vintage inspired bridal by {ruche}

April 5, 2012

Ruche is one of my absolute favorite stores online so when I came across their new bridal collection I wasn’t surprised that it was beautiful, elegant and a wonderful source of inspiration. Each of these beautiful gowns look like something you’d find in a high-end vintage or antique store in New York City but thankfully the majority of these are quite under $500, with many around $150! Which is an excellent price point for the budget conscious bride-to-be. Continue Reading…

architectural beauty: home of doug aitken

April 2, 2012

Just discovered this beautiful home owned by california artist Doug Aitken. “For Doug the house is more like an artwork,” said Ponsa, an obsessive foodie who met Aitken in her native Barcelona. She has claimed one of the two upstairs bedrooms as an office where she is developing a Spanish-language cooking show for television. “For me,” she said, “this is an organism — my dream house, where the materials and the architecture don’t intrude on the nature around it.” . . . source

eleven objects fall 2012

March 30, 2012

Eleven Objects Fall 2012 collection is beautifully crafted, something you’d expect to see from a veteran brand, so it makes it even more special that this is their first full collection. Going beyond their ever so popular collars, they created these beautiful and intricately sewn dresses for the upcoming fall season. The baroque design is just amazing, with hand-applied gold foil, luxe silk organza and stand-out metallic fabrics . . . source

{architectural beauty} the heart of nature, south africa

March 14, 2012

Imagined by Architect Antonio Zaninovic, this nature inspired home located outside of Cape Town was designed with unique overlapping glass cubes, as a way to reflect the breathtaking mountain and sea surroundings back onto it’s outside surface. The interior is also beautifully decorated with a very complimentary lush green and white palette (love) . . . source