There are messy witches that like Star Wars and Pókemon, whose dogs sleep on their beds without permission
And they can’t fit more stones in their bowls and have salt all over the house and save that especially pretty bottle for the right thing, but end up never using it.
And keep quartz next to the phone to prevent bad news.
And collect and drink too many kinds of tea.
And have more mason jars filled with things than anyone should ever have, but still do their laundry.
And have plants everywhere, even by the sink.
And hang their laundry in the back yard but keep a bundle of rosemary by the back door to prevent bad spirits from entering the house.
And leave sigils and wallets and keys everywhere.
And have spices and herbs and microwaves.
Being a witch does not prevent you from being a person.
We’re not an aesthetic and we’re not crazy. We’re people who have decided to reach out for things we cannot see but we can still feel.
And still we eat and we sleep and we’re late for work and we study for exams and watch sports and play music and go clubbing and cry with movies and drive and dance in the shower and watch the news and play video games and go grocery shopping.
And there are plants everywhere and rocks in the corners and tarot decks in drawers and candles in shelves.
•cute domestic pictures on the mantel piece
•personal trinkets on the window ledges
•future projects scattered over the table
•clutter unashamedly collecting in the rooms where they spend all their time
•pictures of their family in every room
•a sense of security and privacy
•a home that they’re not obligated to share
•a home that’s entirely theirs
Architect Vincenzo De Cotiis has renovated a former boathouse in Tuscany. The refurbishment, according to his sophisticated aesthetics, consists of a mix of unexpectedly juxtaposed materials, such as marble and concrete, brass and lacquer, which are far from holed up in a typical Tuscan house.
I watched What We Do in the Shadows recently (such a great movie, omg), and got the urge to play my supernatural prosperity hood again.
More importantly, I think it’s actually got me interested in building again, because I spent all of last night working on this. It’s not finished yet, but I’m super pleased with it so far. Maybe I’ll even post it; I haven’t put up a house for download in ages.
After living in Sydney, San Francisco, London and Luxembourg, Kathryn Smith and Ike Udechuku moved to Brussels and created Ampersand House, a home-gallery where public and private meld together. The neoclassical house (where they really live) is located in the vibrant Saint Gilles district, and the interiors are in constantly changing as containers of art and design, vintage and contemporary furniture, objects and prototypes. Almost everything is on sale and used by the owners in everyday life as well as by visitors and collectors who can experience these design pieces in situ. Often, they invite gallerists and artists who present artworks and rare and unique furniture in their home. Kathryn and Ike still works in law and finance, but they now mostly operate as design advisors: they supports clients in purchasing art and design pieces and help them to create their own eclectic style.
Source: Ampersand House- Elle Decor Italia. Ph Mark Seelen
Jardin Rouge is an intimate space created by Montresso Art Foundation, where contemporary artists are invited to experiment and build artistic projects, and collectors and critics can discuss art, from all around the world.