a few lovely things


If there is one piece of furniture I one day hope to own (savings plan is in full force) it is a Eames Lounge chair and ottoman. I find this set incredible chic; its history, the story of the designers, the look and the comfort. I can already picture myself reading the latest Kinfolk issue while the sun sets and the Caribbean breeze flows slightly through my house.

In continuous production since its introduction in 1956, the Eames Lounge Chair is widely considered one of the most significant designs of the 20th century.
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It was the culmination of Charles and Ray Eameses' efforts to create a club chair using the molded plywood technology that they pioneered in the '40s. In Charles Eames' words, the vision was a chair with the "warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt." (more via here)

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A timeless design, it's constructed to last lifetimes: Entirely hand-assembled, all parts are replaceable by Herman Miller. (more via here)

The husband and wife team (often mistaken for brothers) are best known for their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, industrial design and manufacturing, and the photographic art.

Charles, an architect and Ray, a painter, married in 1941 and moved to California where they continued their furniture design work with moulding plywood.

In 1948, Herman Miller began producing the Eameses’ moulded plywood furniture. Their moulded plywood chair (DCM) is considered the best design of the 20th century. Herman Miller, Inc., continues to produce the Eameses iconic furniture today.(All via Living Edge)

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Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the “Eames look.
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hello monday

Ah the week of Christmas. A lovely time of year, filled with parties, friends and family. Absolutely wonderful. Also great are the quiet moments in between. Have a lovely week. Enjoy all the magic around you.

Thank you for visiting.





Cos is probably one of my favourite brands. I first "discovered" it in 2012 while visiting my friend in Hamburg. Since then my Cos collection has increased significantly. Ever time I  am in Europe (Netherlands, Germany, Sweden) I've managed to find a few amazing timeless pieces to add to my wardrobe.   

I hear they are opening a shop in NYC soon - which can only be good.  



Yesterday morning while listening to Monocle24: The Stack on my way to work I was introduced to Kinfolk magazine. As I am one to usually note (while at a traffic light) and subsequently search for (while back at home) all the interesting new things I hear about during the multitude of pod-casts I listen to in the car. 

Kinfolk magazine is a quarterly, 144-page, ad-free print magazine that collects ideas from a growing international community of artists, writers, designers, photographers, cooks and others who are interested in creating small gatherings and finding new things to make and do. http://www.kinfolk.com  

The following are images from Kinfolk.  

Each issue is filled with lush photography, lyrical essays, recipes, interviews, profiles, personal stories and practical tips along with a keen attention to design and details.

Kinfolk appeals to a young, photography-intensive audience full of artists and food enthusiasts.  Whether you’re looking for a new cooking skill, road trip route or camping guide, Kinfolk is a blueprint for a balanced, intentional lifestyle. 



The brand Tory Burch is probably one of my favourites. I especially love her ballerina flats and probably wear more than I should (my beautiful high heels are not happy about this). Of one the great things about this brand are the chic and exquisite campaign images they share with the world each season.  

This campaign is for their 2013 holiday collection. I love the lace and the blush. So feminine. So chic. For more of images of this collect visit {this is glamorous} they have an extended piece on this. And for the shopping visit Tory Burch.