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 | 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...]

DESIGN | A beautiful remodel in Formentera.


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...]

DESIGN | Calvin Klein’s Miami Beach House.

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Calvin Klein's historic mansion in Miami Beach. Built in 1929, purchased by Klein in 1999, photographed by Bruce Webber for Vanity Fair in 2008. For sale now for $16 million. Apparently Klein has been cagey about photos of the house for years, and now photos are available courtesy of Douglas Elliman. The 5,800 square foot house comes with an additional couple thousand square feet of indoor-outdoor living space, 113 feet of bay frontage, a long infinity pool, a courtyard, five bedrooms, five ensuite baths, and an additional two half baths. It's a masterpiece. The minimalism. The texture and … [Read more...]

Inside the Iconic Palais Bulles.


Yesterday, Dior held its resort show at the iconic Palais Bulles, the iconic bubble house just outside of Cannes. Do we ever need an excuse to look at architecture of amazing homes? Not on this blog! Designed by architect Antti Lovag, the house took 14 years to complete. In 1989 it was sold to avant guard designer Pierre Cardin, who created the iconic bubble dress 30 years prior and is known for his architectural approach to design. Lovag loathes edges (after a whole season of RHOA, I now know what "edges" are and that Naomi Campbell has none.) -  He considers the straight line to be "an … [Read more...]