Thursday, February 24, 2011

Luxury living and working in a Cement Factory...?

Take a look at this beauty... Designed by Spanish architect, Ricardo Bofill.
Ricardo discovered this landmark Gem in 1973. The factory was part of an industrial complex from the turn of the century, comprising over 30 silos, underground galleries and huge engine rooms. The factory was abandoned and partially in ruins. The complex stands in the midst of gardens of eucalyptus, palms, olive trees and cypresses and features Ricardo Bofill’s house and guest rooms. I think this is luxury living... reinvented.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Schematic Life...

I was up late Saturday night, catching up with my favorite blogs and falling in love with new ones, when I came across these beautiful hand renderings...

Love, love, love....

Ahhhh... The long lost art of hand rendering without computer aid. It truly is an art form.

Anyway, back to A Schematic life blogspot... Michelle Morelan is the talented Illustrator/Interior designer based in Canada.

She also has an Etsy store where she sells her art work and her hand rendered cards.

I honestly haven't done hand renderings since I was in school and I absolutely loved it! Too bad no one really has a budget for them in real life.. but it's so nice to see that someone as talented as Michelle is passionate about her craft and lives it everyday. Such an inspiration Michelle.

I had to share..


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lloyd Ralphs Design...

Lovin' these rooms designed by Lloyd Ralphs Design, a Toronto based interior design firm. So feminine, so light and bright....Just enough mid-century with a touch of classic detail make for sweet eclectic living...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Just a bit of turquoise please...

Loving these velvet mid-century chairs....the perfect shade of turquoise. Such a fabulous room designed by Tamzin Greenhill.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

A new car and and a new bag...Sooooo happy!

Ok, this isn't me and these aren't mine, but I sure did buy a new "bright white" car two days ago..and then I bought a "warm white" coach bag yesterday... and this is exactly how i felt... !
Two things I've wanted for a very long time and needed...just kept putting off. Hey, if your gonna do it, do it right....right? At least that's what I've been trying to convince myself of the last two days.
It's good.. . No, it's perfect! I have to learn to enjoy the moment.
Happy days...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Feelin' a bit of color is in order...

Thinkin' about making some small changes... maybe adding some color to my mostly brown, grey and black wardrobe...? Maybe I can add a bit more color to my oh so humble abode...

I can just buy a new purse.... ??