It is an exclusive existence in regard to all that exemplifies being Latin in my point of view – the people, the food, the fire, the philosophy of life, the style, of the land and sea they provide a colour and a light that is wondrously incomparable. Here we have two very different homes, the first in Apulia, Italy and the latter Sao Paulo, Brazil.
These images were kindly sourced courtesy of The Style Files providing inspiration from Italy (images 1-4) and Trendland in Sao Paulo, Brazil (images 5-9).
Birdsong has visited this loft before. I am not short of inspiration nor dreaming, that I will one day live in a New York loft apartment. There something instinctively precious about such a space within the cosmopolitan giant that is NYC.
“What’s the use of a great city having temptations if fellows don’t yield to them?” ― P.G. Wodehouse, Carry on, Jeeves
These images and the quote were sourced courtesy of Trendland and here. Designer and artist Alina Preciado designed her Brooklyn loft space. Incidentally, I am listening to Alicia Keys, New York.
“When the world is itself draped in the mantle of night, the mirror of the mind is like the sky in which thoughts twinkle like stars.” - Khushwant Singh, Delhi
These images were kindly sourced courtesy of This is Melly’s wonderful and inspiring blog called existential detective, 2. Oh my, clever clever street ART showcased by MiMo CulCha. In addition, the concluding 3 images were photographed by Line Klein, a favourite apartment in Brooklyn Heights, New York and a very delicious looking rhubarb dessert. Chef Cecilie Svensson. Incidentally, RUM Interior Design here.
I do love the use of pegs and the sweet sink, the industrial pendant light over the dining table, the grey palette – it is unique and beguiling. But MOSTLY, I love the inspirational words, “Changing Place, Changing Time, Changing Thoughts, Changing Future”.
This past week we have moved from our lovely renovated house to another it little box that requires restoration – WHY? I ask myself, it certainly is not because we are bursting at the seams with energy. It is because we love the result of tweaking what is old and neglected, allowing a house to be filled with light and enabling it to breath.
“White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colors; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white. ” ― G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy