Hillary Thomas Designs an Aspen Ski House | Domaine Home.

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My latest story for Domaine Home is up! Hillary Thomas and her team deck out a 1970's cinderblock house in Aspen, Colorado for a client with a tight deadline - ski season- and a ridiculous art collection... She sent Patrick Cline out to shoot the place, and we shared the space and her behind the scenes take on the design on Domaine Home. In the mean time, here are some of my favorite outtakes! Read all about it HERE.  I'm mildly obsessed with that bathroom. Have a great day! Photos by Patrick Cline … [Read more...]

Michele Bönan’s Casa Tua, Aspen.

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Have you ever been inside a Michele Bönan designed space? His work, including the JK Place Hotels, and the Casa Tua and Cipriani restaurants in Miami, have a very special quality about them. Even though they are commercial projects, you come away thinking: "I want to live like this."  They have a residential feeling about them, blending comfort and luxury in such a seamless way. It's not an accident, “I like to say that everyone should live at home like they’re in a hotel, and in a hotel like they’re at home,” Bönan explains. “You want the best of both, hotel service and home comfort.” So … [Read more...]

Travelogue | 100 photos of Israel.

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For whatever reason, it took 10 months for me to really go through my photos from my family trip to Israel last May. I hadn't been there since I was 14, for my own brother's bar mitzvah, and I was kind of intimidated by the whole idea of traveling so far with the kids. I'm not a particularly spiritual person, but I love history in a nerdy way, and I love outdoorsy adventures, so I LOVED this trip. Plus, being with my kids, and my husband's family - who are so chill and fun to be with, and you know, genuinely like each other- was so restorative, mentally, physically, and spiritually. This was … [Read more...]

DESIGN + TRAVEL | THE AVALON HOTEL.

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Today I'm reposting an oldie but a goodie. Back in 2010, the Kelly Wearstler renovation of The Avalon Hotel was featured in LONNY magazine. Shot by Patrick Cline, of course, it was still so new that the guest rooms hadn't been revealed yet! He claims this is one of his favorite shoots ever. This was just at the beginning of Kelly Mania, just as she was starting a product line, a fashion line, a blog, an instagram- it was right as she was going from design-world celebrity to real-world, household name celebrity. I think it's also the moment that web based content and exposure started becoming … [Read more...]

The Lifeguard Towers of Miami Beach.

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Miami generally makes me kind of stabby, but I can't deny its a delight to the eyeballs. White sands, clear water, and most importantly, Art Deco awesomeness. Plus, it's got the warmest winter weather on the US mainland, which doesn't sound too bad. There are 25 Lifeguard towers on an 8.5 mile stretch of Miami sands. In 1992, Hurricane Andrew ripped through the coastline, destroying the towers. During the recovery, architect William Lane offered his services and created a series of iconic looking lifeguard towers. Over time, more have been added through competitions and commissions. The … [Read more...]