It seems that as time goes by, interior design and accessories become increasingly more appealing to me. Where I used to just pass by a home store without thinking twice, I now find myself stopping and looking at a cool bathtub or design garbage can with the same enthusiasm I once reserved for clothes and footwear…
It feels like it’s been a while since we featured an apartment in Manhattan. This week, I was immediately drawn to this amazing space in Tribeca. This house, designed by New York architect Andrew Franz is in the Tribeca Manufacturing Building, a former soap warehouse.
This beach side house in Sydney, Australia (shot by Kata Bayer for Dezeen) is our interior design feature of the week. Technically it’s the exterior that I think makes it so cool, but we’ll let it slide. This house encompasses everything I look for in well-made leather goods. It was designed to look better in 20 years.
Some of you will know that I am half French-half Greek. I absolutely love Greece and have so many great memories from summers spent there. It is a beautiful country with such a rich history and I always wonder why I don’t see more of it in design and architecture magazines as it has so much to offer in these fields.
Kinfolk is amongst the top 10 publications I enjoy browsing every week. If you’ve never checked it out, head over to their website asap, you won’t regret it. Last week I stumbled upon one of their features about Plein Air Café in Chicago. After twenty minutes of reading and drooling over Amy Jo Royall’s photographs of the place, I was ready to pack a suitcase and drive to Chi-town to spend a couple of hours at the coffee shop. Which I didn’t do. Something to do with having to go to work tomorrow.
I’ve been a huge fan of Todd Selby’s The Selby for years. I own his two books (that I strongly recommend) and that I browse often for inspiration. Every once and a while, I head to his website and literally binge on interior design and quality photographs. Which I did last night!
Who doesn’t like a New York loft? I sure do like them. And when Dean Di Simone’s appeared on my Twitter timeline, I was happy. For several reasons actually, not only because it’s a New York loft. But also because Dean works with one of the hottest bike makers right now. Cyclists from Japan to England rave about Tokyobike’s city bikes. The Japanese company, based on the concept of Tokyo Slow (which reminds me of the Slow Fashion movement that we support) was founded over 10 years ago and is well on his way to take over the world (of tasteful cycling) with stores in London, Berlin, Sydney and now New York.
I got the chance to travel to Sweden and Norway when I was living in London and absolutely loved it. Experiencing the scandinavian design and lifestyle first hand was an incredible experience. And this is why I was so happy when I discovered My Scandinavian Home, which brought up so many great memories!