One of my new favourite sites is The Selby, created by photographer Todd Selby who photographs the homes of artists, models, designers, musicians...pretty much any creative person with a cool pad. They are completely authentic spaces that appear to be left in their 'normal' states for the camera. As much as I love a beautifully styled photograph, it's so much fun to see how people really live.
London-based interior designer Rose Uniacke has the most incredible sense of style. It's all about glamour, but with a lived-in, comfortable feel. Using mainly strong neutrals with rich textures and fabrics, it's a striking look that is sure to please all tastes. Many of the photos below are of her own unique (and totally fabulous) home.
Love the portfolio of San Francisco photographer Caren Alpert. The natural light is so crisp and clean. Her compositions may be quite simple but the photos are strong because of it. Strong and serene and focused. I guess honesty is the word I'm looking for. There's no artifice just a great talent capturing great shots. Check the food portfolio while you're at the website. Yummy. (I should write a food blog. I love food photography so much!)
Ryan and Joshua Brown are brothers and the talent behind interior design firm Brown Design. Based in Los Angeles, these guys design spaces using lots of warm tones, modern furnishings and TONS of patterns and textures. They believe in juxtaposing a mixture of modern and primitive components against clean simple lines. Their portfolio is outstanding, so check it out for more photos, and they also have a blog that shows more of their work and great decorating tips.
Very early this morning my twin sister, who has already graciously provided me with a niece (LOL), gave birth to my new nephew. His name is Simon (I chose that!) and he's absolutely adorable. It took 6 minutes to deliver him and I'm so happy he's finally here. Now Zia Kim has to make sure his first word is Panton or Eames or Bertoia....