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Quickie: Water, Water, All Around

Quickie: Water, Water, All Around

A beautiful resort villa that blurs the boundaries between land and sea, with a glass bathtub allowing you to bathe with a view of the magnificent Indian Ocean below. Imagine hanging out in the chaise longues outside, or on the netting stretched over the warm […]

Style over Design

Style over Design

Seriously, Masseria Cimino is one of the most beautiful, rustic hotels in the world. It’s converted from an 18th century Italian farmhouse (right??). Fireplaces in the bedroom are luxuriously romantic and cozy. And I can’t say enough about candlelight! Except that it’s a fire hazard. The […]

Urban Awesome Office

Urban Awesome Office

This office is an example of smart, beautiful design. Smart, because it is energy-efficient (using natural light for illumination and heat, sunshades and motorized skylights for cooling off) and beautiful because it fits into its industrial neighborhood while creating a sense of openness, playfulness, and […]

Quickie: Studio in the Sun

Quickie: Studio in the Sun

A studio set in an enclosed patio, bathed in sunlight during the day. Beautiful and refreshing. I do love it when the line between inside and outside is blurred.

On a Shelf with No Paddle

On a Shelf with No Paddle

As I’ve written before, I’ve never gone camping, but if I did? I’d probably be in the cabin messing with the ham radio at this handsome workstation. I love that someone repurposed this canoe as shelving, because it is practical, attractive, unconventional, resourceful, and reminiscent […]

Ten Design Tips from Hotels

Ten Design Tips from Hotels

Hotels inspire us with romance and adventure, or quiet the mind with serenity and shelter from daily worries. They are places for travelers, lovers, and even longtime residents who live a simplified life. Many hotels have specialized in maximizing one room to accommodate the needs of […]