Category: Inspiration

Design Icon of the Week: Eileen Gray

Above: Rue de Lota apartment designed by Eileen Gray. The tubular shaped Bibendum chair is shown, one of her most recognizable designs. Eileen Gray has always been a favorite of mine. Maybe it’s the fact that she was a...

Design Icon of the Week: Alvar Aalto

I spotted an Alvar Aalto vase at the flea market this weekend and the dealer thought the designer was from Mexico. That made me laugh a bit, and prompted the idea of featuring a design icon every week. Here...

Decorator Showcase Inspiration

I wanted to share two of my favorite rooms from the 2009 San Francisco Decorator Showcase house in Pacific Heights. Cameras weren’t allowed so I had to sneak a few with my iphone… What a fun teenage girl’s room!...

Everything Looks Good in Paris

I stumbled upon photos from my trip to Paris in October, and wished I could just pop over to the flea market again. I haven’t taken many photos at the flea markets here in the U.S., but I will...

A Peek at the Farnsworth House

The Farnsworth House is one of the most celebrated modernist structures of the 20th century. The glass and steel house designed by Mies van der Rohe and built in 1951 in Plano, Illinois is now a historical landmark. We...