Friday, December 09, 2016


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. A busy one here with the holidays fast approaching, but looking forward to checking out the Christmas lights going up everywhere — one of the great things about city living. Enjoy your own.

(photo: purple area)

A Minimalist Christmas

As co-founder of Norm Architects, a firm known for its sober minimalism, it's not surprising that Jonas Bjerre Poulsen would bring that same aesthetic to his own family home during the holidays. Here's some quiet inspiration for those who are feeling a bit uninspired by tinsel, greenery and bright patterns, but still want to celebrate the season. More here on Bo Bedre.

(photography by andreas mikkel hansen)

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Sweetness and Light

Colourful vibes for you today.

(photo via here)

Sponsor Spotlight: The Rhubarb Studio

A warm welcome to new sponsor The Rhubarb Studio on Etsy, where owner Barbara brings a discerning eye to an ever changing selection of beautiful vintage pieces and housewares. The perfect place to shop for one of a kind items for that special someone on your gift list. Have a look at more here.

Handmade Holidays

These DIY Christmas tree drink stirrers are a cute addition to a holiday party — find out how to make them over at The Merrythought.

(photo via the merrythought)

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Monday, December 05, 2016

Friday, December 02, 2016


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. Looking forward to dinner out with friends — enjoy your own.

(photo: no 197 chiswick fire station via sfgirlbybay)

Moroccan Paradise

A stunning space in Morocco for you today, the second home of London-based interior designer Lisa Burke. Gently renovated, this 18th century house has been decorated in a bohemian style that reflects the culture surrounding it, blending African and French influences. Currently available for seasonal rent, this tranquil home is where Lisa and her partner plan to eventually retire, far from the bustle of London. More here on Casa Vogue.

(photography by paulina arcklin)


Have fun this weekend.

(photo via pinterest)

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Handmade Holidays

Throughout the month of December I'll be sharing holiday inspiraton on automatism — beautiful ideas for decorating, gifting, baking and more. Hope it makes the season a little more special for you.

(photo by jeroen van der spek, styling by cleo scheulderman for vt wonen)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Stable Home
Take a tour of a beautifully renovated 18th century former stables in Stockholm, now a lovely home with great original details. Love the textured walls and beams. 

Farewell William Trevor
The Irish writer William Trevor passed away last week at the age of 88. Follow the link for a wonderful interview with him in 1989 by The Paris Review.

7 Movies That Will Make You Feel Better About the Future
Interesting list of hopeful movies for anxious times, including one of my all time faves, Wings of Desire.

The New York Times Gift Guide
Get some shopping inspiration for the holidays with this beautifully designed interactive guide there's something for everyone on your list. 

100 Years of Kitchens
Architectural Digest has a fun video that shows the evolution of the kitchen over the last 100 years. Fascinating. 

Best Food Books of 2016
Smithsonian has an interesting selection of food history books released this year — perfect for any gourmets you know (or treat yourself). Several focus on one thing only (butter, bourbon, candy) while others examine restaurants or food culture in New York. Perfect reading by the fire, with appropriate drink and/or snack on hand.

Roasted Broccoli Salad With Pine Nuts, Raisins and Feta
Balance out the rich festive foods of the holidays with delectable and healthy dishes like this one.  

(photo: bauer media group via my domaine)

advertise on automatism

Thinking of holiday advertising on automatism? There's still time! Find out all about it here.

(photo: walther and co via pinterest)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Moments of Beauty

Beautiful dreamer. Stunning portrait by South African photographer Krisjan Rossouw, from his series Dark Paradise. See more of his work at Otomys Gallery here.

(via otomys by way of pinterest)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


A forecast of freezing rain outside today makes the idea of spending an afternoon in a lovely space like this even more appealing.

(photo via sfgirlbybay)

Photogenic in Madrid

This lovely Madrid apartment by interior designer Julian Gallego reminds me of the set design for Jean Cocteau's films — there's a slightly 1940s Surrealist feel to it. Beautiful. More here on Nuevo Estila.

Friday, November 25, 2016


Happy weekend! Have a lovely one. Looking forward to concerts and used bookstore browses here — enjoy your own.

(photo of soriano sofa by tobia scarpa for cassina, circa 1976 via my unfinished home)

Vintage Style

Love the fantastic mix of vintage Scandinavian and French in the seaside home of Shelly, owner of Etcetera Vintage. So much character and charm here. See more photos at Mademoiselle Poirot.

(photography and styling by carole poirot)
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