Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Yoga Room

My 4 year old daughter just started taking classes at a fantastic new yoga studio in Charleston called The Yoga Room. It is located in an old savings bank and the studio space is just spectacular! They offer classes for adults as well. You can check it out at: The Yoga Room, 1 Thompson Square, Charlestown, MA 02129

Monday, March 26, 2012

Architectural Digest Home Show-O'Lampia

The Architectural Digest Home Show in NYC this past week was one of the best I have ever attended. I think a lot of that can be attributed to Margaret Russell's influence as the new editor in chief.

One of my favorite exhibitors was O'Lampia. I have been using their lighting for years but they have some wonderful new designs. You can visit their showroom at: 155 Bowery, NYC 10002

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Nest Studio Hardware

I love this new line of rock crystal and metal cabinet hardware from Nest Studio Hardware. I like how it has both a modern and Art Deco feel at the same time.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The NoMad Hotel

I am looking forward to checking out the newly opened NoMad Hotel, located in the Flatiron District in NYC.  The hotel is in a turn of the century Beaux-Arts building with interiors by Jacques Garcia.  The rooms were designed to have a timeless residential feel about them. The restaurant will feature Chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park. The NoMad Hotel 1170 Broadway &28th Street, NYC 10001 T 212.766.1500

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Great Houses of Havana

Cuba has always been on my list of places to visit, not only because of its rich culture but also for its amazing architectural history. I am so inspired by these beautiful photos from Hermes Mallea's book The Great Houses of Havana.

Spiral Staircase in the Art-Deco style house designed by Raphael de Cardenas for 
pharmaceutical heiress Hilda Sarra

The pool house wing in the British ambassador's residence. 

The bathroom of the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales with carved Carrara marble bathtubs from 1894

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Astier de Villatte + Commune de Paris

Now that the weather is getting warmer I am looking forward to outdoor dining.  I am currently coveting the Tricolore dinnerware collection from the collaboration of Commune de Paris + Astier de Villatte.  The collection is available at

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rose Unaicke

I was just looking for some interesting finds for a project and I came across these fabulous pieces from Rose Unaicke:

Leather, Oak & Baize Square Card Table, Jacques Adnet

Glass & Enammelled Brass Table Lamp, Poul Henningsen, Danish Circa 1930

Michael Niedermoser, Solid Maple Centre Table with Brass Sabots, Vienna Circa 1900

Pair of Wall Lights for the Moldauer Residence, Josef Hoffman 

Cast Iron Hanging Lamp, French Circa 1920's

A pair of Safari Chairs, Danish Circa 1950

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts

On now through April 9th The Royal Academy of Arts in London is featuring an exhibition on the new landscape works they commissioned from David Hockney. He is not only showing his large scale East Yorkshire landscapes but also his ipad drawings and movies about his work.
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J OBD

Speaking of David Hockney, I have always loved the collection of photo-collages, paintings and drawings he did for Vogue Paris in the Dec/Jan issue 1985.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

rag & bone Boston

I am so excited that one of my favorite designer, rag & bone has opened in Boston. 
You can check them out at 111 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116 T.617.536.6700

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hot Pink India

One of my favorite stores in India was Hot Pink. They have a beautiful mix of home accessories and clothing for men, women and children. I especially loved their exquisitely colored pashminas. There are two locations in Jaipur but I recommend visiting the one in the Amber Fort. 
Hot Pink, near Maan Singh Mahal, Amber Fort Jaipur 302 028 

Amber Fort, Jaipur

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dhurrie Rugs Jodhpur

One of my favorite experiences on my trip was visiting an amazing dhurrie rug cooperative outside of Jodhpur. The owner and his wife could not have been more warm and welcoming. They showed me how they hand weave the rugs while serving me tea in homemade clay cups. You would never guess anyone would be able to locate them in their rural location but their clients include everyone from Richard Gere to Prince Charles.

Monday, March 5, 2012

India-Samode Palace

I am back from my trip to India and I miss it already. It is the most amazing country I have ever been to. I think it would truly take a lifetime to explore the whole country so I hope this was just the first trip of many!

One of my favorite hotels was the Samode Palace, located an hour outside of Jaipur. The hotel is in a 400 year old Maharaja's palace nestled amongst the mountains. It is well worth a visit!