{the gallery effect}

{Photography by Bjarni B. Jacobsen for Livingetc.}

Recently, P. {dashing as ever in Versace} and I had the chance to attend a gallery opening for a well-known British artist, and while we were sipping our wine and admiring the work in the bright and lovely gallery space, remembered how wonderful art looks against a clean, white background . . .

{via Homes & Gardens}

{via absolutely beautiful things}

{via emmas designblogg}

{via timfalle on flickr}

{via carolina eclectic}

{via Livingetc.}

{via andyland}

{photography by debi treloar}

{via house t0 home}

{via More Ways to Waste Time}

{a brick wall was exposed and painted white to add character, and a collection of art from Cornwall hangs above a vintage Tulip table and chairs; Livingetc., photography by Penny Wincer}

{via andyland}

{via Homes & Gardens}

{via Livingetc.}

{via decor8}

{via house to home}

{via design*sponge}

{via Livingetc., photography by Sharyn Cairns}

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{happy weekend + lovely letters}

{beautiful sample of Karl Lagerfeld's photographic work for Chanel}

Late Thursday morning, I received a perfectly delightful e-mail from Glamorous reader Joy, who was fortunate enough to happen upon a Karl Lagerfeld photoshoot while out enjoying the Spring sunshine the previous day:

"This is glamorous! Love, love, love your blog and read it daily!

While running around town yesterday, I stumbled upon a Karl Lagerfeld shoot for Fendi. Karl himself was taking many of the photos. It was a perfect 60 degrees and all the onlookers sat quietly taking the experience in. Surely, it was a nice way to kill an hour. It's amazing what you see day to day on the streets of New York.

Thought you would enjoy these photos!"

{images 2 - 4 property of Joy M., NYC}

You may or may not know that the world-famous couturier, {currently for Fendi, Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld}, is also famous for his photography as well as his designs and has published more than 20 books of photography. Joy managed to snap some wonderful candid shots of the designer {including behind the lens!}, and so thoughtfully sent them along . . .

{with Kate, via glamchic}

{Top image: Advertisement: Chanel; Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld; Season: S/S 2005; Model: Daria Werbowy}

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{calm & cheerful}

{Heath Ceramics via Simply Lovely and d*s}

Completely intrigued by the combination of yellow & gray. Part calming and part energetic, it's always sophisticated with a certain elegance.

{Marais AC Chair, Design Within Reach}

{Karin Akesson via another shade of grey}

{serene by danske on flickr}

{Photo by Paul Costello May 2006 via dominomag.com}

{Flower Beaded Bib Necklace
by Miriam Haskell - 24K goldplated leaves adorned with natural bone, European glass, and mother-of-pearl}

{Photo by Paul Costello May 2006 via dominomag.com}

{spring dresses Junko Shimada printemps/été 2008 via Oh Joy!}

{milkandsuch by danske on flickr}

{dwell studio}

{© Anders Schonnemann}

{jimmypickles via another shade of grey}

{jute picnic cushions by Toast}

{at Jenni Kayne}

{last 3 images: style.com; photography by Marcio Madeira}

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{jan de vliegher - paintings}

{schonbrunn.2007.oil on canvas.80x120cm}

Came across
Jan De Vliegher's incredibly beautiful paintings while browsing the ever-inspiring Dear Ada.

The wonderfully talented and prolific De Vliegher paints an array of subjects and topics, including statues, landscape, the sea, still life, and even glass, but it's his breathtaking renderings of luxurious interiors that are most captivating . . .

{hofburg.2007.oil on canvas.80x120cm}

{window2.2007.oil on canvas.165x110cm}

{schonbrunn.2007.oil on canvas.40x60cm}

{cafe.2007.oil on canvas.120x80cm}

{hofburg.2007.oil on canvas.40x60cm}

{hofberg.2007.oil on canvas.160x240cm}

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{happy easter}

{chanel karl lagerfeld}

We're leaving the city behind for a few days and trading the hectic pace for long, languid conversations, a glass of wine {or two}, and enormous amounts of Easter chocolate.

{Have a lovely weekend!}

{photography by Paul Costello}

{photography by Sara Wilson}

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