chocolat

these vintage ads really amused me. you can almost imagine the dudes saying, “come on boys, this chocolate isn’t going to carry itself!” (in french)

christmas!

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ho-ho-ho-holy crap it’s christmas already!

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(that’s me, obviously happy with my christmas loot)

i hope you have a lovely day, whether you’re in the snow or the sun… my christmas is going to consist of opening gifts sometime late morning (or rather, watching as my young nieces and nephews tear open their presents, and then ask if they can open mine too).

adam simpson

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adam simpson
his work encompasses design, animation and illustration – always with a strong emphasis on drawing.

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roman holiday

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lawrence alma-tadema
one of the most renowned painters of late nineteenth-century britain, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the roman empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue mediterranean sea and sky

kris atomic

kris atomic
I’m Kris and I like drawing, embroidery and taking pictures. I particularly enjoy souvenirs from the seaside, going for afternoon tea, trips to ikea and pandas.

memories

i’m on holiday for a wee while. just over 3 weeks to be exact, boom! i won’t be on the computer much (or at all, hopefully) – but i have set up some posts to go off like clockwork around here. so, to keep going with the summer / holiday spirit…. here are some lovely old beach pics for you:

retreat

the site is a waterfront property located on an island in the archipelago of stockholm. oaks and pines live in meagre soil between sculptural rocks that dominate the landscape. a large section of the site’s upper part is taken by a large oak aged over 500 years

taters

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the pioneer womana very well known blogger, ree drummond makes some seriously good looking food. probably my favourite recipe of hers is crash hot potatoes, basically the only potato dish i make these days. lots of olive oil, lots of rock salt, fresh herbs, cooked until super crispy – oh my. i think it’s probably the ideal accompaniment to summer meals – especially with some chicken kebabs from the braai & a fresh salad. go get the recipe & make it now.

la tonkinoise

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La Tonkinoise à Paris
My little world is a happy recycling, a small jumble of flea market where you find the jewels fell into disuse. Each jewel that I put in point is a unique piece with a carefully considered composition. Remixing pins, buckles, buttons, watches, often of no concern to people… Each model is assembled by hand in my workshop from the 11th arrondissement in Paris