The amazing world of Kelsey Foster

kelseyfoster photography

Through her photographic lenses an amazing universe is fabricated. There’s a shared quality amongst her themes, there it be fashion or travel or portrait images. A fragile sensibility that transforms mundane subjects into works of art and dresses the world with a delicate symmetry. The images are serene, calming our frantic senses, in an instant, upon looking at them and the people she captures seem confident but also quiet. A quaint view of our constantly erratic lives.



Flowers from the garden

My garden is pretty young and the blooming flowers are yet sparse still, around this time every year whenever I have the chance I pick fresh flowers from our garden. I find joy in bringing home what nature has to offer! A little ritual that marks the change of season and the years passing by… These little handmade bouquets instantly give an uplifting note in our living room. It’s true that no matter how humble a flower is the beauty that encapsulates is precious.


Beauty is…this fashion illustration by Leigh Viner

Leigh Viner, a self taught artist, creates these rad illustrations out of her deep appreciation and love for fashion! Her pieces celebrate beauty all the way. The artworks are sensational yet powerful. She has a wide range of mediums varying from sketch to photography. The one showing here is a favorite of mine. If you like to see more, do pay a visit to her.



Family Affairs

Clothes that remind me the breeze of summer have a special place in my heart. When I wear them I recall memories of long forgotten holidays… As if lazy warm evenings of other times sail in the ocean of my mind. I long for this familiar notion, from time to time, to soothe me and cuddle me. The clothes from the spring summer collection of Family Affairs have a similar quality which draws me so effortlessly!



Find & Refined {mint condition}

bowl  // bangles  //  tank  //  tumbler  //  bin  // sandal


Scenes from a bedroom

Since my pregnancy, the room I spend most of my time is my bedroom. This is where I think, I sometimes eat and connect with the world. It’s my comfort room and here I do almost anything! I guess for many people bedroom also serves other purposes than sleep, like office space or studio and so does for me even though I have a dedicated room in the house for that. I’m not one to complaint though! I have happy times here doing my own thing and even if days get rough I look around and see things that I love. Those little knick-knacks like my books and magazines keep me company and inspire me greatly. 


Beauty is this wallpaper called Carpates!

Do you know the feeling when you come across something truly divine? Your heart starts pumping, your eyes get wet and you loose sense of time. When I saw this sumptuous space, everything froze. I was gazing upon it until it became unbearable…  There’s so much going on in this picture to just pretend I don’t care. First of, this plump velvety sofa with the color of open sea, a color that lures you in!  The delicious set of pillows, so inviting and comfy… The pile of magazines promising a great afternoon time.  And then it’s the wallpaper. Oh my! It’s not for the faint of heart. Dark, exquisite and imposing, it takes up your existence and sucks you in! So dramatic and unique without looking dowdy. The colors are muted but rich. The texture is quite present and utterly opulent. This paper transforms the room into something extraordinary and unique, full of depth and dimension, like nothing does!



Creatures of the Wind

My mind is blown away… Are these fashions unique or what? Under the enchanting name Creatures of the Wind, the apparel label, has created bold and colorful garments for their summer collection. I see neon and florals combined in their clothing harmoniously, plus the detailing makes those pieces stand out. I just love it when fashion can be playful and young at heart!



The amazing imaginary of photographer Jonas Ingerstedt

Today, I picked this house from the interiors portfolio of Swedish photographer Jonas Ingerstedt. I find it very appealing with its gallery wall full of unique photographs and its kitchen with vintage Eames chairs and a gorgeous orange Smeg fridge. The rest of  the home showcases a mingle of contemporary and antiques style which I totally dig! A house of full of personality, seen through the lens of a great photographer.



Find & Refined {for the design conscious}


candle   //  bag  //  bracelet  //  brooch  //  table  //  cup


I always wanted to work in the arts, now what?

My recent stillness, due to my pregnancy, has given me plenty of time to dive in my own thoughts and reflect. I’ve been thinking about my life so far and how a series of actions led to a work path somewhat controversial. Work in the arts. Well, Not a big of a deal, if you look from the outside but quite daunting for oneself. As a kid I enjoyed a certain freedom from my family which let me explore my likings and set my dreams. When I was a teenager and starting to form a early point of view I decided, instead of following a more steady work plan based on my parents professions, to study the arts and work in the arts. My choice came to be photography.

This choice was against all odds. Not because art was something we didn’t appreciate. On the contrary, art was not only celebrated in my house but also encouraged. I remember vividly my parents sourcing original works of art but caring less if we still owned only a black and white tv and I’m talking about the eighties, so go figure!  To a younger self of mine seemed fitted to follow what my heart was asking for. I said though, this choice was against all odds and I still believe it.

Having no one to ask about the actual difficulties regarding a career in the arts department, my parents’ mild objections never really bothered me. Until it hit me big time. It’s not that I finished my studies and was unemployed. Actually I’ve been working since my graduation taking a one step at a time towards my (what was considered) major goal to shoot  for magazines. And I succeed. I saw my work published for major and international titles like Lucky and Vogue as well as domestic titles. What I didn’t consider (at all) was how long would it take me to reach this point in my life and how much money would give me in return. The prize for that goal was quite high to pay and even if it was rewarding at certain moments it was more harsh and unfair most of the time. Having said that,  I’m not sure if I would have taken another more safe path in life but I would have done many things differently and I would have prepared myself in order to overcome the obstacles with less scars. Those are valuable realizations that I intend to rely on for the future.

Now, wise but drained from the effort I want to draw my next chapter in a more bulletproof way. I always wanted to work in the arts but now what? I want to explore new possibilities that I didn’t even regard as worthy in the recent past. Life is full of circles and I feel this primary work circle has come to an end. I know a new one awaits and I’m glad I’m able to apply lessons I’ve learned thus far.    


Beauty is… this fine art photograph

Antler and magnolia no.6935. Fine Art Photograph from Kari Herer.


Les carnets du Mont St. Michel


I like scarves and I admit I have one too many. So I always look around for nice ways to wear them. Those above, found at Les carnets du Mont St. Michel are pretty neat, don't you think?



The amazing world (her home that is…) of Jennifer Jansch

Stylist Jennifer Jansch has an impeccable taste and the pictures of her home above are here to prove it! I truly enjoy houses that show a well edited mix of styles and eras while retaining a homogenous sense of interiors by applying certain rules, for instance, in color selections. This way the result is neither flashy nor boring. It feels just right. Grey and brown together work really well with neutral backgrounds. The choice of materials is synonymous of an eclectic personality. The sofa is quite boxy but minimal making this living room easy going while the dining area implies grandeur of the past and suggests a more formal setting. The bathroom is luxurious though serene. Lastly, the bedroom feels ultra feminine and glamorous without being overloaded.