Sunday, March 31, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Villa Medicea La Petraia

It is amazing that, while researching on the internet, one finds conflicting facts about certain things. For example with regard to the Villa Medicea La Petraia, one site claims that Cosimo Daddi (a late Renaissance painter active mainly around Volterra and Florence) was responsible for the fresco decoration of the Villa Petraia for the Medici family. And that Baldassare Franceschini (one of his pupils) also contributed to the frescoes. Another site claims that after Ferdinando I de’ Medici restructured the castle belonging to the Brunelleschi family in the 16th Century, Volterrano completed the frescoes dedicated to the Medici family on the walls of the inner courtyard. Later, the Savoy family turned the castle into a summer residence, adding pieces from other royal residences and today visitors can see the Savoy room which is equipped with parlour games. Either way whoever was responsible (perhaps all), the enclosed courtyard must be one of the most glorious in all of Europe...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Elisa Ossino (and Glas)

This particular campaign for Glas by the Elisa Ossino Studio is quite exquisite. The space, lighting and actual product exceeds all limitations... 

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Monday, March 25, 2013

I'm Back

It has been an exhausting four days at a national swim meet with my daughter. What was even more cool was competing against Namibia and Kenya. Anyway, now it is back to a semblance of normality and some serious skin rehab after an onslaught of high humidity and being covered in chlorine condensation...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Nicole Franzen - The Creatives

More gorgeous images of inviting and light-filled spaces from Brooklyn-based food and lifestyle photographer, Nicole Franzen (featured previously here)...

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Studio Toogood

Some deliciousness from the London-Based design firm, headed up by the incomparable Faye Toogood (what a divine name)...

 Via here

Sunday, March 17, 2013


In the best possible way...

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Friday, March 15, 2013


And a happy weekend to all...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Alex MacArthur (forever)

See other posts devoted to Alex MacArthur here...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Alton Towers in England...

Photographed by Matthew Wells via here

Malene Birger

This is too good not to re-post instantly. Danish fashion designer, Malene Birger's new home in Palma, Mallorca...

Via Habitually Chic