Thursday, September 30, 2010

{vintages & design}: Roman & Williams

While hungrily devouring the latest issue of Vogue Living (Australian Edition), I turned the page onto this dark, moody setting, featuing the design dynamo behind NYC based Roman & Williams.  I knew two things at once: I had found a new favourite, and they have an impeccable eye for integrating vintage/antique peices into their work.  Formerly set designers in the film industry, its no wonder that their designs have a bit of drama.  I love that their work isn't too perfect or pretty, they are lived in, rugged, organic, and moody.  Thought you might enjoy.  These images are from the couple's Montauk summer home.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

{eco} style: Plant Styling Roundup!

After my post yesterday on the beautiful planters, I felt inspired to go on the hunt for interiors with plant life.  Plants are so good for the air quality in your home, so I have always had a few, but I've always struggled a bit trying to display them and fit them into the decor.  After this particular round-up, however, I'm inspired to work at it a little harder.  The images below are beautifully styled - I tried to include unusual groupings/planters as well, in case you have space challenges! Tell me, how do you like your plants?  I'd love to see!

The photos above are all from Boskke - planting upside down is visually interesting, it helps save water and space.  I love the kitchen herb idea - it's on my inspiration board!

Go Smaller: this is the direction I want to go in.  The trouble is, I plant something in the most adorable tiny pot, the plant gets too big, and then, sadly, it dies.  From the look of my "pictoral research", the trick is using cacti, succulents & bonsai... something with a small root system, that doesn't need a lot of water.  I have these silly little shelves by the window in my kitchen that I've never known what to do with, but they get a lot of light.  I'll give something like this a try and keep you posted!

Finally, go BIG!  Sometimes, less is more.  If you have the space, go for impact with a larger piece.  My mom used to have a GI-NOR-MOUS coffee tree, but I've seen some striking palm too.  Whatever is in these 2 photos... I like!

Woolly Pocket

Monday, September 27, 2010

I love plants, but I sometimes struggle to make them look good, partially because I don't care for them properly, and partially because I don't like the planter, which is why I fell instantly in love with these from Atelier Vierkant. Made of natural clay, these will add instant impact and organic style. 

Their site has gallery photos of landscaping they have done as well.  It's really beautiful and worth a look

Friday, September 24, 2010

the {green} traveller: hotel fox

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope it was a great week.  I like to take you away every week to a beautiful, if sometimes zaney, eco friendly corner of the world.  Travel is one of my favourite past-times... if only it were cheaper! Hotel Fox, located in the design rich and very eco Copenhagen, Denmark, is a unique boutique hotel - each room is decorated by a different design group, and pushes the limit of interior design, taking you on a themed adventure.  The hotel allows you to 'room hop' so that you can have a different experience every night.  Fox Hotel is a member of a carbon-neutral group of hoteliers, meaning they off-set their carbon emissions each year by investing in renewable energy.

Room 121: Sleep Seasons.  Designed by Australia's Rinzen; supposedly inspired by the desire to hibernate.

Room 208: The Crown Jewels. Designed by Container (from the UK)

Room 306: Pico Pico, designed by Hirorthoy.  I'm not sure I could sleep here.... not sure if it makes me feel calm or panicked!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lovely images of a sustainable home in Corsica. Found via Marie Claire Maison.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

{vintages}: all the luck in the world

I came across Jane Schouten, a dutch artisan behind an adorable vintage/upcycled shop called All the Luck in the World while visiting a new to me blog, Kireei (oh Google translate, you are my friend!).  I like Jane's kitchy style - it is pulled together and curated so well!  I collected a small mixture of vintage/upcycled items and inspiration shots from her home/store.  My favourite is probably the handpainted upcycled white porcelain vases (see below) - so interesting. 

These shots of items from around her home are irresistable!

Sorry if I went a little overboard.  I just couldn't pick! 
You MUST check out her

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

{eco} style: Natural Fall

It's a blustery Fall day today... I'm loving this cozy look for the season, in soft, natural tones.

1.Kni Scarf by Knit Frekkles on Etsy
2. Recycled Fabric Ipod Case by Stash on Etsy
3. Recycled leather bag by Remade USA
4. New Fall collection by Stewart & Brown
5. Swedish Hasbeen's  Vegetable Tanned Boot
6. Eco pillow hand screened by Elkhorn Design on Etsy

Friday, September 17, 2010

This is how I feel after the successful release of Issue Two!  Thank to all who are supporting it!

Back to regular posting Monday!

Image via Bubble Gum Pop on Flikr

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Issue Out Today!

It's finally here!  After a very long night, it's finished.  I can't wait to hear what you think!  A very special thank you to my contributors, and everyone who helped make this issue possible!

Drop me a line after you've had a chance to read it and tell me what was your favourite/least favourite part!

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Feeling a little Tired...

Drinking a lot of this right now... sorry for being absent!  Working so very hard... BUT, I'm bringing you issue 2 of Pure Green Living Magazine TOMORROW!!!! 

I cannot wait!  After the madness is over, I've got so much amazing stuff to share with you!  Please check back tomorrow, and tell all your friends, Issue 2 is almost here!

Friday, September 10, 2010

{green} traveller: Cactus Flower

Attention travellers! This place is for rent on airbnb!  How much would you love staying in this unbelievable 100% solar powered home just outside of Venice?


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