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13 October, 2016

a blot of sun

1. La Plage by Maison Balzac & Matteau
3. Botanique Plant Pot by Bolia
4. City Guide Copenhagen by Wallpaper*
5. Large Flowerpot by COSxHAY
6. Cyros by Cire Trudon

"In its aromatic citrus garden, the sunny Cyrnos villa welcomed the flamboyant upper crust of early-20th century high society. Queens, poets and artists met in the shade of fig trees and parasol pines. They enjoyed a fabulous view and the easy life so typical of the blue Mediterranean shores. The villa benefited from Roquebrune’s air of scented lavender mixed with the dry aromas of Provence."

to be human

1. Crowd Candle Holder by New Works
3. Agnes Martin from COS
4. Marble Wall Clock by Menu
5. Ben Ourain Carpet from Sukhi
6. "Patrician" Decanter by Lobmeyr

02 September, 2016

jeans & the pointed toe combo

Vintage Manolo Blahnik's are high on the list right now.

07 August, 2016

mountain rose

"I'm a huge believer in the health benefits of tea. I get my loose teas and herbs from Mountain Rose and make a few pots a day of whatever I'm feeling like—green tea always, spearmint for acne, dandelion root for hangovers, the list goes on."
- Lauren Belfoy on Into the Gloss (x)

22 July, 2016


14 July, 2016

a new wine generation

“The reason I got into this,” Turin will say, “is that I started collecting perfume. I’ve loved perfume from when I was a kid in Paris and Italy.”
Or maybe (he’ll tell you another day, considering it from a different angle), maybe it was “because I’m French, at least by upbringing. Frenchmen will do things Anglo men won’t, and France is a country of smells. There’s something called pourriture noble. Noble rot. It’s a fungus. It grows on grapes, draws the water out, concentrates the juice wonderfully, adds its own fungal flavor, and then you make wines like the sweet Sauternes. Paradise. From rotten grapes. The idea that things should be slightly dirty, overripe, slightly fecal is everywhere in France. They like rotten cheese and dirty sheets and unwashed women."
- The Emperor of Scent, by Chandler Burr (x)

florence welch: my first apartamento

23 February, 2016

things i don't want to know, by deborah levy


"That spring when life was hard and I was at war with my lot and simply couldn't see where there was to get to, I seemed to cry most on escalators at train stations."

"When happiness is happening it feels as if nothing else happened before it, it is a sensation that happens only in the present tense."

"A female writer cannot afford to feel her life too clearly. If she does, she will write in a rage when she should write calmly." (x)

She writes of herself and the mothers she knew at the school gate as "shadows of our former selves, chased by the women we used to be before we had children. We didn't really know what to do with her, this fierce, independent young woman who followed us about…" (x)

04 February, 2016

matthias kiss


"Which is all to say, smoking definitely didn’t love me back. And admittedly, I had liked the contradiction of it, of being a person who worked out six days a week and wouldn’t use beauty products that contained parabens but also willingly ingested—nay, paid for the privilege of ingestingpoison with my matcha in the morning. Like they canceled each other out, like that meant that, despite the solid, wonderful boyfriend, the great job, the friends and the family, and, God help me, even the golden retriever, that signifier of settled-down squareness and all the associated responsibilities therein, that I was still young and stupid and fun, still capable of sussing out the best route to the bar at a packed party, of staying out all night. Cigarettes, to me, were a blazing signifier that I still made bad choices, that I was still interesting."
- Love Stories: My Chemical Romance, by Alessandra Codinha (x)

"Es dauerte mindestens zwei Jahre, bis ich mich hier zu Hause fühlte. Jetzt habe ich allerdings manchmal das Gefühl, dass sich Berlin schon wieder an mir vorbeientwickelt hat. Die Bar 25, das Stattbad Wedding, der Picknick-Club: so viele Orte, mit denen ich Schönes verbinde, gibt es nicht mehr. Das muss eine Stadt erst einmal schaffen – dass du keine 30 bist und schon Nostalgiker."
- Berlin, Berlin, wir ziehen nach Berlin! (x)

01 February, 2016

blue vs. red

"With typical Li logic, she says she feels that she has become younger as she has grown older. “For about 28 years [her age now], I thought I was 45. And now I’ve started to go backwards. For the first time I’m aware that I’m actually quite young, but it’s almost too late as I’m not even that young anymore. So I feel a bit stressed out that I kind of missed my youth. Now I just want to do everything – I want to live life and make art and make love.”"
- Lykke Li (x)

"I’m 27 now. A lot of people talk about how getting older makes them sadder and that this age is often something intense. (...) It’s a time when you can’t really blame everything on youth anymore."
- Lykke Li (x)

"A city becoming, a woman becoming. The pathetic fallacy runs strong in Berlin, as my Irish friend Louise would say; anyone can borrow this city and its wounds as set design. "
- Berlin, An Anti-Romance (x)

"Best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t complain. There’s a great chapter in Ben Horowitz’s book called The Hard Thing About Hard Things called “Nobody Cares” and he talks about how he was running Netscape and one of his investors looks at him one day and tells him, “Ben, nobody cares—just do your job.” You can make a million excuses for why something didn’t go well, but ultimately, just fix it and get on with it. Be a solutions person."
- Emily Weiss (x)

"I usually wash my face right when I wake up because I need to let everything soak in which makes this a lengthy process. I get up much earlier than I need to and will sit in my robe and marinate while drinking coffee before I actually make any noticeable progress that an outsider can see."
- Dana Schwartz, Into the Gloss (x)

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are (x)

"...denen draußen der Regen aufs Styling nieselt, die niemand sofort erkannt hat und die sich nun "einen Augenblick gedulden" müssen. Die Tragik der Generation Gästeliste bei drei Grad über null."
- (x)

13 January, 2016

new year's resolution

"I kind of want to tone it down. I feel like 2016, everybody's on the natural wave. I just want to take my nails off. No hair. No makeup. It's too much to maintain sometimes. It's hard being a girl."

"I feel like every year has a new energy. I feel like this year is really about the year of just realizing stuff and just coming into your own and finding yourself. I feel like al my friends around me and everyone around me are just realizing things. Things are coming to light. We just want to be good people and do good things and have fun and just have no stress."
7 New Year's Resolutions for 2016, by Kylie Jenner (x)

12 January, 2016


Nobody does packaging better than beauté right now.
  1. Nuori
  2. Kosho
  3. Aesop
  4. Grown Alchemist
  5. Verso
  6. Glossier
  7. Susanne Kaufmann
  8. Context
  9. Byredo
  10. Rodin
  11. Lake and Skye
  12. Royal Fern
Pictures: Glossier, & Other Stories

10 January, 2016


"There are no ‘squad goals’ here, just the real deal of family domesticity."
- Issue 67: Editor's Letter, by Jess Blanch (x)

"Every American story begins in innocence and never stops mourning the loss of it."
Joan Didion (x)

"His girls tend to reflect the stages he's going through. (...) His only trouble is that women are people, not stages."
- Roger Ebert reviewing Annie Hall (x)

"It's like all these chemicals that get released in your brain: serotonin, endorphins, dopamine. They link to your brain and help you fall for a person's smell and their energy. You get stoned with the idea of falling in love."
- Gaspar Noé (x)

“It was a difficult transition,” she continued. “Going from one view of sex to the other in a single day.”

"Growing up, I thought often about becoming a nun: that’s how much I wanted God. But no matter how I emptied myself, I couldn’t feel him. He was my first heartbreak, my first unrequited love."
- Postpartum, by Stephanie Grant for The New Yorker (x)