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FOR THE HOME: tales for oskar

I have a major weakness for pretty coffee table books. And while I do want them to look good around the apartment, I also want them to actually inspire me. Whether it is home decor, beautiful stories or photographs – books should be an escape from reality. My most recent purchase is “Tales For Oskar” by the super talented Kristian Schuller. He is my personal favorite photographer (some of you may know him from Germany’s Next Top Model) and I feel like his fashion photography captures the essence of a modern day fairy tale. A few years ago I saw some of his work at the Kunsthalle here in Vienna, and from the entire exhibition his photographs definitely stuck with me the most and made a lasting impression. So much, that I went back to see the same exhibition for a second time.

Book Review: Tales for Oskar by Kristian Schuller

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6 | Categories: Decor, inspiration, Personal

TDD Wedding Week

Today kicks-off our “Wedding Week” over on The Daily Dose and I am seriously proud of what Kathi and I have put together for you guys (style shoots, locations, blogs, outfits, cocktails, gift guides, …).
Back in May we teamed up with Viktoria of Lovely Weddings and Fiona of FlowerUp for a very special style shoot for a citrus garden wedding, and the result is a total highlight to us – it was such a pleasure working with these talented ladies! To read all about the details and see many more pictures, be sure to check out the feature HERE. Hope you guys love it as much as I do 

Citrus Garden Wedding – Style Shoot

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3 | Categories: Decor, inspiration, Summer, The Daily Dose

good design makes us happy!

Just 2 days ago, I found out that there is such a thing as international “happy day” (March 20th). As a person who generally thinks that life is much more worth while when you’re happy, I will obviously make it a celebration from now on! But really, what makes us happy? Being healthy and having amazing family and friends is an obvious reason, money helps to take away some worries, but for me, it is also the things I surround myself with. I love fashion and I love interior design. As superficial as it sounds, but a pretty bag or amazing new rug definitely make me happy. Recently, I came across an interview with the designer duo Talbot Runhof for a study done by HTC about how objects with good design have been proven to lessen negative feelings like anger and resentment and enhance creativity. Personally, I can definitely relate to the study. For example, a dining table chair needs to be comfortable and sterdy – but if it also looks good at the same time (like our Philippe Starck ghost chairs) it makes me happy and I love creating my little pop-up office around the table.

good design makes us happy - HTC & Talbot Runhof

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0 | Categories: inspiration, Interior Design, Sponsored

Louis Vuitton Women F/W 2014 Livestream

As you guys probably know, today at 10am CET Nicolas Ghesquière’s first collection for Louis Vuitton will premiere on the runway. Since I can’t be there in Paris, I will be glued to my laptop screen for the livestream. Feel free to join me, right here on Bikinis & Passports for a little fashion inspiration! I am excited to see what Nicolas has in store for us!

Louis Vuitton FW 2014/2015 Live Stream

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1 | Categories: inspiration