Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bathroom lust


These two bathrooms have literally drawn me like magnets. Aren't they superb?

Image credits:
1.Elle, 2.Ballyvolane (via designtripper)

Feeling..

1.lamp, 2.spoons, 3.pillow, 4.rug, 5.orchid, 6.jars, 7.bench

Monday, May 30, 2011

A small cottage in Patmos Island


Located in one of the most sacred Aegean islands, Patmos, this small cottage is the epitome of humbleness and modesty. Architect Katerina Tsigarida has managed to keep its original aspects of a seasonal, country abode, used as a shelter for the people harvesting the grape yards around it. Just the perfect sanctuary, in utter connection to its surroundings, lit by the ample mediterranean sun light. 

Photos by Yiorgos Kordakis via Vogue Casa June 2011.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Trekking day


Such a fulfilling and exhausting day today! I went trekking into a most beautiful gorge in Southern Crete, Oreino Gorge, gasping from awe throughout almost the entire journey. After hours of walking through breathtaking rock mountains and waterfalls, we reached the small, coastal village of Koutsouras where we swam into the still cool, crystal sea waters and had fresh fish and beer next to the shore (yes, that exact table you see on the photo!). Oh my, I think summer is here for good! 

Images of the gorge via here. Table by the sea shot by me.
Many thanks to pezoporikos.gr for the organizing of this trip.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Artsy


I feel rather arty today and I'd love to have homemade wine and fresh fruits and talk about cinema and poetry in this tiny parisian loft, or browse with extra attention through my friend's art collection.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Cocoa cocoon


Some bedroom inspiration to bring this working week to a relaxing ending. Although this is the last Friday of May the weather reminds more of autumn, the rain doesn't seem to stop and the mood is more of a cocooning type. Stay at home, hot cocoa and a movie on the laptop. See you tomorrow my friends! xo

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California calm


I tend to have a soft spot for real life sanctuaries lately and these two shots of a Californian home designed by Michael DePerno hit just right on the target. Sleek and calm atmosphere with a touch of Asian aura, soft natural tones to balance the energy of the place and the big trees all around that create the desired privacy. Brilliant.

Images via Elle Decor.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Where we belong


Peaceful spaces, living in harmony with nature, giving the mind a moment of silence..

Image credits:
1.Stephen Karlisch, 2.Todd Yoggy

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Entering


What do you think of these two country style entrances? I love how serene they look and the feeling that they have been there for ever, just waiting for the visitor to arrive and welcome him in an effortless way. 

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Monday, May 23, 2011

The best way to start a new week


Good morning! New week is on.. I keep having this tendency of browsing through my bedrooms inspiration folder every Monday. It might be my deepest desire of finding a way to somehow prolong the weekend or, as I recently realized, waking up in beautiful surroundings (or daydream that you have) can be the best way to start a new day or, even better, a new week. So happy new week my friends!

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Rosemary and thyme


Just so in love with the mediterranean architecture, the sun-protected indoors, the rough surfaces holding only the bare essentials, the levels and the organic, functional forms of the exteriors and the breathtaking smell of rosemary and thyme. This feels exactly like home.

Image credits:
1.Caroline Arber, 2.Roger Davies

The eagle's nest in Mykonos


I have a confession to make; now that the summer has unofficially started here in Crete (I actually managed to go swimming into the still cold aegean waters yesterday) I find it terribly difficult to gather up my mind and concentrate on working. So many temptations everywhere.. *sigh* Well, now, I promised myself to stay in office this Sunday and catch up with all the things I've left behind (yeap, the sun is still soo bright outside..). Hopefully, I'll get things going and have some time free now and then during the weekdays. I leave you for now with this wonderful (and highly tempting) villa in Mykonos just to keep us dreaming. xoxo

Friday, May 20, 2011

Like real


Waking up to this divine view, enjoying the most fresh and delicious breakfast. Have to hurry up, the warm beach with the sparkling turquoise waters is calling my name! (if only..)
Wish you a great Friday, full of motivating dreaming! xo

Image by Susanne Kronholm.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Early summer evenings


Now that the days get bigger and the temperature is rising, the arrival of the nightfall, accompanied by pink and lilac shades on the sky, brings a rejuvenating cool breeze, perfect excuse to cuddle up your favorite, soft blanket and watch as the first bright stars appear on the sky.

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Shower love


I love these clean cut bathrooms where you can just hop under the shower to start off a vibrant day. All those sleek surfaces, the ample, uncluttered space and the dark wood deck under your feet create an industrial-inspired space that retains, whatsoever, a cozy and effortless atmosphere.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fresh and cool


Cool shades of green and blue to inspire a revitalizing night sleep and a fresh morning start..

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A charming mansion in Syros


I wouldn't mind taking a few days off the troubles of the everyday life and visit this renovated 19th century neoclassical mansion in Ermoupolis, Syros. Just relaxing in this bright blue living room in utter silence or drinking my afternoon iced tea outside, on the roof-top terrace breathing the fresh Aegean breeze.

Images via sweetlifer.
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