Monday, August 2, 2010

Willowlamp handcrafted lighting

Lighting installation in Cairo Hotel

The Willowlamp Company is the brainchild of the South African based design duo ‘TeamTwo’ Adam Hoets and Sian Eliot.

Eliot studied Industrial Design and is also a jeweler. She has established herself as a distinctive voice in the field of jewelery design through her innovative meshing of traditional skills with technology. Adam Hoets is a registered Architect who has specialised in Eco Architecture.

Together this dynamic team custom design each piece made of hundreds of chain strands that are cut and assembled by hand. Recognized by Elle decor and the overall winners of the Elle Decor "Designers of the Year" in 2009. I would say well deserved....

This lighting would certainly by the highlight of any space, both residential and commercial. Just to die for... Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Spaniard Designer Crush...Lazaro Rosa-Violan

Hello again...

So lets say I lived in Spain and I was looking for an interior design position..hmmm... Where would I go? Now I know! Its a no brainer for me. It would be with this incredibly talented visionary...Lazaro Rosa-Violan. Loooove saying his name in Spanish...Just roles right off the tongue.

He says his inspirations range from David Hicks, Geo Ponti and Kelly Wearstler. Another thing I love about him, because I also draw inspiration from the same designers.... His style is definitely luxurious and contemporary, but he's drawn to vintage and that's what makes all of his designed spaces unique. Mr. Violan has designed luxury hotels, retail boutiques, restaurants to residential properties. His own studio is one space to certainly take note of.

My new designer crush....Love...

Isn't he fabulous?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Richard Powers Interiors Photography..

Looove... is what I felt when I saw these rooms. The lavender sofas... mile high windows... ebonized herringbone wood floors...The shape and color of this modern headboard in a classical room... Searched and searched and found that Richard Powers is the photographer of these fab interiors. Just beautiful!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Paula + Martha... NYC design duo

I was surfing the internet last night in search of some design inspiration. I came across this fabulous design studio, Paula + Martha LLC, based right here in NYC. Loving their design aesthetic! Every room room has an eclectic mix of modern and classic design elements... A perfect combination of old and new, with pieces so carefully selected for each space. I love how this design duo adds just enough color throughout by incorporating the perfect piece of art and accessory. It's all in the detail and I think they're right on...Enjoy!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My daughters fab fotos....

My daughter Isabella (13) and my son Jacob (4), slept over my moms house last night.

Isabella takes her camera just about everywhere! She is so enamoured by graffiti and industrialism. So here are few pictures she took today on our way home from Brooklyn. Just thought they were soooo cool, had to share.

We decided to collect all her best pics, print them out and frame them to use as art work in our new apartment. I'm such a proud mama!
Hope you enjoy...

For those of you who have children, you will completely understand the pride that comes over you when they do something fabulous!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A letter of inspiration

Hi again!

I am so glad to be back. I haven't posted in over three months.
2010 has certainly been a life changing year for me so far. I just moved into my first apartment with my two children after 14 years of marriage. I started a new job in NYC after a 9 month search. I am learning to be with myself and the tears are slowly turning into smiles...

Blogging is one of my favorite things to do, but for a while i just couldn't find the inspiration. I am very happy to report that I am ready to explore all things inspired and share them with you. Let's say that this is part of my healing process.

With that said, thank you so much...To those of you that have hung in there with me and stopped by every once in a while. Thanks to my new followers even though I haven't posted in a little while. I am looking forward to connecting with all of my new and old blogger friends again!

A very special Thanks to my beautiful and most amazing friends...You know who you are. Thanks for all of your patience, love and support. I love you guys!


image from Robot Heart

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Yabu Pushelberg...Interior design Luxe

The Toronto based firm of Yabu Pushelberg have been creating timeless and artistic interiors worldwide for 30 years. With design studios in New York City and Toronto, this design team has a very impressive client list specializing in luxury hospitality and contract design... Just a few commercial clients include The Four Season, W-Hotels, Carolina Herrera, Tiffany's, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, and Bergdoff Goodman... Love this design team!
Check out their web site...the most incredible images... Luxury design at its best, for sure...Enjoy!
NYC residence

Hazelton Hotel, Toronto

Los Alcobas Hotel, Mexico City

Smyth Hotel, NYC

Primehouse, NYC

George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg

These guys look like they're so much fun...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Kettners London...The art of reinvention

The Champagne Room

Hello again my blogger friends!!!! I took a little time off to soul search and job search. The new year has already proven to be a great beginning for me. I finally found a great job... I will be an Event Designer for an upscale floral design and events company in NYC. I start next week and I'm very excited about this wonderful opportunity. I will try to post at least three times a week from here on in. In addition to blogging about interior design, I will also have to blog about my adventures in event planning. Thanks to all my sweet blogger friends for hangin in there...I truly appreciate it and I've missed you so much!

My first post is about this fabulous hot spot located in what was the French Quarter of London’s Soho, housed in four Georgian houses running up to five floors and accommodating spaces such as, lounge nooks, pudding bar, champagne bar, brasserie & private living. Kettners was founded in 1867 by Napoleon III former chef, August Kettner and has been the gem of many centuries. Recently refurbished and full of old world charm...these spaces, the furnishing and the ornament make me swoon....Enjoy!

The Brasserie

The Studio

The Pudding Bar

The Champagne Bar

The Apartment