I was browsing through Pinterest and came across some of the most beautiful abandoned houses and it got me thinking about homes and what goes on inside a happy home – happy being a very important word here. The abandoned houses have so much charm and character and I can just imagine the lives lived inside these walls – not homeless junky lives but the lives of happy families in their bright, sunny beautiful homes.
These homes filled with fresh flowers, pastel walls, soft furnishings (Ikea I would imagine) and throw cushions (unlimited amounts). Dogs sleeping in the hall ways, children playing in the garden, cozy bay window nooks, cool breezy porches and fabulous women in the kitchen preparing for grand dinner parties (from ideas they found on Pinterest, I imagine again).
I love finding the websites of talented photographers that capture beauty in the simplest things. Still life, interiors, landscapes, exotic destinations or even just an everyday event, it takes talent to photography them all and Idha Lindhag is one of these talented people.
My Mom is in Calcutta at the moment so I’ve been thinking a lot about India and the time I’ve spent there. I absolutely love the colonial architecture and the old buildings in the cities and villages covered in moss. When I think of an Indian home (and India in general) I think of shuttered windows, deep porches, ceiling fans, house plants and wooden furniture, inviting and colourful, the sound of crows in sky, beautiful woman dressed in bright sparkly saris, beautiful fabrics and flowers, fresh fruit stalls, food stalls set up on every busy corner, the hooting and smell of incense, wood fires and diesel fumes all mixed together to create a wonderful place where you can get lost for hours and there is something new around every corner.
What an amazing place and such a privilege to be of those who have fallen in love with it.
“Nestled within undulating sand dunes and surrounded by quintessential Australian flora and bush, artist Lisa Roet finds her peace. In the small community of Rye lying along Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula an hours drive from Melbourne, one can take a short walk to rugged open ocean and a seemingly endless deserted beach.
Whistling in the wind to the soundtrack of the crashing of waves, this rustic interior is made from a combination of recycled steel and wood, providing the perfect atmosphere for a robust structure withstanding the elements of nature.”
We visited a shop on Saturday called Raw Materials. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.
Everything in the shop is unpolished, weathered, used, recycled and made from natural materials. The pieces add a natural and industrial feel to interiors and come from exotic places like India, China and Nepal.
Pinterest blows my mind! Even though I don’t really see the full point of it and rarely do I ever go back and look at the first few pins on a board of 1,641 I still love it and would be lost if I couldn’t hoard pictures like I can on Pinterest.
I tend to get over excited with the following of boards too and again, rarely go back and appreciate what these boards have to offer (I think this may also be due to fear of being sucked into a black hole of link after link of wonderful things to pin and discover). So, for this very reason I have started “Pinteresting” where I will feature the best of my Pinterest follows so that everyone can feel the joy I do when I find a board dedicated entirely to something I thought only I loved.
The first of these will come tomorrow but in the mean time, a sneak peak. She’s a freelance photographer, stylist, writer and recipe developer based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her blog, Local Milk is dedicated to recipes and gorgeous food photography, but her Pinterest boards are about far more! Even her blog logo makes me happy.