I found the 16th century retreat of Italian fashion and jewelry designer Maria Calderara on the Marie Claire Maison Italy site and I think it's the perfect ending to a chaotic work week (not only did my fiancé and his cats move in and we had a 5 day or so heat wave but I also started a new job.) I could use a little serenity, calm and peacefulness like this home exudes right about now. Maria's refuge from her work life in Milan is exquisite. It is white and cream and simple and relatively unadorned which is perfect in such a beautiful setting. I love that there are hints of modernity here and there providing contrast to the rustic shell of the home, with a couple Tolomeos, Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chairs and a Gaetano Pesce Donna chair.
Dear Ms Rachel Whiting,
How did you get to be so damned good at photography? Was it nature or nurture? Simplicity, colour, form and light. Your photos are restrained but also refined. Dear Ms Whiting your portfolio is fabulous. I for one am a big fan. So was Kim when she posted about your work back in 2008. So many more new images since then. I guess a good photographer is always busy. Your work makes me want to move into every room I see. Sorry I'm gushing. Just wanted to write this short note to say wow ... just wow.
Parisian designer Tristan Auer is a one to look out for - he was recently named by Architectural Digest as "One of ten best contemporary interior designers, stars of tomorrow" and has worked on projects with the likes of Christian Liaigre and Philippe Starck. Below are several photos of his residential work along with some photos from some hotels he has designed (which are located in Monaco, Cyprus, Caracas, Cannes, and Paris). While mostly modern, his designs are bold, yet I spotted some beautiful spaces in his portfolio that have a decidedly French touch.
More great photography! Landon Collis has a great eye for composition, interesting angles and crop and wonderful light and shadows. While my last photographer crush was all about simplicity and serenity, these are about detail. There is almost a sense of movement, of turning and catching a glimpse of yet another inspiring scene, that if you're not quick you'll miss something. Busy rooms captured in a clever snapshot. Time stands still through the lens and we get to pick over the details, find what inspires us.