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Entries in lazy sunday (8)



Most Sundays, all I want to do is lounge and do pretty much nothing. And that's exactly what I plan to do today, except I will also be enjoying the new online issue of Est Magazine. The magazine is filled with the best in Australian and international design, interiors, fashion, luxury goods, travel and lifestyle. But this particular issue they've dedicated to The Art of Simple Living—my favorite subject. So if you have no plans for today, I encourage you to sit back with your tablet on hand and browse through the gorg pages of Est. Enjoy!

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On A White Cloud

What's better than spending your Sunday morning lounging on this comfy chair with your paper? The design of this slick Spinnaker chair, inspired by the marine world, reflects the beautiful curves of the cruising spinnaker sail — hence its name. The Norwegian designers wanted to create the relaxing feeling of sitting on a white cloud. This extraordinary piece of furniture will give your home a new image. It is upholstered with authentic sails, old or new, and you can make it your own by choosing any combination of materials they offer. Spinnaker is manufactured by the well renowned upholstery manufacturer, Hødnebø of Norway,

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Sweet Celebrations

The Holidays are fast approaching and it's time to start thinking about how to decorate your home and planning the get-together with family and friends. Don't sweat it! The new Entertaining Issue of Sweet Paul Magazine is already here to help you bring it all together. The pages are chock-full of innovative and gorgeous ideas plus mouth-watering recipes that will delight your guests. Don't miss it — it's really a visual treat!

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Leisurely stunning

For me Sundays are about kicking back, relaxing and enjoying a good read with a nice cup of joe on hand. Well, I think I found the perfect magazine for you to read. At Your Leisure is a labor of love project from j3 Productions. This magazine — or ”zine” as they rather call it — it's their version of those old handmade independent publications from the 80's and 90s we used to love. Their mission is just to inspire, pay homage to those that inspire us, and also showcase those individuals that live what they love and the creative spaces they call home.

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Trick or Treat

My dear friends,
I want to take this festive day to sincerely thank you for your devout readership and for making the TheDesignerPad's first couple of months a complete success. I hope you're finding it exciting and inspiring — and you enjoy reading it. I'm absolutely having loads of fun gathering the best and most innovative treats out there in the design stratosphere to share with you all. Have a safe and spooky Halloween — and a handful of sweets, from me to you!

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Into the woods

If you're adventurous at heart and always wanted to know what it feels like to sleep in the middle of the woods, now you can head to Sweden's boreal forest and stay at the magical Treehotel. Inspired by the film documentary “Trädälskaren” (Treelover) by Jonas Selberg Augustsen, the seven room-size structures are if nothing works of art. They were built and are run daily with ecological values in mind. The Bird's Nest, one of my favorites, plays with the contrast of a rough exterior and a very slick modern interior. And if you're wondering, people can access it through a retractable staircase.

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Room service

Image by Lucas Allen

There's nothing better than waking up late on a Sunday morning and having a delicious breakfast in bed surrounded by your comfy down pillows and comforter. And if you really want to eat in style, bring your culinary fare, or just a cup of joe and a bagel, on one of these gorgeous and stylish trays. Whatever your style is, I'm sure there's one out there for you. Happy Sunday!

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Step out!

Woke up this morning and when I stepped out to take my Frenchie out for his early walk the cool breeze made me realize that summer days are almost gone. So my friends, go out an enjoy the rest of the warmer days. Fall is almost here. Happy Sunday!

Image by Richard Powers