weekend!

{p.s.} photography by the amazing paolo roversi -- more of his work:
* audrey marnay
* irina lazareanu & du juan
* gemma ward
* freja beha erichsen

{preview: karlie kloss by paolo roversi for hermès s/s 2010 campaign via fgr}


{beaux détails: malene birger}

. . . gold slingbacks, chandelier earrings, coats in the front entry and leather-bound books -- everything in danish fashion designer malene birger's cophenhagen home is beautifully on display, with perfect attention to the smallest detail . . .

{photography by christian burmester for sköna hem via decor8}


{valentine's inspiration: rifle paper co.}

. . . adore the hand-painted poppy red lettering and wonderfully whimsical heart-shaped bouquets of rifle paper co.'s new valentine's collection

{images: rifle paper co. via design is mine}

{love is in the air}

. . . completely charmed by this sweet letterpress card in magenta & orange, as perfect for valentine's day as it is for a perfectly lovely mid-january thursday. . .

{image: letterpress delicacies via oh so beautiful paper}

{styling inspiration: brie & baguettes}

. . . utterly captivated by the beautiful arrangement of cheeses, baguettes, pears and honey by sunday suppers for martha stewart weddings' the bride's guide and its perfect mix of city sophistication and country charm . . .

{images: photography by karen mordechai for sunday suppers; via snippet & ink}

{spring collection: vanessa bruno}

vanessa bruno spring 2010 collection

. . . shades of daffodil & cerise intermingled with wooden heels, grey-washed denim, tailored jackets and light, airy dresses in french designer vanessa bruno's spring 2010 pre-collection bring back thoughts of long drives along the coast, late afternoon picnics and early spring sunsets . . .

* a look at the collection athé
* more of the pre-collection

{images: vanessa bruno}