cinque terra

Below are some photographs I took while visiting the Italian coast back in November 07'. I got inspired to make this sandwich which reminded me of my Italian travels. On an unrelated note, it was a balmy 38 degrees today... I couldn't believe it! I walked from our place to Whole Foods and back with only one (1) jacket on! Enjoy. 

ice ice baby

Dear diary...
I want 3 of these over an extremely long, book-matched, white carrara marble dining table. This spectacular ice tree was a commission by the design firm Paprika, for the winter window display of a Montreal furniture store Domison. I am in awe of how beautiful this is. 

weekend home by takao shiotsuka atelier

Text & images from Japanese architects Takao Shiotsuka Atelier:

The site faces the sea and has deep depth. And it inclines toward the sea by the vertical interval like 2M. We arranged the house in the center of the site. The plane shape of the house is wedge to spread towards the sea.
We planned the first floor as a place to enjoy a garden. The part facing the garden of the half underground is a glass window. By it, a slope of the ground just appears as form of the openings. The exterior floor covered with the white gravel. Since it is surrounded by the outside wall, outside can also be felt like the interior of a room. By place to stay and movement at that time, relations with a person and the ground surface change.

The second floor enabled it to set up a sense of distance with the sea variously in the inside of a building. The both ends of cylindrical space long in the direction of marine are glass windows. An indoor partition wall is also glass. We can look at sea side and the location of the other side at the same time from the room. Even if the sojourner is in any place, he can see or feel the sea.

The first floor that enjoys the yard, the second floor that enjoys the sea, and 2 space were divided clearly. Owner enabled it to spend the time of non-every day by going back and forth mutual space with the different feature appropriate for the cottage.

class, grass, or glass?

Hand-blown glassware by Sam Baron for Secondome, via Yatzer.

it's like buttah-fly

Lovely butterfly prints available at Rockett St George. I think they would look great printed at a large scale with a thin frame. 

issima collection

Issima Collection by Sam Baron for Bosa, via Yatzer.

afroditi krassa for ligne roset

Did you ever want a minimalist geometric luminaire? Well, after looking at these babies you probably do. Available at your local Ligne Roset. Designed by Afroditi Krassa. 

nice is nice

I wish I could go back in time and revisit Nice, France. I was perusing through old photographs of my European vacation from a year ago and it had my mind salivating with thoughts of a taking another one soon! Oh how I miss thee! Take me back, take me back! Look at how beautiful the blues are in the sky and in the water! Europeans know how to live, drink, and eat! Oui Oui! 

prada, marfa

prada, marfa

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