turin blue.

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Intense, geometric imagery in bold, saturated colour by photographer and graphic design student Paolo Pettigiani. Taken near Turin, Italy; more on Behance, here.

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Blue – without a doubt my favourite hue of all. There’s a fascinating read on the Tate blog of the importance of blue in art’s history, from aquamarine to Yves Klein, and Matisse’s striking blue nudes.

Read it, here  Happy weekend.

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an italian summer house :: from the archive.

from the archive..

an italian summer house :: from the archive.

from the archive..

happy weekend.

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Extraordinary, life-size skeletal rhino by Norfolk-based sculptor Rachael Long. Made from recycled and forged metal, the rhino is on show at Doddington Hall near Lincoln from 2 August to 7 September 2014.

A rearing horse, an owl in flight, a lurcher, poised… More Rachael Long, here

Photo by me.

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moroccan modern.

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The villa is built from locally sourced Ouriko stone, its reddish color associated with nearby Marrakech, the ‘Ochre City’. Internally it is the rawness of the materials that create a wonderful, earthy quality. Raw, but utterly refined. The restraint continues in the palette of finishes. Each of the materials is kept in isolation, so that a bathroom is executed solely in black cement render,…

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'Dialogue Z.' Tadzio, Lee Ufan, Kamel Mennour, Paris and Pace, New York Ten works by the South Korean-born, Japan-based artist Lee Ufan have been installed in the gardens of the Chateau of Versailles. 

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'Dialogue Z.' Tadzio, Lee Ufan, Kamel Mennour, Paris and Pace, New York Ten works by the South Korean-born, Japan-based artist Lee Ufan have been installed in the gardens of the Chateau of Versailles. 

fab four: summer prints.

fab four: summer prints.

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Because the sun is shining, fab four summer prints:

1. Palmeral in Off-White / Azure from House of Hackney. It comes as wallpaper and fabric. I have     Palmeral fabric cushions in the Midnight / Green colourway, and it looks fabulous - a little bit 70s, and very glam !

2. Pineapple print wallpaper in Sorbet, Hygge and West (via). Apparently pineapples are big news for summer..

3. Flights of…

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stockholm modern.

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Within such an elegantly ornate interior, the bold mix of contemporary art and Scandinavian design classics creates a tension that feels utterly harmonious in this Stockholm apartment.

In the wood-panelled office, pale, angular furniture with simple, masculine forms counter balance the intensely decorative interior. Textures contrast wildly, too: rich, honey-coloured woodwork and an emerald green…

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london grey.

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Inspired by the colours and patterns of their native London (in other words, shades of grey !), these new tiles are by Barber and Osgerby for UK tile brand Domus. They have the most wonderfully apt names – Fog, Soot, Lead and my favourite, Pigeon. I was invited to the launch last week, as part of Clerkenwell Design Week.

The format mimics traditional London floors – herringbone parquet, aged…

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Called a new creative platform, Frame publishers (of Frame magazine, one of the best, serious design magazines around) have collaborated on a new event and retail space in the Felix Meritis building in Amsterdam. i29 interior architects have created an interior that juxtaposes contemporary fixtures into the wonderfully ornate classical interior, with mirrored fittings cleverly catching and…

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danish paper.

Subtle, geometric, beautiful. These still-life vignettes by Jan Hardisty are a new series of limited edition, digital inkjet prints with the same modernist, unmistakably Danish touch by the artist (more of his works, …

danish paper.

Subtle, geometric, beautiful. These still-life vignettes by Jan Hardisty are a new series of limited edition, digital inkjet prints with the same modernist, unmistakably Danish touch by the artist (more of his works, …