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Quickie: Cool and Cooler

Quickie: Cool and Cooler

How would you like to kick back with a cocktail here? I’m seriously digging the beat up, comfortable looking, leather seating. I think I’d add a tattered kilim or some other kind of dark, Oriental rug to anchor the space a bit more, and make […]

Quickie: Less is Beautiful

Quickie: Less is Beautiful

Believe it or not, but a family of four (two of which are small children) live in this one-room home. Check out the article in the New York Times for more views. Inspired by 17th century communal living in Japan, this is a different conception […]

Quickie: Den Below

Quickie: Den Below

I miss the sunken dens of yore, and by yore I mean like The Brady Bunch era. This modern dig is an industrial loft in Barcelona, Spain, and used to be a toy factory before Egue y Seta transformed it. Architecture and nature are juxtaposed […]

The Shipping News: Containers as Shelters

The Shipping News: Containers as Shelters

Recently, I watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi again, and besides being reminded of what a single-minded passion can create through a desire to “improve yourself and elevate your craft,” it also reminded me of how sushi once began as humble street food. So it is with great […]

A Heady Headboard

A Heady Headboard

A headboard to end all headboards! Cindy Rinfret of Rinfret, Ltd found this antique Thai headboard and gave it a new home in her master bedroom.  Despite the large size, it fits perfectly into the design because Rinfret matched the curvilinear, organic patterns with the patterns […]

Announcing the Animal of the Year: Horse

Announcing the Animal of the Year: Horse

Happy Lunar New Year! According to the East Asian Zodiac, it’s the Year of the Horse. Yippee kai yay! Humanity’s relationship to horses is a long one, so it figures that these majestic beings would appear in our art and our homes as symbols of […]