Free Downloadable Summer Prints

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The other day it suddenly hit me. It finally felt like Summer with a capital S. It was nothing in particular, just a mix of things adding up and a nostalgic feeling that I always associate with the season. Isn’t summer the only season we don’t want to end? Even though the hot weather can wear us down, it’s always hard to say goodbye to the holidays, summer nights, dips in the sea, gelato for lunch, books read under the beach umbrella.. Summer can be so sweet that I can’t help but miss it already, even while I’m living it. Do you get what I mean?

Anyway, I felt like I needed a print in the house to give off this summer feeling so.. I made one (or two)! I wanted it to be summer-y but without any pineapples/ flamingos/ toes in the sand etc so I had a look around on Unsplash and I found this picture by Diana Feil (click HERE to see and download the original, which is in colour and in super hi-res. All of Unsplash’s pictures are free to use for whatever you fancy. Crediting the photographer is not required but is appreciated).

I changed the picture in black and white and started scribbling away. I always like a handwritten touch, and I like that the prints are quite minimal, I imagined they could go in a very nordic home ;) I’d put the prints in black frames, if only I had some.

Then I took a few pictures in the garden under a very hot sun, which was worth all the sweating and nearly-heatstroke because I am all for harsh shadows lately. And soft shadows of trees and leaves. Ok, shadows in general.

That’s allll, I hope you enjoy and a Happy sweet sweet Summer to you!
Xo Ines

Click HERE to download “Sweet summer all around us”
Click HERE to download “That summer feeling”

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L’altro giorno all’improvviso ho pensato “Ehi, ma E’ ESTATE!” Cioè, lo sapevo già (siamo ad agosto), ma è come se non me ne fossi completamente resa conto prima.. Per me l’estate è una stagione nostalgica, forse l’unica che non vorremmo finisse mai perchè significa dire arrivederci alle vacanze, ai bagni al mare e in piscina, alle letture sotto l’ombrellone, ai gelati, ai vestiti leggeri.. Per fortuna quel momento è ancora lontano, e allora godiamocela questa sweet sweet summer! :)

Se anche voi volete un po’ di summer feeling in casa vostra, ho preparato due stampe da scaricare. Ho pensato a qualcosa di minimal, che sapesse di estate ma senza ananas o fenicotteri, qualcosa che potesse stare bene anche in una casa in stile nordico ;) La foto non è mia (difficile trovare palme così rigogliose nella Pianura Padana), è di Diana Feil e l’ho scaricata da Unsplash, dove ne potete trovare moltissime altre. Tutte le foto sono a vostra completa disposizione per qualsiasi progetto, anche per uso commerciale, senza bisogno di licenza nè di indicare il fotografo (i credits non sono obbligatori ma sono comunque apprezzati). Cliccate QUI per scaricare la foto originale, a colori e in altissima risoluzione.

Le foto le ho scattate in giardino sotto il sole cocente delle 4 di pomeriggio, rischiando un colpo di calore, ma ne è valsa la pena perchè ultimamente mi piacciono un sacco le ombre forti. E le ombre sfumate. E.. ok, mi piacciono le foto con le ombre in generale. Ma forse l’argomento si merita un post a sè ;)

Cliccate QUI per scaricare la stampa “Sweet summer all around us”
Cliccate QUI per scaricare la stampa “That summer feeling”

Hope you enjoy! Buona buonissima estate a tutti voi, Xo Ines

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SUMMER MOOD #1 | STRIPPED-DOWN SUMMER

Summer Mood #1 | Stripped-down Summer | Inesness

When someone says SUMMER, one immediately thinks of.. Tropical beaches? Busy nightlife? Clear swimming pools? Colourful cocktails? Hawaiian shirts?

When I started thinking about Summer this year, the first mood that came to my mind was the simplest possible. White sand beaches, white-washed buildings, light dresses, clear blue sea. Lots of white and sunlight and space. Silence and emptiness around to disconnect from our busy lives and just rest. Summer stripped-down to the bone.

I had fun putting together a moodboard for this particular Summer Mood to try and recreate the look and feel of what I had in mind. Then I hauled everything in the car, stole some things in the house here and there and styled a small set in the living room of our summer house. I was very sad when I had to dismantle it.

Per me l’estate – o almeno uno dei tanti mood dell’estate – è il più minimal possibile. Penso a spiagge di sabbia bianca, edifici di intonaco bianco, alberi di ulivo, vestiti ampi e leggeri, acque cristalline, materiali naturali come terracotta, vimini, pietra. Un’estate ridotta al minimo, per lasciare spazio a riposo e pensieri. 

Summer Mood #1 | Stripped-down Summer | Inesness

Summer Mood #1 | Stripped-down Summer | Inesness

Summer Mood #1 | Stripped-down Summer | Inesness

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Summer Mood #1 | Stripped-down Summer | Inesness Summer Mood #1 | Stripped-down Summer | Inesness Summer Mood #1 | Stripped-down Summer | InesnessI still have a loong way to go when it comes to moodboarding (it definitely is way harder than it looks), but if practice makes perfect, I am more than willing to learn! On the other hand, I am quite good at (i.e. spend a lot of time) Pinterest-boarding. So! If you like this summer mood and would like some more inspiration, you could take a look at the Stripped-down Summer board on my Pinterest page.

What is your idea of summer? What does immediately come to your mind?

Il moodboarding e lo styling qui sopra sono esperimenti che mi sono divertita a fare per tradurre in concreto le immagini che avevo in testa. Per un’immersione virtuale in questo summer mood, invece, vi invito a dare un’occhiata alla board dedicata sulla mia pagina Pinterest. Spero che troviate ispirazione per riflettere sul mood che vorreste avesse la vostra estate o per decorare un angolo di casa, o chissà per le prossime vacanze, o semplicemente per sognare ad occhi aperti..Summer Mood #1 | Stripped-down Summer | Inesness