Friday, January 30, 2009
Here she is wearing my J.Crew coat that I only wear occassionly, saffron doesn't go with everything after all.
Marie Claire Maison
And the ceramic of this Tristan Zimmerman old-timey Victrola is too incredibly cute. coupled with the red cotton wall clock, I am just starting to get angry at this point. Give us some of your cool stuff French people!
Marie Claire Maison
Why didn't I think of this while I was living in college? I don't have much need for this Stefan Buchberger design for Electrolux now, but it would have come in handy back then. Consisting of stackable mini fridge units, each "flatmate" can have their own personal cool space. There are sections for veggies, frozen foods, and space tall enough to place upright bottles. Do they come with locks? No, hmm.
This could also be handy in the workplace. I fondly recall when I DROVE to pick up a delicious BBQ pizza from my beloved Fresh Corn Grill and ate only one piece deciding to share with hubby for dinner later. I placed the pizza box back into my refrigerator at work and went back to my desk. A couple of hours later, the sea hag who works in our archives department came up to my desk to ask me what was wrong with my pizza? It looked so tasty, why had I thrown it in the trash? As I go back to our kitchen, I see my scrumptious pizza had been violated. Someone had taken a bite out of one of the pieces and thrown the other six in the trash. The nerve! Come to find out it was my boss. If he didn't like my pizza he had stolen, why didn't he just throw away the piece he had so happily taken a bite from? Why did he have to throw away my entire pizza? Those other six pieces deserved to be eaten, not tossed aside like some average old Domino's pizza. I will never forgive him.
Now that I think about it, is this a flawed design? If people are too broke ass and lazy to afford or make the effort to buy their own food instead of eating someone else's food, would they be able to afford this snazzy stackable fridge? I don't know the cost of each unit as I found it in Marie Claire Maison but I would gander it ain't cheap. Brilliant concept, flawed idea?
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Suzanne Kasler designed this bathroom for Tom Crowley for his Indianapolis home in 2002. I love the light shades of grey wallpaper and how it picks up the viening of the marble. So chic and yet calming at the same time.
Traditional Home Magazine has a great little blurb with Ondine Karady this month by Sabine Rothman and Chloe Lieske. Ondine was one of my favorite contestants on Top Design! The write up reads:
As a set decorator for movies and TV's Sex and the City, Ondine Karady is a pro at creating dramatic spaces. She also decorates the homes of actresses, musicians and tastemakers. But last fall, it was her turn to step in front of the camera on Top Design, emerging as one of the show's final three. Here, she shares her tips for creating a striking entry.
- ACCENTS: Take a boring console to an auto-body shop to be lacquered in a vivid shade like cobalt.
- FLOOR: Try a graphic rug - elegant and fun.
- WALLS: Use grass cloth for textured color that wont compete with a bold window treatment.
- CURTAINS: Heavily lined portiere curtains are a striking way to dodge drafts.
- LIGHTING: Hang an ornate Venni-style glass chandelier. It will be a great focal point for a space with high ceilings.
For more information, visit ondinekarady.com.
I have a lot of appreciation for Ondine and film industry decorators seeing as I am married to one.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Although I am a few days behind, I feel like I cannot properly end the week without pouring out a little Jesus juice for the departure of my first crush from this cruel earth....
Mr. Roarke, or "Boss" as Herve used to call him, brought me many a nights of viewing enjoyment as a child of 4 years old. I will never forget sitting on the bed next to my dad, a half empty glass of Cutty Sark, and the wafting smell of Benson & Hedges while enjoying the joy of youth and that which was Fantasy Island. He was my first love and he will be missed.
RIP Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino
My humble blog has begun. Don't blame me, you asked for it.
That being said....I want to give a shout out to a couple of the best blogs out there, that I read everyday and am proud to say I am besties with their ridiculous writers:
Your amazing blogs have inspired me to start my own, I will try to make your proud.And of course my hubby, thank you for giving me the kick in the Chateau to get my blog going.