Paul and Sara Ruffin Costello’s New Orleans Manse.

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This week's T magazine featured the home of the wonderful photographer Paul Costello and his wife former Founding creative director at Domino, Sara Ruffin Costello. Old school Domino. These two have been the people behind so much of the aesthetic we now worship on blogs and social media. According to the article, they just decided to decamp from NYC, and moved into a gorgeous crumbling mansion in New Orleans with their three kids, which they then restored to its former glory. Their house seems nothing short of magical. New Orleans always has an enchantment to it, doesn't it? Go read about it, … [Read more...]

Late Joan Rivers’ NYC Penthouse.

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Joan Rivers’, 5,000-square-foot Upper East Side penthouse was just bought by "middle eastern royalty" for $28 million. The penthouse was designed by architect, Horace Trumbauer. It has 11 rooms, which anyone who has ever lived in manhattan can tell you- is a ton. The apartment, which was built in 1900s and said to have been lived in by Earnest Hemingway, looks like it is straight out of Versailles. Its located on 62nd street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison (amazing location). Those pillars, crown moldings, grand piano, chandeliers,  23 foot ceilings, fireplaces...would we have expected … [Read more...]

DESIGN | Rick Owens at Home.

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Ummm.. so Rick Owens's home is BEYOND! The fashion designers paris home/ office is furnished with his own pieces, yes Rick Owens has a home line, and is edgy, dark, and everything we hoped it would be and more. Its so minimalist (I mean look at his shower!) but is made of the finest materials, suedes, cashmere, leather, marble etc. Textures, layers, the ugly pretty, decay.... Not only is the furniture Owens's but the whole apartment was designed by him. Just amazing.  Fascinating isn't it? … [Read more...]

Playland Motel.

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The Playland Motel just opened in Rockaway Beach. Twelve designers and artists restored an old 19th century building and each designed one room. I love the idea of each room being different- then each time you stay there its a new experience and you never know what to expect. You can stay in a blue teepee bed one time and the next be in a floral garden with a giant deer on your wall. Pretty cool. The outdoors is like an adult playground, covered in sand with ping pong tables, drinks and DJs. They are sure to remind you that this is not the place to go if you are looking for a luxurious … [Read more...]

DESIGN | A beautiful remodel in Formentera.

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This is a remodel of a traditional stone walled home on the island of Formentera. Architects Marià Castelló and Daniel Redolat have remodeled Can Manuel d’en Corda, incorporating the small forest of pines and junipers and working with the existing architecture.  I love this! … [Read more...]