Thursday, March 25, 2010

Nacho Nacho Man

Nacho Figueras is probably the world's most famous polo player (or as The Countess would say, The Polo) not to mention one of the world's best polo players. You may recognize him from his Ralph Lauren adds (click HERE), because he has somehow caught the eye of the Polo brand, why I have no idea. His Latin charm, rugged good looks and crazypants fan frenzy have earned him the unofficial title of the "David Beckham of South America". Add an amazing house and polo field just outside of Buenos Aires ( I WANT TO GO THERE!) and you have quite the package. Photos by Miguel Flores-Vianna.

Here is a sickening photo of this hideous family. None of them are lookers. Delfina Blaquier is his wife, and the three munchkins are Artemio the baby, Aurora 5, and Hilario, 10.

The low slung modernist house was designed by architect Juan Ignacio Ramos and the interior is a mixture of Pampas tradition mixed with minimalism. Oh, did I mention Nacho is also an artist? The painting hanging over the mantle is one of his own.

The house is also home to various artwork by Delfina's brother, sculptor Eduardo Blaquier, as seen here in the living room on the left. Photographs by Steven Klein hang over the red Chesterfield.

In the hallway hangs a painting by Gustavo Serra. A LC2 chair by Cassina sits underneath.

The outdoor sculpture garden brings a serene tranquility to the property.

The dining room features more artwork by Blauqier and Klein, and an ecclecitc mixture of vintage chairs and benches.

The bright and airy kitchen is the hub of the household. Artsy tableware is used with vintage chairs that once belonged the Delfina's mother.

Delfina's brother designed the walnut-veneer master bed and side tables. His artwork also graces the black wall.

A Mies van der Rohe chair slums it with a Frank Gehry cardboard cut out. Lamp and side table are vintage.

Look who else likes to paint? What a beautiful little smile. Life is grand in Buenos Aires.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Westweek 2010 + Art & Design Walk

Wednesday marks the beginning of every L.A. designer's annual holidays, Westweek. This year will be even more exciting as the Pacific Design Center will be joining forces with Avenues of Art and Design for a week long celebration featuring eye candy and knowledge for designers, fashionistas and art lovers alike. For a full schedule of Westweek events, go HERE.

Friday, March 19, 2010

WTF?



Hope your weekend is as weird and trippy as this bizarre Japanese commercial. WTF Japan?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

How Ya Like Me Now?

Still loving this Kia commercial....

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hot Mess Monday

Look, I may or may not have worked this blue sequin slit dress to my mid-nineties prom, but I would have had the decency to wear matching blue sequin heels.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Swoonworthy

I am really loving these D'Argentat Casablanca Chairs by Hicham Lalouh. The lines are so clean and modern but it has such a soft look.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Oscar Time Is Here Again

I always know it's awards season when I can't get an appointment for a massage at Burke Williams or a brow wax from Anastasia. In case you didn't know what films are up for best picture, pick up this week's New Yorker. Clever and cute.

Nerd Sexy

Hmm? How do you feel about Tom Ford sexing up the geek circuit? It's a little Chuck Bass meets Pee Wee Herman.