Browsing articles from "May, 2012"

Escher Inspired

A restaurant/nightclub, Cafe Graffiti, located in Varna, Bulguria, was designed by Studio Mode.  It is located in a small boutique hotel which also houses a modern art gallery.  The design of the cafe was inspired by M. C. Escher.  Love it…



May 31, 2012

Cool…Really Cool…

…with ridiculous views of the Manhattan skyline, the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, is brimming with industrial character and Americana…food and drink are top-notch…


May 29, 2012


…how much is that doggie in the window?

albion house/studio octopi


May 28, 2012

Christian Liaigre

a minimalist with a big love for 18th century design…welcome to Christian Liaigre‘s Left Bank duplex…

…the entry hall showcases a portrait of model Kristen McNenamy and a seascape by photographer Peter Lindbergh; and an antique stag sculpture from La Rochelle…and, of  course, CL…

modern baroque…sofa designed by Liaigre in a dark gray silk with bronze base; armchairs in Nepal leather…the sculpture made from a single piece of wood by MAB…

…all the chandeliers throughout the apartment are vintage…

in the dining room, a dogwood and ash table by Liaigre; painting by Vincent Gassin…

…and check out CL’s dressing room…marble side table by Sophie Lafont; and lovely antique marble Buddha from China…

…a portrait of model Natalia Vodianova by Paolo Roversi…master bedroom entirely and serenely in black and white…

…dressing room entrance…and the delightful Leonard, Liaigre’s five year old son.

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May 27, 2012

Outdoor Spaces…

…for your holiday weekend…have fun…


May 26, 2012

I Want a Hug…

…do you want a Hug, too?

Hug Chair by Milinov Ilian


May 23, 2012

Walker-Warner Architects

Love the portfolio of this California based firm…harmony is the word that comes to mind.  I was introduced to Walker-Warner Architects by my wildly creative friend, La Boheme.  Thank you, Anna.

woodside residence1

sonoma ranch



May 22, 2012

Steven Holl

New York Department of Philosophy by Steven Holl…great environment for open-thinking and an exchange of ideas…no blocks here, everything flows…can you feel it?

Thank you to my friend,  La Boheme, for daily inspiration, wit, and goodness…


May 22, 2012


…is coming up roses…have a rosy week…


May 21, 2012

The Modern Summer House

Vienna based architect, Judith Benzer, imports cutting edge architecture into rural life…perfect for weekends and holidays in the sun…a no-fuss cottage that allows you to get down to serious summertime fun.


May 21, 2012


…for you…


May 19, 2012

Russell & George

Desire to Inspire has a great post on the category winners of the Coco/Republic Interior Design Awards 2012.  One of the winners is Russell & George for Paper Stone Scissors best corporate design.  Visiting the Russell & George website is really F.U.N.   Take a look, if you would like.  You will have F.U.N.,  promise…

…drawn in by the lighting, brick, and wood…

Retail: Left

…if you like to eat french fries, this is the place…

Hospitality: Lord of the Fries NL


May 18, 2012

Beach Fever…

I have a fever…beach fever.  The weather is beautiful in Chicago and I am ready to go…

Prada’s fantastic fashion illusions


May 18, 2012




May 17, 2012


…the restful haven, Eve, is a successful collaboration between Nexus Design and Dimitty Andersen Architects.  Inspiration for the project was drawn from the client’s love for art…Eve is calm and effortless while displaying strength for modern furniture and eclectic artwork…

…garden entry…

…an apple…

…a library and fireplace…

…apples that have tempted…

…cozy, calm…restful…


You are tired,
(I think)
Of the always puzzle of living and doing;
And so am I.
Come with me, then,
And we’ll leave it far and far away—
(Only you and I, understand!)
You have played,
(I think)
And broke the toys you were fondest of,
And are a little tired now;
Tired of things that break, and—
Just tired. So am I.
But I come with a dream in my eyes tonight,
And knock with a rose at the hopeless gate of your heart—
Open to me!
For I will show you the places Nobody knows,
And, if you like,
The perfect places of Sleep.
Ah, come with me!
I’ll blow you that wonderful bubble, the moon,
That floats forever and a day;
I’ll sing you the jacinth song
Of the probable stars;
I will attempt the unstartled steppes of dream,
Until I find the Only Flower,
Which shall keep (I think) your little heart
While the moon comes out of the sea.
ee cummings
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May 16, 2012