COOL STUFF | TYPOGRAPHY TRENDS FOR THE HOME

27 July 2014

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BEATLES POSTERS // 45 wall design
LOVER FLAG // Taylor + Cloth
B’S*** PRINT // 45 wall design
AWESOME STAMP // A Sensible Habit
AWESOME TOTE // Toodles Noodles
AWESOME PRINT // A Sensible Habit
AS IF PRINT // A Sensible Habit
HELLO PRINT // Colour Moon
HEY CARD // Iron Leaf Press
 

Happy Sunday! Hope you’re in a mellow mood and sipping on a nice cuppa whilst browsing Stylejuicer. I want to tell you about my new exclusive online boutique [oh yeah!] on Great.ly and also talk about the use of typography in interior design be it as wall art, stationery, fabric prints or crockery – type is everywhere!

But first, you know I love supporting makers – check out my column People to Watch – as I think you can tell if something isn’t mass produced and I like the fact that everything is hand-finished, packaged and shipped – usually with lots of love and care. All of these wonderfully passionate people deserve a medal in my eyes and more importantly: promoting!

Cue Great.ly who hooks up those busy beavering makers with tastemakers – “creative brands and trusted online voices” – like myself who then curate their own little selection. So, if you like the Stylejuicer aesthetics, chances are you’ll like my selection in my humble exclusive online boutique. Above is a little taster of what I’ve curated to support the typography trend in interior design and decor for the home.

As a graphic designer I’m always on the look out for typography trends and I’ve noticed the increase of handwritten or letterpress fonts as well as playful treatments with garnishes and ornaments or even iconic 80s style à la Neville Brody. I’m delighted to report that ‘anything goes’ and it’s interesting to see how in a world where most brands and their retail outlets look the same around the globe we seem to crave more individuality.

The trend for vintage, antiques and flea market finds plays right into that desire to differentiate yourself and is one that you’ll find lots of here on Stylejuicer – see my column Interiors Crush for some delicious inspiration and the below shots from my Pinterest boards on Interior Design and Style.

Make sure to pay my fellow blogging buddies from around the globe a visit at their individual Great.ly boutiques. You can find them here:
 
decor8 // knstrct // wee birdy // brunch on chestnut

 
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MORE INSPIRATION | Stylejuicer on Great.ly
DISCLAIMER | Each tastemaker earns a portion of the retail price of the things they sell through their boutique.
 
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PLACES TO GO | STRANDWOOD HOUSE, RUEGEN

25 July 2014

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Do you want to see my dream get-away? Tadah! Here it is: Strandwood House is a holiday rental on the beautiful island of Ruegen just off Germany’s Baltic sea coast and answers all my architecture, design and styling phantasies.

You might know that I’m a bit of a beach bum and grew up on the Baltic so when I read about it via Emma’s Designblogg I wanted to share this beautiful little gem with you in case you missed it.

The island of Ruegen (former Eastern Germany) is wonderfully unspoilt and the coastline simply stunning with an abundance of wildlife, nature reserves, natural harbours, clean sandy beaches and clear water. I find the landscape and surroundings incredibly relaxing and good for the soul – a real antidote to fast-paced city life and internet addicts.

The house is located right on the frontline of the little harbour town of Gager where you can witness the daily routine of local fishermen and breathe in the invigorating smells of the sea. The architecture integrates beautifully into the old fishermen’s huts and the weathered larchwood facade is reminiscent of driftwood found on the beach – hence the name Strandwood [Beachwood].

I love the large custom-made panoramic windows and clever interior design and layout of the house, sleeping up to 8 people and featuring two lounge areas so everyone is happy. The interior is kept deliberately minimal to cater to the design conscious and features some beautiful fittings like the driftwood inspired kitchen, underfloor heating and a wood-burner guaranteeing year-round coziness.

You can even create your own spa experience with the a long soak in the free standing bath tub with sea views or let the rainshower cool you down after a sauna session. Just need to find a local fisherman to give you a massage.

I’m frantically looking through my diary when I can fit in a stay. Are you going to beat me to it!?
 
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MORE INFORMATION & PHOTOGRAPHY | Strandwood House
 
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FOOD HEAVEN | WARM ASPARAGUS SALAD

24 July 2014

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Here’s a quick, easy and most importantly healthy recipe that’ll take you 20 min to prep and 5 min to cook. It’s via Gourmet Traveller, Australia’s premier food and travel magazine who always seem to have a new and innovative take on old favourites.

It’s a great site for recipe inspiration as it’s well structured with beautiful photography and interesting features from around the globe. Fabulous for pinning those delicious food shots too.

Talking of photography you can imagine, I absolutely adore the styling of this warm asparagus salad by Lucy Weight, Emma Knowles, Lisa Featherby & Alice Storey. Lovely touch with the vintage lamp and chair just creeping into the shot. Yum!

NOTE: If you’re a bit of an asparagus fan like myself check out this tortilla too!

WARM ASPARAGUS SALAD
INGREDIENTS:

2 bunches asparagus, trimmed, peeled, cut diagonally into 5cm lengths
80 ml (1/3 cup) extra-virgin olive oil
80 gm walnuts, coarsely chopped
100 gm firm ricotta, crumbled
50 gm parmesan, shaved

To serve:
baby basil leaves
Juiceof 1 lemon

DIRECTIONS:

Cook asparagus in boiling salted water until just tender (1-2 minutes). Drain and transfer to a bowl.
Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat, add walnuts and stir occasionally until just golden (1-2 minutes), then pour onto asparagus, season to taste and toss to combine.
To serve, transfer asparagus to a platter and scatter ricotta, parmesan and basil leaves over, drizzle with lemon juice and serve immediately.

 

 
VIA | Gourmet Traveller
RECIPE | Emma Knowles, Lisa Featherby & Alice Storey
PHOTOGRAPHY | William Meppem
STYLING | Lucy Weight, Emma Knowles, Lisa Featherby & Alice Storey
 
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INSPIRED BY CHAGALL | NOCH MINI AW 2014/15

23 July 2014

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You might remember me introducing you to NOCH Mini, the boutique NYC based childrens wear brand a few weeks ago featuring their SS collection with the most adorable little models.

Well, guess what!? The cute models – who are the designer’s daughter and her friend – are back and you can get a glimpse of their latest innovative designs for AW shot by Woo Jin Hwang in a warehouse in Queens, NYC. This time the collection is inspired by Marc Chagall’s dreamy ‘Esquisse pour la vie’ painting, referencing the circus with jester-like harlequin pants, animated loop stitch knits resembling fur, carnival garland printed tops and bear-ear hats.

I’m not always a big fan of themes as I tend to go for classic designs that transcend seasons but the beautiful details and super soft, sustainable organic fabrics make NOCH stand out this AW.

 
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MORE INFORMATION | NOCH Mini
PHOTOGRAPHY | Woo Jin Hwang
 
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INTERIORS CRUSH | MODERN BARN DESIGN, GOTLAND

21 July 2014

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You know what I’m like with industrial spaces – *swoon* – and the same goes for barns. Let me be specific I like old barns with an innovative use of space and modern interior.

Today I’ve got just that – an INTERIORS CRUSH of epic proportions. It’s on the island of Gotland in Sweden and the unchanged exterior doesn’t give away what’s hidden inside.

It’s a beautiful modern space with lots of polished concrete and some free-standing industrial steel kitchen units. I saw this place in the latest edition of RUM and was ecstatic to find the shots via Jonas Ingerstedt’s site – for more head over there.

The inside of the barn stands in stark contrast to it’s turn of the century exterior and picturesque countryside which gives it extra wow factor. Unfortunately I don’t speak Danish but I imagine the owners must be in the design industry themselves as the sofas and cupboards look custom built out of whited washed wood.

The space has been completely gutted and the living / dining area is separated from the kitchen by what looks like an old chimney breast. A semi-open mezzanine sleeping platform is constructed by untreated wood and adds some warmth to the grey walls and floors. Overall the colour palette has been kept muted and ranges from white and shades of grey to a rich dark brown with only the untreated wood adding a hint of yellow and orange.

I like the customised group of 3 upturned terracotta flowerpots that serve as a movable side and sofa table and there are plenty of modern nordic design objects to be spotted like the floorlamp, dining chairs and table.

A remarkable interior project and a very unusual summer house on one of Sweden’s biggest islands.
 

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PHOTOGRAPHY | Jonas Ingerstedt
 
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