Messana O’Rorke

Posted on Mon, 11 Jun 2007 by KiM

Jo had posted a while back about a sprinkler tank that Messana O’Rorke Architects had converted into an urban retreat. I was just perusing their website and was amazed by their work on other projects. Here’s a project titled 12th Street.

Fruitful Saturday

Posted on Sun, 10 Jun 2007 by KiM

Yesterday, I spent the day antiquing with my parents. They picked me up at 8 am and dropped me off at 5:30 pm. It was a LONG day, but a very successful one. I am still pretty surprised at the amount of great stuff I found, because believe me, this city is not known for it’s great antique stores nor it’s flea markets. You either find alot of total CRAP or very country-style things. Retro is generally not easy to come by. But we had a blast and because I have no posts done yet for the week and no clue what to post today, I figured I’d show my scores from yesterday. By the way, all of this cost me $204.

I have placed most of the items above where they will go for now (I’m ALWAYS moving things around) and I took some photos of them in their new homes. Check Flickr if you’d like to know what each of these cost and other details I may have added.

Teresa Sapey

Posted on Fri, 8 Jun 2007 by KiM

Italian-born architect Teresa Sapey’s website is in Spanish, but after a quick google search, she is apparently the director of the most fashionable interior design studio in Madrid. Her use of curves adds an unexpected softness to her predominantly modern designs.

Jack Levy Design

Posted on Thu, 7 Jun 2007 by KiM

Jack Levy is a nationally recognized designer that has been featured in many magazines such as Interior Design, Traditional Home, House & Garden and Veranda. “Jack believes in breaking the rules of traditional design;silk velvet on ultra modern pieces or as a contrast, burlap on signed Louis XVI pieces. He is inspired by the tranquility of nature, specifically stones and water and adds exuberant color taken from elements of nature and his travels. Jack’s style is most often noted as luxuriously simple.” And he breaks the rules VERY well. Love his pairing of bold colors with traditional furniture and artwork.

Chicago Home

Posted on Thu, 7 Jun 2007 by KiM

Found an excellent website for Chicago Home magazine. Below is a selection of my favourite photos, with some eclectic modern art and lighting to die for.