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Kitchen Design // Furtif by Evercut

 

Sometimes, kitchen tools can be amazingly useful as well as super sexy! That is exactly the case with this beautiful range of chef knives by French company Tb Groupe. The line is called Furtif, and features dishwasher-safe, coated stainless steel blades that are built to last as well as look amazing in the kitchen! I mean, how cool is the streamlined matte black metal?!! These are definitely going on my wishlist!!

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Art // Shinichi Maruyama

 

Hello, Lovelies! I’m back from Bali & settling back into my second home here in Sydney. Bali was beautiful & so relaxing…but more on that another day! Now, let’s talk about my current art obsession…I am completely enamored with Japanese artist Shichini Maruyama’s Water Sculptures series. The beautiful impermanence of his images is so striking! Just think, none of these moments will ever be recreated, which makes each shot so perfectly unique. The artist uses his hands to “create” each moment and freezes it in time with his camera. The effect is so calming and serene.

Here’s what Shichini says about his work:

” I am fascinated by the fragility and incompleteness that exists with all things beautiful. I throw water into the air, and in mid-flight it changes shape constantly, being pulled by gravity and bursting with surface tension. Each flight barely lasts more than a second. In each moment, the water becomes a beautiful figure which can be defined as a “part man-made, part natural” sculpture. I wanted to capture these beautiful impermanent water sculptures by photographing them in the exact moment, when the essence of their existence is pure.”

What a simple but powerful concept!!

 

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Aussie Design // Amber Sceats

 

It’s no secret, I love jewelry!! Costume jewelry, vintage jewelry, diamond bling, anything goes as long as the design reads elegance, quality, and unique style. Since being here in Oz, I’ve discovered local jewelry designer Amber Sceats’ line of striking and luxe designs & I’ve fallen in love. Amber’s just released her 2nd collection, and the pieces are true modern statements that would look beautiful in many different settings – dressed up with an elegant dress or dressed down with casual denim and a simple T-shirt. I love her use of natural stones and the substantiality and weight of her metals is a nice change to the dainty and minimalist jewelry trends we’ve seen from so many designers in recent seasons. Amber’s price point is not too heavy on the wallet, which is an added bonus! Below are a few of my favorites from her current collection. See (& shop!) her full collection here.

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Design // Autumn De Wilde

 

How beautiful is THIS?! Photographer and artist Autumn De Wilde created this colorful & light-filled installation, aptly named Lighting, Layers and Reflections, as a backdrop for a new Cadillac ad campaign. I love the amazing landscape reflecting in these “houses” and the colors they reflect back onto the stark environment. De Wilde says that the Escalade 2015 served as inspiration for the two jewel-toned and reflective 7 x 12 foot houses – constructed in the California mountains out of plexiglass and mirror. Way to step it up with this design-focused campaign, Cadillac!! I wish this installation was permanent…would be a such great excuse for a photography road trip out West!

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Design // Inspiring Spaces

 

Being surrounded by creative and beautifully designed spaces is something I always crave! Be it stark, all-white with raw materials as the star, colorful and quirky, architecturally stunning, or elegant with a twist, design makes a space more than just a spot to hang out in for a while…it breathes life & soul into our surroundings and creates moods within us. Here are a few of my latest design favorites, from my ever-growing “Design Obsessed” Pinterest Board. I’m dreaming of a space as beautiful and creative as these to call my own one day…

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Image Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

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