I am thrilled to be once again part of the of the awesome Design Sponge blog comunity. Today is to present the lovely Park Slope place of Jewelry designer and friend Iwona Ludyga.
In the beginning, we had hoped to shoot her place in the heart of summer (mainly for my blog features "an afternoon with..." ) because of her amazing outdoor space that she transforms into an extra living space by setting up a tent seamlessely leading the living room into the outdoors.
But Design Sponge contacted her about a month ago and we had to seize the opportunity and shoot it right away, in the rather stark light of winter. Luckily, the day of our photo shoot giant snow flakes were swirling outside and gave her place this lovely cosy look.
Her work studio was very tidy that day, much the opposite of how I have seen it before. Her design studio is made of a team of little hands she supervises daily while taking care of business and family. She runs a tight ship!
Iwona is one of the most talented person I know, everything she touches turns into gold so to speak. She can paint (the giant black painting in the living room is hers), draw, cook, design, decorate and pocesses a sick sense of color and style. I adore her.
Congratulations on the D*S feature Iwona! Check out the full Sneak Peek here.
Today's been grey, cold and damp: a classic December day. I knew these beautiful photographs from Alexandra Valenti would put everything back into perspective for me. I had somehow saved them on my desktop for inspiration. I Love her color process and the whole etheral girl power theme in this work. So refreshing.
Berlin based photographerMeike Nixdorf shoots and edits landscapes like i have personally never seen before.
In one of her interview she recalls being told once by someone reviewing her portfolio in New York that her landscape photography was beautiful but that "any photographer could have taken it". The criticism staggered her and pushed her to start shooting with a different point of view. And here lies her new body of work.
What a fascinating artist. She is definitely in my radar.
I highly recommend this video if you are -like me- drawned to her stripped aesthetic.