Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lili Chin: Dogs of the World illustrations

It's no secret that I'm absolutely mad about dogs - both my own and everyone else's. I truly think they are some of the loveliest creatures on earth and that we are really privileged to be able to share our close friendship with them. I know I'm definitely not alone in my passion as millions of dog lovers all over the world would agree. It's quite fascinating to see the diversity and characteristics of each breed  and how these have evolved over time. While some more common breeds have become household names, it's easy to forget the diversity of where all these breeds originated. Illustrator Lili Chin has created a series of prints called Dogs of The World featuring illustrations of different dog breeds and where they  come from. These charming prints are available to purchase at Society 6

 All images by illustrator Lili Chin

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stay in Kirsten Dunst's charming New York apartment

Planning to spend a few months in New York? Well, Kirsten Dunst will let you stay at her place (for $12K a month). Kirsten has just listed her Soho apartment for rent on Boasting stunning views of the Hudson River from multiple angles and a very cozy Bohemian vibe this home is actually exactly what I would have imagined her apartment to be like (if I had ever had to guess). While it's a bit of a departure from many of the more clean and modern styles I've favoured recently, there's something very charming about this space. With an eclectic mix of vintage posters, modern photography and romantic Parisian details like the crystal ship chandelier (from the Marie Antoinette era), the space exudes warmth and has a lovely laid back feeling. The type of home you where you can imagine spending an evening with a bottle of red wine and an abundance of candles playing old favourite records.

 Photos: via Blocksy

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A modernist log cabin in Melbourne, Australia

I fell in love with this space the moment I laid eyes on it, and have now seen it in quite a few different publications since. The Melbourne, Australia home of Simone Haag, who works in communications at one of my all time favourite design firms, Hecker Guthrie is airy, serene and thoroughly modern. Described by Simone and her husband as their 'modernist log cabin' the space feels like the ultimate retreat. Thoughtfully decorated with classic design pieces, natural wood tones and beautiful art, the space feels calm, soothing and uncluttered. 

Simple cabinetry is elevated to something stylish and custom with leather pulls (this would be an easy update for an ikea piece!)

See more of Simone's great design finds on her blog here.

All photos: by photographer Armelle Habib