DESIGN | Memphis Milano, India.

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This town: Tirunamavalai in South India!!!!!!! It looks like an Etore Sottsass Memphis Milano dreamscape, doesn't it? (What is Memphis Milano? Read my intro post first. MM always makes me think of Saved By the Bell intro, and also reminds me of my Sesame Place post.) An article in French AD describes the whole town. The homes were built in the 1940s, with great care by the families that lived … [Read more...]

Nicole Gibbons at Home.

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My good friend Nicole Gibbons of So Haute just redid her apartment, and the tour as well as before and afters are now up on HouseBeautiful.com. She is standing in front of a painting that she commissioned from me, based on the one that is hanging in my apartment right now. So cool ;) I'm always a fan of a single giant painting in a space - although, I've been working on ridiculously epic gallery … [Read more...]

Design | Magic in Madrid.

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I found this place in a rabbit hole of internet browsing... Its a complete renovation of a postwar Madrid apartment by designer Pepe Leal. Spain has got some seriously cool design going on. I really like this space, like, a lot. Its eclectic, doesn't feel overly done, feels cool and like a fun place to be in. I love the use of scattered color throughout. I've been really into primary colors … [Read more...]

Marni Animal House.

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This blog post is the holy grail of posts - amazing photography of art and furniture, made by a fashion line with charity and good will sprinkled in to boot. Marni Animal House is a project that Marni put together for the Salone Del Mobile 2014 installation. It's a  caravansary of giraffes, ostriches, rabbits, ducks, donkeys and flamingos peppered with those amazing chairs, of course. God, how I … [Read more...]

Adrian Palengat’s Artsy Flat in Notting Hill.

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Check out gallery owner Adrian Palengat's pad in Notting Hill. He is the owner of Ap-Art- a gallery that champions young artists. He founded Ap-Art 15 years ago after his art school then-girlfriend suggested it, despite knowing nothing about the subject.  He now has a bevy of regular clients that include the rockstars and serious collectors alike. Adrian had travelled the globe for years, … [Read more...]

Concrete Heaven.

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The concrete 3 story house of architect Kulapat Yantrasast is simply amazing. Like, ridiculously good. Yantrasast was asleep in his family home in Bangkock at age ten when a wall of his bedroom collapsed. At that moment Yantrasast says “ It made me realize that you can form your own environment—something I then took for granted as the rule.”  In 1996  after earning both a master’s and a Ph.D. in … [Read more...]