Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pantone Color of the year 2012

We will be seeing a lot of this red-orange hue in 2012. Pantone selected Tangerine tango, color 17-1463 as its color of the year for 2012.

Here is it on the spring runway for Derek Lam

Monday, December 19, 2011

Urban Drafting Table

Urban Archaeology is one of my favorite sources. I love scouring through their architectural salvage.  Here is a fabulous drafting table circa 1905 with a new acrylic top. It is fully restored and functional. It would make a great desk or a place to display art.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dunton Hot Springs

A friend just told me about this amazing resort called Dunton Hot Springs.  It is set in an old ghost town nestled in the mountains of the Colorado Rockies. 
 It seems to embody rustic luxury to perfection! You could spend the whole day exploring the great outdoors or relaxing in their spa and natural hot springs.  

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tate - Alice in Wonderland

There is an interesting exhibit currently running at Tate Liverpool on Alice in Wonderland. The focus is on the creation of Lewis Carol's 150 year old novels Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and how they have inspired countless artists through the decades. 
The exhibit is on November 4, 2011-January 29, 2012 located at Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB England.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Manolo + Milk

It seems the owners of Manolo Blahnik are now selling milk! Arethusa Farm Dairy, located in Litchfield Connecticut, is the creation of Manolo Blahnik USA co-owners George Malkemus and Tony Yuragaitis. The sign on their milking barn says it all "Every cow in this barn is a lady; please treat her as such." 
They also opened an elegant creamery selling ice cream, farmer cheese, and yogurt, 822 Bantam Road in Bantam, Connecticut.

Photo by Lee Clower

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Library Desk

I love this Library Desk from Maxine Snider. I think it is so smart to have an area to display books and other beautiful objects on the back side of a desk, since they are often placed in the center of a study.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Wonderful World of Tim Walker

In my next life I would like to live in the fanciful world created by Vogue photographer Tim Walker.
Here are some of my favorites but there are tons more on his website.

Monday, December 5, 2011


I adore the design of the Victoria Balloon from the Danish bike company Velorbis:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

To India With Love

I have wanted to go to India ever since reading Waris Ahluwalia's book To India With Love

With an upcoming trip planned I wanted to share an amazing hotel that I found. The RAAS is a boutique hotel in the walled city of Jodhpur. It just opened in 2010 and seems to effortlessly marry its new interior design with its 18th century structure.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lance Wovens

I first saw Lance Wovens at the New York International Gift Show last summer. They are a new line of Italian designed, handwoven leather pillows, rugs, benches & totes, in the manner of Bottega Veneta:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Beautiful Bottles

A well stocked bar is essential for entertaining.

David Hick's Bar

Here are some beautiful bottles I like to keep on hand:

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kids Gifts 2011

I can't believe it is already that time of year! Here are some of my favorite gifts for kids:

Babies Oeuf I heart jumper from Crew Cuts

Rocking Rabbit from Hadley Baby

Zoo-ology by Joelle Jolivet, Amazon

atsuyo et akiko from Swell Body & Boutique

Stuffed Owl from Flora and Henri

Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty, Amazon

The Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe, Lego

Miller Goodman's Playshapes from A+R Store

Outfit from Bon Point

Natural Crayons from Clementine Art

Let's Make Some Great Art by Marion Deuchars, Amazon

Feed 5 Bear from The FEED Foundation