The Weekend // 07

It is absolutely freezing in Austin this weekend, a welcome glimpse of what "winter" is like for the rest of the world.

I've been having so much fun going back through old travel photos.  I realized it's been six years since we were in New Zealand and I have been editing and sharing some of my favorites on my instagram. New Zealand was our first stop on the way to our year-long work-holiday in Australia.  I remember being delighted by every little thing we saw, so eager to find what awaited us on the other side of the world.

evening at Piha // snowy crater, Tongariro crossing // Piha from up above // emerald lake, Tongariro crossing

New Zealand is an incredibly special place because of the diverse terrain. One particular drive took us from the beaches and misty rainforest of Punakaiki to Franz Josef Glacier where we experienced surf, sunshine, snow and glacial ice all in one afternoon.  

I think I will make a habit of going back through photos from each of our old trips, because I'm really cherishing the memories that pop up during the process.  Anyway, here are a few things I'm loving right now.  

This simple wedding shot

Modern Hearts wedding, Namibia. 

I'm not one to get stuck on weddings, but this photo captured by Modern Hearts is stunning.  Just a simple dress, beautifully wild bouquet and the Namibian landscape. I'll take one, please. 

This entire project

This design concept by Jonas Emmertsen for a fictional side project of Noma. Such a fantastic idea and beautifully executed. Dreamt up for the purpose of the branding exercise, but I would be surprised if someone doesn't take this (or a spinoff idea on this) to fruition.  I would 100% go on a "Noma Authentic" culinary discovery tours.  Sign me up for the Faroe Islands & Greenland, please. 

Photography © Bharath Ramamrutham, Courtesy of Khosla Associates

Designed by Khosla Associates, the house is located in Kerala, South India in a small fishing village called Chowara.  Perched 200ft above an expansive stretch of green along the Arabian Sea coast, at the edge of a cliff, set against fronds of a coconut plantation.  The owner (from London) requested a large pool, multiple decks and meditation areas resulting in a beautiful, modern beach home.  

And that is all.  Happy weekend friends.