Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Fall is here

I will soon have some new fall/winter products for the shop, they are almost finished and ready to be photographed. I am starting off with a few accessories this season, and I already have a few ideas for some sweaters that will be coming up expect updates soon!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fall is for knitters

Fall is basically the perfect season for knitters.
It's when you switch from cotton to wool and you start dreaming up big ideas for sweaters and scarves and accessories in chunky yarn, or soft mohair, or luxurious alpaca... It's the season for inspiration and ideas that will be then carried out through winter, it's all about the potential now!
I for one, have started gathering inspiration from Kim Hargreave's new book Embrace, just take a look for yourself at the pure beauty of all this...

All images from

My first fall/winter project is coming along pretty quickly, and I am trying to be more monogamous with my knitting and not start fifty different projects at the same time. I decided to stick to not more than three at a time (which is not exactly monogamy, but closer to it). I have so many ideas right now so it's a bit challenging but I will try!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Timeless elegance

When I was about 12, I would always say I wanted to be an interior deisgner when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. While I ended up doing something entirely different, the art of creating beautiful, inviting and warm interior spaces that people will live in and call home continues to intrigue me.
That's why, when I discovered California based interior designer Heather Hilliard's website while perusing the internet this week, I was absolutely in awe.
While the homes shown on her website are probably far beyond anything we normal people will ever be able to afford, we can still gather inspiration for creating indoor spaces that are sophisticated, uncluttered, extremely refined, and that exude a timeless elegance while remaining warm and soothing at the same time. I dream of curling up on one of those couches with a book or tucking into one of those beautiful beds in the evening.
You can visit her beautiful website here or read her impressive bio here.
All images are from her website.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

End of summer

The summer vacations are over, I'm back at the office and the end of summer is aproaching, a part of the year that always makes me slightly sad, even though I do enjoy fall once I get into the groove of it.
Here is a small collection of photos from my summer travels...we decided to travel through Italy for a change, including parts of Italy that I had never been to before, specifically the Marche region, which I found beautiful and quite peaceful as mass tourism doesn't really seem to have discovered this area yet.
It is an incredible country I live in, wherever you go there is so much beauty to explore that a whole lifetime would not be enough to enjoy it completely...

(If you are wondering where any one of these pictures was taken just let me know in the comments!)

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Inspiration: Miami summers

While I have been to Florida before, I have never been to Miami, and it is one of those places I would love to get to see at some point.
I am particularly drawn to the iconic colorful art d├ęco architecture that I've always only seen on magazines and in movies and the vision it creates in my mind of a blistering hot afternoon where the sun rays bounce off the pale colored surfaces of the buildings and almost hurt your eyes.
Here is a little collage of Etsy finds inspired by this atmosphere and by my favorite of all seasons...

1) Travel poster of the Carlyle Hotel,WhiteOneSugar
2) Red Wrap Dress, Kulayan
3) Avalon Hotel Fine Art Photography, CestLaVieArt
4) The Colony Fine Art print, GwenMeyerson
5) Art Deco Building, Miami, Fine Art Photography, VictoriaPhotoShop
6) Vintage Lanvin Sunglasses, PNB vintage 
7) South Beach Peach Architecture Photography, inthisinstance

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy first day of summer!

I took this picture yesterday evening as I was on my bike to go have dinner with friends. I love the way summer evenings feel, and I miss them all winter...