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.