DESIGN | Floor of Broken Mirrors


To celebrate 25 years, Casa Cor Rio (the largest Architecture and Interior Design event in Brasil) invited some of the best and most famous architects and designers to design creative spaces in order to present to the public the biggest releases of materials, technologies and design concepts. Gisele Taranto Architecture partnered with LZ Studio to create a "laboratory of ideas" – LAB LZ by GT. In their lab they installed a suspended glass floor- featuring mirror shards located in the empty space between the existing subfloor and finished floor...AMAZING. Crazy, but lovely … [Read more...]

DESIGN | New California Modern.


Lately I'm loving all the design I see coming out of California. The look is effortless, traveled, chicness and its achieved with just a few key components. I absolutely LOVE this home of interior designer Vanessa Alexander of Alexander Design. She calls her house an "untraditional classic georgian, inauthentic tuscan, balinese farmhouse" but I'm calling it, New California Modern. Other designers that I love that work in the same vein are Amber Interiors and Consort Design. Each have their own flare, of course. Their projects are layered with awesome textiles, art, leathers and furniture, … [Read more...]

1800 Tequila Essention Artists Series #7: Keith ..


Every year for the last 7 years 1800 Tequila company has been releasing a series of limited edition bottles adorned with the work of famous artists- and this year the artist who's work they have chosen to feature is Keith Haring. Last year was Basquiat, and Raquel Cayre gifted me a few! The series will consist of  six limited edition bottles featuring Haring’s work, retailing for around $35 each. The Haring images featured on the bottles were made between 1986 and 1988 with the artists signature on the neck of the bottle. Haring is my kids favorite artist - mostly because I bought them the … [Read more...]

DESIGN | Mario Botta’s Mountain Church.


"To build is a sacred act, an action that transforms a condition of nature into a condition of culture," - Mario Botta. The Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista at Mogno was built by architect Mario Botta  between 1994 and 1996 on the site of an older church (from 1626), which was leveled by an avalanche in 1986. The small Swiss hamlet's church has become famous for its once controversial building. Seen from the outside the church is elliptical in shape, with a slanting roof and no windows. It's made of alternating layers of native Peccia marble and Vallemaggia granite, and is lit entirely by … [Read more...]

The Missonis at Home | by Juergen Teller


A few years ago, photographer Juergen Teller shot the Missoni family at their home in Italy. Founders  Ottavio and Rosita Missoni, their daughter Angela and son Vittorio and grandchildren Margherita, Francesco, Theresa, Marco, Ottavio Jr and Giacomo, who were all wearing pieces from the Missoni ready-to-wear collection. The campaign was like a snapshot of an evening with the Missoni family. "I always think that our product has some extra value - an artisanal, traditional value - and I know that people often collect the pieces and keep them for a long time. The product is real so I wanted to … [Read more...]