The Red Wall.

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I can't stop staring at these photos of "The Red Wall"  aka La Muralla Roja. I love photos of walls - a strange thing to love, I know. (My favorite insult of all time - Nicole, why don't you go take another picture of a WALL! Why, yes, yes I will.) And these kind of, sort of remind me of the work of Luis Barragán, that I posted a few months ago. Built in 1973 by the Spanish architect … [Read more...]

THE FLOORS IN SPAIN.

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Are never ever plain?(Lame joke, I know!) This apartment in Barcelona by David Kohn Architects’ was awarded best interior design for last year at the INSIDE FESTIVAL. It's in Barcelona's gothic quarter. It was commissioned by two Barcelonian brothers, who now live abroad. The goal was intimate, but private and David Kohn describes it as, ''An homage to Barcelona.'' Look at this second … [Read more...]

Tom Ford’s Spectacular Ranch.

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My heart skipped a beat when these photos of Tom Ford's Santa Fe ranch landed in my inbox courtesy of a very nice reader. These images, by photographer Guido Mocafico, were first featured in the December 2010/January 2011 issue of Vogue Paris. It was designed by  Tadao Ando's whose serene Japanese aesthetic makes a huge statement in the arid terrain of Santa Fe. The concrete walls, the lines, the … [Read more...]

Design Heaven // The Library.

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Screw kindles, I still like my books where I can see them, color coded on my bookshelf! (Jk Jk, I haven't color coded since 2008.) This new book, The Library: A World History, by Dr James Campbell, an expert in architecture at Cambridge University, who spent three years traveling the globe and shooting with photographer Will Pryce. HOT DAMN! We talk about design porn and book porn all the time … [Read more...]

Glass Houses // Casa de Vidro

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Today I'm loving Casa de Vidro, the former home of architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992) and her husband Pietro Maria Bardi. She was highly regarded as one of São Paulo's most influential architects, and this, her home, was a her legacy. Built in 1951, the glass walled house floats above the rainforest, while also appearing to be part of it. In the house, there are zones for different functions- a … [Read more...]

Design // Eros by Angelo Mangiarotti

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  Angelo Mangiarotti was born in Milan, Italy in 1929 and died in 2012. He was a renown and celebrated architect, designer and urban planner, one of the most influential Italian designers of the 20th Century. He graduated from the Architecture School of Politecnico di Milano in 1948. He moved to the United States in 1953 and started working in Chicago as a visiting professor for … [Read more...]