Monthly Archives: October 2011

Staged : Vixen Magazine @ Bossard Kunststätte

From the March 2011 issue of Vixen magazine: German fashion model Leonie Meyer, styled by Sabine Berlipp, makeup by Sheila-Michelle Rieke, and photographed by Ami Lafleur at Bossard Kunststätte. ___ Built from 1912 through 1950, Bossard Kunststätte was created by Swiss … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Personalized Black Door

Another Williamsburg, Brooklyn find: A minimal black door cleverly personalized with a hand drawn orange lightning detail. ___ To me; doors are suggestive of being open to opportunity and closed to any outside negativity. For the most part, a door … Continue reading

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Party Time : A Mysterious Invite

For a twenty fifth birthday party I am planning this Halloween weekend, I decided to use Sherlock Holmes as the party theme. The inspiration; a note of mystery to expresses the birthday girl’s anticipation of discovering the rest of her … Continue reading

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Rare & Beautiful : Cristal by Jean Arp

Cristal : A mid-century cast bronze sculpture by French born artist Jean (Hans) Arp. Originally conceived in 1938 and cast as a limited edition of 5 in 1959. ___ I love how architectural this piece is and I am paralytically … Continue reading

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Ingredients : Mache Greens & Feta

Lately I have been experimenting with different ways to use cheese in dishes and with ingredients that I normally would not have thought to mix together. Although cheese is often thought of as the indulgent sidekick, I am trying to … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Window Treatments

Just a few blocks from me in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; I really love these uniquely shaped, tree like wrought iron gates, covering the windows of the Berry Street, Bembe bar and nightclub. Somehow their web-like center shape reminds me of Halloween … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Sideboards 1

Often one of the most overlooked pieces of furniture, the sideboard, is to me one of the easiest ways to introduce functional art to any interior. They are low and therefore not demanding, yet are often long enough to withstand … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Graffiti Painted Door 1

Just a few blocks from me on Wythe avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; a graffiti style painted metal door. ___ Design Suggestions: Easily transform any ordinary and inexpensive door by applying your own graphics and patterns using a mix of your … Continue reading

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Ingredients : Crunchy Anise salad with shaved Goat Cheese

Growing up I always had friends from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds and often I would be invited for dinners where I would enthusiastically question their parents for the exact ingredients and origins of their favorite dishes. When I was … Continue reading

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Styled : Men in Black

Recently I bought my first pair of black jeans and am loving everything about them. Gap jeans and tee, Cole Haan shoes. ___ If you haven’t already: Join my Facebook – Follow me on Twitter – Follow me on Bloglovin

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Design Library : At Home with Grace Bonney

Last night I got to meet the wonderful Grace Bonney of Design *Sponge after her live interview at the ABC Carpet design meet organized by by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of Apartment Therapy. Grace talked about her new book Design Sponge at … Continue reading

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Bohemian Finds : Durot Red

Low Table, 1990: A organically shaped, red lacquered polyurethane table by french designer Louis Durot. ___ I absolutely love how unique the shape of this table is. Because of its eccentric appearance, I think its form and texture would work … Continue reading

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Craving : Vegy Stuffed Pumpkin

Pumpkins are one of my favorite fruits/vegy ever. Their orange color is so pretty, their shape unique, their use versatile, and seeing them always reminds me of my favorite time of year, fall. For a fifteen person Halloween Birthday Party … Continue reading

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