Hi, my name is Clare. I'm an Australian communication designer who has worked in the digital industry since 2001. Around that time I took my first proper trip overseas and since then I've found myself with a permanent case of wanderlust. I'm heading home after living in Europe for a year. Blogging about design, lifestyle and the next chapter.
Meet Sonia Delaunay – artist, designer, wife, mother & my inspiration for today.
“In the wake of the Russian Revolution, Delaunay-Terk lost her family allowance. To earn a living, she designed colorful fabrics, tapestries and carpets. Besides collaborating memorably with couturiers Coco Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin and Jacques Heim, she made clothing for the wives of architects Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Erich Mendelsohn. She even decorated a Citroen B12.”
Just a few nice things that caught my eye this week.
This morning I made my way to the flower market then stopped to pick up a coffee and the papers.
It was the first time since we’ve been back that I’ve done it and it reminded me of the simple Saturday morning routine that I started in London. The only thing missing was a visit to The French House – a beautiful antique store under Parsons Green tube line with the most gorgeous things.
The new issue of Rue Magazine is out today. Love this classic room with a simple punch!
No idea when this will be released in Australia but am keeping my eye out. Looks great.
Well, two are on my bookshelf the other two are on my bookshelf wishlist.
I was browsing Mary Ryan’s and picked up The Perfectly Imperfect Home by Deborah Needleman the founding editor of Domino – the U.S. shelter mag I’ve heard so much about. The second one is Shannon Fricke’s new book How to Decorate. I’d been dreaming of attending one of her workshops so when I saw that this is basically the workshop in book form I thought I’d settle for the next best thing. Can’t wait to get stuck into them!
I’ve got no idea how I came across the third one (A Year’s Worth), could have been a link from this lovely blog (via Emmy & Mouse), but I love that its the recipes and story from a small New Zealand produce shop. The fourth (Kitchen & Co) is by two girls who started a supper club in London and went on to create a tiny restaurant in Brixton markets. I love their simple approach to seasonal food.
I’m loving having bookshelves again! I resisted buying books while we were in London knowing it was always temporary so am very happy to start building my library now.
What home/food books do you love?
Seem to be obsessed with large scale black and white nature themed prints.
Can you blame me? I just ordered this print from Debbie Carlos. I love it. A lot.
I love the feel of this home.
I had to find more! Isn’t this house beautiful? Lots of inspiration for our apartment. Full tour here.
Happy Monday! I know I’ve been quiet around here. The truth? I’ve found settling back into life in Brisbane hard. I haven’t been in the most sunny frame of mind – so I didn’t want to get on here and be a sad sack.
We’re back in our apartment now though so I’ve been able to focus on something else I love – interiors! I’ve been a frequent visitor to my local lighting shops and absolutely cannot make up my mind about these two beautiful floor lamps.
It’s a battle – which would you choose?