Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Les Pavillon des Lettres

A truly one of a kind boutique hotel recently opened its doors in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Le Pavillon contains only 26 rooms, one for each letter of the alphabet. Each lettered room also corresponds to an author sharing the same initial, for example the “W” room is dedicated to Woolf. The d├ęcor of each room pays homage to the writer including their famous quotes stenciled on the walls and etched in the glass, as well as volumes of the writer’s work available on the nightstands. Creative mastermind behind the project, Didier Benderli, stuck to a palette of beiges, coppers, and mauves, offering a revitalizing departure from some of Paris’ more overstated hotels.




Monday, March 21, 2011

Public Knitting Display

This unusual art exhibit is hppening in Austin,Texas right now until March 18th. 99 tress covered in yarn. This is the work of Knitta Please (Magda Sayeg).

Friday, March 18, 2011

Undecorate

Dwell Studio has a new book out called Undecorate, here is a little peek in to what's inside the pages.




Thursday, March 17, 2011

Clutter Free Kitchen Trend

An article in the Wall Street Journal of all places caught my eye yesterday. The article was about how kitchens are evolving from a cooking-and-eating hub to a flexible multi-tasking space; they're becoming more streamlined and uncluttered. Once treated like trophies, high end appliances are being hidden behind wood panels or underneath counter tops.The last photo of the wall of cabinetry, all hides a pull-out pantry, shelves, an entryway into a walk-in pantry with a bar, a refrigerator-freezer and the "breakfast garage" with a toaster, coffeemaker and microwave. The full article can be found online here.



Photos: WSJ

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hogwarts for Hipsters

So said the New York Times when reviewing the Breslin Bar and Restaurant in downtown New York. I love the combination of the dark "sludgy" hues and the scarlet red curtains






Friday, March 11, 2011

Things of Note

The new Lonny Magazine came out yesterday and I thought I would share with you some of the pretty photos that caught my eye.







Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Entry

Here are some photos of very simple entry ways; sometimes this is a tricky area to address especially in a small space. I love using a bench with a big mirror or an interesting piece of art to set the tone for the rest of the house.







Photos: Sfgirlbybay

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mix & Match

Its refreshing to see multiple patterns, textures and colors that make for fun exciting spaces.