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Sunday
Oct132013

Crate madness

Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian readers! I am beyond excited to head to my parents later today and eat my face off. :) Speaking of giving thanks, I know I should be thankful that I have a home (among many other things) but WOW - I'd rather live in this funky loft! I have an obsession with vintage storage items - particularly wooden crates, and I have never seen anything like this before. It's crate madness!!!! They're EVERYWHERE!!! They're makeshift walls, a kitchen island base, a bed, night stands, a coffee table, sofas, a bathroom vanity..... (via Le case di Elixìr) **OOPS - Jo already blogged it here but these photos are much better)

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Monday
Oct072013

Zash

It's a Monday. I want to escape the working week. Time to runaway to a luxury getaway faraway, at least in my dreams. Zash is, the the hotel's own words "a country boutique hotel where historical fragments meet a contemporary taste, in an 'elegantly quiet' project, to let nature's physicality emerge, to respect our past vestige and to satisfy our traveller's needs. A place which is refined in its rooms, rural in its context and vital for the soul."

Old meets new in a startling juxtaposition that makes each element stronger. Clean, minimalist lines enhance the crumbling stone shell of the original building. Perched on the hillside amidst citrus trees Zash is in eastern Sicily in the province of Catania. A building of contrasts just like Sicily is a land of contrasts, hulking Mt Etna and crystal blue seas, barren lava and rich agricultural land, where the warmth of stone meets sleek manmade finishes, rugged and luxe.

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Monday
Sep302013

Capri Suite

Located on the Italian island of Capri, Capri Suite is a modernized 2 suite hotel designed by ZETASTUDIO Architects. It was originally part of the St. Micheles’ convent built in the XVII century, and the juxtaposition of the rustic architecture with modern furnishings makes this a pretty funky hotel IMHO. 

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Monday
Sep232013

More from Giorgio Possenti 

Because I'm blown away by photographer Giorgio Possenti's portfolio.

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Monday
Sep232013

Giorgio Possenti

I am often asked whether I get bored with the images and spaces that cross my path everyday. The answer is no. There is always something, someone that makes me stop, take measure and smile. Yes. That is beautiful. Like the soft, silvery light that plays across the portfolio of Italian photographer Giorgio Possenti, the geometry of the modern and minimalist spaces he photographs repeated in his images or the way he uses focus to heighten the audience's anticipation.

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