Tag: photography

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Welcome to the Gili Islands, Lombok


The Gili Islands off the north-west coast of Lombok, Indonesia, are truly special. The tropical island getaway has something for everyone; picturesque white sandy beaches, stunning coral reef, deep turquoise seas and most favourably, no cars, no motorbikes and no distractions. The word ‘Gili’ actually means ‘small islands’, with the most popular of the small island locations being Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili … Read More Welcome to the Gili Islands, Lombok

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Timeless Home Styling: French Interiors


Take a look at this dreamy Parisian apartment owned by interior designer Emilie Bonaventure. Hidden away in Pigalle in the 9th arrondissement, the feminine space offers a discreet and elegant refuge from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant French city.   The high ceilings, marble fireplaces and herringbone parquet flooring creates a calming sanctuary, whilst retaining a sense of French simplicity.   Give your … Read More Timeless Home Styling: French Interiors

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Abu Dhabi


If you are visiting the UAE, consider taking a 1.5 hr ride to Abu Dhabi to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The sheer opulence and beauty is truly breathe-taking. Entrance and guided tours are free. In our opinion, a definite Must see. Remember that this a holy place and be respectful. Appropriate dress can be provided. Note: check the guided tour schedules as they … Read More Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Abu Dhabi

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A weekend in Amsterdam


The Alphabet Lifestyle guide on things to do and place to visit in Amsterdam.

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Travel inspired interiors


We all have those treasured travel pieces that we carefully packed into our luggage to bring home, only to find that we don’t know what to do with them. See our travel inspired interiors for ideas how to blend them into your home decor. Transform a simple white scheme by adding ethnic prints. This interior is lifted by simple black and white themed prints … Read More Travel inspired interiors

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Celebrating Diversity


With so much ignorance and anger in the world today, we want to take a moment to appreciate & celebrate cultural diversity and our own individual uniqueness, heritage and journey through life. In the words of Michelle Obama “When they go low…we go high”…  

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Small Apartment Top Tips: No wardrobe, No worries!


Are you struggling to find space for a wardrobe?  These inspirational clothes storage ideas make us want to throw out our wardrobes and make our clothes and accessories part of the room decor. Very on trend. What do you think?

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Sunday Mood Board – Life is better in Pink


PINK INSPIRATION

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Featured Photographer – Vadim Stein


Vadim Stein is a Ukrainian photographer. Born in Kiev, Stein studied sculptural restoration and worked for many years in theatre. Stein captures remarkable images of the strength and beauty of the natural body form. Simply stunning. To see more of Vadim Stein’s creations click here.

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Making the most of small spaces


Make your small space work harder with smart architecture and interior design solutions for making it look and feel larger than it actually is. Project: Intersect House, Stoke Newington, London, U.K. Client brief inspiration: ‘Cozy coffeehouse vibe’ Architect: William Tozer Associates Source: This Kitchen Is as Cozy as Your Favorite Coffee Shop and That’s Exactly the Idea

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Quotes to live by: Jack Nicholson


With an iconic acting career lasting nearly 60 years and a renowned reputation as an A-list Lothario, 78-year-old Jack Nicholson has truly earned his place as a Hollywood legend. Today we share 10 of celebrate his greatest quotes and life insights… Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world. With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60. There’s only two people in your … Read More Quotes to live by: Jack Nicholson

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Inside a fabulous Swedish home


Sometimes we stumble across a home that we just have to share with you. Take a peek inside the Scandinavian home of Malin Persson, an interior designer and her Italian husband.  They have successfully renovated the 1908 building, managing to maintain its original charm. Together they have created a beautiful space for entertaining friends and family, a fusion of their two home countries, blending … Read More Inside a fabulous Swedish home