I haven’t done a Monday’s Pretty Things round-up in a while. In fact, if you’re a new reader you might not even know that Monday’s Pretty Things are, well, a thing! That’s just sad. I’ve been collecting plenty of inspiration, I just haven’t been sharing it. (I’m sorry. Let’s end that drought now.)
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan via Conde Nast Traveler: Ten of the Snowiest Places in the World
I’m shivering just thinking about the fact that I lived in one of the places on this list. Brrrr.
Modern Bamboo Steamer via Quitokeeto
Utilitarian things like pots and pans and appliances should be attractive as well as functional, don’t you think? These steamers from Hong Kong are so pretty.
via the ever-lovely French blog Le Dans La
A space doesn’t have to have a lot going on to be beautiful. The unified color palette here is so calming.
Peter via David Fleck on Society6
David Fleck’s portfolio is full of gems. I spent a good twenty minutes browsing the other day, and enjoying all the illustrated details.
Underpass in Novi Sad / Нови Сад
Images from the former Yugoslavia, or anywhere throughout the Balkans, Eastern/Central Europe and the former Soviet states fascinate me. There’s a sadness about so many of them, and yet such a poignant beauty. Like I wrote here, “it makes me very happy and it makes me very sad.” If you have any seemingly-everyday snapshots from those areas, favorite blogs or Instagram accounts, photojournals (like RFE/RL’s Picture This!) or anything else related. send them my way! They don’t all have to be epic — like these images of Communist-era buildings — I love a good peek into everyday life, too.
If you follow Oaxcaborn on Instagram, you know about our succulent planting adventures (see below photo) so it’s no surprise that this week’s Monday’s Pretty Things is all about greenery! This was inspired by a couple of things — one, the incredible Urban Jungle Bloggers project, and two, the fascinating conversation here about the challenge of spending time outdoors if you, like many people, are an apartment dweller. (Most people don’t actually live on a rambling ranch!)
Hopefully these Pretty Things — and the #UrbanJungleBloggers Pinterest board — will inspire you to create your own green oasis no matter where you live.
Hanging plants via Atelier Solarshop
Urban window via Rennes on VSCO
Floral workshop via Wit & Delight
Japanese home via Spoon & Tamago
White interior via Ukkonooa
Fika via Oaxacaborn on Instagram
Plant display inside the Loose Leaf shop, via photographer Sean Fennessy for The Design Files
Plants in pretty vases, via stylist Lotta Agaton and photographer Kristoffer Johnsson for Residence Magazine
Swedish wildflowers via Hilda’s Hem
Midsommar wreath of flowers via Bo Mimi
Spider plant hanging from shower (my home).
Paper cranes hanging in the Suhka Amsterdam shop window
Oak growing in a jar of water via An-Magritt
See even more pretty things…
1. Fruit shop in Naples, Italy // Photograph by André Benedix on Flickr
2. Fish shop in Naples, Italy // Photograph by André Benedix on Flickr
3. Cafe in Seoul, South Korea // Photograph by handsforholding on Flickr
4. 19 Alexandra Road, United Kingdom // Photograph by Lou Archell on Littlegreenshed
5. LOKL Coffee Co. in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia // Photograph by Loo Jia Wen as seen on Bloesem
6. Julianna’s Coffee & Crepes, Atlanta Georgia // Photograph by In Honor of Design
7. Fatbird Cafe in Bangkok, Thailand // Photograph via BKKMenu
8. Hara Donuts (하라 도너츠) in Seoul, South Korea // Photograph by the Seoul is for Lovers blog
9. Purple garlic stall in St-Vivien-de-Médoc, France, during Market Day // Photograph by Oddur Thorisson for Manger
10. Bakery in Ghent, Belgium // Photograph by klaartje on Flickr