See For Yourself.

See For Yourself.

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Design guru Rob Forbes has created an accessible handbook to help us uncover the beauty in the commonplace. See For Yourself reveals how visual thinking can enrich our lives. In friendly text complemented by photographs taken on his travels around the world, Forbes explains how to appreciate the design elements that surround us in the built environment.

Linking broad concepts such as composition and materiality to quotidian details such as the play of colour in hanging laundry or the repeated forms in a row of ice cream scoops, Forbes reveals how an appreciation of the hues, patterns and textures that surround us can enhance a life well lived.

We took inspiration from Forbes this week and sought out the beauty in the world around.

Here is what we saw:

See Beauty
See Beauty

 

See Humour
See Humour

 

See Colour
See Colour

 

See Simplicity
See Simplicity
See Light and Shadow
See Light and Shadow
Turns our London is more spectacular than we ever imagined! Share your beautiful world with us on Twitter and Instagram using the #SeeForYourself and tagging @abramschronicle. Enjoy the long weekend!

London Calling

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Redecoration inspiration!

Let Ida Magntorn‘s Home Style By City inspire, whether she is simply inspiring interior dreams for that flat you WILL one day own, or helping you make something of the little space you do have.

Home Style By City captures the essence of five design-forward cities and showcases beautiful homes from each that reflect the local style. Part tour and part design resource Home Style By City is an electric collection that offers a refreshing perspective on five must visit cities and innovative design.

So how about injecting a little bit of classic London attitude to your life?

“The soul of London is eccentric, full of exaggeration and humor…A bit dreamlike, with mismatched proportions and clashes of style…The secret: there are no boundaries.”

(Pssst…If you can’t afford to redecorate, find the London buzz with Ida’s London Playlist!)

What’s your style? Mad-cap Alice In Wonderland London or maybe a New York City unfailing sense of simple style?

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