Artisan Feature ~ Andrea Brugi (it)

Andrea makes organic shaped cutting boards, carved salt bowls, benches, chairs, tables, stools and other beautifully-rustic pieces in his workshop in Montemareno, Italy.          photography by Ditte Isager styling by Christine Rudolph Montemareno, Italy Montemareno, Italy (image  by Yves Grau via Panoramio) “…I had forgotten all about the prediction when, on a […]

Inspiration File ~ Bed & Bath

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Simple Home –They wrote the book…

Love these images from Mark and Sally Bailey’s {simple home} –calm spaces for comfortable living. The book was first published in 2009, but I somehow missed it.  I just purchased it yesterday and have been immersed in its pages since.  We share much of the same design philosophy and approach to living.  It’s safe to say […]

Design Daily – The X factor

The X factor:  That intangible “something” that makes a person, place or thing special or intriguing. In design, restraint is often the most essential element in achieving the drama and intrigue we seek. A bare wall, an uncluttered tabletop —a stage for light and shadow to play out their dramatic roles.  linen & lavender see our new site:

Design Daily – white plaster, Mediterranean Style

This looks like heaven to me.  —Particularly since I’m currently living through the daily dust of a renovation.  Today they are working on the electrical, so we are headed out and away.  Just a reminder before I go that the next giveaway is just around the corner.   Make it a great day! ~  image:  Mediterranean Style:  Relaxed Living Inspired by […]