at home with designer maryam nassirzadeh.

i love a peek inside a great New York living space and this charming 1940’s apartment in the East Village is a lovely thing to look at indeed. featured recently on domino it’s the home of fashion designer maryam nassirzadeh and her family just blocks from her NYC shop. she applied my mantra of all white walls and with the help of interior designer Sophie Buhai... 
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getting kitschy with it.

well, how’s this for cheerful? i thought i’d go to a happy place today and share some rooms where the kitsch level is pretty up there — fun and spunky, no fear of color here. when i was younger i had a pretty intense love of all things kitschy and as i get older it’s mellowed, but i still love a bit of it here and there. a great print like my barkcloth... 
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an italian retreat.

picture yourself surrounded by groves of olive and fruit trees, perched high above the Mediterranean sea. can you imagine yourself here yet? not quite? well, i’m back with yet another holiday retreat you can visit — this time a beautiful home on the amalfi coast — via albeli home rentals. the concept behind albeli’s holiday home rentals is an ‘intellectual... 
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leaving my safe space.

some days, not just mondays you want to bury your head under the covers and just glide under the guise of sleep a while longer — stay in our safe space. i felt like that all weekend. i don’t want to bury my head under the comfort of covers and ignore what’s happening in our country, but at the same time i find myself with a loss for the right words. i don’t... 
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wear this there: westward.

we hear the words oyster bar and our interest is piqued — you add in a wes anderson theme and we are there. seattle’s union lake is home to westward, a bar and restaurant that sits amongst ships and serves up delights fresh from the sea. with every playful nod to nautical you can think of (including everyone’s favorite the life aquatic) the space is packed with... 
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