Thursday
Feb012018

Adventuring with Lola (a converted school bus)

I love this. I wish I had the balls to do something like this, when I was 19, or now. Thank you Lexis for sharing your story with us. 

Hello my name is Lexis, I am a 19 year old girl from Long Island, New York with a passion to travel and explore new places. My mother and I used to camp with our 1965 Serro Scotty Hilander travel trailer. It was so much fun to take it out to campsites and set up and enjoy the camping experience. My mom wanted something that didn’t need to be towed so she decided she wanted to start a bus conversion. Watching my mother build and complete hers made me realize how nice it would be to have my own little home on wheels. Since we have long, cold winters I felt a bus would be my best choice because it allowed me to have more space since I would be inside more than outside for four to five months depending on how bad the winters were. After months of searching the web and local ads for the right one, I found a little, pale blue, short bus with a ton of bus life potential. The name "Lola"came from the nickname my mother called me growing up. I figured the name would be cute for the bus and would bring along memories with my mom in my travels.

One important thing I wanted my bus interior to have were one of a kind pieces that you couldn't just go out and buy in stores. I receive so many comments about how unique my fabric accents are. Since my mother and grandmother have sewed all their lives, I decided it would be most meaningful to me if they both made me those pieces I wanted for Lola. All of my window and bathroom curtains, chair cushions, toilet skirt, driver seat cover, blankets, and tiny curtains to hide my wheel wells were handmade from scratch by both these amazing women.

I wanted to be able to fit the most I could for the small amount of space I had to work with. Putting the bed in the middle allowed me to fit a bathroom in the far left corner and an end table with storage in the far right corner. Putting the bed where I chose also gave me the option to not have the back door blocked. I wanted to be able to enter in and out of the back door, when parked to enjoy the Long Island coastline view.

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Thursday
Feb012018

Sophisticated in Pacific Heights

A classic, sophisticated beauty by New York based architect and interior designer Jennifer Vaughn Miller. (Photos: Brianne Williams) I adore the dark, large-scale art, beautiful wallpaper patterns and the carefully curated vintage pieces throughout. Gorgeous!

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Thursday
Feb012018

Palo Alto punch

You can describe San Francisco designer Jeff Schlarb's work with two words ... rad elegance. Classic yet contemporary with an artistic eye and a design bravery. Cool, collected and innovative, this Palo Alto home pulls no punches. Dinosaur bones in the living room and moss like carpet mounds in the bedroom, a killer art collection and a carefully curated collection of furniture. Rad elegance indeed. 

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Wednesday
Jan312018

A neutral and contemporary apartment in Milan

Loving the casual, somewhat industrial vibe in this Milan apartment. The cream, white, grey and black colour palette is the best combination of neutrals that lends an air of sophistication. By Studio Paolo Badesco.

See more of Paolo's work here and here

Wednesday
Jan312018

A Parisian apartment in Place des Ternes 

Now this is how you do it up in Paris. Get a fabulous apartment in the Place des Ternes at the 8th and 17th arrondissements of Paris and add some splashes of colour, a crystal chandelier and some mid-century lighting, some photographic art and you have a stylish pad everyone will be envious of. By the talented team of Desjeux Delaye.

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